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Dolphins to use Pouncey as center

Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:06 pm
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Just like his brother Maurkice, it looks like Dolphins draftee Mike Pouncey will spend his time on the field snapping the ball to the quarterback.

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That’s what Miami GM Jeff Ireland told reporters, including the Palm Beach Post, late Thursday night. And even though Pouncey really struggled with the quarterback exchange (13 flubbed snaps against Miami (Ohio) in the season opener!) when Florida’s coaches moved him from guard to center before his senior year, Ireland saw big improvement from Pouncey as the season continued.

“They’re doing a lot of things with their center that most centers don’t do,” Ireland said of the Gators. “They pull him a lot. When he’s trying to pull out in space, he’s getting out so quick that he’s doing something with the ball. I don’t know that we would do as much of that with him as maybe Florida did, but he improved over the season.

“We put him through the ringer a little bit in our Combine meeting. He’s very bright, obviously he’s a great leader, but the mental toughness, to handle what he went through at the combine, the rapid-fire questions he was getting really impressed me about the kid.”

We also should note that one of Mike Pouncey’s predraft goals was to get selected before his brother did in 2010. Maurkice went No. 18 to the Steelers last year. Mike went No. 15 Thursday.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 12:37 am
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:23 am
 

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Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2011 9:58 am
 

Dolphins to use Pouncey as center

Dolphins ranked at the bottom of the league for their offensive line play last year. You can not RUN or PASS the ball if you have nobodies blocking. Dolphins gaurds and center play was horrible last year. If you watched the games you would know this. This is the best pick the Dolphins have made since Jake Long.




Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: April 29, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Dolphins to use Pouncey as center

Wow...you 2 guys are off your rockers.   The game starts in the trenches.   Miami did an outstanding job selecting Pouncey.  His twin brother was an absolute stud for the Steelers this year.  The center anchors your line and handles blocking calls.  If you don't have a center, you're in big trouble.  Pittsburgh is regarded as one of the best drafting teams in the league and look at their first 2 picks.  D line and then O line.  Teams like the Raiders try to build their team by drafting speed and wasting picks on QBs like Jamarcus Russell.   You should be on cloud 9 that you ended up with Mike Pouncey.  



Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Dolphins to use Pouncey as center

YOu need to have a running game to set up the pass.  They have had no run game but this will help improve that....



Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Dolphins to use Pouncey as center

Dom from Lincoln???



Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Dolphins to use Pouncey as center

who cares y dont u waste all your picks on linemen ..........................IDIOT


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