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Maurkice Pouncey says he’ll know for sure on Friday

Maurkice Pouncey

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was walking around without crutches or a boot on his sprained left ankle today, and he said he’s still optimistic that he can play in Super Bowl XLV.

Pouncey isn’t practicing, though, and he said he’ll need to practice by Friday to play on Sunday.

“If I’m not on the field Friday, most likely I’m not playing,” Pouncey said. “I’m not going to put the team in a bad position.”

Pouncey is sticking with his previous assessment that he has a 75 percent chance of playing.

“I feel positive,” Pouncey said. “I’m working to get my range of motion back, but it’s going good.”

Pouncey was one of only two Steelers listed on today’s injury report. The other was defensive end Aaron Smith, who was limited in practice with a triceps injury.

The Packers listed four players on the injury report: tackle Chad Clifton (knees), center Jason Spitz (calf) and linebacker Erik Walden (ankle) were limited in practice, while linebacker Frank Zombo (knee) was a full participant.

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14 Responses to “Maurkice Pouncey says he’ll know for sure on Friday”
  1. commandercornpone says: Feb 2, 2011 6:27 PM

    he’s slow on the uptake.

  2. jamie54 says: Feb 2, 2011 6:49 PM

    If he plays the first thing you do is pounce on Pouncey. For sure not 100% which means a weakness which you can attack for sure. Big deal media story but not so much if he can’t play better than 75% or so. Even then, how many snaps? Overrated story.

  3. trickbunny says: Feb 2, 2011 7:24 PM

    jamie54 says:
    Feb 2, 2011 6:49 PM

    If he plays the first thing you do is pounce on Pouncey. For sure not 100% which means a weakness which you can attack for sure.
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    Ooh, lots of “thumbs down” votes on the above post, presumably all from Steeler fans. After all, it’s just wrong for players to have an attitude that they want to go out and physically exploit someone’s injury or maybe do even worse…

    Oh wait, I forgot. These are the people who worship James Harrison. Pot, meet kettle.

  4. steeltownpride says: Feb 2, 2011 7:41 PM

    Trickbaby get over it . Your team lost fair n square . See you next season sunshine

  5. 3octaveFart says: Feb 2, 2011 8:40 PM

    I see the Packers fans are still scared of a rookie…
    /chuckle

  6. Jack Burton says: Feb 2, 2011 8:43 PM

    Legursky will hold his own just have Pouncey ready if he’s needed because of an injury.

  7. voxveritass says: Feb 2, 2011 8:46 PM

    @trickbunny
    Sorry you didn’t win the internet popularity contest there. James said he wanted it to hurt someone when he hit them, not injure them.

  8. Bubby Brister says: Feb 2, 2011 9:11 PM

    I promise you, Pouncey at 75% is better than Legursky on his best day.

  9. Deb says: Feb 2, 2011 9:15 PM

    Methinks Pouncey is doing to the media what trickbunny likes to do to Steelers fans (jacking them up). Meanwhile Legursky is taking the snaps and will be well-prepped on Sunday.

  10. jarrman46 says: Feb 2, 2011 9:28 PM

    Please Please Please play on Sunday!!
    The Freezer is going to destroy you!!!

  11. trickbunny says: Feb 2, 2011 9:44 PM

    Deb says:
    Feb 2, 2011 9:15 PM

    Methinks Pouncey is doing to the media what trickbunny likes to do to Steelers fans (jacking them up).
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    And judging by the responses, succeeding…

    Hey, come on. Everybody has *some* team they hate, right? Sorry Steeler fans, but the Steelers are the team in football that everyone who’s not a fan loves to hate. They’re sort of the Yankees of football.

    For every Steelers fan that invokes my name in a whiny-ass or failure-at-trying-to-be-clever-or-funny post, they themselves have made less-than-complimentary posts about other teams. FACT.

    So don’t be so sensitive. Grow a pair :)

  12. arodisgod says: Feb 2, 2011 11:18 PM

    I really hope Pouncey plays Sunday… that way Raji can brush him aside and knock Big Ben Worthlessberger on his ass.

  13. ampatsisahypocrite says: Feb 3, 2011 1:27 AM

    No need to be “sensitive” at all, I agree, trickbunny — that’s what makes it so fun. Knowing how miserable you’ll be when the Steelers win it all again makes it really so enjoyable.

  14. vintwok says: Feb 3, 2011 8:38 AM

    “Please Please Please play on Sunday!!
    The Freezer is going to destroy you!!!”

    Is this the same freezer that anchors the 18th ranked run defense? The same guy that has never been to a pro-bowl?

    The Pack have a lot going for them and Raji maybe able to clog up the middle, but he’s not destroying anyone, weather it is Pouncey or Legursky playing center. That and the fact that Mendenhall likes to run to the right side and not up the middle makes this match-up moot. Check your facts son before throwing out such hyperbole.

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