Thursday, August 19, 2004

Argument for why the Titans can win the Super Bowl......Part I

......Because the Titans are a TEAM, that's why.

Keith Bulluck exemplifies this concept here-
Bulluck picks Super Bowl shot over bigger bucks

By Teresa M. Walker
The Associated Press

All-Pro LB Keith Bulluck chose to re-sign with the Titans during the off-season rather than test the NFL's free agency market next year.

NASHVILLE, TN, Aug. 19, 2004 -- Keith Bulluck knows his answer to the question of how much is enough.

Coming off his first Pro Bowl and All-Pro season, the Tennessee linebacker could have played out the final year of his contract then become a free agent in search of more money. Instead, he signed a six-year, $36 million contract in March and remained a Titan.

Even though he's now the NFL's second-highest paid linebacker behind Baltimore's Ray Lewis, Bulluck's decision didn't add up for some people.

"A couple of my friends around the league kind of were like, `Oh, you know you can get more. If you're worth more, you can get more.' Who's to say if I played my contract out I would've made it through the whole season? I've got to take what's given," Bulluck said.

.........Sticking with the Titans keeps him on a team that has made two trips to the AFC championship game and is tied with St. Louis for the NFL's best record over the past five seasons.

"You've never seen a defensive or offensive MVP playing on a losing team, so one of the goals is for our team to make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl," Bulluck said. "We've been knocking on the door for so many years, it's time to kick it in."

Bulluck is the example of the type of players that Floyd Reese and Jeff Fisher have been cultivating through this organization. They are hard working, they have little to no overbearing egos, and they play together as a team. When Eddie George and Jevon Kearse started whining about how much money they could make, they singled themselves out as players who were more concerned about themselves than winning a Super Bowl with the team. They no longer were worth the paper their million dollar contracts were written on. Teams win Super Bowls, not individuals. And Keith Bulluck proves once again that this team will be a force to reckoned with this year.


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