Mike Pouncey excited to be on “team that has a chance”

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Veteran center Mike Pouncey never thought he’d play anywhere other than Miami.

But after signing with the Chargers, he’s enjoying a different feeling than he’s had in the past.

“Every year in the league I’ve always wanted to win,” Pouncey said, via the Associated Press. “That’s the goal every year you go into training camp is to try and win something, win the Super Bowl. For me right now, at the point in my career, I’m excited to be on a football team that has a chance. They finished top of the league in offense last year, and our defense is unbelievable, so I feel with me coming here it can only help.”

He’s already made his presence felt in Chargers game, getting in scraps with defensive line teammates Brandon Mebane and Corey Liuget on Monday. Perhaps the end of his seven-year run in Miami inspired him.

“It just lit that fire again in me,” Pouncey said. “I never thought I would play with anybody but the Dolphins, but once they released me, it made me want to be an even better football player. It made me want to prove everybody wrong, and I’m excited to be here. I can’t wait to help this run game out, help this football team do something special.”

Snapping to Philip Rivers marks the biggest change, as Pouncey hasn’t had the chance to move the ball to such a talented player. And if he can stay well after battling hip injuries, the Chargers offense should benefit from his presence.

20 responses to “Mike Pouncey excited to be on “team that has a chance”

  1. “Snapping to Philip Rivers marks the biggest change, as Pouncey hasn’t had the chance to move the ball to such a talented player.”

    The step up in QB is the equivalent of going from what’s under the outhouse to just below the penthouse. In terms of (dis)organizations, not so much. Rivers is a generational QB and deserves a better hand than Spanos & Co have dealt him.

  2. stucats says:
    August 1, 2018 at 7:58 am
    The Pouncey brothers and the Bennett brothers are the 4 biggest idiots ever to play in the NFL.
    ——————————–

    I don’t know, there is a fairly extensive list of NFL murderers, rapists, and domestic abusers that would probably lead the list of biggest NFL idiots.

  3. “I never thought I would play with anybody but the Dolphins, but once they released me, it made me want to be an even better football player. ”

    LOL, guy was due to make $7 million & they asked him to take a cut, mostly cause he was not worth that amount of money and he was often hurt.

  4. Maybe he should go pout with Jarvis Landry . They all love their teams while they are playing for them. But as soon as they are let go it’s all on the organization ( blah blah blah )

  5. captainwhodat says:
    August 1, 2018 at 8:22 am
    …anytime you move from a team with Tannehill as the QB to a team with Rivers as the QB, you’ve made a positive move..

    Sad but true, even though my fellow Dolphin fans truly believe Turnoverhill is a top 5 QB and won’t hear anything to the contrary!

  6. It seems I recall the Dolphins were winning in 2016 beat the Chargers, and went to the playoffs. Oh, wait, Pouncey ended the year on IR that season. Well, technically he’s correct.

  7. Funny…during his tenure with the Dolphins since 2011, in six meetings with the Chargers, Miami was 4-2. Haven’t done the research to determine if he even played in those games, but I doubt he was the deciding factor.

  8. Another former Dolphin that acts like He was the face of the Dolphins when he was there and that they sucked. If so, that means you sucked Mike and that’s on you and that’s why your gone. Just in case you needed another log for that fire under your butt… there it is.

  9. As they say “The proof is in the pudding”…Lets see what is unfolding come playoffs…Playing center in football is brutal…Not only are you taking on the largest and strongest human beings in football hitting you from every angle(be still my aching knees, back,and everything else)you’re accountable for picking up blitzes, stunts, and lots of head slaps…And to add insult to injury you have to think and react on your feet AND you’re the shortest distance between the defense and Phillip Rivers…may the football Gods be with you Mike Pouncey…And BIG dose of good luck as well!

  10. Pouncey wore out his welcome in Miami.
    Plain and simple.
    Apparently, the 5 year $52.5 mil extension wasn’t motivating enough.

    Yes, Rivers is a more talented QB than RT17.
    But you have to healthy in order to get the chance to perform that hike.
    Pouncey missed 19 games in a 4 year span.
    He’s only stayed healthy all season long once in 5 years.

  11. Pouncey literally fell off of a cliff the last 2 years. He actually should of been gone years ago. Somebody give Pouncey a slice of humble pie and game tape on himself so he can see how mediocre he is on a good day. He isn’t even half of the player his twin brother is right now and that’s pretty much all you need to know.

  12. Yeah right! Looking forward to seeing Ndamukong Suh & Aaron Donald have their way with Mike Pouncey in week three. On the other hand, I couldn’t care less who wins when ‘San Diego’ plays Cleveland and Jarvis Landry three weeks later.

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