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CloakNNNdagger
02-05-2013, 08:33 AM
Can't even imagine playing safety like that. Here's another one tough mutha that got away.


Baltimore Ravens strong safety played through the pain (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-bernard-pollard-played-with-six-cracked-ribs-this-season-20130204,0,1545511.story)

By Aaron Wilson The Baltimore Sun

8:41 p.m. EST, February 4, 2013
NEW ORLEANS -- —

Ravens strong safety Bernard Pollard, one of the hardest hitters in the league, played the majority of the season with six cracked ribs.

Pollard first got hurt against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second game, aggravating the injury against the Washington Redskins and missing the final three games of the regular season.

Pollard hadn't previously disclosed the extent of his injury, but acknowledged what he had played through since the season is over and opponents won't be targeting his ailment

"It's tough dealing with pain," said Pollard, who led the Ravens with 98 tackles as well as recording two sacks and a forced fumble. "For us as football players, we know we're going to go through it. At the same time, that's the name of the game. Six of them, yep. Hey, it's up to us to go out there and play and we did."

silvrhand
02-05-2013, 09:41 AM
Can't even imagine playing safety like that. Here's another one tough mutha that got away.

Either that or he took a lot of shots..

CloakNNNdagger
02-05-2013, 10:16 AM
Either that or he took a lot of shots..

You can take that to the bank.

HJam72
02-05-2013, 10:18 AM
Either that or he took a lot of shots..

That is one numb motha. :fingergun:

AJ-80
02-05-2013, 10:32 AM
Wow. Gained alot of respect for him after this. Not saying that he is the model-citizen of the league, but that takes guts. Is it just me or did he really step his game up after he left for Baltimore?

Playoffs
02-05-2013, 11:13 AM
And broken ribs are supposed to be particularly painful.

handswarmer
02-05-2013, 11:57 AM
Wow,,,,,,amazing how much people cannot give the man credit after the Texans released him....

2012Champs
02-05-2013, 12:12 PM
Wow,,,,,,amazing how much people cannot give the man credit after the Texans released him....


Yeah I see everyone knocking him in this thread

silvrhand
02-05-2013, 01:10 PM
Wow,,,,,,amazing how much people cannot give the man credit after the Texans released him....

Pollard is great long as he has Ed Reed backing him up, otherwise he gets exposed in coverage. You've seen this as well, his time here in Houston he was a heavy hitter, great teammate, but got exposed in coverage without one of the best safeties to play the game.

I'm not knocking him, just it is what it is, he's in a better situation in Baltimore than he is here.

Thorn
02-05-2013, 01:52 PM
Wow,,,,,,amazing how much people cannot give the man credit after the Texans released him....

He was a good player when we had him, and he's a good player for yall.

How's that? :fingergun:

thunderkyss
02-05-2013, 02:10 PM
Wow,,,,,,amazing how much people cannot give the man credit after the Texans released him....

You mean other than the people posting in this thread?

anyway......

I wonder if the NFL is going to fine the Ravens for not disclosing this injury.

handswarmer
02-05-2013, 04:34 PM
Pollard is great long as he has Ed Reed backing him up, otherwise he gets exposed in coverage. You've seen this as well, his time here in Houston he was a heavy hitter, great teammate, but got exposed in coverage without one of the best safeties to play the game.

I'm not knocking him, just it is what it is, he's in a better situation in Baltimore than he is here.

Couldn't be wronger

handswarmer
02-05-2013, 04:37 PM
You mean other than the people posting in this thread?

anyway......

I wonder if the NFL is going to fine the Ravens for not disclosing this injury.

Think he broke them earlier and was listed: he missed thelast three games of the regular season.

2012Champs
02-05-2013, 04:39 PM
Couldn't be wronger




wronger?


The guy isnt the best in coverage and if you cant see that its time to see a doc

CloakNNNdagger
02-05-2013, 05:09 PM
Think he broke them earlier and was listed: he missed thelast three games of the regular season.

He was listed the game after the 2nd week fracture only (fastest healing rib fracture I've ever seen), and not again until the 9th week through the game before the SB.......then mysteriously was taken off the week of the SB.

But when it comes to listing players on the Injury Report, there are those who are completely convinced and swear that we are so fortunate that our Texans always play it so honest and straight forward when it comes to the Report.:kitten:

Vance87
02-05-2013, 05:16 PM
He was already halfway there, shoulda gone for the full dozen.

silvrhand
02-05-2013, 06:18 PM
Couldn't be wronger

Coming from your own forum..

http://boards.baltimoreravens.com/topic/51330-bernard-pollard-i-expected-more/page__hl__pollard

Not sure why you think I'm wrong other than you are still celebrating your superbowl.

eriadoc
02-05-2013, 07:42 PM
Pollard has never been a strong cover guy. It's not what he does. He knocks the piss out of people. And I wish he was still doing it for the Texans.

Corrosion
02-06-2013, 12:15 AM
And broken ribs are supposed to be particularly painful.

I can tell you from experience .... they are. It hurts every time you blink .... much less knock the piss outa someone.

Hagar
02-06-2013, 02:32 AM
Pollard has never been a strong cover guy. It's not what he does. He knocks the piss out of people. And I wish he was still doing it for the Texans.

I agree. Pollard was great in the box but the Texans have never had a good free safety so his weakness became more exposed. The best thing he did was be an enforcer over the middle. If you came over the middle, you paid for it. The Texans miss his swagger.

I can't remember if Wade was here by the time he left, but I would have liked to see him blitz in Wade's defense.

I wish we had both him and Leach.

CloakNNNdagger
02-06-2013, 08:47 AM
I can tell you from experience .... they are. It hurts every time you blink .... much less knock the piss outa someone.

Having sustained 3 fractured ribs accompanied by a punctured lung, has made me very empathetic to my patients who have experienced that injury. For 3 weeks, every time I took a breath, I would feel excruciating pain and hear a clicking noise from the movement of the fractured ends. There is only one effective homeopathic solution to the pain as an alternative to the use of heavy narcotics or direct injection of the sensory nerves around the involved ribs. Most patients find it quite impractical........just stop breathing.......:tiphat:

HoustonFrog
02-06-2013, 08:54 AM
Having sustained 3 fractured ribs accompanied by a punctured lung, has made me very empathetic to my patients who have experienced that injury. For 3 weeks, every time I took a breath, I would feel excruciating pain and hear a clicking noise from the movement of the fractured ends. There is only one effective homeopathic solution to the pain as an alternative to the use of heavy narcotics or direct injection of the sensory nerves around the involved ribs. Most patients find it quite impractical........just stop breathing.......:tiphat:

I cracked a rib twice...once jumping on a sled in Colorado and another..of all places...falling on the point of a football in flag football. Both times I heard a crunch and both times I had about 2 weeks of not being able to sneeze, roll over in bed or do much without wincing. Painful things.