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Old 01-10-2012, 09:38 AM   #11
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No, i can't.
Ego's are getting out of control around here all of a sudden, aren't they?
Yep. The worst is these punks don't show much pride of being Steelers on the field.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:41 AM   #12
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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.

Problem with that is that Pouncey, if he was booted to somewhere like St. Louis, couldn't give 2 s**ts. He's "still getting paid". The arrogance of today's athlete.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:49 AM   #13
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Problem with that is that Pouncey, if he was booted to somewhere like St. Louis, couldn't give 2 s**ts. He's "still getting paid". The arrogance of today's athlete.
My point is that if he's getting booted by the Steelers it will be because he's too fragile to be kept...not because of productivity while on the field. If he's getting booted by the Steelers, he will not be kept long by anyone else and his career will be over.

It does not appear we have a Mike Webster here...
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My point is that if he's getting booted by the Steelers it will be because he's too fragile to be kept...not because of productivity while on the field. If he's getting booted by the Steelers, he will not be kept long by anyone else and his career will be over.

It does not appear we have a Mike Webster here...

You're right, we don't. I'm sure the media around here that kisses his *** has something to do with his arrogant attitude.
I'm not sure how he made "all-pro" as when he DID play earlier this year he was getting manhandled on the line well more than average. I'm really furious with this kind of attitude and the blimp-sized head of Wallace...it has no place around here.
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Default Re: Cook: Didn't count on Pouncey moving on so quickly

Unfortunately, we (the NFL fans) are as much to blame for this as anyone else.

We all want to be instantly gratified by having whoever we feel is the latest "It" player out there on the field and we want them to be treated as the saviors we think they are. The teams along with the league are all too happy to cater to us (and those players) because it means that we're watching and that translates into mad bank for the sponsors as well as the NFL.

The downside of course is that this all tends to put these guys on pedestals when many of them don't yet deserve to be standing on a milk crate.

Old farts like me remember a day when a team acquired a player through the draft and even if that player was a so-called "skill player" like a QB or RB or WR, and even if they came into the league with a list of accomplishments as long as your right arm, they rode the pine for a couple of years and learned the ropes from the veteran players before they were given the opportunity to be a starter.

Today, a kid gets drafted and he's not only a starter, but if he has some college championship ring or is popular for whatever reason, he's handed endorsement deals as well as a hefty contract and signing bonus -- all before he's even put on an NFL uniform or set foot on an NFL field and most importantly before he's even demonstrated any ability to be a pro -- or to act like one.

Back in those days, the conversations we had revolved around how some new kid was "coming along" or when we thought he might be ready to start playing with any regularity and we just accepted that as part of the process of becoming a pro. In the real world that's called apprenticeship, where someone learns at the feet of a master not just a trade or a craft, but also how to treat their chosen field and the people who belong to it with respect and how to carry themselves as a professional.

But these days, a guy pays a fee for a license (or wins a few college football games) and they think that's all there is to being a pro and the idea of apprenticeship and learning from those who have been there before them and have paid their dues and learned from their mistakes is, to them (and too often to the people that hire them), an unnecessary waste of time.

That's not just a shame; it's quite often a big mistake.
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Unfortunately, we (the NFL fans) are as much to blame for this as anyone else.

We all want to be instantly gratified by having whoever we feel is the latest "It" player out there on the field and we want them to be treated as the saviors we think they are. The teams along with the league are all too happy to cater to us (and those players) because it means that we're watching and that translates into mad bank for the sponsors as well as the NFL.

The downside of course is that this all tends to put these guys on pedestals when many of them don't yet deserve to be standing on a milk crate.

Old farts like me remember a day when a team acquired a player through the draft and even if that player was a so-called "skill player" like a QB or RB or WR, and even if they came into the league with a list of accomplishments as long as your right arm, they rode the pine for a couple of years and learned the ropes from the veteran players before they were given the opportunity to be a starter.

Today, a kid gets drafted and he's not only a starter, but if he has some college championship ring or is popular for whatever reason, he's handed endorsement deals as well as a hefty contract and signing bonus -- all before he's even put on an NFL uniform or set foot on an NFL field and most importantly before he's even demonstrated any ability to be a pro -- or to act like one.

In those days, conversations revolved around how some new kid was "coming along" or when we thought he might be ready to start playing with any regularity and we just accepted that as part of the process of becoming a pro. In the real world that's called apprenticeship, where someone learns at the feet of a master not just a trade or a craft, but also how to treat their chosen field and the people who belong to it with respect and how to carry themselves as a professional.

But these days, a guy pays a fee for a license (or wins a few college football games) and they think that's all there is to being a pro and the idea of apprenticeship and learning from those who have been there before them and have paid their dues and learned from their mistakes is, to them (and too often to the people that hire them), an unnecessary waste of time.

That's not just a shame; it's quite often a big mistake.
well said.
It pains me to see guys like Pouncey (hell, any player, really) put on pedestals and to have a common belief that they are "better people, better human beings" than you or me, or anyone, when its clearly not true, not the case.
They walk into a restaurant or a room and its like the parting of the Red Sea. It automatically breeds "i'm holier than thou" attitudes, although its still good to see there are good guys still out there, such as Troy and some select others. It would be difficult to imagine him making that kind of statement to someone.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:29 AM   #17
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Unfortunately, we (the NFL fans) are as much to blame for this as anyone else.
You're right. That's why I'll never buy a jersey with a player's name on the back.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:30 AM   #18
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The guy apologized, move on. Close the can of worms.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #19
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Got to love the internet. Had a dumb ass with an internet connection and this is what you get.

Could've been worse. Ike could've been tweeting that stuff, lol Instead it came from some who tapped out 2 playoffs in a row.
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The guy apologized, move on. Close the can of worms.
hahaha. Apology?? That only came out because the dumba** didn't realize the info would become public and he knew he was cold-busted. That was just sent out because his agent told him to. That was no "apology". Please.
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