Nov 24, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans free safety Michael Griffin (33) tackles Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera (81) in the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Griffin won't change hitting style because you 'lose money regardless'


Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin is coming off a one-week suspension for several hits against defenseless receivers. It was highlighted by his knock out hit on Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera that knocked his helmet off.

Griffin apologized for the suspension and is now saying that he won’t change his playing style because of a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation.

“At the end of the day, the question is this: either the league is going to take money out of my pocket or the team is going to release you if you can’t get the job done,” Griffin said, via ESPN.com. “They’re going to find somebody else to come in here that can get the job done. You’re losing money regardless, however you want to look at it. You tell me. However I need to get the job done, I’m going to get the job done. You can’t think about it. The league ain’t going to give me money. They’re not going to pay me to do the job correctly. I’ve just got to play.”

It is an interesting point, lose you job because you aren’t making plays worrying about hitting correctly, or lose money cause you got fined for hitting illegally. For the record, that suspension cost Griffin $200,000.

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