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It's funny because I didn't want to spend a #1 pick on a Center to begin with. Now that he's a Steeler, I really have no problem with Pouncey at all. His team mates seem to like and respect him. He also gets respect from many of the people I trust in the media as one of the best in the NFL at his position. I really don't give a rat's rectum about any of the rest of that stuff.
I respect your opinion Sug..
I think this was a thread where guys were asked why they disliked the guy though.
agreed with the thug element
Originally Posted by sick beats
Maurkice Pouncey takes heat from fans for promoting rap song on Twitter following Steelersí loss
Originally Posted by Ernie
by Rick Chandler Jan 10, 2012
The Steelersí Maurkice Pouncey got into it with some disgruntled fans on Twitter on Sunday, which is always amusing. The fans were miffed that Pouncey was promoting his rap song on Twitter only moments after the Steelers had lost to the Broncos on Sunday. The All-Pro center was injured and didnít play in the game. Things got pretty ugly, with Pouncey firing responses such as:
@stevegiglio season is over time 2 move on and get better!! What do u do for a living besides bothering me right now and reading my TL #lame
@scottalanlong dude u have 6 followers no one cares what u have to say!! Can u not see that!!
@stevegiglio I will idiot!! You enjoy your lame life!!
@Rick_D00Va why would I be mad Iím rich play for the steelers and have a awesome life!! Are u mad loser
OV you nailed it for me.
Originally Posted by Oviedo
And I WANTED A CENTER AND LOVED THE PICK.
But we don't even miss him when he is gone and why can't we convert short yardage better than we do if he is so great?
i don't hate the guy but I just see him as overrated. He is "good" and I like him as a starter. I just don't see us breaking the bank over him. I don't think we have a prayer of signing him because people buy that he is elite. He will be a loss but not a huge one.
That is serious "dick mode" to demean people in that way. No I like him even less. I hope they cut him this season.
Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel
OK I admit I am @Rick_D00Va. I do hate him because of his ugly tweet to me.
Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel
I think there are many good reasons not to like Pouncey but his play isn't one of them. He is a top 5 center in the league. He isn't "overrated" or any other such garbage. I am a proud UF hater but I love his play. I do think he needs to grow up. I don't believe he is the type of guy right now I want leading this franchise. Honestly, I would rather see guys like Heyward, Thomas, Miller, Mitchell and DeCastro being those leaders. These are guys known for their work ethic and do not have off the field immaturity issues.
It's crazy irrational to admit that the injuries were not his fault while at the same time saying that the injuries are one reason he's disliked.
A poster on the first page says "Being hurt for the Super Bowl run" as one reason the poster doesn't like Pouncey. Well yes, he was injured. A 300+ pound man fell on his ankle while he was face down on the ground after throwing a downfield block. For some reason, although the injury required surgery, the surgery wasn't done until after the FOLLOWING season. Think that might have hampered him?
His teammates elected him a captain. This apparently trivial fact is dismissed but crazy stuff is taken seriously. smh...
Last edited by RobinCole; 06-03-2014 at 09:00 PM.
Only one that is rational IMO is the Hernendez hat... that was insensitive. At the same time I understand wanting to support your friend and hope he isnt a psycho killer.
Originally Posted by RobinCole
Tweets... its too easy to get into an argument online and say something you regret.
Not really trying to change anyones opinion in this thread. Its obvious the dislike has roots on this board. Still weirds me out that people think we improved without him. Its not like we went 11-5 and made the playoffs.