The Tennessee Titans took a hit Monday when they learned starting safety Bernard Pollard ruptured his Achilles Tendon and would miss the rest of the season.
The Titans have not said specifically how they play to move forward, but Ken Whisenhunt said on ‘Titans on 2′ that second-year safety Daimion Stafford could be an option.
If that is the plan they take, Stafford said he is ready.
“I’m more than confident,” he said. “I’m just waiting for my number to be called. If it’s this week, I have to go out there and do my thing.”
Stafford showed promise in the preseason with 16 tackles, one for a loss and earned the praise of his head coach on multiple occasions.
Stafford said his progress in his second year in the league is thanks to Pollard.
“He taught me a lot, no matter if we were competing for a spot or whatever. So I’ll take all the knowledge he passed on to me, and once I get my shot, I’m going to show him I was listening.”
The Titans return to action Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field.