Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard has been around the league long enough not to fool himself. He knows this weekend’s match up with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos comes down to one thing. Pressure.
Time is the enemy for the Ravens, the more time afforded to Manning, the bigger the problem will be. Keeping receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker in check will go a long way in holding down one of the greatest passers in NFL history.
However, it’s the traffic around Manning that has to get backed up, and clog his space so he can’t step into his throws. If the Ravens can make that happen, the Ravens' all world safety Ed Reed can make plays on the ball. If not, he’ll be watching them instead.
Pollard spoke to CJ & Kreckman on 102.3 The Ticket in Denver about the upcoming challenge of doing battle against Manning.
“Week-in and week-out our priority is to stop the run. We did a good job of stopping the run in Week 15. Moreno, I like the way he’s been playing.