NEW YORK -- The Tennessee Titans were dragged down by up to six players who qualified as "cancers" and didn't care that the team wasn't winning, tight end Delanie Walker said in a Radio Row interview at the Super Bowl.
"When we started losing more games, we got to see it more and more, it was just like it was falling apart," he said. "And the players that were the cancer were dragging other players into that box with them, and the box was getting bigger and bigger. At first, it was just a small box. The box just got bigger and bigger.
"You would hear them talk about it, 'I can't wait to get up on out of here.' And I always told guys, 'If you can't play here, what do you think you are going to do with another team?'"
Walker stopped short of naming names and said he understood there were money issues in play for some. He said everyone in the locker room knows who the problem players were.
In his first year with the Titans, Walker didn't feel it was his role to confront players. He will be more likely to do so going forward and will be candid with the new coaching staff if he's asked about teammates.
"I met with [Munchak], we actually talked after a walk-through and he was like, 'I don't want you to say any names, but we know,'" Walker said. "Munchak knew. But there wasn't nothing he could do at that time.
"I felt like that is why Munchak is not back with the Tennessee Titans, because we had players like that that really let him down. They didn't show up to play for him. They really didn't care if Munchak had a job or not."
Good to see Delanie taking a leadership role with the Titans during this transitional period although its unfortunate to see Munchak lose his job over it. I'm kinda curious to see who the 6 players are. Kenny Britt and Chris Johnson are obvious but I'm not sure of other four.