Oct. 21, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A general view of a Tennessee Titans helmet on the bench during a game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Tommy Smith wants Tennessee Titans to have 'tough, hard nosed' identity


When Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams died, his son-in-law Tommy Smith took control of the franchise. Smith holds the titles of president and CEO and explained what he is looking for from his team following a loss to the winless Jacksonville Jaguars.

“I want a tough, hard-nosed football team, and that’s what we’re going to get to,” Smith said, via David Climer of the Tennessean. “We’ve got a lot of work to do yet. … We want to build something that wins now and in the future. We want an identity that I think we’ve sort of been lacking.”

He’ll have at least one supporter in tight end Delanie Walker, who said he was going to start calling people out.

“It’s disgusting. I’m disappointed. I’m embarrassed. A team that’s 0-8 comes in here and beats us? Beats us on our home field, that’s 0-8, the Jaguars? Come on,” Walker said, via Terry McCormick of Titan Insider. “Talking about first place? Talking about first place? We just got whooped by the Jaguars. We ain’t talking first place no more. It’s out the window. We’ve got to come back and play the Colts. I don’t know how everybody’s gonna handle it. I mean, we lost to the Jaguars.”

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