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Legursky Won’t Be Benched After Poor Outing at Ravens

Pro Football Weekly reports that the Steelers are not going to be quick on pulling the plug on Doug Legursky at guard, and he will start vs the Seahawks tomorrow.

Steelers ORG Doug Legursky struggled vs. Ravens Pro Bowl DT Haloti Ngata in Week One. Yet, head coach Mike Tomlin, when asked if Legursky had played well enough to keep his starting role, replied, “He did.” Pittsburgh has sought a long-term fix at right guard for several years, and Legursky is the latest to get a chance to hold down the position. Certainly, there will be more favorable matchups for Legursky than Ngata. Nevertheless, his play, as well as that of rookie ORT Marcus Gilbert, who replaces Willie Colon, who’s out for the season with a triceps injury, will be worth monitoring.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. DrGeorge

    September 18, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Ngata is a ‘freak of nature’ type of player. There are very few NFL O-linemen who can go one on one with him, and thankfully, there are very few Ngata quality defensive linemen. Cut Legursky some slack. The guy is a consistent, lunch pail, blue collar trench fighter. When we face Ngata or others of his quality, use a double-team to help Legursky out, just as other teams used to do with Hampton in his prime. Legursky will never be the second coming of Alan Faneca (another wonderful ‘freak of nature’ OG), but he shouldn’t have to be; the makes the line more cohesive and he’s at least as good as anyone else we have for that position.

  2. howard

    September 18, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    i remember when ngata was drafted. i thought when i read up on him , that this is hall of fame material. i ask this question?? did we pass on him or was he already gone?

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