<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>On <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GMCPlaybook?src=hash">#GMCPlaybook</a> we ask <a href="https://twitter.com/SBNation">@SBNation</a> Who’s hiding something? Let’s talk crafty veterans and what gives them the edge. <a href="http://t.co/Fm84ekOka0">http://t.co/Fm84ekOka0</a></p>— Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) <a href="https://twitter.com/marshallfaulk/status/537664353210617856">November 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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I will call this post my ode to Bernard Pollard. Unfortunately, Pollard is not on the field right now because of an injury, but he was exactly the guy that Marshall Faulk was talking about there. He was the veteran presence on the back of that defense that held it together. There is no doubt they have missed him.
Speaking of Pollard, it will be interesting to see what they do with him next year. He is due a base salary of $3.1 million next season. That is a pretty big number for a 30-year old coming off a torn Achilles. The Titans will have plenty of cap space because they are under the cap this year, and you figure there will be some other veterans that they cut loose like Andy Levitre, Michael Griffin, Michael Oher and/or Shonn Greene. Those 4 guys would save the Titans around $25 million against the 2015 cap. I would rather have Pollard than any of those guys.