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Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:08 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2011 11:31 am
 
M. Pouncey (US Presswire)Posted by Andy Benoit

Devastating news for the Steelers: center Maurkice Pouncey is out for Super Bowl XLV. The rookie Pro Bowler suffered a high left ankle sprain when Jets linebacker Bryan Thomas inadvertently rolled up on his leg during the AFC Championship. As we wrote earlier on Wednesday, Pouncey is on crutches and in a hard cast.

Guard Chris Kemoeatu spilled the beans  about Pouncey’s status. “We are definitely sad that he won’t be able to be with us in the Super Bowl,” Kemoeatu told Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Definitely I feel bad for him. We just have to win it for him.”

Doug Legursky, a third-year pro who was undrafted coming out of Marshall, will once again fill in. Legursky and Ben Roethlisberger had trouble with their snap exchange against New York. They now have two weeks to get that in order.

Pouncey’s absence hurts the offensive line’s mobility in the run game – a critical factor given that the way to attack Green Bay’s powerful front three is to force their 325-plus-pounders to play laterally. On the bright side, the Steelers at least won’t have to deal with the distraction of addressing Pouncey’s status every day for the next two weeks.

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Comments

Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

GB is in the game and will win the game,  Steelers need to find a way to stop the inside rush of Raji withput their starting center...Rogers outplays the sexual deviant wearing black and gold as the Pack bring the Lombardi trophy back home



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

 Did he just say two days ago he'd play? A shame though he's a beast. I think packers win this one though. Steelers really haven't faced too many good qbs this year. They played Brady and Brees and lost both those games.



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2011 7:47 pm
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

I don't see how GB stays in this game. Rodgers isn't going to last 2 quarters. 



Since: Jan 17, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2011 7:31 pm
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

Do people honestly justify every Steelers superbowl win with cheating or the refs blowing the game??  come on... really?  its literally just hilarious to me that someone who watches the game would think that way.




Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 7:14 pm
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

Y so u say Pitt has zero chance of winning??? just cus Gb is a small 2 pt fav doesnt mean crap as to who wins...i cant wait to see Gb shut the steelers up once and for all..And shut YOu up u loudmouth piece of crap



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 7:05 pm
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

Holy Cow! what a wimp.  Not only did he not stay in the game but hes missing the Super Bowl.  I cant wait to hear Dieon Sanders reaction to this.  Seriously, Steelers will not lose this game because of this injury.  Rothlisburger might have to scramble a bit more but they will be fine.  I feel bad for the kid.  Its gotta sting to make it this far and have to miss the big game.




Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

isn't this one of the smallest super bowl spreads in recent memory? i don't think i've heard anybody say the steelers have zero chance of winning. vegas isn't underestimating the steelers, they're trying to get the action on the game as close to 50/50 as they can. the only way to do that is to favor the packers because they are the sexy pick. if the steelers were the favorite everyone would bet on green bay and that wouldn't make oddsmakers happy.



Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

The Steelers should still be ok since they will as usual be playing 17 on 11 football. I thought the Seachicken fans were just whining but I saw it for myself when the Steelers played Baltimore. I wanted the Steelers to win until I saw how much help they were getting from the bad officiating. Maybe Seattle had a legitimate gripe after all. We shall see.



Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

dont get it!!!a few days ago,,the word in the papers and the interviews...was that pouncy got hurt early..and the steelets didnt miss a beat!!121 yards for mendenhall...numerous holes to run through..now the word is the steelers wont be able to run the ball???cant wait to here the media after menndenhall has another good day.. make up your damn minds



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

* ahem 3



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