Linebacker Keith Bulluck, who spent 10 of his 11 seasons with the Tennessee Titans officially retired Friday as a Titan.
Bulluck, who sat out last season following the lockout, said he was happy with his decision to hang up his cleats and helmet for good.
“You play this game and everybody wants to play to win a Super Bowl. I never got that opportunity, but there's no love lost for this game whatsoever,” Bulluck said via TitanInsider. “There's great players that played this game and never played in or for a Super Bowl. I'm happy at this point in my life. I've had the opportunity to make a good amount of money and provide for my family. And now I get to walk away as a Titan. I've always loved being a Titan.”
In his time, Bulluck was probably under-recognized (one Pro Bowl, one first-team All-Pro) because of playing on a small market team and being more of a coverage linebacker than a 3-4 sack artist.
But the Titans recognized and appreciated the way he played the game, said Coach Mike Munchak.
“The guy stayed on the field every snap. He wasn't a guy that was a two-down linebacker," Munchak said. "I think that's something that gets overlooked. He made the Pro Bowl was an All Pro, and probably not as many years as he should have, because he did what the team needed of him. He wasn't asked to blitz as much as other linebackers were who got credit for sacks. But he was as good as anyone in football during his 10 years here with the Titans.”
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