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Old 10-30-2009   #1
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Default Hows Pollard doing?

Im obviously a Chiefs fan, I was a little shocked that Pollard was let go, most likely because he didnt fit what the new coaching staff wanted from their safety.

He was always a good player and one of my favorites. Always going for the strip and laying the wood in run support.

He also pulled an ole' a couple times a game trying for the big hit instead of wrapping up and showing discipline.

My question to you guys is, how is he doing with a better front seven to cause some rushed passes?

What is your opinions on how he has done against the run? I bet he has helped.

Whats the overall thought of the fan base on how he has played so far.

Im also here to offer my opinions on him if you guys have questions.

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Pollard has been a big help to the defense. With his addition, Reeves coming back from injury, and Robinson and Cushing getting into game shape the defense has been much improved over the past 4 weeks.
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Im obviously a Chiefs fan, I was a little shocked that Pollard was let go, most likely because he didnt fit what the new coaching staff wanted from their safety.

He was always a good player and one of my favorites. Always going for the strip and laying the wood in run support.

He also pulled an ole' a couple times a game trying for the big hit instead of wrapping up and showing discipline.

My question to you guys is, how is he doing with a better front seven to cause some rushed passes?

What is your opinions on how he has done against the run? I bet he has helped.

Whats the overall thought of the fan base on how he has played so far.

Im also here to offer my opinions on him if you guys have questions.

Let the discussion begin.

Pollard may have saved our season!
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I'm not a DVR champ like some guys but when he and Quinn took over for the 2 bums we had before the big run plays stopped. He has been solid at defending the run, however I can't say how he's played in coverage since I don't have access to game film.
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Have you guys given up more/less big plays since he was added, was another question I wanted to add.
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Have you guys given up more/less big plays since he was added, was another question I wanted to add.
much, much less. He is a credible, not elite, but credible front line NFL SS...something we really didn't have.
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I'm not a real strict film watcher either, the most I do is watch the game over again just to catch a few things. As folks have already said, a conclusion can be made we are a better team with Pollard than without.

If you are a Pollard fan, I can say without a doubt we appreciate him on our team, and sorry for your loss. We've been without good safeties for so long now it's wonderful to get some decent play out of the position.
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Im obviously a Chiefs fan, I was a little shocked that Pollard was let go, most likely because he didnt fit what the new coaching staff wanted from their safety.

He was always a good player and one of my favorites. Always going for the strip and laying the wood in run support.

He also pulled an ole' a couple times a game trying for the big hit instead of wrapping up and showing discipline.

My question to you guys is, how is he doing with a better front seven to cause some rushed passes?

What is your opinions on how he has done against the run? I bet he has helped.

Whats the overall thought of the fan base on how he has played so far.

Im also here to offer my opinions on him if you guys have questions.

Let the discussion begin.
The bold says it all. He isn't very good in coverage but man when he came in, our run defense seemed to get exponentially better. Very good signing in my opinion.
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much, much less. He is a credible, not elite, but credible front line NFL SS...something we really didn't have.
In terms of purely stopping the run and giving us the confidence boost needed to do so, he is the tied with Cushing (First round draft pick, #15.) as the team defensive MVP. These two have competely turned around the team and their mentality
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The bold says it all. He isn't very good in coverage but man when he came in, our run defense seemed to get exponentially better. Very good signing in my opinion.
He's played pretty well in coverage. VD lit us up but much of that is on the linebackers not getting a jam when he was over the top. In man he has been better than expected.
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And to add to just the identity change we've been seeing on the team as a whole.

Cushing and Pollard hits and just overall meaness seems to have inspired the entire LB core, they just fly around and HIT. Yeah yeah, a late hit here and there, but man, thats what we NEED. Once this D gets their identity, LOOK OUT.

Mario and Okoye are playing with some heat also, I'm sure knowing they got some MISSLES flying around behind them, I am sure having a security blanket behind you lets you do more on the front end.

Then, we got Mr. Pass I on the backend, who is good for a good jaw buster every game.

Just combine everything together and we are def. undergoing that identity change.


And on offense! Man, when AJ gets PUMPED up (IE Titans game), this team RESPONDS.
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I am loving the signing of Pollard. We were really struggling at the position so one team's castoff was our team's treasure. He might struggle a bit in coverage but he makes up for in playing against the run. He brings the wood, loves to give out a hard hit and plays with intensity. Maybe just an average safety with respect to the rest of the NFL but was a definite upgrade for us. We have not given up those big run plays since he has been on board.
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Im obviously a Chiefs fan, I was a little shocked that Pollard was let go, most likely because he didnt fit what the new coaching staff wanted from their safety.
No offense, but after watching replays of recent Chiefs games, any Safety could do better than what y'all currently have out there. I might be off base here, but I just can't see how Pollard wouldn't fit better than who you've got now.

We're happy with Pollard so far. A couple mistakes in the passing game, but he's been an improvement overall.

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He's played pretty well in coverage. VD lit us up but much of that is on the linebackers not getting a jam when he was over the top. In man he has been better than expected.
Thanks man. I guess the San Fran game is still too fresh in my mind. Don't get me wrong, I love the attitude the guy brings to the team. Also, your SS doesn't really need to be great in coverage; his main job is run support if I am not mistaken. So far, the guy looks like he is a steal.
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No offense, but after watching replays of recent Chiefs games, any Safety could do better than what y'all currently have out there. I might be off base here, but I just can't see how Pollard wouldn't fit better than who you've got now.

We're happy with Pollard so far. A couple mistakes in the passing game, but he's been an improvement overall.

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I agree with this 100%

Im not Todd Haley

I could understand if they traded him and got something, but I was quite disappointed when we he was released.

Makes me think they are setting up to draft a safety with a top pick...
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I agree with this 100%

Im not Todd Haley

I could understand if they traded him and got something, but I was quite disappointed when we he was released.

Makes me think they are setting up to draft a safety with a top pick...
Good luck to you. I *ALMOST* wish we lost enough games for a top 10 pick. Eric Berry have my babies
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Im not Todd Haley

I could understand if they traded him and got something, but I was quite disappointed when we he was released.

Makes me think they are setting up to draft a safety with a top pick...
Oline, my man. Y'all need some Oline help. We've been there, done it and still kinda doing it.

Haley seems like he's an all biddness kinda guy, no? I think he'll get'r done in KC eventually.
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Oline, my man. Y'all need some Oline help. We've been there, done it and still kinda doing it.

Haley seems like he's an all biddness kinda guy, no? I think he'll get'r done in KC eventually.
We're almost there Hou-Tex. Almost.

It insprires me to see how we have so little absolute NEEDS on the upcoming draft.

Safety, DT, CB*

then wants to needish: Thumper, Interior Oline.
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We're almost there Hou-Tex. Almost.

It insprires me to see how we have so little absolute NEEDS on the upcoming draft.

Safety, DT, CB*

then wants to needish: Thumper, Interior Oline.
Considering our running game sucks primarily due to the interior line, I'd say it's a definite need.

Anywho, no need to talk draft yet. Loads of football left.
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Considering our running game sucks primarily due to the interior line, I'd say it's a definite need.

Anywho, no need to talk draft yet. Loads of football left.
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