NFL looking into Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray’s “Gator Truck” comments
Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray is being looked at by the NFL because of comments made about his team’s aggression level, reports The Tennessean.
“If you are worrying about that, you are not going to go out and try and blow the guy up,” Gray said Thursday. “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.”
A gator truck is slang for a vehicle that carries injured players off the field.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said that the league is looking into the comments.
“Players and coaches are accountable for playing and coaching within the rules,” Aiello said.
Gray later tried to clarify his comments.
“This is football, but my choice of words under the circumstances was probably bad,” Gray told ESPN. “If I could take that part of it back, I would. I don’t want guys thinking about injuring people and, when you say ‘Gator Truck’ that’s probably what comes up. I just want our guys to be tougher.”