Blog Entry

Pollard hopes NYG 'put thrashing on Patriots'

Posted on: January 24, 2012 10:25 pm
B. Pollard tackles R. Gronkowski (US Presswire).By Josh Katzowitz

If Bernard Pollard wanted to ingratiate himself to the Patriots fanbase -- and really, why on earth would he want to do that? -- he’s going about it the wrong way.

While he was interviewed by KILT radio in Houston (via, Pollard was asked his opinion about the Super Bowl XLVI matchup between the Patriots and the Giants.

“I really hope the Giants -- I just hope they just put a thrashing on the Patriots,” Pollard said. “I really do. To lose to a team like that the way we played. We played a good game.”

While it’s true that the Ravens played better than expected -- especially quarterback Joe Flacco -- and the Patriots (especially quarterback Tom Brady) didn’t play quite as well as we would have thought, the simple fact of the matter is … well, Pollard will be watching the game on TV. Because sometimes the team that plays better loses the game anyway.

But he makes a good point about the Super Bowl when he said this, “You gotta look at the experience of the team. What do the Giants have? They got a front four that is relentless. They got a secondary that is really, really good. They got a linebacking core that has been with them. The (Patriots) dinking and the dunking, man? It’s just not going to happen. They are going to have to take shots down the field. I think the Giants watch our film and watch the film of the season. They gotta take away their big time players. [Rob] Gronkowski I think he is coming off that ankle, so I don’t know if he will be 100 percent.”

Chances are, Gronkowski won’t be 100 percent. Even though he’s set to play in Indianapolis, the Boston Herald reported today that Gronkowski sustained ligament damage when Pollard tackled him in the third quarter of the AFC title game.

Speaking of Gronkowski and Pollard, what does Pollard think about adding to his reputation as a Patriots killer (first Brady, then Wes Welker and now, Gronkowski)?

“Oh man, that is fine and dandy,” Pollard said. “It is part of the game and this is what happens. If you don’t like it? So what. I am going to go out there and I am going to play me.”

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter, Like Us on Facebook, subscribe to our NFL newsletter, and while you're add it, add our RSS Feed.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2012 11:19 am

Pollard hopes NYG 'put thrashing on Patriots'

Look this is a stupid story.  In 2 weeks Eli is going to show the world that Brady is his beotch. 

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2012 11:13 am

Pollard hopes NYG 'put thrashing on Patriots'

As a poster mentioned before and made me lmao,  Steelers got beat by Tebow LMAO....embarrassing

Since: Jun 14, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2012 10:15 am

Pollard hopes NYG 'put thrashing on Patriots'

I am not certain that any of Pollard's hits on Patriot players have been dirty.  Sometimes they are just the result of bad luck.  But knowing that he has given the Patriots 2 and potentially three serious injuries, it is incredibly classless and thuggish to preen about it.  I don't care how bitter he is that his team threw away the game in the final seconds, that that vaunted defense is about 1-5 against Brady, or that they, including Pollard, could not stop a team from "dinking and dunking" their way past them and into the Superbowl.  If Ray Lewis wants to talk smack and have it be credible, he has earned that right.  The Giants' pass rushers have earned that right.  Champ Bailey has earned that right.  This pathetic punk has not, and if he does not stop talking, someday the hit might be on HIS knee or ankle.   

Since: Dec 1, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 10:10 am

Pollard hopes NYG 'put thrashing on Patriots'

Pollard, I'll take the juice -3 1/2 points, put your money where your mouth is... I know you'll be home watching it just like I will.Tongue out

Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: January 25, 2012 9:43 am

Pollard hopes NYG 'put thrashing on Patriots'

Pollard, maybe the Ravens, should win a couple of more road games, then they get home field advantage, maybe it makes a difference!

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2012 9:25 am

Pollard hopes NYG 'put thrashing on Patriots'

Pollard, what a ass-monkey. This guy really is an idiot.
Dinking & dunking??? Sure the Patriots have done that, so has every team. Has Pollard looked at the stats? Doesn't look like he pays much attention.
Gronkowski.......leading NFL TE in yards & td's.
Welker leading NFL receiver.
Pollard is just being a jealous little beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeotch!!!!

Shut-your pie-hole Pollard and enjoy your seat on your couch D-BAG!!!!!


He prolly likes toe-jam like Rex Ryan. LOL

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2012 9:13 am

Pollard hopes NYG 'put thrashing on Patriots'

Bernard Pollard is an idiot. Only an idiot would take pleasure in injuring another player.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2012 8:58 am

Pollard hopes NYG 'put thrashing on Patriots'

Pollard needs to sit down and shut up. He's a dirty player that intentionally tries to injure other players. He wore out his welcome with his tactics in KC and Houston. He has a hatred for NE and his record is obvious. Hitting Brady (while playing for KC) and tearing Brady ACL, hitting Welker (while playing for Houston) and Welker ters his ACL and finally falling on Gronkowski ankle when tackling him and causing Gronkowski to leave the game temporarily. Pollards knows what he is doing and the league needs to look into his antics. The playoffs is not about who plays better, but about taking advantage of opportunities. Denver over Pitt, Giants over GB, NE over Bal and Giants over SF. Turnovers and opportunities was the recipe. 

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2012 8:49 am

Pollard hopes NYG 'put thrashing on Patriots'

Why is what he said even news?  I would think any player that just lost in the AFC Championship game, especially the way the Ravens did, would have the right to be emotional about it.  I have  no problem in the world with what he said.  I just wonder why the media thinks that this is something that is worthy of print.  Who cares!

Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: January 25, 2012 8:47 am

Pollard hopes NYG 'put thrashing on Patriots'

Typical punk Raven player...blame it on something else other than not being able to finish...take responsibility and give the other team some credit, then maybe someday you will grow up and become a champion yourself.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or