NASHVILLE, Tenn. He's not Ray Lewis. Nor is he Ed Reed.
But he is Bernard Pollard, the hard-hitting strong safety who helped the Baltimore Ravens win the Super Bowl last season while teaming on defense with those future Hall of Famers.
What the Titans hope the newly signed free agent can bring this season is a bit of that nastiness and determination to a porous defense that gave up 471 points last season worst in the NFL and the most points allowed in franchise history.
"I flip that switch on the football field," said Pollard, a seven-year NFL veteran who led the Ravens in tackles last season (98). "I gotta hope everybody's got switches, because if you don't, this is the wrong sport that you are in."
The Titans are trying to flip plenty of switches for a team that spiraled downward to a 6-10 record last season. Much of that was on a defense that yielded 29.4 points per game and a league-worst 55 touchdowns.
While it can't be called a complete overhaul, there has been an in...