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Steelers make right call with Pouncey

Maurkice Pouncey is a Pittsburgh Steeler.

That's a good thing.

The Florida center is a perfect fit for the Steelers.

There's a lot to like about him, too.

Sure, there are his physical attributes, but I was impressed with how, after he blocks one defensive lineman, he looks for more opponents. Some players hit their blocks and wait for a running back to go by them and head back to the huddle.

With Pouncey, he attacks. And then he attacks some more.

That will fit in nicely.

What I really liked was his excitement with joining Pittsburgh.

"I'm so happy to be a Pittsburgh Steeler," he told the Post-Gazette.  "I'm so happy they picked me. I just like the Steelers so much."

That's refreshing.

I can't wait to see him play.


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