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Chiefs vs. Texans: Sounds Like The Same Bernard Pollard

Kansas City Chiefs fans remember Bernard Pollard. Releasing the 2006 second round pick was one of Scott Pioli's first shocking moves since becoming the Chiefs GM.

I talked this week with SB Nation's Houston Texans blog, Battle Red Blog, and asked what Texans fans think of Bernard Pollard now that he's been there for a year.

The answer sounds similar to what Chiefs fans used to say.

On balance, I'd say Texans fans are fairly big fans of Pollard.  Once he was inserted into the starting lineup last year, the defense became much more stout against the run.  He hits like a freight train and is a difference-maker on special teams (his block of a fourth quarter FG in Washington allowed the Texans to complete their comeback). 

Pretty familiar, huh? So is this part:

As Kansas City fans know, Pollard is below average in coverage, to the point that some Texans fans believe he should play near the line of scrimmage much more frequently than he does, in more of a pseudo-linebacker role.  Pollard's a great in-the-box SS, but his shortcomings in coverage are enough of a concern that he doesn't help a woeful secondary at all in that regard. took less than a year for Texans fans to suggest he be moved to some sort of linebacker role. I think it took Kansas City fans more than a year to think of that one.

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