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    Double dose of Pouncey would help Steelers



    Mike and Maurkice Pouncey

    Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011
    By Mike Bires, Times Sports Staff


    PITTSBURGH - Never before have two brothers played together for the Steelers. But that could change soon.

    Maurkice Pouncey was nothing short of sensational this past season. So why not find a way to get Mike Pouncey on the team?

    The Steelers could double their pleasure on the offensive line for years to come with Pouncey and Pouncey. But the possibility of the identical twins playing for the Steelers might be a long shot.

    For starters, Mike Pouncey probably won't be available when it's the Steelers' turn to make their first-round pick. He's one of the highest-rated interior linemen in the draft, and he might not last until the Steelers choose at No. 31.

    Certainly, other teams in the league needing a force inside have seen what Maurkice did as a rookie. So why not take Mike if he's available?

    Plus, maybe the Steelers will be so worried about their precarious situation at cornerback that they may go that route.

    Still, the Steelers do have issues on the O-line, including right guard. In the last three seasons, the Steelers have started five different players there, including three this season (Trai Essex, Doug Legursky and Ramon Foster).

    That problem could be solved if the Steelers take Mike Pouncey. He played center at the University of Florida this past season. But in the previous two years, he started at right guard next to Maurkice, who centered for the Gators.

    Since the Steelers chose Maurkice Pouncey with the 19th pick in 2010, they have loved everything about him. They rave about his athleticism, intelligence and the way he plays the game. They rave about his character and his willingness to learn. He's a terrific football player and a good guy to boot.

    Maurkice wants to be reunited with his brother. Likewise for Mike Pouncey.

    It's hard to imagine that if Mike Pouncey's name is still on the draft board when the Steelers make their first-round pick that coach Mike Tomlin and director of football operations Kevin Colbert would pass on him.

    But Pouncey and Pouncey surely has a nice ring to it. Maybe the Steelers will trade up to get him.

    http://www.timesonline.com/sports/st...7a4a78c22.html

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    Is it even possible?

    Can we trade up?

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    Teams have traded positions in the past. As I said with the last Pouncey draft, It's a great pick, but I'm a Legursky fan.

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    Why not Pouncey, Pouncey and Legursky? That could be one hell of an interior line.
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    Why not Pouncey, Pouncey and Legursky? That could be one hell of an interior line.
    That would be great!
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    I like Leg as a back up to all 3 interior positions as well as FB from time to time. I am a fan of Leg too I just think he can help the team the most as a back up. I don't think I would trade up for Mike tbh. We need all the 1st and 2nd day picks we can get. If he drops then stop the clock at 2 seconds that's the guy.

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    2011 NFL Draft: Will The Pittsburgh Steelers Trade Up For Mike Pouncey?

    By Brian DiTullio (Featured Columnist) on February 15, 2011



    Going To The Super Bowl May Cost Steelers The Draft Pick They Really Want

    When preparing a draft strategy, teams put together a Big Board of players they want in the first round. That board is whittled down to players they think they can get. It then becomes a the battle of wants versus needs relative to your draft position.

    The player you want may be a Top 10 pick and you pick 22nd. In the Steelers' case, they pick 31st and Mike Pouncey isn't going to last that long.

    Given how good his twin brother was in 2010, Pouncey will be getting a lot more interest, and there are plenty of teams ahead of the Steelers who need offensive lineman.

    This means if the Steelers want to secure Pouncey's rights, they will have to trade up to get him. If there is any player in the draft worth trading up for relative to the team's needs, Pouncey fits that bill.

    If the Steelers are able to acquire Pouncey and install him on the line next to his brother, they will have the most solid offensive line since Ben Roethlisberger joined the team. With Willie Colon coming back next year, that gives the Steelers three core lineman to protect the quarterback Head Coach Mike Tomlin knows he can rely on.

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    When was the last time in NFL history that 2 brothers played side-by-side. I doubt if very many.

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    It would be nice to see it next season.
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    If the Steelers are able to acquire Pouncey and install him on the line next to his brother, they will have the most solid offensive line since Ben Roethlisberger joined the team.
    I would say that this is a bit premature and wishful thinking IMO. There is no guarantee that Mike would develop as quickly and play to the level of his brother in his rookie season. If the Steelers are lucky enough to have a shot at Mike, he'd have a lot to prove to win a starting spot over Legursky...especially as a rookie.

    That said, I too am hopeful that the Steelers get a chance to draft him and he lives up to the expectations that his brother has set for him.
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    The general consensus seems to be that Mike isn't as good as Maurkice. Don't think I'd pull the trigger unless he's still there in the 2nd maybe.

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    The general consensus seems to be that Mike isn't as good as Maurkice. Don't think I'd pull the trigger unless he's still there in the 2nd maybe.
    That's why he will be guard. He doesn't have to be as good. I think it's worth it if we don't trade up.

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    The general consensus seems to be that Mike isn't as good as Maurkice. Don't think I'd pull the trigger unless he's still there in the 2nd maybe.
    There is no way he is going to make it to the 2nd... For him to make it to our pick at 31 would be shocking! He's a no-brainer at 31, but no way in hell he slides that far. My gut tells me that all of the top-tier CB's will be off the board within the top 20 picks, leaving us with 2nd round talent either way.
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    There is no way he is going to make it to the 2nd... For him to make it to our pick at 31 would be shocking! He's a no-brainer at 31, but no way in hell he slides that far. My gut tells me that all of the top-tier CB's will be off the board within the top 20 picks, leaving us with 2nd round talent either way.
    Maybe not but we really don't know where he's going to end being drafted right now. A lot can and will change between now and when the draft actually takes place in terms of positioning, etc.

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    That's why he will be guard. He doesn't have to be as good. I think it's worth it if we don't trade up.
    Trading up would be nuts to get him, IMO.

    I'd rather see a CB or T taken.

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