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Bernard Pollard hopes the Giants thrash the Patriots

AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots gets tackle by Bernard Pollard #31 of the Baltimore Ravens during their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Bernard Pollard is not a popular man in New England, and his comments in an interview this week won’t change that.

Pollard, who wrecked Tom Brady’s knee in 2008 and ripped Brady as a pretty boy before Pollard’s Ravens lost to Brady’s Patriots last week, said on KILT in Houston that he’ll be rooting for the Giants in the Super Bowl.

“I really hope the Giants – I just hope they just put a thrashing on the Patriots,” Pollard said, via “I really do. To lose to a team like that the way we played. We played a good game.”

Pollard said he sees plenty of reasons to believe that the Giants’ defense will match up well with the Patriots’ passing game.

“You gotta look at the experience of the team,” Pollard said. “You gotta look at, What do the Giants have? They got a front four that is relentless. They got a secondary that is really, really good. They got a linebacking core that has been with them. The dinking and the dunking, man? It’s just not going to happen.”

Pollard also noted that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered an ankle injury when Pollard tackled him on Sunday, and he said to Patriots fans, “If you don’t like it? So what.”