Mike Pouncey is one of only two remaining members who played on the Miami Dolphins’ offensive line in 2013. It was announced Monday that he will not be available for at least three months. The Dolphins suffer a crippling blow long before camp begins.
To illustrate how important Pouncey is to the Dolphins, I must relate the story of his brother.
Mike Pouncey’s older brother, Maurkice Pouncey, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010. He was the rookie Defensive Player of the Year. When he suffered an ankle injury in the AFC Championship game vs. the Jets, he was unable to play in Super Bowl XLV. Many experts believe his absence was the primary reason why the Steelers lost to Green Bay in a closely contested game 31-24.