Steelers Steelers Pro-Bowl Players: We Want Antonio Brown to Stay Published 7 months ago on January 23, 2019 By Donnie Druin 4shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailIt’s been a tremendously long off-season if you’re in any way associated with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Between missing the playoffs for the first time since 2013, the Antonio Brown drama and watching people in New Orleans ironically throw fits about a missed pass-interference call, we’ve undoubtedly reached reality television levels in Pittsburgh. Yet the past few days have been quiet, following a storm of back and forth comments from Steelers president Art Rooney II, and social media posts from Brown. With the NFL Pro Bowl taking place this week, six representatives from the Steelers are in Orlando, Florida to take part in the annual all-star game. Naturally, questions about Brown were brought to their attention, and the responses may surprise you. Per Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com, Maurkice Pouncey, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Alejandro Villanueva all “expressed hope” that Brown and the Steelers would be able to settle their differences. Pouncey expanded on his views, telling Missi Matthews of Steelers.com that time heals everything, as he likened Brown/Roethlisberger to family members fighting, saying things “you don’t mean”. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! The recent words of encouragement from teammates are a potential breath of fresh air for Brown, who has received little to no public support for his actions since week seventeen of the regular season. Last week, Joe Haden posted a post of support for Brown on his Instagram page. View this post on Instagram “What’s Understood doesn’t Need to be Explained” Love u brother! U the Goat 🐐 ! We got business to handle year 10 🤙🏽 A post shared by joehaden23 (@joehaden23) on Jan 20, 2019 at 11:11am PST Despite what teammates may think, the true power of whether or not Brown stays still rests in the hands of President Rooney. If his recent public statements are any indication, it will be a surprise to see Brown return to Pittsburgh in 2019, although Rooney did say he would speak to key franchise players and get their input before making a decision. Note: Pouncey and Roethlisberger, who are both team captains, have now both publicly come forward and stated they would like Brown back. With a little under two months before the Steelers can officially move Brown, momentum is starting to swing in favor of keeping Brown, at least from a teammate perspective. Only time will tell if the support is enough to make Rooney retain Brown for 2019. 4shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:Alejandro VillanuevaAntonio BrownArt RooneyfeaturedJuJu Smith-SchusterMaurkice PounceySteelers Up Next Steelers Keeping Close Watch on Senior Bowl Tight Ends Don't Miss Potential Draft Targets for Steelers at the Senior Bowl Donnie Druin Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Steelers Sights and Sounds: Home Turf Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Poll: Who Should Be Steelers Backup Quarterback? Trends Favor Mason Rudolph in Steelers Backup QB Battle Steelers All 91: C Patrick Morris Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers3 hours ago Steelers Sights and Sounds: Home Turf Steelers5 hours ago Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers7 hours ago Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers2 days ago FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Steelers4 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Ulysees Gilbert III Steelers2 days ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!