Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 1/21/13
Yesterday during the AFC Championship game between the Ravens and Patriots, Ravens safety Bernard Pollard delivered the knockout blow to New England’s Super Bowl chances when he knocked Stevan Ridley out the game with a vicious shot.   Pollard who could be referenced to as the Patriot killer for taking out so many Pats over the years, understands it’s a game, and told CSNNE that “he hopes Ridley will be alright.”  “He got loose, and for me, as a safety, our job is to take down a guy,” said Pollard after the Ravens’ 28-13 win over the Patriots. “If you get to our level, we’ve got to hit you. I got a chance to kind of unload. But nevertheless, in the moment we’re competitive and everything else, but right now, we’ve just got to hope he’s okay.” Pollard was asked about the fact that he again took out another Patriot’s player.  Pollard did his best to take the high road. “I don’t think about that,” said Pollard after the win. “This is football, man. And me, as a player, I might laugh and do everything else in the moment, be excited and ready to go. But when it’s all said and done, I really hope their guys are okay.”
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