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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 Larry Foote (ruptured biceps) both suffered season-ending injuries in week one's 16-9 home loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Pouncey suffered the injury when right guard David DeCastro fell on his right leg during a running play in the first quarter. He was taken to the hospital for an MRI which confirmed that the injury was as bad as it seemed.
Second year guard from SMU Kelvin Beachum took over for Pouncey at center.
As for Foote's injury, the Steelers lack depth at the inside linebacker position with rookies Vince Williams, Terence Garvin and third-year man Kion Wilson. Wilson took over for Foote after he left the game.
In a post-game interview with the media via Steelers.com, head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media that Maurkice Pouncey and Larry Foote's injuries would require surgery. When asked if their season was presumably over, Tomlin reiterated,
"I would assume so, but that's an assumption at this point."
The Steelers will hit the road next week for a battle with division rival Cincinnati on Monday night. If Pittsburgh doesn't want to start 0-2 and put Tomlin on the hot seat, the young replacements need to step up to the curve and do it fast.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers were likely hoping to extend the contract of center Maurkice Pouncey next offseason, but now his season enduing knee injury that he suffered he in the opener against the Tennessee Titans could make for difficult negotiations.
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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...
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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Big loss for Steelers.
Pouncey done. ACL and MCL surgery for him and Foote biceps
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) September 8, 2013
According to Adam Caplan, the Steelers have signed center/guard Fernando Velasco.
Former Titans C/G Fernando Velasco agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Steelers, source said.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 9, 2013
I’m sure Velasco will have a chance to replace Pouncey now that he’s done for the season with a torn ACL and MCL.
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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.
As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers placed center Maurkice Pouncey, linebacker Larry Foote and running back LaRod Stephens-Howling on their injured reserve list Monday.
Pouncey tore both his ACL and MCL in his right knee early in the Sunday loss to the Tennessee Titans when guard David DeCastro accidentally cut his legs out from underneath him.
Foote tore a bicep late in the game...
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 […]
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The Steelers’ defense actually did its part in the 16 to 9 loss. The Titans were unable to move the ball consistently, but they were able to do just enough...
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Following the ruptured biceps injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers starting inside linebacker Larry Foote, who was just placed on injured reserve, it goes without saying that the team must turn to somebody else now at the position after Foote played nearly every snap just a season ago.
In Sunday’s loss, Kion Wilson replaced him on defense, playing nine snaps...
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With starting center Maurkice Pouncey now out for the season with a knee injury, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that the plan right now is to start second-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum at center Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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