Yesterday, reporters noticed a note taped to Titans safety Bernard Pollard's locker. It read: "Goal - Super Bowl / Mission - Kill!!!" Pollard was then forced to calmly explain that sometimes, athletes exaggerate for effect:
“I don’t care what they have to say. If they feel like we’re going to carry guns and knives and try and stab people and try and kill them, shame on you. You are an idiot. For us, when we say kill, we want to go out there and knock the piss out of people. We want to hit you. And for me, we’re going to help you up because I’m going to knock you back down. I have been at plenty of pee-wee football games where I have seen my son, my daughter, and you hear parents, you hear women, white, black, Hispanic, Chinese, Japanese, telling their sons, 'Kill them! Telling their daughters, kill them!'
“Do I believe they mean kill them? Literally kill them? No. So if you have never played this game before and you want to take that and run with it, go ahead. Shame on you. You’re a fool. But for us, that is just the mentality you have to have, and that’s not going to change.”
Sage words. Sage, confusing words.