Maurkice Pouncey seemed to have enough of former Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Josh Harris’, words on Ben Roethlisberger.
The last remaining piece of the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room drama involving Ben Roethlisberger’s leadership is coming from a player who didn’t spend much time in Pittsburgh. Former running back, Josh Harris, only tallied 16 total rushing yards in his NFL career, but has made it known he knows a lot of his former QB’s leadership.
Starting with words in an interview for MMQB, Harris stated that Roethlisberger didn’t try to connect with players outside of the offensive linemen. Harris took that to heart, stating he had conversations with other veterans but not Ben.
Harris followed this statement by talking about how Ben “intentionally” fumbled during a Week 17 game against the Bengals. The reason – Roethlisberger didn’t like the play call at the goal line and decided to fumble instead.
The words of the former back stuck in the media, gaining attention from ESPN and FOX1. But after continued coverage, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, and his brother Mike, decided to share their thoughts on Harris.
This seems to be the response of most Steelers fans at this time. The team and the fans are just about fed up with the drama happening in Pittsburgh. With Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown now gone, the Steelers would love to move away from the national spotlight.
The only remaining piece of headline is coming from a player who didn’t do much in the league let alone Pittsburgh. Hopefully, Pouncey’s words can quiet Harris from continuing to talk about a subject he didn’t have much experience with.
This team is simply looking to quiet the noise. Pouncey isn’t the first teammate of Ben’s to speak up about the comments but he is the first current member of the Steelers. And hopefully he can be the last.