Originally written on Backyard Sports Blog  |  Last updated 11/19/14
 Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard has been dubbed the "Patriot Killer" by some of his teammates, and a good deal of people in the media.  Pollard seems to take someone down on the Patriots every year, and last night was no different.  He knocked out Patriots running back Stevan Ridley who fumbled the ball on the hit.  Pollard could have easily been called for a helmet to helmet on the play, but that didn't stop him from talking bad about Tom Brady's baseball slide seen above.  "You've got to keep them legs down," said Pollard. "You've go to keep the legs down. We all know and understand what's going on there. And as a quarterback, when you go to slide, we're taught . . . we can't do anything. When you come sliding, and your leg is up in the air trying to kick somebody, that's bull crap." Brady kicked Ed Reed on the play, and we have yet to hear anything from Reed about what he thinks.  From what I've seen in the past I would call Brady a pretty fair player.  I haven't seen him do many bad things in his day.  Watching the video though, there's just no way I can say he didn't do this on purpose.  Just no way he didn't see him coming and throw up his leg.  Gotta side with Pollard on this one. Check out our Home Page for more stories and follow us on Twitter and Facebook
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  • You dumbazz, I watched the game and you can't call a helmet to helmet when a player is coming into tackle at the legs and the player launches forward bringing their head lower as Ridley did. They can call it but jeez no cheap shot in a game going so fast already these playersx can think and adjust after moving in that correct proper tackle motion and foresee another players quick lowering of their head. Their was another play that the Ravens were called for helmet to helmet and on replay you can clearly see that most of the force came from the Patriots reciever, some of these calls are ludicrous and the NFL is becoming damaged. The quaterbacks are already so protected and many get aggrevated watching year after year and at some point society is just going to quit watching. They have changed the game so much that it is just getting stupid. Another example, how can you call Green Bay the frozen Tundra on a heated feild? Where the hell is all the snow and the mud gone? We are no longer watching football and with all the rules in place, hell it won't be long before the sport will dye off. Fans watch now otta curiosity and habbit but at some point something has to give and get back to playing good old fashion ball. JS
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