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04 Feb 2011

Maurkice Pouncey Out For SB XLV

Maurkice Pouncey did not practice today. Mike Tomlin has, according to Adam Schefter, ruled his starting center out for Super Bowl XLV.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 04 Feb 2011

19 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2011, 5:13pm by The Ninjalectual

Comments

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by michael (not verified) :: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 4:20pm

credit where credit's due: it's according to Schecter according to Kolber.

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by michael (not verified) :: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 4:21pm

we all knew i meant schefter...

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by Dean :: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 4:33pm

But they do make some pretty cool guitars.

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by Revenge of the NURBS (not verified) :: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 5:17pm

Try not to give too much credit. This may be "official" confirmation, but this story has been out there for about a week and a half.

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by drobviousso :: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 5:03pm

*%^&^(*))&

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by Zilla (not verified) :: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 5:09pm

PROTIP: Shoot the A Gaps

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by panthersnbraves :: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 5:27pm

What is the Madden code for "pinch" the line inside?

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by Theo :: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 9:49pm

W down arrow.

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by bubqr :: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 6:10pm

I've only been browsing through my RSS feeds the last 2 weeks, and this Pouncey storyline, with 20 updates "Will play"/"Won't" per day was one of the most uninteresting and annoying I've ever seen. Glad it's over

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by MilkmanDanimal :: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 6:16pm

Did anyone other than Pouncey actually think he was going to play?

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by Theo :: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 9:57pm

What would Pouncey's other option be?

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by Duff Soviet Union :: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 7:32pm

So, um, is everyone going to rip him for being a giant pussy? Surely he can man up and play injured in the Super Bowl can't he?

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by Intropy :: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 9:14pm

A professional should be able to play center with a broken foot. I once saw Jim Abbott pitch a baseball game without a right hand!

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by Theo :: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 9:54pm

Sure!
He will play like you would have and probably would be screaming like you would even though you started the game healthy.
Sorry... sarcasm meter was off again.
No if he can't play he can't play.
And I trust Legursky. He's not THAT good, but he's not bad at all.

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by IsraelP (not verified) :: Sat, 02/05/2011 - 4:42pm

Remarkable how much attention has been paid to a rookie center.

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by tuluse :: Sat, 02/05/2011 - 6:42pm

Is it? How many other players who started the conference championship games are going to miss the Superbowl?

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by Intropy :: Sat, 02/05/2011 - 9:16pm

44

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by Jerry :: Sat, 02/05/2011 - 7:28pm

It's an indication of how little else there is to talk about.

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by The Ninjalectual :: Sun, 02/06/2011 - 5:13pm

Remarkable how much attention has been paid to a rookie center.

You could easily reword this to say, "Remarkable how much attention has been paid to the best offensive lineman on the Steelers."