Pouncey: 'Today is work'

It was a typical victory Monday for the Steelers, the players were given the day off, something that has happened after each of the last four victories. And just like the previous weeks, an off day meant one thing.

The players came to work.

"It's an off day, but it's not really an off day," said cornerback Antwon Blake. "Everyone is here, working out and just recovering from the game. We really don't have any off days. At least we don't take them.

"For these last few weeks we have known what we are playing for. We have already been in playoff mode. The energy has been great for these last few weeks."

Photos from the last game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens.

The Steelers weight room was packed, the locker room was abuzz, and all over the building players were focused on this week's Wild Card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens.

"There is no such thing as a day off in the NFL," said rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier. "You always have to do something. I just want to make sure I recover my body to help get the team where we need to be."

Center Maurkice Pouncey, who has been one of the leaders of the work day Monday attitude, was among the first at the practice facility and wasted no time hitting the weight room.

"As I walked into today, it was the same thing, my usual workout," said Pouncey. "We had some smiles about last night, but you have to move on. We are on to the playoffs now. We are on to Baltimore. It was exciting last night, but today is work."

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