USA today trying to blame Pollard for Welker

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  1. pissknocker

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    Anybody that saw the game could clearly see Welker hurt himself planting his foot, before the hit.
     
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    oh no they di'int!
     
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    Did you read the article? I didn't get that they were blaming him for the injury. Maybe making a connection that he was involved in both plays, but not that he caused the Welker injury.
     
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    Same here. They just mention Pollard tackled him AFTER he injured his knee. Looks like they're just making a connection that he was there and involved, but I didn't get that they were blaming him for the Welker injury.
     
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    I don't see this, either. The title says that Pollard thought Welker yelled out in pain like Brady did.
     
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    And the first two comments about the article blast USA Today for the titile of the article.
     


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    Pollard only gets credit for the tackle. Welker's knee went out before Pollard touched him to down him.
     
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    The article even says that Welker hurt his knee after planting his left foot to make a cut.
     
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    Exactly - they didn't in any way blame the injury on Pollard.

    We (Texans fans) need to quit jousting at windmills!
     
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    Sounds to me like its saying Pollard injured Welker after he planted his knee awkardly to make a cut

    Its a horribly written article and the title is totally inappropriate. It makes it sound like Pollard took joy in the screams like some sort of criminal
     
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    It was a piss poor headline is all. Their attempt at getting the reader to read the article.
     
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    Really?
    From article:
    I agree it is poorly written and they're reaching for a connection, but they aren't blaming him.
     
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    I'm gonna blame Pollard because I got drunk and burned my hamburgers while tailgating yesterday. :drunk:
     
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    Given the fact that most people don't read beyond the headline and the first sentence (if that) of an article, I do feel that USA Today is linking Pollard to Pats injuries in people's minds.
     
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    Never been great at English, but it sounds to me like they are saying:

    Pollard is the subject of the sentence, and the implied "He" seems to refer back to the subject (Pollard) to me
     
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    I think it's just a play on words. I took it as "HE" was referring to Welker. I'm not denying that they are reaching for a connection.
     
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    I definitely see how it could go either way. Coupled with the headline though, I do think the article is misleading.

    AT least theyve got that quote at the bottom to clarify things, if people read that far
     
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    Yeah, I also kept hearing how he said that Welker cried just like Brady. I was like, "man, that's a pretty harsh thing for him to say", but then I read in the article what he actually says and it's not nearly as bad as I was making it out to be in my mind. It came across more as concern that cold hearted IMHO.
     

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