Bernard Pollard on the Ravens freefall: “We are the problem”

At the start of the season, the Baltimore Ravens were one of the favorites to go to the Super Bowl.

They were within one dropped pass in the 2011 AFC Championship game of reaching that goal, however, after a hot start that had the Ravens firmly in command of the 2nd seed, they have tailed off badly.

Cam Cameron wanted to install an offense similar to the New England Patriots, a fast paced hurry up that in the preseason had the Ravens looking unstoppable at 9-2 after 11 games, but since then they are 0-3.

Currently sitting in the 4th seed, has Cincinnati breathing down their necks trailing the Ravens by only one game with two games to go.

Bernard Pollard, the hard hitting, often outspoken safety for the Raven feels that the Ravens are their own worst enemy.

“We’re not good at a lot of things right now. We’re going to be exposed. We’ve been exposed,” Pollard said, according Garrett Downing of baltimoreravens.com.

“And now it’s time for us to go back to work and figure out how we can fix that?”

“We got to make a freaking run,” Pollard said. “For us, man, we dug a hole. We can’t complain. We did it. We [threw] this thing away.

We [threw] it away. As a team, we got to come together and we got to fix it. Everybody is talking about, ‘What happened?’ Well, what happened is us.

“We are the problem. We have to fix this issue. Everybody is talking about, ‘Well, you’re in the playoffs,’ well, who cares?

Because the way we’ve played, who cares about the playoffs? If we don’t fix it, that’s going to carry over to the playoffs. And we don’t want that to happen. We have to come together.”

 

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