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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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Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2011 8:43 am
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

Who's ready for Mark Schlereth and Maurice Jones-Drew to say they would never miss a Super Bowl game because of an injury? 

This is a shame, Pouncey is a beast and the SB should be a showcase of the two best teams.  Every team has injuries though, just unfortunate when it happens 1 game before the biggest game of his life possibly.

For the record, the first sentence was done 100% sarcastically.




Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2011 8:26 am
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

This kid played great all year, this will be a huge loss for the steelers.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2011 7:34 am
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

Chris Kemoeatu is not a coach. Noone from the coachung staff has come out and said Maurkice Pouncey won't play. I don't know what Kemoeatu knows. I want to hear it from the coaches.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2011 6:13 am
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

Word is Rex Ryan feels he might be able to help and has expressed interest in taking a look at Pouncey's foot



Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2011 6:13 am
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

Might as well give BJ Raji a steelers jersey, because hes gonna be in there backfield more than there fullbacks...  This injury is going to seriously hurt the Steelers chances


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Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2011 5:14 am
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Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2011 1:52 am
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

Well I hope this article is totally wrong because Pouncey was a rock for a really weak offensive line. But if it is correct I believe that giving two weeks to prepare Doug Legursky and Ben Roethlisberger will be able to work out the kinks between them. I mean the guy was thrown in there and as far as I know Pouncey didn't miss a snap this last year. I understand that Legursky can't be Pouncey but the Steelers backups seem to understand and do a good job when needed. But if Pouncey don't play and the Steelers do lose, I bet a beer that Tomlin and the rest of the Steelers won't use Pouncey's injury as an excuse for losing. I firmly believe the Steelers can win this game, it won't be easy just like it wouldn't be easy if Pouncey was in there. The Packers are a great football team and the only way the Steelers can win is to play great game without many mistakes, turnovers and Ben will just have to dig deep and find away to come up with the victory so don't get all depressed Steeler fans its not over until the fat lady sings. Smile




Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2011 1:15 am
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

talk talk talk talk talk, this report is a tad off though.  he hasnt been officially ruled out, just what the other linemen are saying.  and packers fans calm down, rogers struggled against a lesser defense against the bears and a lesser offense as well.  its going to be funny when the steelers knock out rogers in the first quarter and everyone has another excuse for why pittsburgh just keeps winning.  just keep talking while they pile up trophies!!!



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2011 12:29 am
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

I'd actually give the Harrison 100 yard interception return for the TD as the biggest play in the game that was the difference if he gets tackled a yard short or doesn't make that INT thats a whole different game.



Since: Apr 2, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2011 12:06 am
 

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

The Steelers OL protected Big Ben pretty well even with Pouncey out of the lineup.  The Jets defense is better than the Packs defense so I'm not that concerned about Poncey being out anyway.  The key to winning for the Steelers is to keep playing "Pittsburgh Football" which is with a blitzing defense and and attacking offense.  The conservative play calling and "prevent" defense almost cost them the game against the Jets.  Steelers by 3 even with Colon, Starks and now Pouncey out.


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