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Pouncey Brothers Retire

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by INGATORSWETRUST, Feb 12, 2021.

  1. archigator_96

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    Good for them, hopefully Dan can get them to act as ambassadors for the program and elevate the quality of OLine recruits we get.
     
  2. thatguy

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    Not giving him a pass or playing God .. but A H had CTE .. big time.
    And is it fair in any way to place Mike and Maurkice Pouncey in the same barrel with A H?
    Tim Tebow was a teammate too.
     
  3. jcp

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    Being a teammate is not even close to being the discussed issue.
     
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  4. twodaparty

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    Impressive. I still remember when Mike couldn’t snap a football after he switched!
     
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  5. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Yeah. I think QB under center helped him lol.
     
  6. tilly

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    They claimed his innocence and wanted him free. They lost a lot of capital on that one. Again, love your friend no matter what. It's what a friend does. But they took it beyond that and for all the good, that is part of their story.
     
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  7. GatorPrincess8

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    I will miss them.
     
  8. revgator

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    I’m feeling my age. I remember when they committed. :)
     
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  9. maxgator

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    That's just silly. If you defend his innocence, you are saying he didn't commit the actions. Your take is completely illogical.

    But then you explain it with cancel culture.

    AH killed people and you want to talk about cancel culture. Take that trash to too hot.

    They should be in the HOF despite those actions. But please....
     
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  10. WindoverG8tr

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    Tilly I'm usually in tune with you to a high degree. But their love for a friend should eclipse how the the public opinion is flowing. Who knows what they went through or shared with AH. My guess is they probably tried to help him sort out his problems and they all forged a strong bond for life (and death). Their opinion of him, knowing and caring for him up close through the good and the bad should be more than going along with an partially informed public. Not saying at all that AH was a good person at the end. Who really knows what went on with him and drove him to his despicable choices? Chemical imbalance, brain damage or abuse. None of those is an excuse to murder by any means. But I for one say they took the harder path by sticking by AH when everyone else considered him a monster. Perhaps the twins are some of the few who understand what twisted Hernandez and they chose not to ever turn their backs on him. I have no problem with a hard line on crime and punishment. I just know how a brother can go wrong.
     
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  11. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Well said man, and I hear you. Maybe I just wish they had kept a lower public profile during it all.
     
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  12. GatorKenW

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    Time to bring the wonder twins home to coach OL and recruit. I'm sure they've learned a thing or two about developing guys. And if the rumors were true, they know how to bring in new guys to the group
     
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  13. ajjaxgator

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    The Poundy Twins turn the page.
    Dudes were a joy to watch.
    Not many have done it better.
     
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  14. INGATORSWETRUST

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    Loyal Gators as well. Loved how they decked out their boat in Gator colors.
     
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  15. ofmgator

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    Initially no one really knew all of the bad things Hernandez did. He was a turbulent guy with a bad attitude who evolved into a very evil , bad man.
     
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    Thank you!
     
  17. ajjaxgator

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    Imagine those 2 studs pitching the O&B in a recruit's living room. Or at O Line practice dropping wisdom.
     
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    Pretty sweet location/view as long as you don't mind the occasional flooding during king tides. I'm sure he has an appropriate size boat docked out back
    Have a good friend that has lived in an older house on that street forever. Iguanas everywhere.
     
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    Joe Haden still with the Steelers