Posted by Josh Katzowitz
ARLINGTON, Texas – The so-called “running clock” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will place on injured C Maurkice Pouncey to see if he can play Sunday begins Wednesday, and though virtually nobody here believes Pouncey, suffering from a high ankle sprain, actually will play, he’s still become a big storyline this week.*
*Which is sort of strange, because centers hardly ever get the pub.
And there’s a good reason for it, said RB Rashard Mendenhall. Because, as he said today, Pouncey is pretty damn good.
“Pouncey is an incredible player,” Mendenhall said. “He does things at the line that I didn’t think were possible until I saw him. He creates so many big plays with his hustle. Whenever you see a big play, he’s blocking guys at all levels, including linebackers and safeties.”
OK, but considering he probably won’t play, what do you think about Doug Legursky?
“Doug’s done a great job all year,” Pouncey quickly replied. “He’s done right guard, left guard, center. He’s done all that, and we won the game with him at center and without Pouncey.”
Yes, but his enthusiasm for those answers was slightly higher when he was talking about Pouncey – who, for the record, still feels like he can play Sunday.
Here’s Mendenhall talking about other aspects of the Super Bowl.
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