Changing Of The Guard Doesn’t Faze Steelers’ Pouncey
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PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — It’s been a long time since the Steelers had any sort of stability along their offensive line, and it’s been even longer since Maurkice Pouncey has been obligated to play a different position as a result.
Pouncey, an erstwhile Pro Bowl center, will reportedly move to left guard due to a number of injuries up front, including the continued absence of Willie Colon, when the Steelers (6-5) visit the Baltimore Ravens (9-2) in an AFC North rematch Sunday.
There’s no questioning Pouncey’s pedigree, or his leadership. But how is the team to adequately prepare someone who hasn’t played the position since his freshman year at Florida?
“When I got here, I thought I was going to play guard, and I ended up playing center,” he told 93.7 The Fan on the South Side. “Whatever works for the team. They asked me to do it, and I said yes. It’s the coaches’ decision.”
Hear what Pouncey had to say about re-learning on the fly, and about the promotion of former Franklin Regional star and practice squad member Johnny Malecki, who may start beside him in Baltimore:
Kickoff between the Steelers and Ravens is set for 4:15 Sunday on KDKA-TV.