We’ve been hearing a lot from Bernard Pollard this week. The Ravens safety has expressed the defense’s frustration and its bruised pride.
Pollard is concerned about clamping down on the Texans offense on Sunday and about having better tackling, but one thing not on his mind, he said Wednesday on 105.7 The Fan, is returning to Houston, home of one of his former teams.
“I really don’t care,” he said, via sportsradiointerviews.com. “We have other issues. … For me to start talking about me being in Houston, that makes no sense whatsoever. My team is the Baltimore Ravens. I take this job serious, I take what we do serious and we have not performed well. Like I said, it’s time for us to put this thing together and go execute.”
Pollard praised the Texans offense.
“Very powerful offense,” he said. “Their offensive coordinator is a brilliant mind. Gary Kubiak is probably one of the most brilliant offensive coordinators I have ever seen. The guy knows how to put his players in position, he knows what to call, how to call it and when to call it. ... We have to know where Andre [Johnson] is at, we have to know where Arian [Foster] is lined up at and we have to know where Owen Daniels is at.”
And though he’s pleased with the Ravens’ record, he said the defensive trend can’t continue.
“That is great for us to be 5-1. I’m so excited to be 5-1, but at some point, we have to help our offense out. We can’t go out there and ask them to score 35 points per game, because it’s going to catch up at some point.”