One offensive lineman that could have a spotlight on him come next Sunday is that of center Doug Legursky. The reason being of course is that the Steelers may be counting on him with the injury of Maurkice Pouncey, who is officially 50-50 for the game.
While not many know much about the Steelers backup center, here’s the scouting report on Legursky from Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc.
He’s nowhere near the physical specimen that Pouncey is. If you look at Legursky, he’s very undersized, he has short arms, but he’s tough and he’s gritty. The Steelers will actually use him once in a while as a fullback in short yardage. So he can run and he can move pretty well. But Pouncey still plays lower, is always in tremendous balance and football position, and he’s fluid. Pouncey is the total specimen in terms of pulling and doing all the athletic things a center can do. Legursky is not as strong and doesn’t do anything as well. It’s not even close.
That’s not good news for the Steelers, but then again, has anything come easy in the 2010 season?