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CloakNNNdagger 02-05-2013 08:33 AM

Pollard Played With 6 Cracked Ribs
 
Can't even imagine playing safety like that. Here's another one tough mutha that got away.

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Baltimore Ravens strong safety played through the pain

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

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Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger (Post 2120966)
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

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Originally Posted by silvrhand (Post 2121002)
Either that or he took a lot of shots..

You can take that to the bank.

HJam72 02-05-2013 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by silvrhand (Post 2121002)
Either that or he took a lot of shots..

That is one numb motha. :fingergun:

AJ-80 02-05-2013 10:32 AM

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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

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And broken ribs are supposed to be particularly painful.

handswarmer 02-05-2013 11:57 AM

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Wow,,,,,,amazing how much people cannot give the man credit after the Texans released him....

2012Champs 02-05-2013 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by handswarmer (Post 2121104)
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

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Originally Posted by handswarmer (Post 2121104)
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

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Originally Posted by handswarmer (Post 2121104)
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

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Originally Posted by handswarmer (Post 2121104)
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

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Originally Posted by silvrhand (Post 2121133)
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

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Originally Posted by Fiddler (Post 2121185)
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

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Originally Posted by handswarmer (Post 2121283)
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

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Originally Posted by handswarmer (Post 2121286)
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

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He was already halfway there, shoulda gone for the full dozen.

silvrhand 02-05-2013 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by handswarmer (Post 2121283)
Couldn't be wronger

Coming from your own forum..

http://boards.baltimoreravens.com/to...e__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

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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

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Originally Posted by Playoffs (Post 2121065)
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

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Originally Posted by eriadoc (Post 2121393)
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.


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