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Pouncey won't play after all

Posted on: January 30, 2011 7:38 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2011 7:55 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Despite saying last week that he would play in the Super Bowl, Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey won’t participate because of his high ankle sprain and the broken bone in his ankle, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
That means Doug Legursky – who took over for Pouncey after he was injured in the AFC championship game and struggled (sometimes, even snapping the ball) – will take the start instead.

That can’t thrill Ben Roethlisberger, considering Legursky will have to spend part of his time fending off Packers NT B.J. Raji.

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Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2011 1:31 am

Pouncey won't play after all

Well, I'm sure that Mo Po has gotten a Tweet from Derrick Brooks reminding him of his duties as sideline WATER BOY and cheerleader for SB XLV.  And... I cannot wait to read about the forthcoming Tweets from Schlereth, Neon and Mo Jo-Drew on what a wimp Mo Po is for missing the biggest game of his brief NFL tenure over a high ankle sprain & the broken bone (in his ankle)!    

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2011 12:54 am

Pouncey won't play after all

jeff candy, you're an idiot.  first you can't type worth sH!t.  Also, whiel raji is a really good NT, haloti ngata is better and the steelers have faced him 3 times.  so that takes him out of the equation as far as how to prepare for him.  secondly, contact you for what?  I'm betting on the steelers as the underdogs and yes I would contact you but you seem too stupid to understand wagers so, I'll stick with vegas.  Oh and the author (josh who is THE WORST writer on here) of this said that legursky struggled once he came in for pouncey?  Obviously you didn't see the game Josh, because the steelers finsihed with close to 200 yards rushing, almost 150 of it coming AFTER pouncey went down. 

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2011 12:31 am

Pouncey won't play after all

Candy Jeff,
I will not discredit the packers in anyway, as they are a solid team and honestly this shoudl be an awesome superbowl, you make it out that the steelers suck, the number 1 defense in the league what makes you think they are going to do anythign on offense. I am not ignorent to football, but you know a few years ago the steelers won the superbowl with a mediocre line. I dont know who will win, as a steelers fan I hoep we do, but the pack is awesome, such a good superbowl

Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2011 11:30 pm

Legursky is no Pouncey, but.....

Other than the one bad snap, it looked like Legursky played pretty well.  He struggled seems to me like the story line the media is going with.

Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2011 11:30 pm

Pouncey won't play after all

even with pouncey packers were are won at line of scrimmage//packers wotate 335 lb dlineman that are powerful and quick..roethlisburger isnt throwing raji, pickett, jenkins...they will maul him and matthews will clean it up..steelers are tough...but they have NO chance..anyonwe who wants to me...candy from a baby.rodgers isnt great..but he'll do enough tpo win

Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 11:08 pm

Pouncey won't play after all

The Centre is the most important position on the offensive line and the line is screwed the starter goes down.

Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2011 10:54 pm

Pouncey won't play after all

This news does hurt.  It is very unfortunate that Pouncey can not play.  His impact on the field is amazing and just goes to show beng a rookie and starting all year for a Steerlers team is hard to do.  I know the line is not up to any standards of being good but th Steelers never start a rookie linemen.  Pouncey showed up and stepped up andearned a pro bowl bid. He will be missed but Legursky is a utility lineman and yes he fumbled a snap but he played from the first drive on.  I think he will have extra reps wih ben and I think casey will get Legurskey ready for Raji.  Its going to be a great game.  Get healthy Pouncey. Hope we can win without you, it will be hard but hopefully we can get the 7th SB.

Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2011 9:40 pm

Pouncey won't play after all

Hate this for the Steelers, as a Pack fan I know the pains of injuries, but like the Steelers our team fights on! Good luck to your boys, hope it's a great game.

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 9:29 pm

Pouncey won't play after all

That really stinks for the Steelers.  I was hoping that he would be able to play.  Their offesive line has struggled all year and to now lose their first year standout rookie the game before the Super Bowl really hurts.  No doubt that Legursky will have his hands full with B.J. Raji.  Ben's going to be scrambling all over the place on Sunday.  No excuses though.  Legursky needs to meet the standard!

Go Steelers!!!

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