Steelers Steelers Pro-Bowl Players: We Want Antonio Brown to Stay Published 4 weeks ago on January 23, 2019 By Donnie Druin 4shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit 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”. 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 Reddit 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 You may like Antonio Brown, Art Rooney II Meet, Agree ‘It Is Time to Move On’ Art Rooney II, Antonio Brown to Meet Next Week Mic Drop: Antonio Brown Officially Requests Trade New Betting Odds on Potential Antonio Brown Trade Destinations Vukovcan: Steelers Should Play Hard Ball With Antonio Brown Antonio Brown Officially Requests Trade 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 Latest Popular Videos Steelers10 hours ago Antonio Brown, Art Rooney II Meet, Agree ‘It Is Time to Move On’ Steelers4 days ago Art Rooney II, Antonio Brown to Meet Next Week Steelers Talk6 days ago Mic Drop: Antonio Brown Officially Requests Trade Steelers6 days ago New Betting Odds on Potential Antonio Brown Trade Destinations NFL7 days ago Ravens Trade Quarterback Joe Flacco To Denver Commentary7 days ago Vukovcan: Steelers Should Play Hard Ball With Antonio Brown Steelers Talk6 days ago Mic Drop: Antonio Brown Officially Requests Trade Steelers6 days ago New Betting Odds on Potential Antonio Brown Trade Destinations Steelers4 days ago Art Rooney II, Antonio Brown to Meet Next Week NFL7 days ago Ravens Trade Quarterback Joe Flacco To Denver Steelers Talk6 days ago Mic Drop: Antonio Brown Officially Requests Trade Steelers Talk1 week ago Mic Drop: Steelers Fans Can’t Criticize Browns for Signing Hunt Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Hines Ward has Better HOF Case Than Julian Edelman Steelers Talk3 weeks ago Mic Drop: Patriots Are Greatest NFL Dynasty NFL3 weeks ago The Gamblin’ Man: Anthony Jaskulski Makes Awesome Super Bowl Prop Bets Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!