So Pouncey's injury really is Mike Tomlin's fault after all. Shame on him for teach his OL to cut block rather than blocking down like real linemen. Changing the scheme put his whole offense in jeopardy now. Another poor decision by Tomlin.
I wonder if you can get fined by the league for that type of hit against your own teammate? Only a semi-serious question, but you know he'd be a lot lighter in the wallet, if that block and that result were on an opponent.
It's hard to know what happened, but unless he absolutely didn't see Pouncey and was aiming for a space in front of the defender, it's hard to see this as anything less than reckless.
Last edited by Flasteel; 09-09-2013 at 12:58 AM.
The way I saw it.....
DD went to chop block the guy that Pouncey was blocking.... He missed and hit Pouncey.
To me, and its hard to say this...but it looks like DD did it on purpose...but why??
Pouncey is wearing BRIGHT YELLOW PANTS, and the closest Dlinemen is wearing BLUE PANTS.
DD is looking at Pouncey the whole way, and goes straight into his knee!!!
This is mindboggling to me!! If DD didnt do it on purpose, this is as bad of an accident that I
have ever seen a teammate injury another teammate...except for Gilbert getting DD last season..etc.
How does DD explain this...??? Did DD close his eyes while running, and WTF was he doing going so low
at that point...the dlinemen was engaged with Pouncey, and it would have been a chop-block...
Steelers headed for top 5 draft status...competing with the Jags/Jets/Raiders for the worst record, and top pick!!
The Pittsburgh Steelers: There is NO other Team!
I guess now we know ... our linemen are too stupid to block the opposing team.