Sunday, April 25, 2010

Memo to Steelers: Draft Other Pouncey Twin

I'm excited about the Steelers' first-round draft pickup, center Maurkice Pouncey, because he's an identical twin. Intriguingly, Maurkice declared for the draft this year as a junior; his brother, Michael, remains at the University of Florida.

My great and unrealistic hope is that the Steelers also draft Michael Pouncey next year. Because how often do you have the opportunity to put identical twins on your football team? Michael is also a center, but like at Florida, they could move him over to guard. Or else dress only one of them for games, then surreptitiously swap in the other one at halftime. (Man, that center, it's like he could play 120 minutes out there.) Granted, they've expressed a desire to "have our own image instead of always being the Pouncey twins." I can relate! But as a twin and a Steelers fan, I want the team to take the opportunity. They have a year to think about it.

Anyway, Maurkice Pouncey sounds like a good guy with a good character, and that's great. Any need to elaborate on that? No?

Meanwhile, I love the trade to get Bryant McFadden back, since with Larry Foote and Antwaan Randel-El already re-signed, you can really say they're Getting the Band Back Together in a significant way.


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