The Kansas City Chiefs surprisingly cut safety Bernard Pollard on the final cutdown day before the season. He was out of football for a while before signing with the Houston Texans after the season started. Texans fans appear to be pleased with what they're getting out of him.
These are a few fan quotes from Texans Talk:
In terms of purely stopping the run and giving us the confidence boost needed to do so, he is the tied with Cushing (First round draft pick, #15.) as the team defensive MVP. These two have competely turned around the team and their mentality.
More after the jump.
Again from Section516:
Cushing and Pollard hits and just overall meaness seems to have inspired the entire LB core, they just fly around and HIT. Yeah yeah, a late hit here and there, but man, thats what we NEED. Once this D gets their identity, LOOK OUT.
From Hardcore Texan:
I am loving the signing of Pollard. We were really struggling at the position so one team's castoff was our team's treasure. He might struggle a bit in coverage but he makes up for in playing against the run. He brings the wood, loves to give out a hard hit and plays with intensity. Maybe just an average safety with respect to the rest of the NFL but was a definite upgrade for us. We have not given up those big run plays since he has been on board.
Pollard may have saved our season!
And, this last one from HOU-TEX is particularly telling as we sit here with sit here with 9 of the last 15 FanPosts being about the draft.
Anywho, no need to talk draft yet. Loads of football left.
The life of a team that hasn't won 3 of their last 31 games.