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Maurkice Pouncey’s ankle is feeling great

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The only similarity between the end of the last two Steelers seasons is that center Maurkice Pouncey wasn’t on the field either time.

A sprained ankle against the Jets in the AFC Championship Game in January 2011 caused Pouncey to miss the Super Bowl loss to the Packers. The ankle never really healed during the offseason, leading to a year of trouble for Pouncey that ended with him on the sideline for the playoff loss to the Broncos this year.

“I came back and it wasn’t healthy,” Pouncey said, via Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I played through it. At the end of the season last year it got too weak and I needed the surgery.”

Having surgery didn’t keep Pouncey from taking part in offseason work with the team and he says now that the ankle feels “awesome.” The Steelers feel that the operation did more than just repair the problem, they feel that it will make Pouncey less likely to sprain his ankle in the future as well.

That would be a plus for the Steelers this season as they will likely have two rookies starting on an offensive line that’s being counted on to be better in 2012 than it was last season. A healthy Pouncey is a good foundation to use toward that goal.

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12 Responses to “Maurkice Pouncey’s ankle is feeling great”
  1. ravenator says: Jun 14, 2012 11:52 AM

    Ok so his ankle is feeling great, but what about his feelings? After being swept by their nemesis and Tebow’d out of the playoffs, the lingering sorrow must still be present.

  2. mostlombardisintheleague says: Jun 14, 2012 12:07 PM

    Even with Pouncey out of the Super Bowl and giving up 3 turn-overs and having that waste Keomatu at guard, the Steelers offense still outscored Green Bay’s offense 25-24.

  3. Deb says: Jun 14, 2012 12:46 PM

    Didn’t know that surgery would make Pouncey’s ankle more durable–that is really good news. Having better talent on either side of him this season will also take pressure off Pouncey, making it more likely he can get through the season in one piece. Things continue looking up on that o-line!

  4. ottomanismydog says: Jun 14, 2012 1:01 PM

    mostlombardisintheleague says:
    Jun 14, 2012 12:07 PM
    Even with Pouncey out of the Super Bowl and giving up 3 turn-overs and having that waste Keomatu at guard, the Steelers offense still outscored Green Bay’s offense 25-24.

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    Watch the film. The Mendenhall fumble is a direct result of Legursky getting blown by Raji on the play, and for that matter mostly all game. Healthy Pouncey that’s a different game.

  5. mostlombardisintheleague says: Jun 14, 2012 1:07 PM

    His feelings couldn’t be better. His team made it to the Super Bowl his rookie season and he gets to walk by and actually see six Lombardi Trophies everyday he goes to work, feelin’ real good !

  6. steelersownyou says: Jun 14, 2012 1:20 PM

    They may go from the worst offensive line to the best this year if they stay healthy. Going to be scary to watch big ben back there with time to throw the ball. As for the Ravens mr ravenator. WIDE LEFT!!!!!!!!! Beautiful moment for steelers fans! Im still laughing about that..

  7. theravens1 says: Jun 14, 2012 1:23 PM

    I’m glad its feeling better – he’s a good player!

  8. tbone4474 says: Jun 14, 2012 1:47 PM

    I hope he can stay healthy – could be another dynasty center for a dynasty team!

  9. mostlombardisintheleague says: Jun 14, 2012 2:13 PM

    ottomanismydog says
    Watch the film. The Mendenhall fumble is a direct result of Legursky getting blown by Raji on the play, and for that matter mostly all game. Healthy Pouncey that’s a different game.

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    I watched the game – Mendenhall and Redman were tearing up Packsrs D getting into the secondary many times with the O-line blowing out everyone including Mathews – until Bruce Arians stopped calling rushing plays, costing Pittsburgh the game with inopportune play calling. Good riddens B.A.

  10. sudz28 says: Jun 14, 2012 7:21 PM

    Can’t wait to see Pouncey play a full season, healthy, on the O-line. He has great potential, but so far it’s been unrealized. Here’s to hoping we get to see him pancake the opposition early and often!

  11. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jun 14, 2012 11:17 PM

    Absolutely loving the Steeler OL for ’12 and even more in ’13 and beyond.

    Adams was a steal in the late second round – just needs to keep his priorities squared away and his head right.

    Colon, undersized as an OT, will be a MAULER at OG who can pull.

    Gilbert finally gets an offseason – he will be a horse.

    Pouncey. Nasty. Finishes. Future Hall of Famer.

    DeCastro. Fit him for a gold jacket too – the real deal. Rooks don’t come along too often with the edge he brings —- love me some DeCastro.

    Earth, you just witnessed a team take a glaring weakness – and make it a big league strength … in the virtual blink of an eye.

  12. ravenator says: Jun 15, 2012 7:02 AM

    @ialwayswantedtobeabanker

    What are you smoking fool? So Adams, a rookie, is a steal, considering he’s played zero snaps in the NFL and he’s a pothead? Riiight.

    Colon was abused last year, why will that change?

    Gilbert, barely performed

    Pouncey can’t stay healthy

    DeCastro is again a rookie with zero snaps yet Steeler fans say he’s already going to the probowl

    Steeler oline is still in flux and is no where near a strength of this team. Keep dreaming man.

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