Like most Steelers fans, Snoop Dogg has been known to launch into an impassioned rant about the team from time to time (also like most Steelers fans, he’s not from Pittsburgh). And after last night’s loss to the hated Baltimore Ravens, the Doggfather uncorked some vintage vitriol – then poured it all over the head of kicker Josh Scobee.
Here’s a quick backstory: With their kickers dropping like flies, the Steelers acquired Scobee in a trade at the end of August, hoping his veteran magic would help fill the void. Heinz Field is known as one of the most difficult stadiums to kick in, but Scobee – a 12-year vet and the Jacksonville Jaguars’ all-time leading scorer – seemed fit for the task.
Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, he hasn’t been. Scobee missed two kicks in Pittsburgh’s season-opening loss to New England (the first Steeler to do so since 1970), and did the same thing on Thursday night, pushing a pair of kicks wide left, and essentially forcing coach Mike Tomlin to have to gamble on a couple of late fourth-down conversions. To make matters worse, the Steelers lost in overtime, with Baltimore’s Justin Tucker hitting a 52-yard field goal for the victory.
And Snoop had seen enough, taking to Instagram to vent his frustrations over Scobee, who he hopes is taking the first flight out of Pittsburgh this morning.
“Get the fuck outta here, Josh Scobee. We need to get rid of that motherfucker. He’s sorry as fuck,” Snoop spat. “He was sorry in Jacksonville, he’s sorry with us. Get his ass out of here. Bye bye, bitch. You sorry motherfucker, you.”
With the loss, the Steelers fell to 2-2 on the season. And with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger expected to miss another few weeks, this might not be the last time we’ve heard from Snoop.