Maurkice Pouncey thinks things will get worked out with Antonio Brown

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Steelers owner Art Rooney II has twice cast doubt on wide receiver Antonio Brown‘s return to the team for the 2019 season without ever expressly ruling it out.

One of Brown’s offensive teammates is not giving up hope that they’ll be sharing a huddle again next season. Center Maurkice Pouncey said from the Pro Bowl that “a great phone conversation or a sitdown” could lead to a resolution that leaves all parties feeling good about continuing the relationship.

He believes the same thing is true of Brown and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who reportedly had a disagreement that led Brown to walk out of a practice and get benched for Week 17.

“The simple fact it’s two Hall of Fame players, there’s a reason it’s being brought up so much,” Pouncey said, via ESPN.com. “Rightfully so. I agree everyone has opinions and everybody can talk about things. But I honestly think, and I’ve been playing football a long time, things will get worked out. They are the best duo in Steeler history. If you don’t want to talk to two Hall of Famers who have played with each other and did so much together, I just don’t understand what team is anymore.”

Rooney said that Brown has not had contact with the team since the end of the season and that would obviously be a necessary step toward any reconciliation.

20 responses to “Maurkice Pouncey thinks things will get worked out with Antonio Brown

  1. Wasnt the same thing said about Bell and his issues?

    Well I guess technically it did, they had a pro bowl running back putting up pretty good numbers for them.

  2. Keep him on the team, then their problems will continue and will steadily decline into oblivion !!!

  3. Everyone seems to forget that a few years ago Ben talked about “retiring”… but it was reported that it was a sort of a threat to get AB in check. And im guessing it was worked out to a extent… but AB watching JuJu grow and share a Pizza Hut commercial with him he was falling outta the limelight…

    Then comes the Madden cameo… prolly one of the collest intros ive ever seen as a madden player.. its a shame he cant be as humble as Larry Fitz… but then again not many WRs are humble… right BA..? lol

  4. I agree with Pouncey. However I don’t think AB intends to talk to anyone. For him to do that means he would need to act like a man. He’s just a child.

  5. bettis3636 says:
    January 23, 2019 at 3:23 pm
    Everyone seems to forget that a few years ago Ben talked about “retiring”… but it was reported that it was a sort of a threat to get AB in check. And im guessing it was worked out to a extent…
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    The Ben retirement talk had EVERYTHING to do with getting rid of Todd Haley. Had Pittsburgh not gotten rid of Haley, Ben would have retired. They hated each other. You noticed as soon as it was announced that Haley was gone, Ben said I think I’ll stay a few more years. FACT.

  6. Please, no. You think the Steelers have problems now. I can only imagine, after all that has been said by AB on social media, the locker room atmosphere. If he apologized, would anyone take him seriously? The Steelers need to rid themselves of the “ME” guys, and get back to playing football.

  7. Surprised Pouncey is so positive. He practically guaranteed L Bell would be there Monday of Week 1 this year. He also ripped L. Blount for leaving the sideline for the locker room in a game that hadn’t ended.

    Pouncey is Ben’s closest friend on the team so maybe he knows something.

    Convinced that AB did not like the development of Juju who lead the team in catches and yards and he was mad that with Brown double covered, Ben looked for others including McDonald, Conner and Samuels who caught a lot of passes.

    Most of Ben’s INTs this year were targeted to AB who in most cases was not open and Ben got sick of the griping.

    This aint new. Bradshaw often said Swann and Stallworth constantly griped about the ball going to the other.

  8. Brown walked out on his team when a playoff berth was on the line. Steelers organization cannot bring him back. Not even a question.

  9. AB’s still the best WR in the business. I’d be surprised to see the Steelers trade him and if they do they’ll get good value. All teams have some drama, AB just needs to learn to keep his in-house.

  10. The chemistry on the field is going to be awesome. Quarterbacks love throwing to receivers who can’t stand to be there.

  11. steelcurtainn says:
    January 23, 2019 at 6:53 pm
    AB’s still the best WR in the business. I’d be surprised to see the Steelers trade him and if they do they’ll get good value. All teams have some drama, AB just needs to learn to keep his in-house.

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    The Steelers will need to give away a pick just to have some team take AB and his compensation off their hands

  12. It will, they’re egotistical men who are the best at what they do. It soon shall pass and the Steelers will be back competing for a Super Bowl next year.

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