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    Bernard Pollard responds



    Looks like Bernard is a little salty because John Harbaugh "didn't speak up". I'm not sure what he was expecting Harbaugh to say. Just another side to a story.


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    It's done. I didn't agree with the Ravens cutting Pollard, and thought that Harbaugh claiming it was a cap move was BS, but what is the point of continuing to talk about it? I know Pollard was asked a question by a reporter, but he answered a similar question earlier by saying "who cares" as to why he was cut. He is on the Titans now, and should just focus on being with his new team.




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    One of the comments sums it up for me ....

    "Pollard can’t be serious. You can’t challenge a coaches authority and expect him to want you around. There is a right and a wrong way to express unhappiness and Reed and Pollard choose the wrong way. Pollard has now played for 4 teams in 6 years….. something tells me this isn’t exclusive to Harbaugh. Kubiak and his other coaches, obviously didn’t care for him either."
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    Re: Bernard Pollard responds

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    One of the comments sums it up for me ....

    "Pollard can’t be serious. You can’t challenge a coaches authority and expect him to want you around. There is a right and a wrong way to express unhappiness and Reed and Pollard choose the wrong way. Pollard has now played for 4 teams in 6 years….. something tells me this isn’t exclusive to Harbaugh. Kubiak and his other coaches, obviously didn’t care for him either."
    Players like Pollard are replaceable. Especially if he can't keep his mouth shut.




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    Re: Bernard Pollard responds

    I re-watched the Superbowl yesterday. I can see why they cut him. He couldn't cover to save his life.




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    Re: Bernard Pollard responds

    Quote Originally Posted by alienrace View Post
    I re-watched the Superbowl yesterday. I can see why they cut him. He couldn't cover to save his life.
    Same here. And exactly what I thought. HE was worse in coverage than our 38 year old MLB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    Same here. And exactly what I thought. HE was worse in coverage than our 38 year old MLB.
    Well, I know he was a liability in coverage, but, I do recall he had those 6 cracked ribs that were bothering him from the very first hit he delivered.
    I figured that was why he looked so bad because he was playing hurt.
    I would imagine, that if he came out, the Niners would have went right after his replacement.
    By staying on the field, maybe they didn't figure it out until the second half.




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    Re: Bernard Pollard responds

    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    Players like Pollard are replaceable. Especially if he can't keep his mouth shut.
    I think that's basically the nub of it: if Pollard was really a pain in the ass in the locker room, he simply wasn't a good enough player to force yourself to put up with it. I don't buy that Reed was kicked out of town over it, but in Pollard's case it would certainly be understandable, especially if the Ravens get more speed/coverage ability at safety this coming season.




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    Re: Bernard Pollard responds

    Quote Originally Posted by alienrace View Post
    I re-watched the Superbowl yesterday. I can see why they cut him. He couldn't cover to save his life.
    But he made some great plays in the playoffs - including that hit in New England. What's done is done, I wish him luck but he's not a Raven anymore
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    Re: Bernard Pollard responds

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven
    One of the comments sums it up for me ....

    "Pollard canít be serious. You canít challenge a coaches authority and expect him to want you around. There is a right and a wrong way to express unhappiness and Reed and Pollard choose the wrong way. Pollard has now played for 4 teams in 6 yearsÖ.. something tells me this isnít exclusive to Harbaugh. Kubiak and his other coaches, obviously didnít care for him either."
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    All of the above is true, plus the fact that Ozzie knows this is a very good draft for picking up a strong safety in the later rounds.




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    If Cam Cameron was one of the issues that the players spoke up about then Pollard should be put in the ring of honor. All that I know is that before the "mutiny" it looked like a lost season. A couple weeks after the "mutiny", we became unbeatable. I think Harbaugh needed a foot up his ass.




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    Re: Bernard Pollard responds

    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    Players like Pollard are replaceable. Especially if he can't keep his mouth shut.
    So the "leaders" on the Ravens should just keep their mouths shut? Does anyone believe that when the chips are down, that the Ravens players look to John Harbaugh as their leader? Strong veteran leadership played a big role in the Ravens winning the Super Bowl this year. Why would any player speak up now that they know that doing so will earn them a ticket off the team?




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    Re: Bernard Pollard responds

    I was initially disappointed in the loss of Pollard. He was a hitter and enforcer in a secondary that really didn't have another one. But his strength was in run support far more than coverage. The Ravens obviously were committed this off-season to stopping the run somewhere else besides several yards behind the LOS (see Canty, Dumervil, Spears signings).
    Add to that the facxt that he was a loose cannon: a PF waiting to happen on many of his hits, an outspoken opponent of the League's emphasis on [offensive] player safety with a self-placed target on his back for refs and the League Office. His style of intimidating DB play is going the way of the dodo, and he didn't have the coverage skills to compensate.

    He probably did piss off Harbs & Co. more times than the infamous Halloween mutiny. Reed had loose lips, too, but also a stature and service record that more or less entitled him to outbursts and random regrettable musings.

    They let Reed go cause he was done (God bless him). I can accept that Pollard helped show himself to the door.




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    Re: Bernard Pollard responds

    Quote Originally Posted by Purpleguy View Post
    If Cam Cameron was one of the issues that the players spoke up about then Pollard should be put in the ring of honor. All that I know is that before the "mutiny" it looked like a lost season. A couple weeks after the "mutiny", we became unbeatable. I think Harbaugh needed a foot up his ass.
    Not at all true. The mutiny was after the Texans blowing us out. We crushed Oakland, but besides that here were some of our games:

    - Wins over the Browns (hooray)
    - Getting run over by Dallas and only beating them by 2 points because of a missed field goal
    - Beating the great Byron Leftwich by three points
    - A miraculous 4th & 29 play to edge out the Chargers, who ended up firing their GM and Coach
    - Losing to Kirk Cousins
    - Losing to Charlie Batch in Baltimore
    - Getting curb stomped by Denver in Caldwell's first game

    The stepped up play coincided with Caldwell settling in as OC. I agree that Cam's firing was a great thing, but he was canned after the Skins game. I think the coaching staff would have made the move either way. And let's remember that the initial mutiny was about practicing in pads - it was Harbs and Reed who managed to transmute it into a discussion about the OC. I don't know what Pollard's role might have been, but he could have just been a loudmouth.

    A lot of us were complaining about how we possibly wasted Ray and Reed's last years here. How last year was our year and that Flacco was too inconsistent. It was only after Caldwell got some time to settle in and we saw the performance in the Giants game that people started believing in this team again. And I bet that's what motivated the defense to step up in the playoffs. I maintain the Cam move would have happened without the mutiny, and that's why I think Harbs doesn't see it as a good thing (despite what he tells the media).




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