Found September 07, 2013 on
By Matthew Marczi
When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field on Sunday to take on the Tennessee Titans in the season opener at Heinz Field, it will be a game of many firsts; indeed, far more than normal. With several new starters on both sides of the ball, the team will be fielding a lot of combinations that have never worked together in a regular season game before.
Of course, we know that the starting offensive line as it is currently formulated has never played together before. Mike Adams, Ramon Foster, Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro, and Marcus Gilbert all have starting experience to varying degrees, but as a unit, they have only put in exhibition time together.
The interior of the line did get some time together at the tail end of last season after DeCastro returned from his knee injury and Willie Colon was placed on injured reserve. The Foster-Pouncey-DeCastro unit started the last three games of the year, so that is a plus.
But DeCastro has never played with either Adams o...
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Steelers guard David DeCastro somehow manages to take out his own teammate, Maurkice Pouncey, while trying to cut a defensive lineman.
The day started well for the Pittsburgh Steelers when Tennessee return man Darius Reynaud brain-farted and gave the Steelers two points on the opening kickoff, but it was all down hill from there. The Steelers looked pretty bad through out the day and ended up losing to the Titans 16-9.While the early season loss would be pretty easy to recover from the loss of All-Pro center Maurkice...
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittaburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers have lost center Maurkice Pouncey to a torn ACL and MCL.
Pouncey is clearly done for the season.
The Steelers’ offense struggled after Pouncey was carted off. Ben Roethlisberger didn’t have much time to throw the football.
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The details are sketchy at this time, but Steelers stud center Maurkice Pouncey may be out for awhile after injuring his knee against the Titans.
Chris Mortensen is reporting that Pouncey was just carted off from Heinz Field.
Steelers Maurkice Pouncey carted off. Big blow
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 8, 2013
Pouncey was roll up on by a teammate David DeCastro.
Maurkice Pouncey suffered a major knee injury on Sunday after being taken out by teammate David DeCastro on a rushing play in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, and he is out for the season. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin announced after the game that Pouncey will require surgery for his ACL and MCL. DeCastro […]
The Pittsburgh Steelers lost Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey early during the first game of the season after a collision with his teammate. The early injury update is not good.
Big loss for Steelers.
Pouncey done. ACL and MCL surgery for him and Foote biceps
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) September 8, 2013
Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and MCL and is out for the season.
It's a devastating injury for the Steelers. Pouncey a three-time Pro Bowler and 2011 All-Pro was the lynchpin of a very thin and shaky offensive line.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have likely lost center Maurkice Pouncey and linebacker Larry Foote for the season as both will require surgery because of injuries suffered in the season opening loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Pouncey tore both the ACL and MCL in his right knee in the first quarter and Foote ruptured a bicep in the fourth quarter.
According to head coach Mike Tomlin, kicker...
The Pittsburgh Steelers preached about an impending change of attitude in their locker room after a lackluster 8-8 campaign last season.
Week 1 of the 2013 NFL season has not been very kind to the men of Steel City.
The road back to becoming an AFC North powerhouse will be far more difficult for Pittsburgh after Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey (torn ACL & MCL) and linebacker...
The season opener has not gone good at all for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who currently trail the Tennessee Titans 7-2 at halftime.
Not only have they lost center Maurkice Pouncey to a right knee injury, but cornerback Cortez Allen has also left the game with a left ankle injury and his return is questionable.
William Gay replaces Allen at left cornerback and Curtis Brown will likely...
Opening weekend of the NFL always has a few surprises, but even so, much of the week is composed of fulfilled expectations. The Jaguars were awful, as expected. The Saints and Falcons were in a close battle to the end — as expected. The two exceptions, at least in the early round of games, was the Titans and the Jets surprising everyone with opening wins.
The Titans were able...