Jay Ratliff wants the defense to shut and just play this season, read here.
“We’re not going to sit here and talk about what we’re going to do this year or all the expectations everyone else has for us,” he told KTCK 1310-AM “The Ticket.” “I think the attitude for us this year needs to be we’re going to be quiet. To put it bluntly, we’re going to shut up, not say a thing and do our jobs.”
Ratliff was limited during the offseason practices because of a foot injury, but he said he can sense a change in the confidence level of the defense because of the offseason work.
“The defense is way more confident this year,” the eighth-year veteran said. “You have players really stepping up. One player that comes to mind is Jason Hatcher. We’re looking for him to have a breakout season. He’s more confident in the defense. He’s doing great things, creating a lot of disruption. The defensive backs are all over the place. Those guys are communicating. Everyone’s challenging the pass. No one’s sitting there waiting for the ball to come to make a tackle. They’re going for the ball. It’s a really aggressive defense. Everybody seems to have a great understanding of it. Everyone’s on the same page. We’re expecting great things from ourselves.”
So in one breath he says he and his defensive teammates won’t be talking about themselves this season and then he starts talking about the defense is way more confident and that players are really stepping up.
Then he praises Jason Hatcher for his work in the Spring. Hatcher is the guy who went on the radio and said there were no defensive leaders on this team.
Why not just stay off the radio if you are in ‘we aren’t talking about anything’ mode for this season?