Bernard Pollard: Goal is Super Bowl, mission is to kill


There's a piece of paper taped against Bernard Pollard's locker at Tennessee Titans minicamp.

The message on that paper -- "Goal - Super Bowl; Mission - Kill!!!" -- leaves little room for interpretation.

"Our goal is the Super Bowl, and our mission is to kill," said Pollard, pointing to his handwritten note, according to the Tennessean. "And if someone doesn't like it, then who cares? I really couldn't care less. It is not our responsibility to make anyone else happy, to please you, to care about you.

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"Our responsibility is to protect LP Field and our responsibility is to steal wins on the road," he added. "And our responsibility is to (beat you up) as a defense, and that's what we're going to do on every single play. You have to have that mentality because nobody cares about the Tennessee Titans. Nobody. So you have to take the respect. That's what we have to do. ... Yeah, this team can get to the Super Bowl."

The Titans signed Pollard to bring an edge to a wretched defense that surrendered an NFL-worst 55 touchdowns in 2012. Pollard said he wouldn't have signed with the Titans if he didn't believe they could be a legitimate contender in the AFC.

"I ain't trying to waste my time, bro," he said.

Pollard was the leading tackler for last season's Super Bowl champion, but it wasn't enough to keep him from changing teams for the fourth time in seven years. The Titans knew what they were getting in Pollard: A hard-hitting safety who likes to talk. That's not going to change.

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