Steelers All-22: Maurkice Pouncey Sack Recap

We’re back to look at our Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line sack recap, offering a look at each individual lineman and the sacks they allowed. If you missed it, we’ve already hit on Marcus Gilbert, Kelvin Beachum, and Ramon Foster.

Today, we’re breaking down Maurkice Pouncey. It’s a short evaluation considering I only fault him for half a sack the entire season. Let’s break it down anyway.

It came in Week 5 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars, a game that saw the Steelers give up four sacks. Pouncey has some trouble anchoring against defensive tackle Arby Jones and probably could have done a better job moving his feet at the end, sliding inside to keep Jones from having a path.

It’s not all his fault. It took 3.5 seconds for Jones to get to the QB. With the Steelers in an empty set, someone should have gotten open.

Unlike the others, there’s not much to analyze here. Playing center obviously minimizes the sacks you’re going to give up, you’re not on the island that offensive tackles are, but still, this is a great number from him. There still seems to be a camp that believes he’s overrated but the difference in the offensive line from 2013 to 2014 is unavoidably noticeable. Value #53, Steelers’ fans.

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