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Posted at 9:30 AM ET, 02/ 4/2011

Super Bowl live: Mike Tomlin says Maurkice Pouncey decision will come after practice

By Cindy Boren

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin offered an ever-so-slight update on the condition of center Maurkice Pouncey in his final and very brief formal press conference before Super Bowl XLV.

Pouncey has not practiced all week because of a high ankle sprain and Tomlin has said that he won't play if he can't practice. Which would make today D-Day. The only update Tomlin would give: "I'll let you know when we practice. We practice at about 11. .. I'm sure he's over there working, trying to prepare himself. When I get over there [to the practice facility], that's going to be one of the many things I check up on."

On the varied mental approach of players: "It depends on who you ask. I imagine that Hines' [Ward] perspective is probably a little different than Antonio Brown's. I'll keep an eye on all the guys and try to provide them with whatever they need so they can stay on an emotional keel, even keel, and be prepared to play.

Tomlin said his kids had arrived and were wearing him out, adding that he took a nap at 8 p.m., then went to bed. (No piano bar for him.)

As for his Super Bowl Week approach: "I'm a robot. I'm just going to ride the wave."

On hoisting the Lombardi Trophy: "Great feelings of satisfaction and humility. It's tough to put into words."

By Cindy Boren  | February 4, 2011; 9:30 AM ET
Categories:  Super Bowl XLV  
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