I respect Ozzie and by no means am I calling him dumb. The move was a dumb.
Bernard Pollard was an enforcer and a voice on the Ravens Defense. The Defense had toughnes and their usual killer instinct.
And to get a little personal, Bernard Pollard was my favorite player because he knocks people out of games.
It was a bad move to let Pollard go for a couple reasons:
1). He is capable of anything such a knocking players out of games especially at critical times in a game.
2). He has the voice to be a leader in the locker room with his tough love attitude.
In order to have a great Defense you need players like that! You need killer instincts and even be willing to play dirty.
After Bernard left our defense got soft.The D lost their killer instinct and dirtyness. They were only better statistically last year thats it.
The Organization doesn't show it know but I think they are and will Regret letting Pollard go!
He could have won us 2 more games also. He could have delivered the knock out blow vs the Packers to give us the ball back in the 4th QTR and in the Patriot game he also could have kncoked Steven Ridley out of the game as well and maybe Brady! and we could have been 10-6.