PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams made headlines after taking to social media Monday to speak his mind about quarterback Peyton Manning.
Williams took to Twitter and was critical of Manning’s 2015 performance.READ MORE: Shaler And North Allegheny Girls Basketball Teams Take Stand Against Racism
Now Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has weighed in on Williams’ comments, telling him to “quit while he’s behind.”
Tomlin hasn’t tweeted in over 100 days.
Williams posted a number of tweets about Peyton Manning and Manning’s career Monday.
Coincidentally Monday was also the day Manning retired from the NFL.READ MORE: 1 Dead After Shooting At Washington County Convenience Store
On ESPN, DeAngelo claims his comments were taken out of context saying:
“Well, see, this is the thing and this is what I love about social media,” Williams said. “We have the freedom of speech, but it was completely taken out of context because I was having a conversation with (CBS analyst) Pete Prisco. He tweeted ‘I was just watching film of Manning throwing for 340 yards in a game and he’s still got it.’ And I tweeted back at him ‘I don’t know what film you’re watching, but it’s time for him to retire.’
He added: “Just because a person is accomplished and has accolades doesn’t mean you can’t speak your mind about them.”