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ChrisG
04-02-2010, 03:23 PM
http://www.rotoworld.com/content/clubhouse_news.aspx?sport=NFL&majteam=HOU

Texans re-signed restricted free agent SS Bernard Pollard to a one-year, $2.521 million contract.
Pollard, 25, racked up 101 tackles, a career high four interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and seven pass breakups in 15 games last year. A highly effective run defender, he'll be targeted for a long-term extension if he keeps it up in 2010. Pollard also projects as a premier IDP defensive back.

Thorn
04-02-2010, 03:25 PM
Interesting. I wonder why only a one year contract? At least he's in the fold for now, that's a good thing.

Runner
04-02-2010, 03:26 PM
Good signing.

False Start
04-02-2010, 03:28 PM
Good. Now lets see how he plays next season, and if all goes well, lock him up.

hookinreds
04-02-2010, 03:29 PM
Nice, and I sort of like the 1yr deal to see if he keeps the same level of play this year, and then reward him.

El Tejano
04-02-2010, 03:29 PM
Good. Now lets see how he plays next season, and if all goes well, lock him up.

And do it in December before he hits the market.

kiwitexansfan
04-02-2010, 03:31 PM
It seems like a steal for the Texans.

ChampionTexan
04-02-2010, 03:35 PM
Interesting. I wonder why only a one year contract? At least he's in the fold for now, that's a good thing.

This is exactly the guaranteed amount that a RFA who was given a first round tender would get (and Pollard received a first round tender), so on one hand, it's possible this is only him signing the tender, and further negotiations could occur - on the otherhand, it's possible, the Texans may want to take a longer look at him before committing to more than a year...

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1395296&postcount=29

TexanSam
04-02-2010, 03:37 PM
Interesting. I wonder why only a one year contract? At least he's in the fold for now, that's a good thing.

My guess is that a lot has to do with the coming NFL strike (potentially) and a new collective bargaining agreement.

BIG TORO
04-02-2010, 03:37 PM
I think the FO seems to be doing pretty good as far as negotiations and keeping players.

Wolf
04-02-2010, 03:38 PM
I need one of these tshirt .. but with Texan Colors and the date he joined the Texans
:kitten:

http://fashionablygeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/bernard-pollard-fan-club-tee.jpg

:worldpeace:

and if he helps us beat Payton.. put 18 on that bad boy :ant:
(for the record, I don't condone injury to a player, just knock the piss out of them)

drewmar74
04-02-2010, 03:39 PM
:doot:

ObsiWan
04-02-2010, 03:42 PM
I was kinda hoping for a year - maybe two - with a re-sign option clause.
:o/

jaayteetx
04-02-2010, 03:42 PM
I'd like to take this moment to once again thank the KC Chiefs for waiving Pollard, thank you, thank you very much.

Mailman
04-02-2010, 03:43 PM
Rotoworld gets it not quite right again. Pollard hasn't signed a contract yet, he's signed a tender offer. He can still be plucked away by another team, but they have to give the Texans a first round pick in return.

Thorn
04-02-2010, 03:44 PM
I think the FO seems to be doing pretty good as far as negotiations and keeping players.

I agree, so far so good. I'll be a lot more comfortable when OD is inked to a contract though.

Wolf
04-02-2010, 03:46 PM
I was looking to see if he had twitter and stumbled on this from a while ago

bill simmons
Bernard Pollard is antagonizing the Patriots like nobody since the British in 1775.
http://twitter.com/sportsguy33/status/7339816680

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports on his Twitter page that Texans SS Bernard Pollard, who had an outstanding season, signed his tender and he'll make $2.65 million this year. Pollard was tendered at the second-highest level -- a first-round draft choice. He was tendered behind MLB DeMeco Ryans and TE Owen Daniels.

Source: John McClain, Twitter.com

Read more: http://gridironfans.com/forums/latest-nfl-headlines/127131-texans-ss-bernard-pollard-signs-his-one.html#ixzz0jyRjGAyu

Ole Miss Texan
04-02-2010, 03:48 PM
Resign is not synonymous for re-sign.

Hardcore Texan
04-02-2010, 03:53 PM
So nothing new here other than he signed the tender, not a new one year deal. I doubt anybody matches that tender (1st round pick). And just because he signed the tender doesn't mean a longer term deal can not be negotiated. This kind of takes the pressure off, but hopefully we go ahead and continue negotiations and lock him up for at least 3 years, laden with incentives for playing time.

El Tejano
04-02-2010, 04:06 PM
LIke I said, sign him up mid season or before December so he isn't pissed off at the end of the season and leaves out of spite.

ChampionTexan
04-02-2010, 04:11 PM
Rotoworld gets it not quite right again. Pollard hasn't signed a contract yet, he's signed a tender offer. He can still be plucked away by another team, but they have to give the Texans a first round pick in return.

A tender is the same as a one-year contract, so other NFL teams are no longer eligible to negotiate with him, and he is the exclusive property of the Houston Texans. So while not mentioning the tender, Rotoworld did mostly get it right.

Now just like any other contract, the two sides can mutually agree to throw it out in favor of something longer, and more lucrative to Pollard, and maybe that's continuing to be discussed (or maybe it's not). Regardless, Pollard is now the exclusive property of the Texans and (and this could be the driving factor in all this) is able to participate in all voluntary team activities, and required to participate in all mandatory team activities.

drewmar74
04-02-2010, 04:20 PM
LIke I said, sign him up mid season or before December so he isn't pissed off at the end of the season and leaves out of spite only to return and accidentally hit Matt in the knee

:eek:

Scary nightmare version added in

m5kwatts
04-02-2010, 04:25 PM
If you ask me, he's the most important guy to lock up long-term right now.

JB
04-02-2010, 04:35 PM
Rotoworld gets it not quite right again. Pollard hasn't signed a contract yet, he's signed a tender offer. He can still be plucked away by another team, but they have to give the Texans a first round pick in return.

A tender is the same as a one-year contract, so other NFL teams are no longer eligible to negotiate with him, and he is the exclusive property of the Houston Texans. So while not mentioning the tender, Rotoworld did mostly get it right.

Now just like any other contract, the two sides can mutually agree to throw it out in favor of something longer, and more lucrative to Pollard, and maybe that's continuing to be discussed (or maybe it's not). Regardless, Pollard is now the exclusive property of the Texans and (and this could be the driving factor in all this) is able to participate in all voluntary team activities, and required to participate in all mandatory team activities.

Everybody right...
http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=6098

http://twitter.com/NickScurfield

Texans just officially announced that they've re-signed SS Bernard Pollard, a restricted free agent

Pollard: "I get a chance to come back to a city that’s been great to me... and a team that has shown me so much love since I've been here."

“This is definitely where I want to be long-term. It’s just a matter of getting some things ironed out."

Pollard worked out at the Texans' facility today and is excited to re-unite with strength coach Cedric Smith from KC. More to come shortly

valleytexfan
04-02-2010, 05:13 PM
Love this news...

JB
04-02-2010, 06:06 PM
Finally get to see the numbers on the defensive improvement last year:

Pollard also helped the Texans' defense improve from allowing the most total yards (436.7) and rushing yards (163.3) per game in the NFL over the first three weeks to ranking fourth in total yards (299.1) and second in rushing yards (84.3) over the final 13.

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=6098

IDEXAN
04-02-2010, 06:13 PM
S Bernard Pollard

Wow. There were trade rumors recently and apparently they had some legs. This is far and away the most shocking move by the Chiefs.

Frankly, I don't understand this move. This leaves DaJuan Morgan, who was injured for much of last season as a rookie, and Mike Brown, who has been injured much of the last five years, as your strong safeties.
(from the Arrowhead link)
So obviously they were surprised in KC (externally to the organization)
I always figured that the new KC regime didn't want a thumper like Pollard, an "in the box" safety but instead they were looking to more finese, Cover-2 type safetys for their D-Backfield coverages ?
I'd be fun to talk to Herm about it ?

Thorn
04-02-2010, 08:32 PM
Pollard is a very important part of our defense. And he's back next year. So whatever.

This is good news. Even if its only good news for next year, it's still damn good news.

Giant Tiger
04-02-2010, 09:11 PM
Excellent news :yes:

Texan_Bill
04-02-2010, 09:13 PM
Bob Mcnair is such a cheap ass and Smith / Kubiak are so mediocre, they got Ryans and Pollard signed... :rolleyes:



:sarcasm:

Brisco_County
04-02-2010, 10:00 PM
We need to see another year out of him before he gets a long term contract, so this was the right move by the FO.

It works in his interest, too. It gives him the opportunity to increase his value before a contract is drawn.

Hagar
04-02-2010, 10:08 PM
Good signing.

dalemurphy
04-02-2010, 10:20 PM
Pollard is a very important part of our defense. And he's back next year. So whatever.

This is good news. Even if its only good news for next year, it's still damn good news.

Perhaps Pollard does have more holes in his game that will be better exploited by opposing teams next season. Regardless, though, the guy is a playmaker and brings an attitude and leadership to the defense that is more than enough to makeup for getting beat over the top by an elite TE on occasion.

Lucky
04-02-2010, 11:56 PM
Good signing.

Nope. No sarcasm here. Move along.

CloakNNNdagger
04-02-2010, 11:59 PM
Perhaps Pollard does have more holes in his game that will be better exploited by opposing teams next season. Regardless, though, the guy is a playmaker and brings an attitude and leadership to the defense that is more than enough to makeup for getting beat over the top by an elite TE on occasion.

It will be the responsibility of the coaches to utilize Pollard's strengths and game plan around his weaknesses...........something that GOOD tactical coaches will ALWAYS do.........something that we have not CONSISTENTLY seen in the past.

barrett
04-03-2010, 02:20 AM
We need to see another year out of him before he gets a long term contract, so this was the right move by the FO.

It works in his interest, too. It gives him the opportunity to increase his value before a contract is drawn.

I just love his quotes from HT.com. His perspective is terrific.
if it's (the contract) going to come, it'll come. I just got here and I played 13 games, so my big thing is to do the same thing in the 2010 season for 16 games

Htownsportsfan
04-03-2010, 08:43 AM
I did not "Google till my fingers bled" but I did give it one quick search. I found to avid fan sites that indicate they were surprised by Pollards release and not very happy about it. After reading a few of these articles it seems pretty clear Pollards personality did not mix with Haley’s cursing and screaming. In one of the articles Pollard even addresses being shouted down by his coach on TV and not being willing to take it. I can understand why some teams let him sit on the street a few games while they did their homework to see if Pollard had an attitude problem or just a conflict with a new fiery coach. I would have preferred a 2 year deal but I can also understand being wary of the one year wonder phenomenon.


http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2009/11/10/1123785/pollard-claims-chiefs-spoke-poorly

http://arrowheadaddict.com/2009/11/10/the-bonecrusher-says-haley-tried-to-sabotage-his-career/

dalemurphy
04-03-2010, 09:29 AM
I did not "Google till my fingers bled" but I did give it one quick search. I found to avid fan sites that indicate they were surprised by Pollards release and not very happy about it. After reading a few of these articles it seems pretty clear Pollards personality did not mix with Haley’s cursing and screaming. In one of the articles Pollard even addresses being shouted down by his coach on TV and not being willing to take it. I can understand why some teams let him sit on the street a few games while they did their homework to see if Pollard had an attitude problem or just a conflict with a new fiery coach. I would have preferred a 2 year deal but I can also understand being wary of the one year wonder phenomenon.


http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2009/11/10/1123785/pollard-claims-chiefs-spoke-poorly

http://arrowheadaddict.com/2009/11/10/the-bonecrusher-says-haley-tried-to-sabotage-his-career/


He was injured and unable to pass a physical. That is why the Texans (and probably other teams) didn't sign him earlier. My understanding is that the Texans had an agreement with a couple weeks before they could sign him.

barrett
04-03-2010, 05:08 PM
He was injured and unable to pass a physical. That is why the Texans (and probably other teams) didn't sign him earlier. My understanding is that the Texans had an agreement with a couple weeks before they could sign him.

What is that understanding based on? Information?

JB
04-03-2010, 06:46 PM
What is that understanding based on? Information?

I recall Pollard himself saying he had to wait to pass a physical.

Goldensilence
04-05-2010, 07:57 PM
I thought I recalled the two weeks we waited wasn't due to passing a physical, but was some sort of contractual issue.

Smart move to give him a one year tender. We've had several safeties come at some point during the season, signed them to multi-year deals only to have them fall off the next year.

See if he can repeat last year's performance and then sign him to something longer.

TheRealJoker
04-05-2010, 08:09 PM
If we signed him within the first 2 weeks, we would've had his 2nd round pick contract. However, we may have beaten the Jags had we gotten him in the fold and in the lineup as soon as he got cut which would've put us in the playoffs...

Hindsight is always 20/20 though :spin:

ChampionTexan
04-05-2010, 10:32 PM
If we signed him within the first 2 weeks, we would've had his 2nd round pick contract. However, we may have beaten the Jags had we gotten him in the fold and in the lineup as soon as he got cut which would've put us in the playoffs...

Hindsight is always 20/20 though :spin:

You're saying the waiver period during that time of year is two weeks?

Pollardized
04-05-2010, 10:51 PM
Why I love Pollard ------------->

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYgl5NnpdAs&feature=related

Trash talking the mighty vy

Pollardized
04-05-2010, 10:55 PM
Oh yeah, and this -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJKdpsZi_10&feature=related

Texan_Bill
04-05-2010, 10:56 PM
Why I love Pollard ------------->

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYgl5NnpdAs&feature=related

Trash talking the mighty vy

You're just glad that you don't have to change your user name! ;)

Pollardized
04-05-2010, 10:58 PM
You're just glad that you don't have to change your user name! ;)

Well that too........

JB
04-05-2010, 11:01 PM
Why I love Pollard ------------->

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYgl5NnpdAs&feature=related

Trash talking the mighty vy

Love that video!

And this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CZdXZLyR9E&NR=1

Texan_Bill
04-05-2010, 11:05 PM
Oh yeah, and this -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJKdpsZi_10&feature=related

You're just glad that you don't have to change your user name! ;)

Well that too........

Love that video!

And this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CZdXZLyR9E&NR=1

That was an awesome video........... no matter how many times I watch it. :fans:

Texan_Bill
04-05-2010, 11:07 PM
Love that video!

And this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CZdXZLyR9E&NR=1

".... Tha balls in the air and we're gonna knock the piss out of somebody....."


Classic...

JB
04-05-2010, 11:08 PM
".... Tha balls in the air and we're gonna knock the piss out of somebody....."


Classic...

That quote will go down in infamy!

For the Patriots anyways...

Pollardized
04-05-2010, 11:09 PM
Damn it now I have to sleep on the couch. I got up and knocked the piss out of my wife and now she's mad.

Women............

JB
04-05-2010, 11:14 PM
Damn it now I have to sleep on the couch. I got up and knocked the piss out of my wife and now she's mad.

Women............

:lol:


Dude, you need to learn "contain"

You don't knock the piss out of your teammates!

Texan_Bill
04-05-2010, 11:19 PM
Damn it now I have to sleep on the couch. I got up and knocked the piss out of my wife and now she's mad.

Women............

At least you knock the piss out of someone else. I get so fired up, I knock the piss out of myself...

Do you know how hard it is to get sooo fired up to knock the piss outta something, that you eventually have to finally just punch yourself in the junk??? :cowboy1:

JB
04-05-2010, 11:24 PM
At least you knock the piss out of someone else. I get so fired up, I knock the piss out of myself...

Do you know how hard it is to get sooo fired up to knock the piss outta something, that you eventually have to finally just punch yourself in the junk??? :cowboy1:

:spit::lol:

No, I usually will knock a hole in the wall before I punch myself in the junk.

But then, I am only an ex sailor that may be considered an amatuer next to the likes of you...:texanbill:

Pollardized
04-05-2010, 11:25 PM
At least you knock the piss out of someone else. I get so fired up, I knock the piss out of myself...

Do you know how hard it is to get sooo fired up to knock the piss outta something, that you eventually have to finally just punch yourself in the junk??? :cowboy1:

That may very well be the funniest thing I have ever heard!

Second Honeymoon
04-06-2010, 11:10 AM
Bob Mcnair is such a cheap ass and Smith / Kubiak are so mediocre, they got Ryans and Pollard signed... :rolleyes:



:sarcasm:

.500 is mediocre Bill. maybe A&M would consider that a good season and throw a freaking parade, but .500 in the NFL is mediocre. And last time I checked this is the NFL not some 2nd rate football program who has to cheat and pay their players in order to have any measure of success. How is not paying your players and cheating working out for ya? Yeah, thought so. It's not working out.

as for Pollard, he signed the tender for one year. Pollard didn't have a choice. He was RFA'ed.

You may not want to strain yourself patting yourself on the back for a .500 regime and a guy getting RFA'ed.

what low expectations you must have, but go ahead and cuddle up to your Kubiak plastic love doll.

that being said, I am glad Pollard is coming back for another year (no choice of his) and Ryans is locked up for the future.

Texan_Bill
04-06-2010, 11:23 AM
.500 is mediocre Bill. maybe A&M would consider that a good season and throw a freaking parade, but .500 in the NFL is mediocre. And last time I checked this is the NFL not some 2nd rate football program who has to cheat and pay their players in order to have any measure of success. How is not paying your players and cheating working out for ya? Yeah, thought so. It's not working out.

as for Pollard, he signed the tender for one year. Pollard didn't have a choice. He was RFA'ed.

You may not want to strain yourself patting yourself on the back for a .500 regime and a guy getting RFA'ed.

what low expectations you must have, but go ahead and cuddle up to your Kubiak plastic love doll.

that being said, I am glad Pollard is coming back for another year (no choice of his) and Ryans is locked up for the future.

Smarmy guy chimes in with his typical doltish, immature bloviation.

Thanks for being a jackass. It's a source of great entertainment.

Dutchrudder
04-06-2010, 12:09 PM
.500 is mediocre Bill. maybe A&M would consider that a good season and throw a freaking parade, but .500 in the NFL is mediocre. And last time I checked this is the NFL not some 2nd rate football program who has to cheat and pay their players in order to have any measure of success. How is not paying your players and cheating working out for ya? Yeah, thought so. It's not working out.

as for Pollard, he signed the tender for one year. Pollard didn't have a choice. He was RFA'ed.

You may not want to strain yourself patting yourself on the back for a .500 regime and a guy getting RFA'ed.

what low expectations you must have, but go ahead and cuddle up to your Kubiak plastic love doll.

that being said, I am glad Pollard is coming back for another year (no choice of his) and Ryans is locked up for the future.

Cheating and paying players? What are you talking about??

Malloy
04-06-2010, 01:36 PM
rabble rabble... someone needs help, it's getting scary :(