Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Steelers Center, Maurkice Pouncey a Possible Super Bowl Start?

This is an update to a blog I posted a couple of days ago about Steelers center, Maurkice Pouncey being ruled out as reported by ESPN NFL reporter, Adam Shefter.  In an interview with Chris Berman on Monday's media day, Maurkice Pouncey announced that their is actually a 75% chance that he will play. It was reported over the weekend by ESPN's Adam Shefter that he would be out for the game.

Pouncey told Chris Berman that it's only a high ankle sprain and that his ankle feels "great" outside of a walking boot. I still wouldn't count on him playing, but according to ESPN's Bob Golic, it's Pouncey's athleticism they will miss if he cannot play. He described Doug Legursky as a more "phone booth" type of lineman who was more stationary and doesn't provide that lateral movement and athleticism that Pouncey is able to provide. Behind Pouncey, the Steelers lead the NFL in rushing touchdowns up the middle of the line.

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