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Pollard: Patriots worst nightmare

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He strikes again. Bernard Pollard has to be one of the most hated men in New England. They have not won the Super Bowl after spygate and Pollard is the catalyst to their failure. He now injured 4 of their top players in 4 different seasons to cripple their chances of a playoff run.

In 2008 Pollard tears Brady's ACL on a sack and they miss the playoffs.

In 2009 After catching a league high 123 receptions for the Patriots, Wes Welker has his ACL torn by Pollard on a hit helping us beat a weakened Patriots offense in the Wild Card.

In 2012 He drags down Gronk who suffers a high-ankle sprain and makes him a much smaller threat in the Super Bowl.

Today he knocks out Steven Ridley forcing him to fumble the ball leading to a Ravens TD and a 15 point lead in the 4th quarter.


They must think he is the dirtiest player in the NFL but I don't care. I love Pollard.
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They tried so hard to shut Pollard down with penalties today. He better not get banned from the Bowl. I don't think the NFL would do that though.
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[quote name='dhstandard' timestamp='1358740110' post='1322877']
[b]They must think he is the dirtiest player in the NFL but I don't care. I love Pollard.[/b]
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They do.

Pollard hits. If you think you are going to lower your head and bull through the guy. That ain't happening. I don't want to celebrate him injuring guys. I hope Ridley is okay.
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[quote name='T3hRaven' timestamp='1358740225' post='1322897']
They tried so hard to shut Pollard down with penalties today. He better not get banned from the Bowl. I don't think the NFL would do that though.
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I don't think they will either. But I fully expect a nice fine.
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[quote name='jimmypowder' timestamp='1358740263' post='1322904']
Other then Joe and Anquan ,Pollard was a huge difference maker .
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Yep. Best way to beat the Patriots is be physical on D. Who better to do that than Pollard. A big boy thumping safety is an imposing force.
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[quote name='PuRock' timestamp='1358740240' post='1322900']
They do.

Pollard hits. If you think you are going to lower your head and bull through the guy. That ain't happening. I don't want to celebrate him injuring guys. I hope Ridley is okay.
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I don't want my quote to be misinterpreted. I love the guy as a player and a safety. All those injuries are just coincidence. There are a lot of hard hitting safeties in the league who don't always injure players. I'm not blaming him at all.
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I like Pollard. Man plays hard and lays the wood. And he does all this within the rules. If anyone wants to call a player dirty, look at Brady trying to cleat Reed's knee/nads.
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Ridley knocked himself out. He lowered his head and led with the crown of his helmet.
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Hard, clean hit on Ridley today. Man was out before he hit the ground. I guess you can't have possession of the ball if you don't have possession of your senses.
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[quote name='Crabcakes&Football' timestamp='1358741196' post='1322989']
If anyone wants to call a player dirty, look at Brady trying to cleat Reed's knee/nads.
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How was that not a penalty? He could have crippled Ed. What a scum bag.
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[quote name='PuRock' timestamp='1358740541' post='1322927']


Yep. Best way to beat the Patriots is be physical on D. Who better to do that than Pollard. A big boy thumping safety is an imposing force.
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It's amazing because he's such a nice guy off the field, always smiling and happy to sign autographs and take pics with fans. Though when he steps on the field, he's a complete beast. Sooo happy he's patrolling the secondary with the GOAT.
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Pollard was tackling like a demon tonight! I really like Pollard, he's actually quite under-rated as a player. I suppose it's easy to go unnoticed when you're playing alongside a legend like Ed Reed.
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[quote name='awholelottahaloti' timestamp='1358746108' post='1323299']
Ridley knocked himself out. He lowered his head and led with the crown of his helmet.
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Crown of the helmet won't knock you out like that. He got hit smack dab in the temple. Just like in boxing, exploited as a weaknesses of the skull to KO. Which is why boxers hold their hands over their temples. Turning his head sideways to Pollard was a potentially lethal mistake.
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It will be interesting to see how he matches up against the hulking TE that is Vernon Davis. The man's on a mission to keep his job in SF, after showing very poor rapport with Kaep during the regular season.
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[quote name='Mt. Crushmore' timestamp='1358741357' post='1323002']
I saw this picture before the game

[img]http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BBFxaAmCQAEywgM.jpg[/img]
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who's next? i love it! lol! Pollard hits like a Mack truck! wow!

~Mili
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[quote name='PSG_Mud' timestamp='1358746672' post='1323331']
Crown of the helmet won't knock you out like that. He got hit smack dab in the temple. Just like in boxing, exploited as a weaknesses of the skull to KO. Which is why boxers hold their hands over their temples. Turning his head sideways to Pollard was a potentially lethal mistake.
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It's all about the snapping movement of the head. The brain gets bruised by hitting the inside wall not because the force causes the skull to implode on the brain. It's pretty simple when you think about it. That violent movement of the head is the issue and there isn't a way to protect it.
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[quote name='PuRock' timestamp='1358740261' post='1322903']
I don't think they will either. But I fully expect a nice fine.
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Bugs me that the NFL has come to this. Pollard is one of the few really, REALLY physical players left.
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As much as you guys like talking about injurying other players. Pollard isn't that kind of guy.

Pollard is very casually down to Earth realist guy whom is also very passionate about playing ball. He's very physical and alot of guys simply cannot handle his extreme physicality.

Poking fun at Pollard as if he has intent to injury is low brow fandom. He is in a class of his own, not some dirty scrub looking for a dirty paycheck.
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[quote name='dhstandard' timestamp='1358747078' post='1323346']
It's all about the snapping movement of the head. The brain gets bruised by hitting the inside wall not because the force causes the skull to implode on the brain. It's pretty simple when you think about it. That violent movement of the head is the issue and there isn't a way to protect it.
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Of course, but, the skull and supporting antomy has strengths and weaknesses based on the location of impact. Uppercut can cause the most whiplash to the most significant parts of the brain. Rather than a blunt blow to the crown of the head, which impact is absorbed into the neck, and not as much in brain. As an example.
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Definitely don't like injuries but yeah he was big for us. Always around the ball and just makes players second guess. Just a true old school player.
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Pollard was a game changer today no doubt. But, I am still reeling over that hit to Pitta (I know he had a TD on the next play, but that was a hard hit, hope he is okay) and no flag on that play? Man, between that one, and Brady cleating Ed, I was livid!
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[quote name='Grapple Raven' timestamp='1358748510' post='1323404']
Pollard was a game changer today no doubt. But, I am still reeling over that hit to Pitta (I know he had a TD on the next play, but that was a hard hit, hope he is okay) and no flag on that play? Man, between that one, and Brady cleating Ed, I was livid!
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The hit on Dennis Pitta was fine. It was a hard hit but a fair one. I like to see hits like that, the rules are weighted too much in favour of offenses these days.
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It's nothing short of a miracle that they didn't flag Pollard's hit on Ridley given how they were calling it up to that point. Pollard's previous "unecessary roughness" calls were soft and would just be considered a big hit no less then 5 years ago. Ridley looked like he got hit by a freight train.. I was honestly getting ready for the flags to fly from every direction when he spastically ragdoll'd to the turf (hope Ridley is ok that was a big time shot). Mayo hit Pitta in a very similar fashion that pollard had been flagged for and of course nothing. Good thing Pitta is a beast and caught a TD the NEXT play.

Shout to the D for laying the hammer all night on those boys! Pats had a couple big drops and I think the Ravens hard hitting presence had somethig to do with it.

Bernard "Footsteps" Pollard AKA The Patriot Killer, He's gotta be up there with Bill buckner now lol
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[quote name='sflegend89' timestamp='1358749405' post='1323443']
It's nothing short of a miracle that they didn't flag Pollard's hit on Ridley given how they were calling it up to that point. Pollard's previous "unecessary roughness" calls were soft and would just be considered a big hit no less then 5 years ago. Ridley looked like he got hit by a freight train.. I was honestly getting ready for the flags to fly from every direction when he spastically ragdoll'd to the turf (hope Ridley is ok that was a big time shot). Mayo hit Pitta in a very similar fashion that pollard had been flagged for and of course nothing. Good thing Pitta is a beast and caught a TD the NEXT play.

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The helmet to helmet rule doesn't apply to runners. It's only for "defenseless" players, like QBs in the pocket and receivers in the act of making the catch.
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We should trade him to the Pats for 3 first round picks.

I literally said this last year work for word.
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Beast on the field

Off the field he's the most well spoken player on the roster.

Always gives a good interview so last year the local media elected him "media good guy". Their favorite player of 2012
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[quote name='BloodRaven' timestamp='1358751552' post='1323529']
We should trade him to the Pats for 3 first round picks.

I literally said this last year work for word.
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Nt worth it lol
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[quote name='BloodRaven' timestamp='1358751552' post='1323529']
We should trade him to the Pats for 3 first round picks.

I literally said this last year work for word.
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I remember that quote!

But the price has changed, 4 1st round picks now :)
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I like that Pollard packs such a punch without being unsportsmanlike like, say, Suh!
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1358752724' post='1323562']
I like that Pollard packs such a punch without being unsportsmanlike like, say, Suh!
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James Harrison
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[quote name='Mr. Irrelevant' timestamp='1358752838' post='1323566']
James Harrison
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I was thinking of him too, but I didn't want to ignite the Steelers trolls that are already miffed about BAL going to the SB.
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1358752934' post='1323569']
I was thinking of him too, but I didn't want to ignite the Steelers trolls that are already miffed about BAL going to the SB.
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Either way they lose, if the Niners were to win the Steelers would no longer the only team with 6 Superbowls.
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[quote name='awholelottahaloti' timestamp='1358746258' post='1323306']
How was that not a penalty? He could have crippled Ed. What a scum bag.
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You know if Suh got away with it against Schaub, pretty-boy Brady will too.
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Its funny I didn't know that you were going to change the post to Steelers trolls at the end here. Anyways here it goes.

Pollard isn't a dirty player and that wasn't a dirty hit in any way the guy was a running back and pretty much fair game.


For my 2 cents James really isn't dirty either but i know I'd probably hear different here.

As far as who we want to win the Super Bowl I'll probably root for you guys. You play hard and we play hard. You got the better of us this year. We will just have to beat you next year.

Ed's never got his ring & Ray well its his last year and i do have respect for those guys. I'm sorry Flacco isn't the best QB in the NFL though =]
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I wouldn't be so happy about this if any of those injuries were caused by cheap shots. But, they weren't. So, I am.
I don't know what it is about Pollard, but he always seems to show up against New England. Pollard, Leach, and Boldin constantly define "Raven football."
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Or as Patriots fans call him "Satan's Servant on Earth" LMAO



http://nesn.com/2013/01/bernard-pollards-wikipedia-page-calls-ravens-cornerback-satans-servant-walking-the-earth-photo/


Thiught he was a great pick up last year and his coverage has been pretty good. Excellent in run supoort and has a nose for the ball. Not afraid to hit ANYONE. We really need to thank the Texans cause those pieces have proved very valuable. Hope we can restructure Jones and Leach. Also wouldn't mind keeping Boldin around either.


[quote name='Steelers1970' timestamp='1358756487' post='1323663']
Its funny I didn't know that you were going to change the post to Steelers trolls at the end here. Anyways here it goes.

Pollard isn't a dirty player and that wasn't a dirty hit in any way the guy was a running back and pretty much fair game.


For my 2 cents James really isn't dirty either but i know I'd probably hear different here.

As far as who we want to win the Super Bowl I'll probably root for you guys. You play hard and we play hard. You got the better of us this year. We will just have to beat you next year.

Ed's never got his ring & Ray well its his last year and i do have respect for those guys. I'm sorry Flacco isn't the best QB in the NFL though =]
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I never thought Harrison was dirty. Pretty aure moat of us would've taken him on our team. I can't say the same for Clark. I don't necessarily think he's dirty, but he's a good example of how not to tackle.
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LOL, and the Texans didn't want him back because he didn't fit their scheme.... How can a safety that packs a punch like Pollard not to mention leading by example not fit any defensive coordinators scheme?

Thanks Houston!!
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[quote name='Grapple Raven' timestamp='1358748510' post='1323404']
Pollard was a game changer today no doubt. But, I am still reeling over that hit to Pitta (I know he had a TD on the next play, but that was a hard hit, hope he is okay) and no flag on that play? Man, between that one, and Brady cleating Ed, I was livid!
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The truth... I can't understand how that was not defenseless reciever.... Then the Brady kick, what a piece of work. He's always whining to the ref about cheapshots then takes one and gets away with it himself.
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