NFL.com – The bounty scandal swirling around the New Orleans Saints doesn’t directly involve Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard, but he isn’t shy about expressing his opinion on the matter — or taking a shot at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “From what I see, we’re going to be running around with helmets and flags on, and I guess in about seven years,” Pollard told KILT-AM in Houston this week, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “So like I said, it’s getting out of hand. I don’t know what (Goodell’s) trying to prove, I don’t know what the NFL office is trying to prove. Guys are getting hit all the time. We get hit. This is a freaking violent sport. We get hit… I don’t care if you do a bounty or not, because me — the way I’m playing — I’m going to hit you straight in the mouth. And if you have a concussion by me hitting you in the mouth … you know what? I don’t mean to. I’m not meaning to hurt you, but this is my game. It’s my life or your life. It’s my family or yours.”
Typical. Freaking typical. This is exactly the kind of cheapass pig ignorant nonsense I’d expect to hear out of Pollard. The Patient Zero of Patriots lower leg injuries. He dove at Brady’s knee. He twisted Gronk’s ankle like a pepper mill. Hell, he was even on the field for Houston in the last week of 2009 when Welker blew out his knee, which I always figured he had nothing to do with but now I’m not so sure. Because now he’s basically admitting he’s a cheapshot artist. Oh, I’m not meaning to hurt you, but your defenseless ACL can’t stand up to the crown of my helmet slamming into it with blunt force, that’s your fault not mine. And Pollard’s punkism has cost the Pats at least one Super Bowl and probably two.
I mean, listen to this. This is the stuff Pollard’s defending with his “we’re gonna be playing flag football” fake tough guy ragtime:
Not guys playing hard. Not rewarding hard hits or good clean form tackles. But this:
“At one point Williams says, ‘We hit fucking Smith right there” – then he points under his chin [and continues] – ‘remember me.’ Then he rubs his thumb against his index and middle fingers – the cash sign – and says, ‘I got the first one. I got the first one. Go get it. Go lay that motherfucker out… We’ve got to do everything in the world to make sure we kill Frank Gore’s head”
That’s what Pollard thinks is OK, then fine. Then I’ll make a deal with the rest of the NFL. Anyone who cheap shots Bernard Pollard next year, dives at his ACL and knocks him out for the year? I’ve got a [rubs my thumb against my index and middle fingers- the cash sign-] $10 Dunkin Donuts gift card and a “Ball Don’t Lie” t-shirt for you. How you like them apples, Pollard? @JerryThornton1