Pollard on 'dinking & dunking' Pats
January, 24, 2012
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com
Ravens safety Bernard Pollard was a guest on KILT in Houston (audio link here, hat tip to sportsradiointerviews.com), with Josh Innes and Rich Lord, and he was asked his opinion of Super Bowl XLVI.
Should we care about his opinion from this perspective? I'm not sure, and I debated whether to post this here. Pollard twice referred to the Patriots as a "dinking and dunking" offense.
First, reflecting on the AFC Championship Game, he said: "If the game got to overtime, we knew we were going to the Super Bowl. I think we played a really good game. We had some things where we made some mistakes or whetever, but just for the most part, dinking and dunking wasn't going to win in 22 seconds."
Then, asked his opinion on the Super Bowl, he said, "I hope the Giants put a thrashing on the Patriots, I really do. To lose to a team like that, the way we played. We played a good game. You have to look at what the Giants have -- they have a front four that's relentless, they have a secondary that is really, really good. They have a linebacking corps that has been with them. The dinking and dunking, man, it's just not going to happen. They're going to have to take shots down the field."
On a different topic, Pollard was asked his thoughts on being called a "Patriots killer" for being involved in plays that injured quarterback Tom Brady, receiver Wes Welker and tight end Rob Gronkowski.
"That's fine and dandy. It's part of the game," he said. "If you don't like it, so what? I am going to go out there and I'm going to play me."
YOUR TURN: Does this opinion have any merit, or should a penalty flag be thrown for sharing it here? Do you believe the Patriots are a dinking and dunking offense? Share your thoughts in the comments section of this blog entry.