Former Gator Maurkice Pouncey to start for Steelers
Former Gators center Maurkice Pouncey, the first-round pick of the Steelers, appears to have won the starting job in Pittsburgh over veteran Justin Hartwig. Ed Bouchette, the Steelers beat writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, writes:
Pouncey has been dominant at center, where he started the past two seasons at Florida. Several times, he has been seen handling his block at the line of scrimmage, then moving ahead to block someone else, often a linebacker. ... Pouncey is so quick, his defensive teammates say, that he can make an early mistake and recover to make the block.
To read the Post-Gazette story on Pouncey, click here.