Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray uttered the words of a man boiling over with frustration on Thursday the kind of words that might not escape the view of the commissioners office.
The performance of the Titans defense through four games has been historically bad. The team has yielded 151 points. Twenty-one of those points have come as a result of scores by opposing defenses, bringing Grays units share down to 130, which would still extrapolate to 520 allowed at seasons end. That total would represent the second-worst in NFL history.
The 1981 Baltimore Colts yielded 533 and the winless 2008 Detroit Lions allowed 517. The 1966 New York Giants are third at 501, but they only played 14 games, giving them the dubious title for the most points allowed per game at 35.8. For the record, the 1-3 Titans have allowed 37.8 points per game.
Grays comments came on Thursday in his weekly meeting with Nashville media when he was asked if perhaps his players were too fearful of ...