Reports this week have indicated Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey will not play in the 2011 Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers because of an ankle injury. Apparently someone forgot to tell Pouncey. He tells Albert Breer of NFL Network that he still has hopes of playing in the game.
"If I'm not on the field Friday, most likely I'm not playing," Pouncey said, adding that it's his thought, not something he has been told by the Steelers' coaching staff. "I'm not going to put the team in a bad position."
So the answer to the Pouncey question could be answered by Friday. If he doesn't practice, he won't be playing. If he does practice, the door is open. Pouncey has gotten rid of the walking boot he was in so there is some tangible signs of progress.
If Pouncey can't go, it'll be Doug Legursky filling in. The second year undrafted offensive lineman will have a major test against Packers NT B.J. Raji.