Tag:Maurkice Pouncey
Posted on: January 27, 2011 10:10 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2011 10:16 pm

Pouncey has a new injury

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It just keeps getting worse and worse for Steelers rookie C Maurkice Pouncey.

Pouncey Originally, we thought a high ankle sprain suffered in last week’s AFC championship game likely would keep Pouncey from playing in next week’s Super Bowl, but now, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports he also a broken bone in his left ankle.

From the story:

Both Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and Pouncey himself described the injury to the rookie Pro Bowler as a high ankle sprain, sustained on the opening drive of their 24-19 victory against the New York Jets in the AFC Championship game.

But, after further examination, it was determined Pouncey also has a broken bone in his ankle. His left foot and ankle were encased in a hard cast that replaced a walking boot. Pouncey has been using crutches to get around but has not been available to the media this week at the team's training facility.

Sources told the Post-Gazette that while there is a broken bone, damage to the ligaments in his ankle remains the major stumbling block for him.

Pouncey remains doubtful to play.

And speaking of the Steelers offense, we present to you Hines Ward.

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Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:08 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2011 11:31 am

Steelers Pro Bowl C Pouncey out for Super Bowl

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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Posted on: January 26, 2011 11:46 am
Edited on: January 26, 2011 6:02 pm

Pouncey in hard cast, on crutches, not happy

Posted by Will Brinson

UPDATE 6:00 p.m. EST: Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Pouncey is OUT for the Super Bowl.


Even though Ben Roethlisberger can escape about any backfield predicament, it's still beneficial for the Steelers to have as many healthy bodies on the offensive line as possible. Which makes, if you're a Pittsburgh fan, the news that Maurkice Pouncey is struggling with his ankle injury, a bit disturbing.

Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider (Steelers' Scout site) tweeted Wednesday that Pouncey was "on crutches in a cast."

Even less appealing for Pittsburgh fans -- Wexell noted that Pouncey "doesn't know when he's going to get off" the crutches and "didn't want to talk about" his injury.

The follow-up to that was that it "appeared to be a hard cast" and it "didn't look good."

In other words, either Pouncey is faking to trick the Packers into preparing not to face him or he's gotten a diagnosis that gives the impression he's unlikely to recover in time for the Super Bowl.

Either that or someone in the public relations department just informed him that because he has to use a cast and crutches, he'll also be required to answer approximately 11,435,786 questions about his injury over the next week and a half.

As will his (potential) replacement Doug Legursky who, right or wrong, called his preparation "no different than a normal week" on Wednesday.

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Posted on: January 24, 2011 12:23 pm
Edited on: January 24, 2011 1:20 pm

Pro Bowl replacements for SB players announced

Posted by Andy Benoit

Last season the NFL decided to move the Pro Bowl from the week after the Super Bowl to the week before the Super Bowl. The idea was to take the utterly irrelevant All-Star event and make it just regularly irrelevant. It’s been an alright ploy, though a consequence is players from the competing Super Bowl teams cannot compete.

Thus, the league had to replace all of the Steeler and Packer players on the roster. So who did they tap?
For the Packers:

CB Tramon Williams replaced by Antoine Winfield

CB Charles Woodson replaced by Brent Grimes

FS Nick Collins replaced by Roman Harper

OLB Clay Matthews replaced by Brian Orakpo

WR Greg Jennings replaced by Larry Fitzgerald

LT Chad Clifton replaced by Donald Penn

For the Steelers:

OLB James Harrison replaced by Tamba Hali

S Troy Polamalu replaced by Eric Berry

C Maurkice Pouncey replaced by Jeff Saturday

DE Brett Keisel replaced by Randy Starks

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Posted on: January 24, 2011 9:45 am
Edited on: January 24, 2011 1:24 pm

Steelers C Pouncey expects to be ready

Posted by Andy BenoitM. Pouncey

This probably needed to be included in the 10 Super Bowl Stories You’ll Get Sick of Hearing : will Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey play in the Super Bowl?

The first-round rookie and Pro Bowler suffered a high ankle sprain in the first half against the Jets. (That’s actually good news – the injury looked much more serious than that.) Asked if he’ll play, Pouncey, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , said, "Most definitely.

I had this same injury before on my other ankle and I know how to attack it. I know how to approach things. I know in my heart I'm playing in that game."

Asked about the pain he felt, Pouncey described it as “the worst ever”.

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Posted on: January 21, 2011 10:51 am

Hot Routes 1.21.11: what does Mean Gene think?

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • Mean Gene Okerlund weighed in on Bart Scott’s post-game rant last Sunday. Said Mean Gene: “On a scale of one to 10, I would give him an eight. A good interview has to create emotion. You can do that through love or hate, or just by entertaining people, and he does that.”
  • Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti lays down the gauntlet for new OL coach Andy Moeller: there better not be any more alcohol-related incidents, or you’ll be fired.

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Posted on: December 15, 2010 10:10 am

Hot Routes 12.15.10: McNabb booed at Wizards game

Posted by Will Brinson

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  • So, the Wizards and the Lakers played at the Verizon Center in D.C. on Tuesday. Donovan McNabb, the quarterback (OR PERHAPS NOT!) for the Washington Redskins, decided to attend. And, apparently, he was booed. That's according to Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post ... well, actually it's according to tons of people who were at the game. In particular, Jack Kogod (a.k.a. Unsilent Majority) noted this morning that the boo:cheer ratio was probably "60-40" and Mike Prada of SBN had it at "50-50." However much booing exactly occurred, the point remains that people in Washington are already sick of McNabb and the dysfunctional Redskins. So that honeymoon lasted a long time.
  • DeSean Jackson was named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week. That's pretty good timing considering he wants a new contract. (Malcolm Jenkins, by the way, won the Defensive award.)
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