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“Mutiny” may have been a factor in Pollard release

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A string of surprising moves in Baltimore extended on Wednesday to a player who supposedly was safe.

Safety Bernard Pollard is out, and everyone is wondering why.

As one league source said in response to the news, “Three teams in how many years. Soon four.  What does that tell you?”

Another source says that Pollard has a reputation for being outspoken, for complaining, and for drawing too much attention to himself.  He wears on a team, with his talent keeping him around for a second year or third year.

More specifically, we’re now getting the clear impression that last year’s incident that, as reported by Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports, was “practically a mutiny,” has contributed to the departure of Pollard — and could result in more players being purged.

And he’s where it gets really interesting.  (Or at least less uninteresting.)  Silver specifically mentioned Pollard and Ed Reed as instigators of the mutiny.

Coincidentally, we’re now getting indications that the Ravens don’t want Reed back.

So while coach John Harbaugh handled a difficult situation very well at the time (as evidenced by the team’s Super Bowl trophy), it looks like Harbaugh may have decided that, at the appropriate time, he’ll make sure it doesn’t happen again.

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  1. Sackville Rc says: Mar 13, 2013 2:20 PM

    It is going to be a long road back to the Super Bowl for this team.

  2. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:20 PM

    Good, maybe no one will sign this turd and he’ll be out of football. Dirtiest player in the league the last few years.

  3. whysomanylosers says: Mar 13, 2013 2:21 PM

    Ravens go from first to worst?

  4. stillers1229 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:21 PM

    The Ravenator wants an explanation as to why him team is imploding.

  5. flash1283 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:22 PM

    Another source says that Pollard has a reputation for being outspoken, for complaining, and for drawing too much attention to himself.

    You can say this about every Ravens player.

  6. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 13, 2013 2:23 PM

    A mutiny for Joe Flacco’s money ….

    abondon ship mates !!!!!!!!!!

  7. bettis3636 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:23 PM

    BAHAHA… LOVE watching this train wreck!!

  8. skinsrock says: Mar 13, 2013 2:23 PM

    The Patriots better scoop him up before he hurts anymore of their players.

  9. tlmoon2112 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:24 PM

    So what makes anyone think that Jim Harbaugh wants Pollard or Reed then?

  10. haterade999 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:25 PM

    The “mutiny” was in October.

    The Ravens won the SB in Feb. Is there really a story here?

  11. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Mar 13, 2013 2:25 PM

    Ahh whatever, 2 rings. We’ll previal.

  12. malekmj says: Mar 13, 2013 2:25 PM

    After winning a Super Bowl could it get any worse.

  13. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:25 PM

    Come to.indy

  14. ea2one says: Mar 13, 2013 2:25 PM

    Looks to me as we won’t be seeing much play like a Raven anymore. Our most physical players will be gone.

  15. truthplainandsimple says: Mar 13, 2013 2:25 PM

    …I don’t believe this…seems more like a cover-up for not being able to keep the team together, so the fans won’t be irate.

  16. Cereal says: Mar 13, 2013 2:25 PM

    Besides being a head case Pollard is also one dimensional as a player. That could have had a little to do with it as well.

  17. fballguy says: Mar 13, 2013 2:25 PM

    Shortest lived Super Bowl celebration ever.

  18. Steeley McBeam says: Mar 13, 2013 2:26 PM

    But the Ravens dont sign these types of players and if they do they have a coaching staff in place to handle these guys!

    Oh wait, no they dont.

    Who is the lockerroom leader on this team now? Its certainly not Mr. Personality Joe Flacco.

  19. sellout1983 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:27 PM

    How bad could this mutiny have possibley been? The Ravens won the GD superbowl!!

  20. stainlessstill says: Mar 13, 2013 2:27 PM

    Don’t let the Super Bowl trophy fool you. Yes, they got hot at the right time as a team and won the Super Bowl but there were signs of a Ravens team in total disarray. They were in total shambles, almost fist-fighting each other at one point of the season & finished the year losing 4/5 games. That 70 yard heave and catch in Denver with 30 seconds left breathed the life back into them. They had no business advancing after the Divisional Round and their true colors will speak volumes in a new calender year. 8-8, Balty.

  21. winninitall says: Mar 13, 2013 2:28 PM

    And I thought the jets where falling apart

  22. tuxbirds says: Mar 13, 2013 2:28 PM

    No official comment from the Ravens on this…. signings for Harewood, Canty and Berry this morning but no official announcement on Pollard. Pump the brakes Raven Nation. We heard this from Mc Kinnie last year.

  23. backuppunter says: Mar 13, 2013 2:29 PM

    well ravens fans get used to solid 9 or 10 win seasons. very few play-off wins, and no superbowl wins. that’s my opinion. i always wondered why pollard went through teams so fast he seems like a great player. i guess he’s a jerk.

  24. trbst11 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:29 PM

    Starting to look like a rebuild.

  25. blackngold4life says: Mar 13, 2013 2:29 PM

    Waits for the”He’s no good anyway” comments! 3….2…1.. GO!

  26. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:29 PM

    Man, it seems like just last month the Ravens were winning the Superbowl.

  27. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 13, 2013 2:29 PM

    IDK Mike, it sounds like they all grew closer because of that incident, which was described as morphing into a group therapy session. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think John H. is that vindictive…. Now his brother on the other hand…

  28. j0esixpack says: Mar 13, 2013 2:30 PM

    They’d better get a good knee brace for Flacco.

    Pollard’s now a man on a mission.

  29. aces79 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:30 PM

    Thats why the Super Bowl was “RIGGED” for the Ravens thats the last time there ever come that close 49ers will win many Super Bowls Ravens wont

  30. bigjdve says: Mar 13, 2013 2:30 PM

    People can say what they want about Jim being pissy, however it looks like while John doesn’t show his feelings he is just as passionate as his brother, and holds grudges.

    Talk about getting even.

  31. trbst11 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:31 PM

    Man the lifeboats! This ship is going down!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Women, Children, and Ravenator first in line!

  32. insman1017 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:31 PM

    Relax people. It’s the nature of the business. We will still be competitive. 31 other teams are constantly picking up the players we realize are past their prime. Name a player that has left and gone on to be successful…Stop thinking with your emotional attachment and use some common sense….We know when to let go…… Ozzie do your thing.

  33. iamapatsfan says: Mar 13, 2013 2:31 PM

    Revenge is a dish best served cold?

    I don’t know. I read that article again, and it seemed that everything came out good from it. And, in the end, they won the Superbowl. Lifting the Lombardi does a lot to assuage hurt feelings from way back in October. I don’t know if something like that, when a team is down the way they were, would really factor into someone like John Harbaugh’s thinking? Maybe, but he seems like the less egotistical of the brothers Harbaugh. Less likely to kick some good, veteran leaders out because of a spat at a bad time in the season. Especially when it turned around so well for them, more reinforcing his control and ideas, rather than eroding it.

  34. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:32 PM

    Being Steeler Nation is an art. It’s about being superior, being better than you will ever be. Jealousy follows, of course. Jealous?

  35. truetrue85 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:32 PM

    NOBODY wants this guy to sign with the Patriots more than the ACL of Welker and Brady, Gronk’s ankle and Ridley’s dome.

  36. bumbleb572 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:32 PM

    I’m sure he’s got a little something waiting for the ratbirds 120million dollar QB when he plays them again.

  37. gochargersgo says: Mar 13, 2013 2:33 PM

    Makes perfect sense. Every fight this team gets into on the field Pollard is right there in the thick of it. No secret by now that this guy is a total P.O.S. Evidenced by his 3 cuts/ trades despite being a pretty good player, as you said.

  38. ravensallday2012 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:33 PM

    The ravens track record speaks for itself. Ozzie is the best. We r the best team in the division just be default. Pitt signed burress is a true sign of a bad team. No worried raven nation we will be on top again

  39. gregstep says: Mar 13, 2013 2:34 PM

    The Ravens will be fine. The people they are losing are replacable.

  40. RavenzGunnerz says: Mar 13, 2013 2:34 PM

    stillers1229 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 2:21 PM
    The Ravenator wants an explanation as to why him team is imploding.
    ———————————

    I think he is too busy celebrating his Super Bowl win last Feb.

  41. officialgame says: Mar 13, 2013 2:35 PM

    Sometimes it’s better to not all get along.

  42. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Mar 13, 2013 2:35 PM

    He had some monster hits (some of which were costly) but he did make the team more vulnerable in coverage.

  43. ralphtherealravenfan says: Mar 13, 2013 2:35 PM

    Pollard, maybe. But Reed, they DEFINITELY want back. Reed has always spoke his mind, but he’s a team player. It was no different when Ray Lewis was frustrated with the team’s direction in the last days of Brian Billick. He called him out on local radio and said we should run the ball more, and when asked by Sage Steele if he should be fired, he replied “No comment.” That’s not mutiny, that’s a player being honest. Should it be made public? No. But they’re human. And coincidentally, a living legend. So they brought Lewis back when he hit free agency. They *should* do the same thing with Reed. Ed can be mercurial, but he actually took up for Harbaugh on that fateful day of “mutiny.” Kevin Van Valkenburg did an excellent piece on him and his method of leadership. If you read it, you’ll understand the Ravens NEED Reed.

  44. realdealsteel says: Mar 13, 2013 2:35 PM

    Notice..there are 32 responses above mine and you don’t see one Ravens fan. Why??? Because this is who Ravens fans truly are!

    The Ravens have been raped of talent the last couple of days and even their fans know that they won’t be sniffing a Super Bowl anytime in the next decade!!! Hahahahahaha.

    And wait until Flacco is throwing picks all over the field this coming season. After last season’s little aberration, the Ravens are back to being the losers they normally are.

  45. ravenswillalwaysbeourbitch says: Mar 13, 2013 2:35 PM

    The Ratbirds are done. Reed is talking to 3 teams right now. So now you have a no talent team with a way over payed wanna be QB. So good luck with that…… First to last in 1 season. So Ravenator stay sleeping at your mommy house and get ready for on other 10 years of nothing……….

  46. scoonie97 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:36 PM

    jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says:
    Mar 13, 2013 2:25 PM
    Ahh whatever, 2 rings. We’ll previal.

    ________________________________

    Don’t you mean, “They’ll prevail?”

    Congratulations on thinking you’re part of that team.

  47. theframechise says: Mar 13, 2013 2:37 PM

    Someone, please explain why this is a big deal and why it doesn’t make sense. Did you see this defense in the regular season last year? Below average. And no, this isn’t all because of Flacco’s contract, educate yourself on NFL business please. Next man up for the Ravens and I trust Ozzie Newsome’s plan. They’ll still be competitive, without a doubt.

  48. mvp43 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:38 PM

    Well- at least they re-signed their average QB to a block buster deal…… that’s something.

  49. baltimoreballs says: Mar 13, 2013 2:38 PM

    The ravens hate train is at full capacity.

  50. dnyc123 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:38 PM

    I wonder how sad and empty your life must be to run to an Internet message board to comment on ANOTHER team’s moves in free agency. Once, fine. But literally every single move? Pathetic.

  51. jamaltimore says: Mar 13, 2013 2:39 PM

    I guess Reed is no longer in the driver seat. The world champs laugh at the fools who cover this team for web clicks.

  52. ravenator says: Mar 13, 2013 2:39 PM

    No explanation needed when you have the best GM in the league. Cheers!

  53. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 13, 2013 2:39 PM

    The past two days must seem like trying to juggle with live grenades for ravenator. Yup the model franchise with the model GM, model leader Ray Lewis, model fans….just like everybody else. SB high is over reality sucks and now you know why it’s hard to repeat as champs. You haven’t won a SB in twelve years so you forgot what happens the year after you win and most of the fanboys on here weren’t old enough to watch tv alone the first time you won. I’d feel sorry for you ….but I won’t. Cheers!

  54. djjackson81 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:40 PM

    Harbaugh brothers are conspiring. Trade me Q and cut Pollard well sign him we get back to back Superbowls. Go team Harbaugh.

  55. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:41 PM

    benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:32 PM

    “Being Steeler Nation is an art. It’s about being superior, being better than you will ever be. Jealousy follows, of course. Jealous?”

    Ok, but all you’re really good at is narcissism.

  56. johnnythek1 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:41 PM

    Wow, will the last Raven out of the building please turn out the lights?

    As a Ravens fan, I feel like I’m having the bell-ringing hangover after the blow-out party.

    Time will tell whether Baltimore management are geniuses making tough decisions or idiots for dismantling a championship team. Given Ozzie Newsome & Co track record, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt for now…

    … but if more players get cut, I may change my mind!

  57. biglaj007 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:41 PM

    Lot of hate for Ravens, why do you all hate success? Ravens will continue to shine & anyone who thinks that 70 yard saved Ravens season is a fool. Game went to OT, & Bmore sealed the deal. Please keep hating cause we Bmore fans like it that way.

  58. stainlessstill says: Mar 13, 2013 2:41 PM

    ravensallday2012: Dude, you guys lost Lewis, Pollard, Ellerbe, Birk, Boldin & Kruger and more to come. You’re now in rebuild mode as quickly as any other rebuilding team in the league. Again, Ozzie has a track record but never, ever NEVER was he ever tied down to a 120million dollar QB that will outweigh itself over the never several off-seasons. You’re simply going to find out what it’s like to be cap strapped and lose the player that made you relevant. The Steelers have been GREAT at it. Baltimore? Yet to be seen but with a tie-down to a QB like Flacco, Baltimore could SUFFER.

  59. killitandeatit says: Mar 13, 2013 2:41 PM

    Pollard reportedly “lost it” when Joe Flacco walked by with a double order of McD’s Chicken McNuggets and refused to share. He then told him to: ” stick to your guns and maybe you can afford to buy your own McNuggets.”

  60. 6allsohard6more says: Mar 13, 2013 2:42 PM

    Ravens he his replacement already on the roster and I think they will move Jimmy Smith to FS

  61. haterade999 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:43 PM

    Steelers fans – Stalkers.

    Sad. T.M.I.

  62. discountdoublecheck says: Mar 13, 2013 2:43 PM

    Not a Ravens fan, but all I know is I’ve learned to never doubt Ozzie Newsome on anything.

  63. ampats says: Mar 13, 2013 2:44 PM

    Should have hired Rex instead of Harbaugh, Rex knows how to keep a team from imploding.

  64. ronpipes2013 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:44 PM

    Ravenator, you have to be a little worried. I am not happy that the Steelers are constantly pushing money into the future in rergards to the salary cap. I say cut, Troy tt. Draft Elam from Florida and start over.

  65. clarencewhorley says: Mar 13, 2013 2:45 PM

    it has been said but Pats should sign him and put him on IR immediately for the next 2-3 years

  66. footballislife51 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:46 PM

    I love the Steeler fans talking trash. Your team is already awful and will still lose to the Ravens at least once, guaranteed. Pretty sure that the Ravens will replace these guys with younger players. Since they had severe problems with guys underneath covering anyway, I dont think any loss other than Ellerbe is all that damaging. They may improve.

  67. moagecu says: Mar 13, 2013 2:47 PM

    All I got out if this is that there are A LOT if bitter people commenting on here.

  68. dickjagger says: Mar 13, 2013 2:48 PM

    Wow, look at all the haters out today! I get it from the 30 other teams that didn’t win the Super Bowl, but steelers fans, really?! Your team has been pathetic the last two seasons and have only begun to lose key players cause your GM is restruturing deals like it won’t come back to get them later. Ozzie Newsome knows what he’s doing which is why he’s the best GM in the NFL (and why the Ravens always are and will continue to be contenders). Hate on fools!

  69. fukpittsburgh says: Mar 13, 2013 2:48 PM

    As a Ravens fan, I LOVE IT. We have one of the best coaches in the league, one of the best front offices, and we have still have PLENTY of ballers on this team. The thing I love most though: the HATE and the DOUBT that we in Bmore have become so accustomed to watching our team deal with. Nothing more fun then constantly being doubted and then watching your team rise above it to rub back in everyone’s face. Keep fueling the fire.

  70. jnbnet says: Mar 13, 2013 2:49 PM

    Sackville Rc says:
    Mar 13, 2013 2:20 PM
    It is going to be a long road back to the Super Bowl for this team
    ———————————————–
    Yes, a long road…but not to the super bowl

  71. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 13, 2013 2:51 PM

    No explanation needed when you have the best GM in the league. Cheers!

    Yup great motto : if you cant dazzle them with brilliance then baffle them with bullsh–…..I expected a smarter reply from fan boy número UNO ….I am crushed.

  72. nite2al says: Mar 13, 2013 2:52 PM

    Why all the Raven hate? Last time I checked, we still got Flacco, Rice and a whole host of good players.

    So what if we don’t win the SB next year? We just won it. How did your team do?

    95% of you didn’t even know Ellerbe or Kruger before the playoffs started.

    Ravens will still win the division and make the playoffs. None of the guys that left to free agency are in the top 10 at their respective positions. We will be okay.

  73. melikefootball says: Mar 13, 2013 2:55 PM

    Enjoy the SB replays Raven fans. This is what happens to teams that win the big one , all your plasyers put that I’m Sooooo good chip on their shoulders and move on for money. What you are stuck with higher tickets.

  74. kw27p says: Mar 13, 2013 2:56 PM

    Not a ravens fan,but only time will tell to see if they made the right moves obviously. Also remember the NFL is entertainment and any jabroni on here has no personal attachment to your team other than being a fan so quit thinking you’re part of the organization. Come out your mom’s basement and get real.

  75. lks311 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:59 PM

    It appears the Ravens are burning their Super Bowl goodwill capital to re-build…see you in 2014.

  76. stainlessstill says: Mar 13, 2013 2:59 PM

    I love the Steeler fans talking trash. Your team is already awful and will still lose to the Ravens at least once, guaranteed

    ——————————

    Do you understand what you sound like? We’re invading only because 1.) That’s what you guys do to US on every Steelers article and 2.) because that’s what we do.

    I find it quite funny that you label us an “awful” team and say we will lose to the Ravens “atleast once, guaranteed.”

    Not only is that saying that we will atleast beat YOU once GUARANTEED, you still have to wonder how awful we really are when we rolled out in a stretcher and STILL beat you with Charlie Batch.

    We swept you multiple times, sometimes 3 times in a row in one season. We’re also 3-0 against Baltimore in the playoffs including a trip to the Super Bowl in 2008 and Conference Championship in 2010.

    Kudos to the trophy, but don’t act like Baltimore doesn’t have any more problems than what the Steelers have been facing. Balty could have easily been 8-8 a season ago. Good luck converting 4th and 29′s next season and getting out of facing a healthy Roethlisberger TWICE.

    ‘Aint happening.

  77. ampatsisahypocrite says: Mar 13, 2013 3:00 PM

    Hey nite2al — ask yourself, is it worth it to wreck a team that maybe could’ve won 2 or 3 Super Bowls just so you can overpay a so-so QB who lucked into one? What you’re saying is, you got your ring, and now you’re fine with the team being a skeleton of itself from now on. Well, OK then.

    I can’t WAIT til Flacco has to run the show now, instead of sitting behind the scenes and letting others do the work. No more sliding by with those typical 10-for-21 140-yard passing games, not when you’re collecting the big bucks. They’ll even be booing him at the drive-through window when he picks up his chicken nuggets.

  78. tim8450 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:01 PM

    All these people saying the Pats should sign him, honestly, the Jets should sign him, it’s so obvious.

    1) Malcontent/locker room cancer
    2) Patriot dream crusher
    3) Cheap to sign

    Perfect fit.

  79. RavenzGunnerz says: Mar 13, 2013 3:03 PM

    WOW, The Super Bowl Champions are in troubles!!!!

    – Fans of teams who haven’t won zilch in the last decade.

  80. tim8450 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:04 PM

    @nite2al

    “Why all the Raven hate? Last time I checked, we still got… ”

    Now you have a slight taste of what it is like to be a Pats fan. When your team plays in five superbowls, the noise is deafening.

  81. bigdawg24 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:07 PM

    Come back to the Chiefs. We have a new regime that actually know something about football (not like Scott Pioli when you were here before).

  82. flaccodelic says: Mar 13, 2013 3:07 PM

    stainlessstill says:
    Mar 13, 2013 2:27 PM
    Don’t let the Super Bowl trophy fool you. Yes, they got hot at the right time as a team and won the Super Bowl but there were signs of a Ravens team in total disarray. They were in total shambles, almost fist-fighting each other at one point of the season & finished the year losing 4/5 games. That 70 yard heave and catch in Denver with 30 seconds left breathed the life back into them. They had no business advancing after the Divisional Round and their true colors will speak volumes in a new calender year. 8-8, Balty.

    —-

    Well, Steelers fans do know a thing or two about going 8-8 I suppose. It seems like it makes a person very bitter, I wouldn’t know.

  83. hqdeezy says: Mar 13, 2013 3:09 PM

    It’s pretty clearly that John Harbaugh has a zero tolerance policy.

  84. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Mar 13, 2013 3:10 PM

    After seeing Bryant McKinnie sitting on the bench pretty much the entire regular season, this would not be a huge surprise.

  85. kingraven75 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:14 PM

    Hey you, yeah you the Raven Hater.

    I have one question for you to answer.

    How was your Super Bowl party?

    Mine was a lot of fun!

  86. jollyrob68 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:15 PM

    There comes a time when every team has to move on from veteran players who have been there a while. Reed should have retired with Ray Lewis and went out on top. I’m very surprised that Reed hasn’t signed with The Patriots or Saints already.
    New Orleans is home and he would help Rob Ryan’s Defense or be that VEteran that Bill B loves in New England.

  87. stainlessstill says: Mar 13, 2013 3:18 PM

    Well, Steelers fans do know a thing or two about going 8-8 I suppose. It seems like it makes a person very bitter, I wouldn’t know.

    ———————

    You wouldn’t know? Seriously? How long have you even been a Ravens fan? 2012? LOL. Since the AFC NORTH formed in 2002, the Ravens has seen records of 7-9, 6-10 & 5-11. You know what else you wouldn’t know? Beating the Steelers in the playoffs. 0-3! LOL.

  88. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 13, 2013 3:18 PM

    Well, Steelers fans do know a thing or two about going 8-8 I suppose. It seems like it makes a person very bitter, I wouldn’t know.

    You guessed wrong because we have ya know like three times as many rings your smugness newbie. You will be whining the usual raven mantra next year so enjoy your smug year on top skippy.

  89. theageofquarrel says: Mar 13, 2013 3:19 PM

    “Raven Nation” HAHAHAHA HOHOHOHO!!!!!
    That’s rich.

  90. stainlessstill says: Mar 13, 2013 3:21 PM

    Hey you, yeah you the Raven Hater.

    I have one question for you to answer.

    How was your Super Bowl party?

    Mine was a lot of fun!

    ————————

    They are a ton of fun, actually. We should know, we’ve had 8 of them.

  91. brutus9448 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:22 PM

    don’t worry Jump Ball Joe will fix it all

  92. rajbais says: Mar 13, 2013 3:25 PM

    “Another source says that Pollard has a reputation for being outspoken, for complaining, and for drawing too much attention to himself. He wears on a team, with his talent keeping him around for a second year or third year.”

    And why was Terrell Owens not in football recently?

    Pollard showed that “cancerous” or bad locker room guys can be a part of titles. Why was Owens not on teams that needed him in the past?

    New England should sign him and maybe he’ll be fine there. At least he can play SS well unlike Patrick Chung.

  93. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:25 PM

    BREAKING NEWS: Ed Reed and Pollard are in Indy today and have signed with the Indianapolis Colts

  94. overratedsteelerhater says: Mar 13, 2013 3:27 PM

    we got more cap space than loserburg so
    lets just see the final roster.then it’s back
    to the playoffs!!!!!

  95. ripster65 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:27 PM

    kingraven75 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:14 PM

    How was your Super Bowl party?

    Mine was a lot of fun!
    ——————————
    Enjoy ‘cuz it damn sure isn’t ging to happen again anytime soon. Clearly they just waited until March to begin the mutiny.

  96. samoanjungle says: Mar 13, 2013 3:28 PM

    All things considered, including a change at OC, John Harbaugh is like the ubercoach of the NFL in winning a SB with that mess. And I say that being a Bengals fan.

  97. nagaswan says: Mar 13, 2013 3:33 PM

    Probably the biggest tragedy this fanbase will ever face. Or maybe everyone who says they know how to run the team better will get the chance to prove themselves when they are general managers so they don’t sound like idiot trolls!

  98. rajbais says: Mar 13, 2013 3:35 PM

    The Ravens are not playoff contenders next season with these removals!!!

  99. jprcox says: Mar 13, 2013 3:36 PM

    Could it get more wierd? I mean its like the Ravens just decided 1 Superbowl was enough – time to rebuild.

    In many ways it doesn’t make very much sense to pay Flacco what they did if they are going into rebuild mode. Better to embrase 0-16 than 4-12, or 6-10…for draft picks. Just the fact I suggested the World Champs worry about draft picks is nuts.

  100. patriotenvy says: Mar 13, 2013 3:39 PM

    Like I said – this guy is below the Patriots. Anyone that thinks the patriots should pick him up to stop him from hurting their players has to be joking. This guy would be nothing but problems.

  101. eightysixisback says: Mar 13, 2013 3:42 PM

    While i agree that some of the steelers fans on here are being a little obnoxious, as a steelers fan i have to point out to any of you who aren’t aware of it that EVERY s time there is a story that is even the slightest bit negative about the steelers, Ravenator posts 6 or 7 times telling us all how happy he is that the steelers are falling apart and that they are done. That is why there are a bunch of steelers fans on here saying the same things about the ravens after reading this story. I wouldnt even care about this story but i have to admit that i scrolled down through the comments thinking where are you now ravenator and how do you like it? The truth is that both organziations put a competitive team on the field almost every year. The sky isn’t falling both teams will figure out a way to remain competitive.

  102. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Mar 13, 2013 3:53 PM

    Ravens are falling apart!!! Hahahahaha

  103. bobonmycob says: Mar 13, 2013 3:55 PM

    dickjagger says:Mar 13, 2013 2:48 PM

    Wow, look at all the haters out today! I get it from the 30 other teams that didn’t win the Super Bowl, but steelers fans, really?!

    Ravens fans problem #1: Ego. You win the SB once, lose all your star players, and then worship oz like he can repair the hole in the boat by himself LOL. Enjoy your sinking ship. Fans of other teams don’t need to be jealous of the Ravens SB victory to hate them. It’s an easy thing to do. I mean the Ravens are the new Jets of the NFL so rather then hate we just laugh… but you get my point

  104. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 13, 2013 4:00 PM

    .. ♪♫ and the wheels on the short bus go round and round ♪♫…

  105. dwnhillwhaler says: Mar 13, 2013 4:03 PM

    God its so funny how something that happened in October can still be spinned into Flacco’s fault because he got paid. guy never missed a start and won a super bowl. whats wrong with him getting his. anyone seen what kind of money Vick or Russel got?

  106. theageofquarrel says: Mar 13, 2013 4:08 PM

    2 Super Bowls + 16 years = DYNASTY!!!!
    Or by the way Raven fans run their yaps you think they win it every year. 2 in 16 years you still have a looooong way to go to catch some franchises with 4 + Lombardi’s.

  107. rushmatic says: Mar 13, 2013 4:13 PM

    ravenswillalwaysbeourbitch says:

    The Ratbirds are done. Reed is talking to 3 teams right now. So now you have a no talent team with a way over payed wanna be QB. So good luck with that…… First to last in 1 season. So Ravenator stay sleeping at your mommy house and get ready for on other 10 years of nothing……….

    ___________________

    You guys signed Plaxico Burress. ‘Nuff said. LOLOL

  108. haterade999 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:17 PM

    bobonmycob says:
    Mar 13, 2013 3:55 PM
    Ravens fans problem #1: Ego. You win the SB once, lose all your star players, and then worship oz like he can repair the hole in the boat by himself LOL.
    __________________

    Won the SB 2x jerk off. Also been in the playoffs over 50% of years since the team became the Ravens.

    Also been in 3 AFCCG, and won a SB in the last 5 years.

    Where’s your team?

  109. Deb says: Mar 13, 2013 4:18 PM

    I’ll be perfectly honest: As a Steelers fan, I’m glad Pollard won’t be playing for the Ravens next season because he’s good at his job. But I don’t like how he conducts himself and don’t think losing him will hurt the Ravens. And I’m beginning to feel the same about Ed Reed.

    I’ve long admired Reed’s talent–love watching the guy play. But these games he plays every off season about whether he’ll return–games that seem designed to bilk the Ravens for more money–are leaving a bad taste. He’s on the downside of his career, and he’s not the master motivator Lewis was. At this point, I think Pollard’s actually the bigger loss on the field. If Ed’s a problem in the locker room, maybe it’s in the Ravens’ interest to sever those ties now. Either way, no matter how I feel about them as rivals, I know this organization is as solid as the Steelers. Their leadership will make the right call for their team.

  110. bullcharger says: Mar 13, 2013 4:18 PM

    Looks like the Ravens will struggle next year. Too many good players have gone now. Young guys won’t fill the gap in one year.

  111. brownstain says: Mar 13, 2013 4:25 PM

    Ozzie understands that this tean needs to get younger. It may take a couple drafts, but yjey’ll be dominant again. Ozzie doesn’t miss on picks.

  112. overratedsteelerhater says: Mar 13, 2013 4:28 PM

    pittsburg 6 in 47
    san fran 5 in 47
    new england 3 in 47
    green bay 4 in 47
    we’ll talk after we get 47 chances.1 every 8 yrs
    is damn good!!! GO RAVENS

  113. regis18 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:38 PM

    How about the defense mutinying about Cam Cameron’s offense leading to the canning of Cameron during the season and the canning of the mutineers now?

  114. ampatsisahypocrite says: Mar 13, 2013 4:38 PM

    I got news for ya, steelerhater — the Ravens have been around in reality since 1946. It was just that they were called the “Browns” before you stole them from Cleveland. So I guess 2 Bowls in 47 chances isn’t bad…

  115. ravenswillalwaysbeourbitch says: Mar 13, 2013 4:39 PM

    Reed is on his way to The Winers………….
    Attn, Attn, Baltimore is the NFL armpit of the world.

  116. phillyphanatic77 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:41 PM

    I love all the Steelers fans talking trash about the Ravens organization, despite the fact that their team was totally irrelevant last season. 8-8 doesn’t make you superior to a team that just won the Super Bowl. So sick of people from Pittsburgh acting like gods gift to the sports world. FYI SteelersNation, the Ravens have won as many Lombardi trophy’s over the past 15 years as your almighty Steelers.

  117. rlj2170 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:46 PM

    The Ravens resemble the Miami Marlins a lot don’t they?

  118. 6superbowls says: Mar 13, 2013 4:47 PM

    footballislife51 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:46 PM

    I love the Steeler fans talking trash. Your team is already awful and will still lose to the Ravens at least once, guaranteed.
    ——————————————
    Awful? Awful beat the Ratbirds in their own house, under the lights, with a 3rd string, “washed up” 38 yr old QB.

  119. ndrick731 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:49 PM

    Another source says that Pollard has a reputation for being outspoken, for complaining, and for drawing too much attention to himself. Sounds a lot like a certain murder that just retired to me.

  120. footballfan says: Mar 13, 2013 4:54 PM

    No explanation needed when you are a one and done team. This team has fallen faster than any other.

  121. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:54 PM

    If we cannot re-sign Kenny Phillips, I will definitely take the Thomas Brady Killer.

  122. bigdaddyraven says: Mar 13, 2013 4:58 PM

    I guess the Ravens are really a successful team, all the haters prove it. There was a time when a Ravens thread got 20-30 comments, now hundreds…hey Ravens fans, we have arrived! How sweet it is…SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!

  123. dickson29 says: Mar 13, 2013 6:13 PM

    and……………………………Down go the ravens!

  124. mungman69 says: Mar 13, 2013 8:13 PM

    Hey, Baltimore just won their second Super Bowl so how many teams win two in a row?

  125. jackericsson says: Mar 13, 2013 9:18 PM

    All this negative news almost makes me feel sorry for you Raveneater. Never mind- it doesn’t! Having claimed the Lombardi and now talking smack of 2 time champs doesn’t matter, you are still an illegitimate franchise. And even worse, you still are in Nasty Baltimore.

  126. bunkmcnulty says: Mar 13, 2013 11:51 PM

    Funny how the Steeler fans talk over and over again about the 70 yard catch against Denver. Do they remember Franco’s catch??? Oh, but that was skill…right?

    I am not comfortable losing all these bodies, but the front office was VERY upfront in the state of union news conference, they are building for the future, not just ’13.

    I trust Oz, but I loved Pollard. Hard hitter yes. Dirty? No way. I will miss his “thumper” style of play.

  127. smgraff4 says: Mar 14, 2013 12:46 AM

    Memo to the wise. As of now, the Ravens have 12-13 picks, in what is considered (so far) to be a very deep draft. That’s a lot of picks to play with.

    Ultimately, you were gonna play with fire with the chemistry. But the Ravens are going to get younger. We should still trust that Ozzie and co. know what they are doing. That is either enough picks to get Darrelle Revis without much damage, or find players that can contribute just as well.

    But the Ravens got the most important thing they needed for the “New Era of the NFL,” which is a franchise QB locked up for the forseeable future.

    There are painful losses. I am certainly disgusted by all the losses. But it’s the end of one era, and the beginning of a new era–with potentially a new identity/corps of players. And most of these guys, outside of Reed, were mercenaries to begin with–useful mercenaries, but mercenaries.

  128. inallsincerity says: Mar 14, 2013 12:02 PM

    “I’ve got a rule: I never, ever, ever hold a grudge,” Harbaugh said. “And I kind of have a rule that nobody else is allowed to hold a grudge, either. There are no grudges. We’re a bunch of guys. We don’t hold grudges. Right? We move on.” – John Harbaugh, November 2012

  129. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Mar 14, 2013 3:25 PM

    Pollard is a headhunter. Ravens are better off without him.

  130. kingrons8402 says: Mar 14, 2013 4:59 PM

    I wouldn’t be worried about the mutiny anyway just like John prob wasnt. If Ray Lewis isn’t involved in the mutiny then it wouldn’t have been succesful anyways.

  131. infectorman says: Mar 14, 2013 10:20 PM

    ravensallday2012 ays: Mar 13, 2013 2:33 PM

    The ravens track record speaks for itself. Ozzie is the best. We r the best team in the division just be default. Pitt signed burress is a true sign of a bad team. No worried raven nation we will be on top again

    ____

    Dude,
    One more time. In English, please!

  132. woodley56 says: Mar 15, 2013 6:35 AM

    I just have to chuckle at the Ravens fans, you swept us ONCE whoop dee do. You’ve technically only beaten us what once or twice WITH Ben? Most of your wins come from Ben not playing. The Steelers are awful? Really? Steelers have been to 3 SBs in 6 years, 2 of which we won, 1 with which I had the pleasure to attending and WE are awful? One year in how long we don’t make the playoffs and we are awful??? C’mon man!
    Ravens first big show in 12 yrs and now they act like they are the team to beat, listen your team was crapping the bed in the SB when the Niners went vanilla..you caught up. Congrats to the Ravens but I personally think the football gawds were tired of your team/Harbaugh whinning about never winning it because of **place blame here** and gave this one to you. Had the Steelers NOT played down to the compettion and crapped the bed 5 games against HORRIBLE teams we would have had the #1 seed so don’t get it twisted. Oh and if you look at your W-L column as well you’ll see the Ravens lost against HORRIBLE teams as well, just got hot at the right time. Perhaps Falcco was thinking about that big pay day becuase he didn’t do squat all year until the playoffs…yes its really all that matters I understand that.
    Honestly when you lay down the stats or history, the only truly “awful” team was wearing black and purple….not black and gold.
    Oh and Ravenator..you’re hatred for the Steelers is driven by pure insane jealousy..simple as that. Most “football” fans can at least choke out one postive thing to say about another team. I’m a die hard Steeler fan but I do enjoy ALL football and I watch all games during the season (this coming from a woman who LOVES the game)
    May God be with you son….

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