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Ravens extend Bernard Pollard’s contract by three years

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The Ravens have been busy on Tuesday.  Along with signing rookie fifth-rounder Asa Jackson and veteran free-agent Jacoby Jones, the team has extended the contract of safety Bernard Pollard by three years.

The Ravens announced the move on Tuesday evening. Pollard is now under contract through 2015.

“Bernard showed last year that he is a Raven,” G.M. Ozzie Newsome said.  “He’s smart, tough and brings a passion to the games, our practices and in the weight room.  His physical presence on the back end is very important to the way we play defense.  He has indicated since the first day he stepped into our building last training camp that he wanted to be a Raven for the long haul.”

And so the player who recently said that football may not exist in 20-30 years will spend four more years with the Ravens — unless the Ravens decide before then to move on.

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46 Responses to “Ravens extend Bernard Pollard’s contract by three years”
  1. eastsideballa says: May 8, 2012 8:23 PM

    John Harbaugh needs to make sure that Pollard’s contract is not tainted like the Patriots’ championships…

  2. blacknole08 says: May 8, 2012 8:23 PM

    “He’s smart, tough and brings a passion to the games, our practices and in the weight room. His physical presence on the back end is very important to the way we play defense.”

    Tom Brady, Wes Welker, and Rob Gronkowski are fully aware.

  3. sizzleownsbigben says: May 8, 2012 8:23 PM

    Glad they extended the contract, hopefully it free up some cap space for us now

  4. ravensfansc says: May 8, 2012 8:24 PM

    Love this move. He defines what a Raven is.

  5. BTC says: May 8, 2012 8:24 PM

    The Patriot Killa.

  6. randallflagg52 says: May 8, 2012 8:25 PM

    Good for a guy that every Texan fan claimed “can’t cover my grandma” he was very good in coverage last year. Amazing what being in a real defensive system can do for a guys career. Glad they locked the “Patriot Killer” up he quickly became on of my favorite Ravens with his physical style of play.

  7. billhicks666 says: May 8, 2012 8:27 PM

    Pollard is a great safety as long as he’s in the box. He’s a liability in coverage, however — that’s why the Texans let him go. He seems like a great guy, though, so I’m happy for him.

  8. negativeman89 says: May 8, 2012 8:30 PM

    Glad to see that he’s landed well. He was too smart, tough and passionate for Scott Pioli in 2009.

  9. ridexile says: May 8, 2012 8:34 PM

    Greg Williams is pissed he couldn’t sign him this year.

  10. steelersaresuperiorineveryway6welookdownandlaugh says: May 8, 2012 8:38 PM

    6 rings. Think about it.

  11. billhicks666 says: May 8, 2012 8:55 PM

    randallflagg52 says:

    “Good for a guy that every Texan fan claimed “can’t cover my grandma” he was very good in coverage last year. Amazing what being in a real defensive system can do for a guys career….”

    You have no idea what you’re talking about, as usual. Even if Pollard were still on the Texans with their #2 overall defense, he would still be a liability in coverage. Some things you just can’t hide.

  12. randallflagg52 says: May 8, 2012 9:04 PM

    @billhicks666

    He seemed to do pretty well in coverage in a Ravens defense that was 4th against the pass and allowed the fewest passing TD’s in the NFL. So I think it’s you that don’t know what you are talking about.

  13. bigwinintx says: May 8, 2012 9:13 PM

    B.P. couldn’t cover a bed with a blanket and can’t catch a cold!

    He gets burned on so many deep routes, it ain’t even funny.

  14. ihateclevelandandphillyandbaltimore says: May 8, 2012 9:15 PM

    The ravens will forever play the back seat, to that team with 6.

  15. bozosforall says: May 8, 2012 9:19 PM

    Good job, Ravens!

    Thumbs down if you are a crybaby Pats fan who still can’t get over Tammy Brady getting hurt on a clean play that wasn’t penalized nor fined.

  16. arlingtonsynn says: May 8, 2012 9:32 PM

    I don’t think Tom Brady questions Pollard’s coverage skills.

    He did a hell of a job “covering” Welker and Gronk.

    Good player but nasty mofo. Makes a great Raven.

  17. blue18hutthutt says: May 8, 2012 9:33 PM

    One of my favourite players in the NFL

    Keep injuring Patriots!!!

  18. nflfan1 says: May 8, 2012 9:38 PM

    This puts the exclamation point on a truly being a Raven. Coaches who don’t stand by what they say. Players who talk too much having never accomplished anything in the grand scheme of things, a quarterback who whines about getting no respect all the time, THIS bum who takes pride in injuring players and fans who applaud mediocrity. You finally beat the Steeler’s but still have not been to a super bowl in ten years. That’s mediocrity. He truly is a Raven. No class what-so-ever.

  19. infectorman says: May 8, 2012 9:44 PM

    “He has indicated since the first day he stepped into our building last training camp that he wanted to be a Raven for the long haul.”
    ***********

    So he wants to come in 4th place year after year after year, and play for a coach that is almost as much an idiot as Rex Ryan?

    Hey, to each his own

  20. johanneschimpo says: May 8, 2012 9:54 PM

    Look out Tom Brady!

  21. pftcensorssuck says: May 8, 2012 9:58 PM

    The guy that cheap-shotted Tom Brady out of a year of his career, paired up with the chump who tried to cheap-shot him when he came back.

  22. dirtierwater says: May 8, 2012 10:30 PM

    How consistent of the Ravens, whose most decorated player is a murderer, to extend another player whose only talent is injuring others.

    Way to go, Baltimore. Not unlike your city, in which no one will visit for fear of their lives, your football team epitomizes violence in sport.

    And sucks too. At least the criminal team you’re trying to mimic wins on occasion, towel and all.

  23. ravenator says: May 8, 2012 10:49 PM

    Awesome signing! He plays the game of football the way it was meant to be played.

  24. descendency says: May 8, 2012 11:19 PM

    He’s basically a Patriots killer. Brady’s knee, Welker’s Knee, and Gronks ankle.

    I should make a bountygate joke, but he just seems like a hard football player.

  25. doublebro says: May 8, 2012 11:30 PM

    “Bernard showed last year that he is a Raven,” G.M. Ozzie Newsome said.

    Yeah, old and done.

    And oh by the way, he still can’t cover my grandma.

  26. jimiinpa says: May 8, 2012 11:36 PM

    steelersaresuperiorineveryway6welookdownandlaugh says:May 8, 2012 8:38 PM

    6 rings. Think about it.

    ———————————————————-
    i did think about it , this is what i came up with

    6 rings and a R A P I S T

  27. thekingdave says: May 8, 2012 11:45 PM

    @randallflagg52

    He plays next to this guy named Ed Reed who has a habit of making the other safety appear better than they are. Facts are facts, Pollards a liability when counted on in coverage.

  28. fernjag says: May 9, 2012 12:26 AM

    Bernard Pollard missed way too many tackles for my liking. He is a great guy and a tough hitter. Plays hard. But, as a Texan fan, I’m glad he is with the Ravens. Jacoby Jones is a great guy too, I’m glad he is with the Ravens too!!!

  29. rebel21das says: May 9, 2012 12:36 AM

    Congrats on the new contract Pollard, crossing my fingers you got on out there and break a leg, or if I’m really lucky it might be an ACL for the year. Go figure the Ravens continue their reign of signing Dbag players. lol

  30. bshuclassof2012 says: May 9, 2012 1:04 AM

    BONECRUSHER!!!! Great signing, adds a solid veteran presence.

  31. jimiinpa says: May 9, 2012 1:12 AM

    haters gotta hate

  32. chrisjohnston10 says: May 9, 2012 6:10 AM

    Pollard is hardly the “Patriot Killer”. After his cheap shot on Brady, Brady has only moved on to win Comeback Player, MVP, led the pats to the best record in the AFC the last two years, Super Bowl appearance.

    Pollard didn’t tear Welker’s ACL. Welker’s knee buckled when he was doing a cut. And he’s also become an annual pro bowler.

    After Gronk rolled his ankle, he came back to that game and played in the Super Bowl. When he sets TE records again this season, comment and say he was killed.

  33. slickster35 says: May 9, 2012 7:07 AM

    Best move the Chiefs made in years. Get rid of a major liability and we now have the best young tandem at safety in the league.

    Go wiff at some more tackles Bernie. The slow fans think it looks “cool”.

  34. ahostiletakeover says: May 9, 2012 7:12 AM

    Yeah, Pollard can’t cover anyone, I mean I remember in just the most recent game he played, Brady and Matt Slater really beat him when he defended that pass in the end zone that he tipped to Jimmy Smith for an INT.

  35. rockthered1286 says: May 9, 2012 8:17 AM

    First and foremost, I can easily tell @randallflagg52 is the only person who watched more than just the Ravens playoff games last year. Everyone else seems to be basing their theories of “he can’t cover” and “dirty player” on previous seasons and CLEAN hits.

    So here’s the challenge I present to @billhicks666 @bigwinintx @pftcensorssuck @dirtierwater @descendency @thekingdave @fernjag @rebel21das @slickster35 : Find me one play from the 2012 Ravens season where Pollard either a) got burned, b) took a dirty shot and was fined for it, or c) showed he’s slow and old

    Not saying he’s ever missed an assignment, hell even the Revis’ of the world miss one or two, but I’ll say you can’t name a single time because he came to a team that thrives on a strong D and he stepped his game up. Texans were not a defensive minded team by any stretch of the imagination until Wade came around, nor were the Chiefs.

  36. rc33 says: May 9, 2012 9:54 AM

    Note to Roethlisberger, Dalton and whoever’s the QB in Cleveland; throw all day on this clown.
    He can’t cover a fence post
    As the Ravens will soon find out.

    Sincerely,
    Texans fans

  37. rebel21das says: May 9, 2012 11:05 AM

    The only reason why people don’t like this guy is because A. he sucks in coverage. B. He accidently hurts players that are way way way way way way way way more talented and exciting to watch then Pollard will ever be (regardless of what stupid bias you might have its the truth) . C. He’s just another big mouth in the NFL and honestly there’s penalty enough of those kind of foot in mouth players in the NFL already, and they all seem to reside mostly on two teams ……. the Jets and the Ravens.

  38. rebel21das says: May 9, 2012 11:08 AM

    lol penalty, meant plenty, see just thinking about this goof makes me think of a penalty, talk about your freudian slip.

  39. rebel21das says: May 9, 2012 11:09 AM

    jimiinpa says:
    May 9, 2012 1:12 AM
    haters gotta hate

    And this is just priceless because I bet that you don’t hate the Patriots at all right. lmao!!!!!!

  40. rc33 says: May 9, 2012 11:27 AM

    He got off to a good start here in Houston, looking very much like a guy that should be extended.
    Aggressive, a hitter; a steal free agent pick up, even.

    Despite his pleas, the Texans resisted giving him a long term contract.
    Then he started getting burned in coverage.
    Then getting regularly burned in coverage.
    ’til eventually, becoming a complete liability in pass coverage.

    Good Luck.

  41. billhicks666 says: May 9, 2012 11:29 AM

    randallflagg52 says:

    “He seemed to do pretty well in coverage in a Ravens defense that was 4th against the pass and allowed the fewest passing TD’s in the NFL.”

    That proves absolutely nothing and you know it. The Ravens CBs and Ed Reed are great in coverage and thus help cover up Pollard’s inadequacies in that department. Face it — Pollard has trouble covering fast TEs, let alone WRs. I actually watch HIM when he’s trying to cover someone and I see he has trouble. I don’t just say, “Well, the D he happens to play in ranked 4th against the pass and…blah, blah, blah.”

  42. randallflagg52 says: May 9, 2012 11:34 AM

    @slickster35

    The Chiefs have the best young safties in the league? That’s a good one bro. How about Seattle? Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor two second year pro bowlers. The chiefs have Eric Berry, who got his knee blown out by Stevie Johnson lol and itts not like Berry was lighting the NFL on fire before the injury.

  43. randallflagg52 says: May 9, 2012 11:48 AM

    @billhicks666

    You mad bro? Face it, he was awesome for Baltimore. I didn’t see him get torched at like like he did in Houston, like I said playing in a real defense like Baltimore’s will do wonders for a guys career. Houston is hardly a team known for excellance of any kind…

    Like someone said above, watch that Brady to Slater pass and tell me Pollard gets burned deep often.

  44. billhicks666 says: May 9, 2012 1:49 PM

    @randallflagg52:

    Just give it up, BRO (lol)! Pollard has never, NEVER, been known as a good cover safety, not in his entire career. Just b/c you pick one play in which he happened to not get beaten does NOT mean that he is good in coverage. For every good play he makes that you cite, I can cite (on YouTube) three plays in which he got burned.
    Houston isn’t known for excellence of any kind? That’s funny, because their defense was better than Baltimore’s just last year, fool! I guess that makes the Ravens defense downright putrid.
    Stop with the responses already, because you just make yourself sound stupid.

    Owned!

  45. billhicks666 says: May 9, 2012 1:52 PM

    @randallflagg52:

    And another thing, genius, Earl Thomas is really good, but he can’t hold Eric Berry’s jock. Your ignorance is reeeaaally showing, brainiac. You might want to shut up, at least for awhile.

  46. CKL says: May 9, 2012 2:28 PM

    blue18hutthutt says: May 8, 2012 9:33 PM

    One of my favourite players in the NFL

    Keep injuring Patriots!!!
    ___________________________________
    I’m so glad this type of post makes it through (eyeroll). I bet you are a genius that trolls about cameragate too…but you see nothing wrong with exhorting players to injure rivals. LOL

    Pollard seemed genuinely apologetic when his hit took out TB, now he’s all obnoxious about stuff. I wonder what happened to him?

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