Re: Interview with Bernard Pollard
posted at 9/23/2012 10:18 AM EDT
In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to ma6dragon9's comment:
Yeah, he did another interview in 09. He said he "felt sick" about being involved in both Brady and Welker's injuries.
He has never once celebrated hurting anyone.
As soon as someone lets me know a good way to tackle a 6'5, 265 lbs TE who can run and deliver a hit, I'll forward that information to the league. Does this guy work for Cirque du Soleil in the offseason? While both men were running, he was able to wrap his arms around Gronk, then swing his hips around to try and injure him? Are you serious? It's FOOTBALL, people get hurt.
I didn't like the Brady play at the time...but it wasn't illegal then. He got blocked, and tried to scramble and make a play. Brady stepped up and the rest is history.
On the Welker play, Welker blew out his knee when he cut. Ligaments can only take so much and Welker has pushed his to the limit his whole career.
The anger should be directed at the miserable scum piece of absolute sh!t fan(s) who designed, and wore shirts depicting his face and some variation of "Brady Killer" or "Pollard Fan Club". But, fans will be fans. Some more classless than others.
Couldn't agree more. The guy is a football player...it's a violent game - if he was on our team we would love him. Rodney Harrison was probably a dirtier player and I loved the guy. I really have no issue with him what so ever. I've watched that tackle on Gronk three times now and I really don't think he tried to do anything but bring the guy down. He never even touched Welker and I don't even think they called a penalty on the Brady hit (although I don't remember).
There was no penalty on the Brady hit. At the time, it as perfectly legal to intentionally go at a QBs knees, not that any (besides Vince on Losman) players actually do that.
Good point about Rodney, he definitely pushed things to, and often beyond the legality of the league...at a time when much more was allowed. I wonder how Harrison could survive in today's NFL. He's the most fined player in NFL history, and I have to imagine he'd have doubled that, or more. He was the king of flying into pileups and peeling off OLineman who were finishing blocks. And I loved him for it.
Of course I was as mad as anyone when Brady got hurt, seeing a QB get kneecapped is about as frustrating as anything on a football field. But it was a freak play. Pollard was lunging around the RB just as Brady stepped up. Had Brady stepped up a half a second earlier or later, he doesn't get injured in my estimation.
Bubba...that made me laugh. Then cry a little...and laugh a little more.
Jints, thanks man. I appreciate that. Too much hate flies around this board. I learned a lot when, as a diehard Sox/Pats fan, I roomed with a lifelong Yankee/Giants fan in college. Some of the best sports conversations I ever had because we saw things from opposite sides. And that was in the late 90s, early 2000s when the Sox were nothing more than a whipping boy, and the Pats were in the midst of Pete Carrol taking a Super Bowl team to one of the worst teams in the league, and then BB was quickly reversing that.