Thursday, December 19, 2013
Like many, Pollard uncertain about future
By Paul Kuharsky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bernard Pollard signed a one-year deal to play for the Tennessee Titans.
He’s been well worth the $2 million they are paying him. He came and brought a swagger and his play as the strong safety has backed up his words.
But he turns 29 on Dec. 23 and said this week he can’t know what his future holds. The Titans originally saw him as a stopgap, and could want to turn to Daimion Stafford, a seventh-rounder out of Nebraska last year, or a higher pick in the upcoming draft.
And even if the Titans want him back, he could find a better, longer deal elsewhere when he reaches the market.
He acknowledged all of that when asked about his future.
"This is a business," Pollard said. "With the way that we’re going, with the games that we’ve lost, with our record and everything else, you don’t know if other guys are going to be here. I've been around this league long enough that I know when a coaching staff is out and they bring in another one, they want to bring in their players.
"I don't know if I am one of (this staff's) players, I don't know if I am one of another coach's players. I can only take advantage of these two games and let the chips fall where they may."
It's just about all a guy of his standing can say at this point. He's waiting to see what shakes out and how it affects him.