Fans Split On Pittsburgh Steelers Pouncey Extension


December 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey (53) and guard Ramon Foster (73) react as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) calls out the snap count against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter at Heinz Field. The Cincinnati Bengals won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

You can be certain that when the Pittsburgh Steelers do something significant, whether it be during the offseason, regular season, or playoffs, Steeler Nation loves to sound off.  On Thursday morning, reports came out that the Steelers had extended center Maurkice Pouncey’s contract another five years  beyond his rookie contract worth a grand total of $44 million.  $14 million of that is guaranteed and there are numerous non-guaranteed roster bonuses on the table for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Without all the full details in play, Twitter lit up the boards with fans, bloggers, and pundits weighing in.

Some folks were happy:

Some folks were jacked:  

   Some folks were unsure:

And some were sensible:

No matter what your flavor is for how you take this news, it’s a done deal.  And, as long as Pouncey stays healthy, he’ll be a staple on the Mike Munchak offensive line for the next six seasons – unless, of course, that is if the Steelers feel his cap hit will be too large at $9.6 million in three years.

I admit that I was rather angry at this signing – for the right reasons and the wrong reasons.  Be on the lookout for that post later on.