Found September 21, 2012 on Football Nation:
Tough, high-motored, and hard hitting, Bernard Pollard has become an integral part of the vaunted Ravens defense. The New England Patriots, who face the Ravens in Baltimore this Sunday, remember Pollard before he wore purple.In 2008, it was Pollard's hit that ended Tom Brady's season in week one, causing tears in the quarterback's ACL and MCL. At the time, Pollard played for Kansas City.The hard-nosed safety moved to the Houston Texans in 2009, where his pursuit of Patriots' wide receiver Wes Welker caused the knee injury that sidelined Welker for the playoffs.2010 was a quiet year for the Pollard-Patriot injury affair, but then in last year's AFC championship game, a big hit on tight end Rob Gronkowski caused him to leave the game briefly and left him limited in the Super Bowl. Who had the hit on Gronkowski? Who else? Bernard Pollard.Pollard is aware that locally and nationally he's been dubbed “the Patriot-killer,” but he's quick to reject the nickn...

Ravens’ Bernard Pollard Rips Replacement Reps On Boston Sports Talk

Sports Hub: Pollard: “As far as with the refs, like I’ve said before, this is way out of their league. They don’t, it’s just too fast, guys are too crafty, they cannot control the game. And my issue is, you know, we have our commissioner who’s jumping on board to hammer every other issue now in the NFL, he’s jumping on board to get meetings with players when things are...

Bernard Pollard Feels Replacement Officials Are 'Starstruck' by Joe Flacco, Real Officials Need to 'Get Back Quick'

The NFL's replacement officials are no good for football, no one is debating that -- well, no one but Cortland Finnegan. But like many players and fans of the game, Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard has had enough. Pollard, who might be best known for ending Tom Brady's 2008 season and injuring Rob Gronkowski's ankle in the AFC Championship Game last season, joined...

Free agent stock watch: Joe Flacco

With his fifth NFL season underway, Joe Flacco is on the cusp of receiving a well earned pay increase, having started all 48 regular season games for the Ravens over the past four years, and putting up significant numbers in the process. Baltimore has been unsuccessful thus far in their attempts to lock up Flacco long term and the possibility exists that the former Delaware standout...

Joe Flacco is the Most Overrated QB in the NFL

So, I meant to write this post last week after he won AFC Offensive Player of the Week, but ended up getting sidetracked by something else and by the time I went to write it, it didn't seem topical anymore. But, with the Ravens coming up and everyone and their brother fighting over the chance to blow Joe Flacco (SFW), I think the time has come to proclaim this for all to hear...

Ravens defense hardly intimidating so far

The fear factor seems to have vanished from the Baltimore Ravens' defense. They rank 27th in the NFL in total defense after finishing third last season. In two games, the Ravens have allowed 808 yards of total offense and surrendered an average of 5.6 yards per play. "That's horrible, I take offense to where we are after two games," cornerback Cary Williams...

The last we saw of the Ravens… I really don’t want...

The last we saw of the Ravens… I really don’t want to rub the AFCCG in too much this week. Let’s face it, we should’ve at least seen overtime, much less lost had Sterling Moore not gotten a hand in on Lee Evans. As I said at the time, the only person on the Ravens that deserved to lose like that was Bernard Pollard. Still, I love this GIF…

Ravens Using Pitta Like Aaron Hernandez?

Call me Hernandez 2.0 Juan… According to the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens are using Dennis Pitta as a WR and it has bee effective.  Here is the excerpt from the Baltimore Sun:  “Dennis Pitta was targeted a team-high 15 times in Sunday’s 24-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and he is now listed ahead of fellow third-year tight end Ed Dickson on the team’s official depth chart...

Patriots-Ravens square off in rematch of AFC Championship Game

Finally the Ravens will get to face the Patriots at home. It’s their first game in Baltimore since the Bart Scott flag-throwing game in 2007. This game will perhaps determine playoff seedings for the AFC as both teams are coming off losses to NFC foes. The last time these two teams met, it was a gut-wrenching loss for the Ravens. In that game, quarterback Joe Flacco thoroughly...

AFC North Week 3: The Ravens look for revenge

A look at the four games in the AFC North division this week, highlighted by the Patriots' trip to Baltimore.

New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens: Three Bold Predictions

The New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens are both coming off of losses in games that they were each favored. With both sitting at 1-1, one of these AFC powerhouses will start the young season with disappointment, but that should not stop either one of them from reaching the playoffs.The Patriots had the single most shocking loss of Week 2, being defeated by the visiting Cardinals...

ESPN overwhelmingly picks Ravens over Patriots

I went over this earlier in the day, everyone is talking about how much trouble the Ravens give the Patriots, but the Pats dominate the Ravens. Only stat you need to know is 7-1.ESPN:*’s Tedy Bruschi: Ravens 27, Patriots 20. The Patriots will be better after Thanksgiving than they are right now. They are still getting used to the way Josh McDaniels calls a game....

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