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    Maurkice Pouncey winning Steelers’ center job
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    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie center Maurkice Pouncey has ascended the depth chart, joining the first-team offense.

    According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pouncey took every snap Wednesday ahead of Justin Hartwig.

    "It put a big smile on me," Pouncey said. "I ain't going to lie, but I just need to go out there and practice every day. I want to stay humble. I'm happy about it. I just want to stay humble and keep working at it."

    At first, Pouncey was playing right guard.

    Now, the Steelers have changed their plans. Hartwig had no comment on the development.

    "Maurkice Pouncey has done a nice job with every opportunity we have given him thus far," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "We continue to give him more opportunities. We recognize that Jamal Williams, who plays nose guard for the Denver Broncos, is a perennial Pro Bowl-caliber player. It's going to be an awesome opportunity to measure where he is against a guy that caliber. That's what it's all about more than anything else."

    Added Pro Bowl nose guard Casey Hampton: "A lot of centers you play against are either quick and weak or they're strong and not quick. He's got both. He's quick and he's really strong. He recovers real well. He does a good job staying on his feet. I think he's going to be a good player."

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    Maurkice Pouncey winning Steelers’ center job
    The National Football Post

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie center Maurkice Pouncey has ascended the depth chart, joining the first-team offense.

    According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pouncey took every snap Wednesday ahead of Justin Hartwig.

    "It put a big smile on me," Pouncey said. "I ain't going to lie, but I just need to go out there and practice every day. I want to stay humble. I'm happy about it. I just want to stay humble and keep working at it."

    At first, Pouncey was playing right guard.

    Now, the Steelers have changed their plans. Hartwig had no comment on the development.

    "Maurkice Pouncey has done a nice job with every opportunity we have given him thus far," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "We continue to give him more opportunities. We recognize that Jamal Williams, who plays nose guard for the Denver Broncos, is a perennial Pro Bowl-caliber player. It's going to be an awesome opportunity to measure where he is against a guy that caliber. That's what it's all about more than anything else."

    Added Pro Bowl nose guard Casey Hampton: "A lot of centers you play against are either quick and weak or they're strong and not quick. He's got both. He's quick and he's really strong. He recovers real well. He does a good job staying on his feet. I think he's going to be a good player."

    Good For the Kid !! I Liked the Pick when they Made it

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    Default Re: Maurkice Pouncey winning Steelers’ center job

    Tomlin talks about Williams the Broncos nose tackle will be a good challenge for Pouncey, Is Hampton not a good enough measuring stick for Pouncey ?

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    Tomlin talks about Williams the Broncos nose tackle will be a good challenge for Pouncey, Is Hampton not a good enough measuring stick for Pouncey ?
    I don't think Casey Goes full speed in training Camp

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    I wonder if all this talk about Ben starting this game is to see him and Pouncey working together ?

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    I don't think Casey Goes full speed in training Camp
    The only time Casey goes "full speed" is at ham night at the Golden Corral.

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    The only time Casey goes "full speed" is at ham night at the Golden Corral.
    Nicely done!

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