The Pittsburgh Steelers have a long list of legendary players in their ranks, and even though the franchise hasn’t found championship success over the past fifteen years or so, they’ve still had a plethora of talent on both sides of the football.
That includes legendary center Maurkice Pouncey, who recently made the news for Mike Tomlin’s words on him.
When asked about his biggest regret as a coach, Tomlin claimed that he’s always been driven by the urgency to help some guys who are deserving of being world champions to get a taste of that feeling, adding that he regrets that he wasn’t able to make Pouncey a world champion.
That’s why the former offensive lineman took to Instagram with a heartwarming response, telling Tomlin that he made him a “champion at life,” so there’s nothing to be sorry about.
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Tomlin talked about the urgency of winning a Super Bowl for a guy like Cam Heyward, whose career could be nearing an end after all this time in the league.
Pouncey finished his career with nine Pro Bowl selections, five All-Pro nods, and was even a part of the NFL’s 2010 All-Decade Team.
Even if he was never able to win a Super Bowl, he still went down as one of the greatest offensive linemen in franchise history and did more than enough to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day.
Not everyone can win a championship, but Pouncey will always be a champion in the eyes of the Steelers organization.