POUNCEY: Blount’s Release a “Blessing”
Around the NFL writer, Connor Orr reports that there’s a good chance we might hear more tales of LeGarrette Blount’s insubordination in the coming weeks.
The former Steelers running back, who was released following a moment Monday when he reportedly walked off the field before the game was over, didn’t make many friends during his brief tenure in Pittsburgh.
Team captain Maurkice Pouncey called the decision “a blessing in disguise” on Tuesday.
“You know what, man, we have a good team,” Pouncey said, via The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “If you don’t want to be here, don’t be here. At the end of the day, you have your decision to make as a man, and he made it.”
This coming from the center, a Team CAPTAIN, stating my sentiments exactly. Not from a professional football player stand point, but from a fans point of view who has played the game at a collegiate level, and I’ll tell you what..”a locker room cancer is a on the field cancer”..period.
Like the majority of Steelers fans, I too saw Blount’s signing as a ‘good move’, knowing his previous “ME” traits with former teams. But it is in fact a team sport. And singling ones self out is not what the organization was built on.
But it doesn’t stop there. Former Steelers linebacker and now linebackers coach, Joey Porter also had his problem with Blount following Monday Night’s 27-24 win over the Titans.
As Blount exited the locker room before even the last player had walked off the field in Tennessee, Porter tried to get the attention of Blount who was walking away wearing headphones, “LeGarrette, come back in.” Blount hesistated and Porter insisted, “Get. In. Here.” Porter continued, “Get. In. Here.”
Leave it to Porter, the ultimate Steeler, to put the team and the organization above any personal feelings he might have towards Blount. Porter’s attempts fell on deaf ears as Blount walked out on his team, and essentially walked his way out of the Steelers’ organization.
So I say..”Don’t let the doorknob hit ya’..where the good Lord split ya'”! DUCES!! #PS4L