Thursday, February 3, 2011
XLV: Practice report V
By Kevin Seifert
Getting inside the Thursday practice report for Super Bowl XLV, culling from the injury and pool reports:
Pittsburgh Steelers: Practice was again held in an indoor facility at TCU. There was no change to the injury report, meaning center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) again missed practice. There continues to be little chance he will play in Super Bowl XLV. "It’s getting to be the witching hour for Maurkice," coach Mike Tomlin said. "He’s going to have to show us something very soon." Defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps) again was limited.
Green Bay Packers: Coach Mike McCarthy cut out one step of the Packers' practice tour, having players dress at the team hotel rather than bussing to Southern Methodist to use the locker room there. Practice was again held at an indoor facility at Highland Park high school. Receiver Donald Driver (quadriceps) was held out of team drills, but McCarthy said: "He’s fine. He wants to practice and all that, but I’m not taking any chances with him. I'll probably hold him out tomorrow, as well." Driver missed a game this season because of a quadriceps ailment, but it seems likely he will play Sunday. Meanwhile, linebacker Erik Walden (ankle) was "very sore," McCarthy said, and was held out of team drills. Frank Zombo has been working with the first-team defense in his absence. Finally, McCarthy said he does not plan to check the team into a new hotel Saturday night, as is customary for many Super Bowl teams.