Titans safety Bernard Pollard doesn’t think there was anything wrong with his hit on Redskins wide receiver Aldrick Robinson as Robinson was stepping out of bounds during the preseason opener for both teams.
“I don’t think so,” Pollard said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “You have to look at for me, as a defender, I am already coming in and already going in to make the hit, so I don’t see his other foot go out. He was inbounds and his other foot finally went out.”
Pollard also said that he doesn’t worry if the league fines him or not because he isn’t going to change the way he plays the game. So there likely weren’t any tears shed when he found out that the league has indeed gone ahead and fined him $10,000 for the hit, which was also flagged for unnecessary roughness during the game.
Pollard has been an outspoken critic of many rules the league has put in place as part of their effort to make the game safer and has been fined on several occasions in the past. He’s playing for a new team this season, but there aren’t many other differences from the Pollard of old.