Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Bills Bills
August 16th, 2014, 7:30pmET

CBS
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2012, 06:33 AM   #1
mesaSteeler
A Son of Martha
Supporter
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Posts: 7,976
Gender: Male
Member Number: 10438
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Cook: Didn't count on Pouncey moving on so quickly

Cook: Didn't count on Pouncey moving on so quickly
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
By Ron Cook, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

I long have maintained a lot of fans take losses harder than the players. The fans replay the game for months and never really get over it. The players realize it's a business, set it aside quickly and get on with their lives. The Steelers lost an AFC wild-card game Sunday to the Denver Broncos, 29-23, in overtime. It was a crushing defeat by any measure. But, by the weekend, many of the players will be vacationing at exotic locales. Others will drive home to their mansions in their luxury cars. And the fans? They still will be wondering what would have happened if wide receiver Mike Wallace hadn't dropped that 52-yard pass early in the second quarter or if center Doug Legursky hadn't snapped the ball over quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's head late in the first half or if cornerback Ike Taylor had just tackled wide receiver Demaryius Thomas in overtime.

I offer Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey as further proof of my theory.

"I'm rich play for the steelers and have a awesome life!" he tweeted soon after the game. "u wish u had my life!!"

A little context is in order:

Apparently, Pouncey, who did not play against the Broncos because of a high ankle sprain, forcing Legursky to take over the position, tweeted after the loss that his followers should purchase a rapper's music. Some fans were put off by his timing. Moments earlier, the season had ended painfully for his team -- their team -- in the Rocky Mountains. They also weren't happy that Pouncey missed another big game. The guy might be an All-Pro, but can you count on him? He sat out Super Bowl XLV in February with a similar high ankle sprain. The Steelers lost to the Green Bay Packers, 31-25.

At least one Pouncey follower -- someone named Rick -- took such offense that he responded and turned Pouncey into a Twitter fool, emphasis on the word fool.

"what do u do for a living besides bothering me right now ... " Pouncey tweeted.

"I will idiot!! you enjoy your lame life!!

"your a loser Rick! get a life I hate people like u! dont talk about my life dumb [expletive].

"unfollow me then loser!!

"I'm done talking to losers!"

I had to double-check that the malicious, offensive, vulgar words were coming from Pouncey. For a second, I thought I had tapped into Santonio Holmes' Twitter feed by mistake. You remember Holmes when he played for the Steelers? Urging a fan to kill himself because the fan had the nerve to criticize him for getting into yet another legal dust-up? Right before the Steelers traded him to the New York Jets, who now can't wait to get rid of him because he's also a cancer in their locker room?

Speaking of real losers.

By Monday morning, someone -- perhaps his agent or a Steelers official -- must have contacted Pouncey to tell him he came off like a jerk and how no player can win by taking on the fans. He tweeted the standard, if -- I'm guessing right -- insincere apology.

"I like to take the time to apologize for my action. it's just hard to end like that an I couldn't help my team fight.

"next year goal come back healthily an stronger. so I promise next year the year."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin -- weary from little sleep after an early morning arrival home from Denver -- was asked Monday about this Pouncey nonsense at his season-ending news conference. He said he hadn't seen Pouncey since after the game. I'm guessing he will see him soon at the team's South Side headquarters, if he hasn't done so already. Wouldn't you just love to sit in on that meeting?

Tomlin has much to consider in what figures to be his most challenging offseason. Future Hall of Fame wide receiver Hines Ward seems certain to retire. So do defensive linemen Aaron Smith and Chris Hoke. Tomlin must decide if he wants to bring back older players such as linebacker James Farrior, nose tackle Casey Hampton and backup quarterback Charlie Batch, all of whom contributed significantly to Tomlin winning one Super Bowl and making it to another. Heck, he must decide if he wants to bring back offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, who Sunday night, for the first time, looked every bit of his 74 years after his defense allowed Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to throw for 316 yards and two touchdowns and run for another 50 and a touchdown.

And Tomlin has to waste time on Pouncey's tweets?

I'll bet the coach loves that.

His players might be great football talents, but that doesn't mean they all are smart.

It's just a shame Pouncey didn't stop with one of his first tweets after the loss.

"season is over time 2 move on and get better!!"

In Pouncey's case, it's also time to grow up.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12010...#ixzz1j3fLwydA
mesaSteeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 07:37 AM   #2
TRH
Living Legend
 
TRH's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: eastern PA
Posts: 4,391
Gender: Male
Member Number: 17206
Thanks: 98
Thanked 222 Times in 155 Posts
Default Re: Cook: Didn't count on Pouncey moving on so quickly

WOW. Sounds like somebody else is coming down with a case of "arrogant-Wallaceism".

Pouncey just went down 2 notches in my book. Arrogance and c**kiness speaks volumes.
Why don't you get your a** off the couch and start playing, instead of being injured all of the time? His career has shown signs of greatness, but is built like Sepulveda, made of glass. Has the potential to have nothing but an injury plagued career.
This is the kind of nonsense that Tomlin needs to wield an IRON fist with. I'd like to see a "no more Twittering rule" about any reference to the team, players, or opposing players. Despicable, self-indulgent remarks.
"..done talking to losers". What an ironic remark.
TRH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 07:51 AM   #3
SteeleReign
Team President
 
SteeleReign's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,236
Member Number: 13943
Thanks: 296
Thanked 348 Times in 226 Posts
Default Re: Cook: Didn't count on Pouncey moving on so quickly

Quote:
Originally Posted by TRH View Post
WOW. Sounds like somebody else is coming down with a case of "arrogant-Wallaceism".

Pouncey just went down 2 notches in my book. Arrogance and c**kiness speaks volumes.
Why don't you get your a** off the couch and start playing, instead of being injured all of the time? His career has shown signs of greatness, but is built like Sepulveda, made of glass. Has the potential to have nothing but an injury plagued career.
This is the kind of nonsense that Tomlin needs to wield an IRON fist with. I'd like to see a "no more Twittering rule" about any reference to the team, players, or opposing players. Despicable, self-indulgent remarks.
"..done talking to losers". What an ironic remark.
I agree that Tomlin needs to make a statement here. This year, more than any other, is Tomlin's chance to make his mark. I hope Mike lights Pouncey up & sets the tone for 2012. No more BS. This past season began with a bunch of BS - Mendy, Hines, etc.
SteeleReign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 07:53 AM   #4
TRH
Living Legend
 
TRH's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: eastern PA
Posts: 4,391
Gender: Male
Member Number: 17206
Thanks: 98
Thanked 222 Times in 155 Posts
Default Re: Cook: Didn't count on Pouncey moving on so quickly

yep. There should be no 'apologists' for Pouncey around here. Can you imagine if Ray Lewis said something like that? Anyone from Baltimore? Santonio Holmes? Hell, Randy Moss? There would be a public outcry, especially around here.
TRH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 07:58 AM   #5
plenewken
Assistant Coach
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,474
Member Number: 3447
Thanks: 125
Thanked 25 Times in 16 Posts
Default Re: Cook: Didn't count on Pouncey moving on so quickly

This demonstrates once again that our coaches do a very poor job at controlling our players' attitude on and off the field.
I hope the Rooney's emphasize once again what's expected from players wearing the Steelers jersey.
plenewken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 08:16 AM   #6
TRH
Living Legend
 
TRH's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: eastern PA
Posts: 4,391
Gender: Male
Member Number: 17206
Thanks: 98
Thanked 222 Times in 155 Posts
Default Re: Cook: Didn't count on Pouncey moving on so quickly

Quote:
Originally Posted by plenewken View Post
This demonstrates once again that our coaches do a very poor job at controlling our players' attitude on and off the field.
I hope the Rooney's emphasize once again what's expected from players wearing the Steelers jersey.
great point.
I think that has been lost over the past 2 years. But they really need to drive that point home with a hammer. A REALLY BIG hammer.
TRH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 08:17 AM   #7
MDSteel15
Team President
 
MDSteel15's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Like a nomad, I live where I park at night...
Posts: 2,286
Gender: Male
Member Number: 8170
Thanks: 1,058
Thanked 332 Times in 222 Posts
My Mood: Blah
Default Re: Cook: Didn't count on Pouncey moving on so quickly

Pro Bowler or not, bitch slap the punk!
__________________
MDSteel15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 08:26 AM   #8
plenewken
Assistant Coach
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,474
Member Number: 3447
Thanks: 125
Thanked 25 Times in 16 Posts
Default Re: Cook: Didn't count on Pouncey moving on so quickly

Quote:
Originally Posted by TRH View Post
great point.
I think that has been lost over the past 2 years. But they really need to drive that point home with a hammer. A REALLY BIG hammer.
Do you imagine Bylsma and Lemieux tolerating this kind of crap? I hope it's the same with Tomlin and the Rooneys. We'll see.
plenewken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 08:29 AM   #9
TRH
Living Legend
 
TRH's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: eastern PA
Posts: 4,391
Gender: Male
Member Number: 17206
Thanks: 98
Thanked 222 Times in 155 Posts
Default Re: Cook: Didn't count on Pouncey moving on so quickly

Quote:
Originally Posted by plenewken View Post
Do you imagine Bylsma and Lemieux tolerating this kind of crap? I hope it's the same with Tomlin and the Rooneys. We'll see.
No, i can't.
Ego's are getting out of control around here all of a sudden, aren't they?
TRH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 08:36 AM   #10
ColoradoSteelerFan
Draft Prospect
 
ColoradoSteelerFan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 121
Member Number: 1660
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Cook: Didn't count on Pouncey moving on so quickly

The kid is young and immature. Unfortunately, it's a view into how many player's feel about the game they play. It's not about winning...it's about what it can do for them...their bank accounts, their popularity. We Cook said, we, the fans, take the game much more seriously than the player's do many times.

Pouncey needs to realize that is showing himself to be made of glass and that his team CANNOT count on him when they need him the most. THAT is the reputation you have created, Pouncey, in only two short years. THAT isn't going to continue to make you rich. THAT is going to find you being escorted out of Pittsburgh. Your next contract will be in St. Louis instead of Pittsburgh and you'll be playing for half what you make now.

Hope you are investing well...because with your body you'll be lucky to play in the NFL for 4 more years. If you are spending your $$$ like I think you are, you'll be broke and having to belly up to the counter at Micky D's to ask paying customers...you know those "losers" you referenced...to ask them if they want fries with that.
ColoradoSteelerFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts