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Titans' Gray wants more physical defense

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Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray wants a more physical defense, regardless of the implications, according to a Tennessean report.

Gray told the paper that he's tired of seeing wide receivers run over his team's secondary, and wants his guys playing with reckless abandon, even if it could lead to a fine or an injured opponent.

"If you are worrying about that, you aren't going to go out and try and blow the guy up," Gray told the paper. "Great football players have to put that out of their mind. You have to say, 'This is my territory between the numbers, and if you throw the football, you better bring the Gator truck.' And that's how you have to play. You can't play timid in the NFL."

The Gator is used to cart injured players into the locker room.

The Titans rank 31st in yards allowed and last in points allowed. Tennessee (1-3) also has just six sacks and one interception in four games.

"Have we blown anybody up? ... Maybe we are playing too timid," Gray told the paper. "We can't give up touchdowns as soon as we get off the bus. We didn't do that last year. You can't give up touchdowns in the first quarter and expect to get sacks and expect to get turnovers."
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