Jump to content

Hello Boards, Marcus Pollard?


Falconfan4197
 Share

Recommended Posts

Its been a while since i have posted anything let alone even come to the boards.. so i would like to say hello to you all once again. Quick question on what you guys think of what happend with Marcus Pollard. We signed a not amazing but pretty good deal of talent and dumped him almost as soon as he got off the plane. Was there any thought process there?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My theory was he was signed to scare Milner back onto the field. Pollard is signed, Milner practices with pain and realizes it isn't the end of the world. Milner makes the squad and Pollard is sent packing.

It seems to me that Pollard has better hands tho.. After Crumpler left the team I view the TE position as a bit of a drought... I was hoping to get Shockey until i heard he went to the Saints.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My theory was he was signed to scare Milner back onto the field. Pollard is signed, Milner practices with pain and realizes it isn't the end of the world. Milner makes the squad and Pollard is sent packing.

Rather than make such a negative assumption about Milner, I prefer to think of Pollard's signing as an insurance policy just in case Milner was not ready. If he was unable to go or showed some lingering effects from his injury, we had a veteran which could step in temporarily until Milner was ready.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Maybe he just failed his physical?? Why does it always have to be some kind of conspiracy on these boards! I bet if you wait around long enough, somebody will suggest he was unhappy after finding out that M.Vick probably wasn't going to be playing for the Falcons this season, and demanded a trade or his release!

kw

no conspiracy... just a question.. time to look in the medicine cabinet for some zoloft

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Maybe he just failed his physical?? Why does it always have to be some kind of conspiracy on these boards! I bet if you wait around long enough, somebody will suggest he was unhappy after finding out that M.Vick probably wasn't going to be playing for the Falcons this season, and demanded a trade or his release!

kw

No he didnt fail a physical. If he failed a physical he would not have been playing in the Baltimore game, which he was.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know something that the Pats usually do is use the last week or so of training camp to bring in an aging vet looking for work, and see how he does in practice. They cut him before the beginning of the season with the understanding that depending on how things work out, he could be added back to the roster if needed at some point during the season.

The Pats did that this year with Lynch for example...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My theory was he was signed to scare Milner back onto the field. Pollard is signed, Milner practices with pain and realizes it isn't the end of the world. Milner makes the squad and Pollard is sent packing.

I actually thought that maybe Pollard was signed in case Milner had a serious problem and couldn't get back anytime soon, but your theory may be more on target. Beyond that, I don't know the time line, if Pollard was with IND when Smith was with BAL. If so, Smith saw him regularly when he was at his best. After he left IND, he never seemed to be the same player. Maybe they brought him in to see if there was any spark left.

Apparently - there was not. :mellow:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...