Can Bernard Pollard be a bit too chippy at times? Sure. Does he miss a tackle going for the knockout punch every once in a while? Yes. Regardless, I think it’s downright foolish to cut the player who was our defensive MVP last season as he enters just his fourth year. Good thing I didn’t buy Bernard Pollard’s jersey like I had planned.
I knew the writing was on the wall for Zach Thomas. He’s an old, crippled man, and Corey Mays makes him expendable.
I knew the writing was on the wall for Ashley Lelie. Sure, he made a few grabs against second- and third-teamers, but nothing to warrant one of 53 roster spots.
But Bernard Pollard? This is the first big mistake of the Pioli Trinity era. Granted, we had five talented safeties, and it was the deepest position on the roster. My problem is, we just cut the most talented one. He fit so well in that young secondray. This is just madness. Madness, I tell you.
Jon McGraw was obviously kept for special teams and leadership purposes. Can’t disagree there.
Jarrad Page was kept because of his youth and potential.
But Mike Brown? The guy is old and gimpy. DaJaun Morgan? He’s had one good game as a Chief, and it was the last game. Hell, he didn’t even start. And what about Tyler Thigpen? Captain INT gets to keep his job? Derrick Johnson, the laziest, softest linebacker to wear the red and gold in recent memory gets to keep his Arrowhead, too?
The Chiefs aren’t thinking straight. The only possible explanation which makes any sense whatsoever to me is that Pollard must have really pissed Todd Haley off. Hopefully, there is something behind the scenes we don’t know about, because the skirmishes and yapping we heard about didn’t warrant a pink slip. Maybe Haley wanted to make the statement that “you will respect his authority?” I was hoping that statement would be made on Derrick “Patty Cake” Johnson. Guess not.
Remember when John Tait walked away? Joe Horn? I hope those painful memories are fresh, because I don’t want it to sting too bad when Pollard becomes a stud for some other NFL team. I just hope he doesn’t end up in the AFC West. That would be an absolute nightmare. Having a guy like the Bonecrusher extra motivated to stick it to us twice a year? Ugh, no thank you.
You’ll be missed, B.P. I hope you land on your feet, just not at our expense. In the meantime, it’s time for Scott Pioli to go sign a Courtney Taylor or Alex Smith. This offense needs targets, and it needs them bad. We better sign some hogs, too. I’m off to pour out some liquor for my fallen homey…
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