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Steelers lose Maurkice Pouncey

Earlier in the second quarter of a game that the Steelers generally are controlling, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey suffered a lower right leg injury and hobbled off the field.

A first-rounder whom some may regard as a potential candidate for rookie of the year given the manner in which he has stabilized the weakest unit on the team, Pouncey has started every game of the season.

Guard Chris Kemoeatu also has suffered an injury, leaving the Steelers with only five offensive linemen.

The Steelers lead, 10-0.  But if Pouncey misses any significant time, it won’t feel like a victory even if they outscore the Bengals.

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27 Responses to “Steelers lose Maurkice Pouncey”
  1. kosarsmyidol says: Nov 8, 2010 9:45 PM

    Do they still have Justin Hartwig?

  2. Terrell Blowens says: Nov 8, 2010 9:49 PM

    It’s okay, they can draft his twin brother Mike Pouncey next year

  3. righthereisay says: Nov 8, 2010 9:52 PM

    Correct. Even if we win this will be horrible if Pouncey is gone. Looks like a broken leg or something.

  4. the_dude_abides says: Nov 8, 2010 10:05 PM

    Paging Mike Webster.

  5. Dixon29 says: Nov 8, 2010 10:10 PM

    Too bad for Pouncey.
    Too bad the refs can’t do something to help Steeler Nation out. Even they can’t help you now!!!

  6. Wick says: Nov 8, 2010 10:16 PM

    “The Steelers lead, 10-0. But if Pouncey misses any significant time, it won’t feel like a victory even if they outscore the Bengals.”
    True dat.
    And if we lose both a divisional game and Pouncey – that will truly blow.

  7. Grady Jacksons Belly says: Nov 8, 2010 10:16 PM

    Anyone else notice that Pouncey has been on roller skates the entire game?
    Peko has owned him since the start.

  8. steelerdynasty says: Nov 8, 2010 10:18 PM

    simmer down…he’s back in

  9. Deb says: Nov 8, 2010 10:21 PM

    no no no no no no no no no no
    @Terrell Blowens …
    Yeah, that will do us a lot of good this season. And it’s obvious you don’t watch SEC football. Twin brothers does not mean twin talent. His brother has been a disaster at center.

  10. Tobias Jodter says: Nov 8, 2010 10:24 PM

    This game call from ESPN is instructive on how the typical anti-Steeler commentary influences the casual football fans perception that there is pro-Steeler officiating. Thus far there have a number of general comments about officiating from the booth.
    1) on McFadden’s nice hit on Ochocinco early in the game on 3-1 knocking down a pass, Tirico makes comment implying it should have drawn a flag.
    2) later after Crocker’s break-up of the pass to Hines Ward on 2-9 there is conversely no comment about how it could have drawn a flag (as there should not have been).
    3) on the first penalty of the game – the Whitworth holding on Harrison – there is emphatic flat out no holds barred statement that this was a bad call – no hold.
    4) on the challenge of the Mike Wallace 35 yard reception the Tirico reluctantly agreed with Gruden’s analysis that it was a complete pass and fumble.
    5) the crew seemed to happily agree with the illegal contact penalty on Gay on 3-6 despite the pass was not remotely going to be catchable.
    6) no commentary about a pretty flagrant hold on LaMarr Woodley not being called.
    7) they were astute enough though to catch that Hines Ward was down by contact prior to breaking the plane of the goal on his TD. Funny how they always seem to be able to highlight calls and plays that go the Steelers way.
    Anyway, it will be interesting to see how the second half goes but no wonder people think the officiating is biased towards the Steelers…

  11. smithopher says: Nov 8, 2010 10:24 PM

    ugh you were supposed to break your leg AFTER you play the Patriots and BEFORE you play the Jets, Pouncey.

  12. righthereisay says: Nov 8, 2010 10:41 PM

    Pouncey is back. However, now I have to worry about Arians play calling. I swear the guy just wants us to win by 1 or 2 points a game.

  13. Wick says: Nov 8, 2010 10:44 PM

    righthereisay says:
    November 8, 2010 9:52 PM
    … Looks like a broken leg or something.
    = = = = =
    That’s a very illuminating comment — who needs the Mayo Clinic when you can get a top quality medical diagnosis like that for free?

  14. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Nov 8, 2010 10:45 PM

    Pouncey is back playing on the field. End of story.

  15. superfan99 says: Nov 8, 2010 10:51 PM

    He’s back in.

  16. Igottz5onit says: Nov 8, 2010 10:59 PM

    He is back.

  17. BostonISaChraphole says: Nov 8, 2010 11:03 PM

    Don’t worry. Goodell will have dinner with the Rooneys tomorow and discuss how they can go about giving the Steelers another world championship this year without everyone knowing it was rigged. Like the SB vs. the Seahawks and Cardinals.

  18. southFLAsteel says: Nov 8, 2010 11:08 PM

    Update, he’s back in.

  19. 86postpattern says: Nov 8, 2010 11:25 PM

    Looks like they found him.

  20. BrownsBacker1982 says: Nov 8, 2010 11:30 PM


  21. ArtModellsPimp says: Nov 8, 2010 11:50 PM

    That’s too bad. The dude’s a beast!

  22. BAtkins63 says: Nov 9, 2010 12:03 AM

    He’s a Gator, and back out bustin’ heads.

  23. C.Bass says: Nov 9, 2010 12:06 AM

    Pouncey is ok.
    Man did the refs try to keep the game close. Hampton’s baby-tackle of Carson Daily was not a late hit and Ike Taylor’s pass-interference was NOTHING close to interference. 40 yards in BS penalties yet the Cincitucky Bungals still can’t win.
    Oh btw, Jeff Reed sucks. I wonder how his NFL low kicking percentage is after missing a 46 yarder. Sooooo glad they didn’t give that dipsh!t a new contract.
    Paper towel dispensers in Cincy aren’t safe tonight.

  24. PAYDAMAN says: Nov 9, 2010 12:35 AM

    Pouncey and Alex Mack will be the only centers representing the AFC for the next 12 years.

  25. Bubby Brister says: Nov 9, 2010 12:49 AM

    Pouncey came back in the game and was playing even better than he was before he left. I’m so thrilled about this guy being on the team. I hated the pick at the time, but all hail Kevin Colbert and co. once again. He has all-timer potential.

  26. jennstergerscellphone says: Nov 9, 2010 6:22 AM

    One thing that is being overlooked here is how damn valuable Doug Legursky is to the Steelers this year. He has been a stud no matter where they put him. That is a true Steeler there, put me wherever coach (T,G,C,TE or FB).

  27. Jack Burton says: Nov 9, 2010 8:46 AM

    Agree with the comment about Legursky, he’s played pretty well and P0uncey was out there domintating again, one of their better picks recently.
    I knew TO would have a great game, he’s been doing that all year.

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