NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans strong safety Bernard Pollard has been called a lot of things during his eight-year NFL career.
But inventor isn't one that quickly comes to mind.
Team leader? Sure, Pollard landed last year with the Titans via free agency with a vengeance, immediately taking a strong vocal role with the overall group. He also backed it up by leading the club in tackles, thus earning a two-year deal this spring (up to $6.4 million).
Super Bowl champion? Two seasons ago, Pollard was the top tackler for a nasty defense that played a large part in the Ravens winning the Lombardi Trophy. His bone-jarring and fumble-forcing hit on Patriots running back Stevan Ridley remains the signature play from that AFC title game.
Hard hitter and/or dirty player? If he's your guy, then Pollard plays with reckless abandon that is infectious for defensive teammates. If he's not, then he often plays out-of-bounds with questionable hits (three total) that earned him roughly $67,000 in fines las...