Michael Griffin has a new nickname: Killer

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titans Insider, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Titans Insider

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    Titans safety Michael Griffin can’t stand being called a “soft” player.

    He might not have to worry about that any more.

    “I went to Corky’s in Brentwood and ordered … and as soon as I pulled up, (the employee) said, “Oh, What’s up killer?” Griffin said with a smile on Wednesday. “I was like, “Wow.” At one point I was labeled “soft”, and inconsistent and scared to tackle and now I am being called killer.

    “I told him he might be mistaking me with (fellow Titans safety) Bernard Pollard.”

    Griffin has a new reputation after being suspended by the NFL for being a repeat violator of the league’s safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.

    He returned to the team this week after missing Sunday’s game in Indianapolis and will start on Sunday against the Broncos.

    Griffin was flagged for unnecessary roughness against the Raiders after hitting Oakland tight end Mychal Rivera in the head/neck area.

    He still doesn’t agree with the league’s decision since he felt he went low and didn’t aim at Rivera’s head, and he provided proof to the NFL Rivera didn’t have his helmet properly buckled.

    Griffin also made an interesting point when he talked with NFL officials – in the four cases Griffin was cited for making an illegal hit, the quarterback throwing the football was a rookie, most recently Oakland’s Matt McGloin.

    Carolina’s Cam Newton, Minnesota’s Christian Ponder and Jets quarterback Geno Smith threw the other passes on the plays that resulted in Griffin being suspended. In each case, Griffin said the quarterbacks put the players in a tough situation.

    “At the end of the day, the quarterbacks are not worried about it,’’ Griffin said. “The NFL keeps telling me to lower my strike zone, but when I go low, they are going low, too.”

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  2. 5tweezyPOT

    5tweezyPOT Pro Bowler


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    Killer LOL

    Wow how quickly things can change

    Usualy when you heard that word and Griffin together you were saying "#33, Im gonna killher"
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  4. Psychop1

    Psychop1 Big Tee

    Anyone else kind of glad we signed Griffin to what seemed like a ridiculous contract at the time? I'm not sure he's earning every dime yet, but he has really picked it up in coverage and tackling. Usually, players get lazy after they are paid. Griffin seems to be doing the opposite. Hope he keeps playing hard nosed football.
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  5. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer Tip Jar Donor

    I'll call him that if he knocks Manning out of the game.
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  6. DJB

    DJB Starter

    Oh great...way to go Griffin...now Goodell is going fine and suspend you for calling yourself "killer"
  7. Clint8

    Clint8 Rookie

    I think his and Pollard's skill sets compliment each other well, they just need to continue to develop together.. Our secondary has been a strength this year!
  8. CJtheBeast

    CJtheBeast Starter

    I've def returned to being a Griffin fan. Dude has played hard this year. I never talked too greasy like some posters but I check myself for doubting him.

    Hope he keeps playing like that while he's a Titan.
  9. Big Time Titan

    Big Time Titan Big Time Titan

    I think it's funny that Griffin is oblivious to sarcasm.
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  10. Alzarius

    Alzarius Pro Bowler Tip Jar Donor

    Thats all he ever needed... a good SS so that he could go back to doing what he was good at.