The Pouncey brothers talked about the Mike Wallace in an interview Tuesday and had some harsh words for their former teammate.
The Miami Dolphins traded Mike Wallace to the Minnesota Vikings last week in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick. Mike Wallace spent two years in Miami with Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and before that, Wallace spent four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and center Maurkice Pouncey.
“In my opinion, he’s a coward,” said Maurkice Pouncey, who played with Wallace in Pittsburgh. “I never want a guy on my team like that, man, to walk out on your band of brothers.”
Mike Pouncey then criticized multiple players. The Dolphins also released receivers Brandon Gibson, Brian Hartline and linebacker Philip Wheeler.
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“Obviously, our organization felt the way about some guys and they got those guys out of our football team,” Mike Pouncey said. “I think it was the right move for everybody.”
According to the Palm Beach Post, Wallace and Miami’s relationship deteriorated after took himself out for a play in their final game of the year after he was frustrated at his lack of targets and was benched by coach Joe Philbin for the second half of the season finale loss.
The Miami Dolphins had been looking to trade or release Wallace after his contract numbers were too high for his performance. Wallace caught for 862 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
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