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NHStlrfan
01-24-2011, 11:33 AM
I know this kid isn't the greatest player nor is he a starter but where would the Steelers be this year without this kid!? He's played just about every line position, he's been in at full back and finished out the AFCCG game as the starting center when Pouncey went down. Yes he made a few mistakes but he also made a number of great key blocks for that running attack in the first half. And most of Ben's sacks did not come up the middle.

This kid has to be given kudos for stepping in to the biggest game in his young career and I for one am happy he's on this roster!:tt02::tt02::tt02:

steelersbabex25
01-24-2011, 12:47 PM
He really didn't do much. He did okay coming in for Pouncey put the pocket collapsed multiple times down the middle, they stopped trying to run down the middle obviously, and he was the sole reason for the safety. I'll take Pouncey back for the Superbowl.

HUNT4SEVEN
01-24-2011, 12:49 PM
ALL i know is WE NEED Pouncey in the worse way...

steelchamp204
01-24-2011, 12:50 PM
He really didn't do much. He did okay coming in for Pouncey put the pocket collapsed multiple times down the middle, they stopped trying to run down the middle obviously, and he was the sole reason for the safety. I'll take Pouncey back for the Superbowl.

Gursky did a solid job, I dont see why you think he didnt really do much. And it wasnt his fault for the safety, Ben started stepping back to early and didnt get a grip on it. That wasnt on C. Not saying he did GREAT, but he def did a good job.

cmerrifield
01-24-2011, 12:51 PM
I think he is a good backup and good in goal line situations. He is a valuable member of the team. I prefer our PRO BOWL ROOKIE center Pouncey, but Doug is worth keeping around

MDSteel15
01-24-2011, 12:51 PM
I'm was not a big fan of his, UNTIL TODAY!!! He did one heck of a job the last 2 weeks filling in when somebody got hurt, especially yesterday! My vote for co-MVP of the game!

steelersbabex25
01-24-2011, 12:51 PM
Gursky did a solid job, I dont see why you think he didnt really do much. And it wasnt his fault for the safety, Ben started stepping back to early and didnt get a grip on it. That wasnt on C. Not saying he did GREAT, but he def did a good job.

He did A job. I wouldn't go so far as saying he did a good job. And if you watch the replay it definitely showed that Ben was not ready for that snap and he wasn't looking for it. He was still looking at the Jets defense.

NHStlrfan
01-24-2011, 12:53 PM
He really didn't do much. He did okay coming in for Pouncey put the pocket collapsed multiple times down the middle, they stopped trying to run down the middle obviously, and he was the sole reason for the safety. I'll take Pouncey back for the Superbowl.

I guess you and I didn't watch the same game. Pouncey went down in the first drive of the game. So I guess Rashard got all those yard in that drive alone! Yes Pouncey is teh best center on this team, but come on, this kid has been there all season long and yesterday he made a number of key blocks. It wasn't until the second half that the Jets did much against the run and then it was only when the Steelers predominantly ran. They threw only 5 passes in the second half.

steelersbabex25
01-24-2011, 12:56 PM
I guess you and I didn't watch the same game. Pouncey went down in the first drive of the game. So I guess Rashard got all those yard in that drive alone! Yes Pouncey is teh best center on this team, but come on, this kid has been there all season long and yesterday he made a number of key blocks. It wasn't until the second half that the Jets did much against the run and then it was only when the Steelers predominantly ran. They threw only 5 passes in the second half.

Almost all of Mendenhall's big runs after Pouncey went down were to the right, not down the middle. And if he did break a big down the middle run, that was Mendenhall being Mendenhall, not especially good blocking from Legursky. Look, I'm not saying Legursky did a terrible job. He had to come and fill in for a probowl center, those are tough shoes to fill, I realize that. All I'm saying is that I wouldn't really give him any special recognition for what he did.

steelchamp204
01-24-2011, 12:57 PM
He did A job. I wouldn't go so far as saying he did a good job. And if you watch the replay it definitely showed that Ben was not ready for that snap and he wasn't looking for it. He was still looking at the Jets defense.

Well everyone does A job obviously, but to say he didnt do a solid job, coming in OFF the bench in the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP game and help us win the game is kinda rediculous. Yea Ben weas under pressure, he is also under pressure when pouncey is at center, not say gursk is better than pouncey at all, but how did gursky not have a solid game? I must have saw the Ben replay wrong but it looked like he was ready for the snap he just started going back a tad to early.

steelersbabex25
01-24-2011, 01:00 PM
Well everyone does A job obviously, but to say he didnt do a solid job, coming in OFF the bench in the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP game and help us win the game is kinda rediculous. Yea Ben weas under pressure, he is also under pressure when pouncey is at center, not say gursk is better than pouncey at all, but how did gursky not have a solid game? I must have saw the Ben replay wrong but it looked like he was ready for the snap he just started going back a tad to early.

I didn't say he didn't have a solid game. I said he didn't have a particularly good game. He went in and did what he needed to do, obviously. I just saw the pocket collapse a lot quicker with him than with Pouncey, which is to be expected.

NHStlrfan
01-24-2011, 01:01 PM
Almost all of Mendenhall's big runs after Pouncey went down were to the right, not down the middle. And if he did break a big down the middle run, that was Mendenhall being Mendenhall, not especially good blocking from Legursky. Look, I'm not saying Legursky did a terrible job. He had to come and fill in for a probowl center, those are tough shoes to fill, I realize that. All I'm saying is that I wouldn't really give him any special recognition for what he did.

Get the tape, he's got at least 2 pancakes with Rashard running in the A gap to the left. He got to the middle linebackers a number of times. Next time you watch game pay attention to the line play and not where the ball is. How many times did you hear the Jets nose tackle being called for making a play? And how do you think Big Juicey gets in front of Rashard when pulling if the Center doesn't take care of his man in the middle?

How about this quote from you on another thread. Someone had to be there blocking.

"Well I think the Jets also prided themselves on getting after the quarterback, and they obviously didn't have that success until later in the game."

steelersbabex25
01-24-2011, 01:05 PM
Get the tape, he's got at least 2 pancakes with Rashard running in the A gap to the left. He got to the middle linebackers a number of times. Next time you watch game pay attention to the line play and not where the ball is. How many times did you hear the Jets nose tackle being called for making a play? And how do you think Big Juicey gets in front of Rashard when pulling if the Center doesn't take care of his man in the middle?

:rofl: Please don't advise me to analyze game film as I'm watching. Actually, please don't advise me to do anything in general. You CAN NOT say that the reason that Mendenhall ran for 1/3 of the yardage in the 2nd half that he ran for in the 1st half is because he all of the sudden lost his mojo. Please, give me a break.

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"Well I think the Jets also prided themselves on getting after the quarterback, and they obviously didn't have that success until later in the game."

Yes, LATER in the game, as in the SECOND half, when Ben passed 3 straight times instead of MENDY running the ball. You can't get to the quarterback if he doesn't pass, can ya?

NHStlrfan
01-24-2011, 01:08 PM
:rofl: Please don't advise me to analyze game film as I'm watching. Actually, please don't advise me to do anything in general. You CAN NOT say that the reason that Mendenhall ran for 1/3 of the yardage in the 2nd half that he ran for in the 1st half is because he all of the sudden lost his mojo. Please, give me a break.

Again, you don't listen. :nono: The play calling is nearly all runs. The Jets D loads up to stop the run. That's the difference not that any blocking got less effective. The fact still remains that Legursky is to be commended for not only this game but the entire season being there when needed and stepping in and doing a better job than anyone expected.

Back to civility, look at the upside! The Steelers O line played better overall than anyone expected. On to Dallas! :tt02::tt02::tt02:

steelersbabex25
01-24-2011, 01:10 PM
Again, you don't listen. :nono: The play calling is nearly all runs. The Jets D loads up to stop the run. That's the difference not that any blocking got less effective. The fact still remains that Legursky is to be commended for not only this game but the entire season being there when needed and stepping in and doing a better job than anyone expected.

Which is why Mendy only got 20 something yards in the second half.

steelchamp204
01-24-2011, 01:12 PM
:popcorn:

NHStlrfan
01-24-2011, 01:13 PM
Which is why Mendy only got 20 something yards in the second half.

Agreed. If nothing else learned from this game I hope it's the need to NEVER take the foot off the gas pedal! Going prevent to end the first half only gave the Jets the idea they had a chance. Green Bay will be even more key to keep up the pressure ALL game long.

KemoTherapy
01-24-2011, 01:38 PM
I was pleasantly surprised with his play in a game with more on the line than anything he's ever come close to playing in. He and Ben obviously need to work on their snaps as I'd be surprised if Mo can come back at anything close to 100% within 2 weeks. I thought Bronco looked pretty bad when he filled in @ right guard for a couple of series in a game earlier in the season but I have to give the kid,who was undrafted after all, props for rising to the challenge yesterday.

Danger DANJ
01-24-2011, 02:07 PM
I seriously hope Pouncey can come back for the SB, but at least we aren't relying on Hartwig! I just got my Pouncey jersey on Friday and wore it yesterday for the game. I hope I didn't bring on a jinx. Maybe I should wear an Aaron Rodgers jersey on Feb. 6th. lol

NHStlrfan
01-24-2011, 02:15 PM
I seriously hope Pouncey can come back for the SB, but at least we aren't relying on Hartwig! I just got my Pouncey jersey on Friday and wore it yesterday for the game. I hope I didn't bring on a jinx. Maybe I should wear an Aaron Rodgers jersey on Feb. 6th. lol

WEAR THE RODGERS JERSEY MAN WEAR IT!!!!! :lol::tt02:

Looking at his history and his age Pouncey should be back and ready to go. That extra week off will help this team out a lot. Overall the O line played very well yesterday. My point on this thread is where would we be if this kid weren't on this team. He's had is troubles here and there but has rounded out nicely and stepped in whenever and whever needed. That's the kind of attitude ANY team needs.

SteelCityKid5
01-24-2011, 02:39 PM
I love Pouncey but Legursky is a serviceable back up

Ambridge
01-24-2011, 03:34 PM
Legursky did a Fine Job and held his own.
When a new Center goes into the game you can almost expect issues with the QB-Center exchange. Thank goodness
there was only one botched snap that only cost them a Safety.

LatrobePA
01-24-2011, 03:38 PM
He held his own for sure, but he's no Pouncey!

Black@Gold Forever32
01-24-2011, 03:41 PM
I have always been a Doug Legursky fan....Ask Ktrain and some of the other older SA members on here.........Never thought he would be a great center by no means but a solid backup that can spot start if needed.......I'm glad he is still on the roster and contributing since he wasn't drafted in the first place.......Really this patchwork OL has been solid all year.....I think OL coach Sean Kugler has done one hell of job with this rag tag group........Pouncey no doubt makes the entire OL better but considering the musical chairs along the OL the job Kugler has done to get these guys ready to play is impressive......

steelersbabex25
01-24-2011, 03:42 PM
Legursky did a Fine Job and held his own.
When a new Center goes into the game you can almost expect issues with the QB-Center exchange. Thank goodness
there was only one botched snap that only cost them a Safety.

I think there were 2 botched snaps if I'm not mistaken..

Black@Gold Forever32
01-24-2011, 03:44 PM
I think there were 2 botched snaps if I'm not mistaken..

There was but the first one was on Ben.....The 2nd one was clearly on Doug since it looked he snapped the ball into Ben's thigh........:lol: But that is to be expected when a new center enters the game.......Ben was use to have having his hands under Pouncey's butt most of the time this year.....:lol:

BlitzburghRockCity
01-24-2011, 03:47 PM
We should all be greatful for such a versatile lineman like Legursky. He bailed us out all year long playing Center, Guard, Tackle, and Fullback. He is the exact player that the Steelers always love to have, a guy that can play multiple positions and do them well.

Rampage
01-24-2011, 04:00 PM
Aside from the bad snap in the endzone (the first fumbled snap was on Ben), I think Legursky did very well considering the importance of the game. While he is not as good as Pouncey, I think he is a very serviceable backup. I really like how strong this guy is; he is a beast in the gym and I think that physical strength allows him to overcome other areas of his game.

Nolrog
01-24-2011, 06:35 PM
Yes he made a few mistakes


He almost snapped the ball thru Bens legs and could have cost us a TD and the game. That's about as far from clutch as you can possibly get.

coach
01-24-2011, 09:42 PM
I'm was not a big fan of his, UNTIL TODAY!!! He did one heck of a job the last 2 weeks filling in when somebody got hurt, especially yesterday! My vote for co-MVP of the game!

I don't think we are going to reach a concensus in here on his role last night, but what I found this year is that when we needed someone to step in and take another position on the line, he and others always did it to the best of their abilities and in more than a few cases, they certainly (in total as a line) exceeded expectations, even when you throw the mistakes in there. Our O-line is like the Steelers in general. They always seem to do just enough to win the game.

If we donated a nickel for every "OMG" or "&hit" post that hit the boards when Pouncey, Flo or others went down this year, we could pay all Harrisons fines from Gooddell Castro. We anticipated the line parting like the Red Sea, yet, somehow, we still won.

Now go draft us a left tackle we can love for 10 years.

GoBenGo
01-24-2011, 11:54 PM
The big legursky.....