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    Steelers sign Legursky to two-year deal
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    February 05, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

    ANTHONY HANSHEW

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    Not bad, earning a promotion following a Super Bowl championship celebration.

    Following a week's preparation in Tampa, Doug Legursky the practice squad member looked on while his Pittsburgh Steelers dramatically rallied past Arizona for the Super Bowl XLIII trophy. Three days later, the former Marshall University football standout was rewarded with a two-year contract, cementing active roster status.

    Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but Legursky obviously was more than content Wednesday evening.

    "It's definitely a good feeling," the 6-foot-1, 323-pound offensive lineman said. "This is a good situation. We've got a lot of guys up for free agency, but hopefully we'll keep most of them."

    Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Legursky's former Mid-American Conference rival, connected with Santonio Holmes, a former opponent at Ohio State, for the winning touchdown, providing a signature Super Bowl moment. The thrilling victory capped Legursky's rookie season featuring two early releases before earning a secure practice squad spot.

    "It was an awesome, awesome experience," said Legursky, a four-year Thundering Herd starter from 2003-07. "We had a great week of preparation. There was a lot of commitment and focus but we wanted to have a good time as well as prepare for the game.

    "And then to have the great game that it was with the atmosphere and great plays all over the place. It was fun to watch everyone's hard work come together to win a Super Bowl."

    Following the equivalent of a college redshirt season in the pros, Legursky now turns attention to producing on game days. He's lined up at center and guard and likely will serve dual duties again this season. Bottom line, the Beckley native is more than ready for NFL playing time.

    "I'm just going to go in with the same mindset to get better and show that I'm capable of being a good player in any way they need me," Legursky said. "This season was kind of tough. I got a job yes, but I want to contribute as well as I can.

    "I'm definitely so glad that we got that victory. It's a great feeling and I hope to have that feeling as a player some day."

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    i still have really high hopes for this guy i think he has a lot of potential, does anyone think he might compete for a spot this year?

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    the dude is a freak in the weight room...hes definitely got the size and stregth the play the position, i just hope hes got what it takes to put it all togther and maybe get a fair shor

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    the dude is a freak in the weight room...hes definitely got the size and stregth the play the position, i just hope hes got what it takes to put it all togther and maybe get a fair shor
    As many problems as this o-line still has despite winning the Super Bowl and having no stability on it, and possibly losing more guys from the o-line in free agency they should be open to looking at and trying out anybody who has size and that looks like they can play the position and compete for a starting spot on the o-line. Legursky definitely fits into that category and deserves a chance to win a possible starting job on the o-line.

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    It's time for these cats on the O-Line to put up or shut up, Capizzi, Legursky,Essex, etc....this is the perfect oppurtunity for them to show Tomlin an the coaches that they belong on the field But with this draft so deep in O-Line men we should still draft one or two O-Linemen, if we get the right O-Line in place for 09,we are gonna be an very dangerous team.

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    This is a nice story, but he is going to have a difficult time finding a spot on the team come training camp. I wish him the best of luck!

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    he is a big monster any way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachintosh66 View Post
    this one is easy... hes a scrub!

    Stapleton beat this guy out, enuff said.
    i dont agree, maybe stapleton won the job just because of understanding of the playbook...we dont really know. legursky is freakishly strong, stapleton is not so who knows. maybe a year in hes a better player, i guess we'll see.

    its funny how some of thes guys that we follow end up on the team...B@G32 followed him all offseason long and sure enough we signed him after the draft...its happened a couple times

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    i dont agree, maybe stapleton won the job just because of understanding of the playbook...we dont really know. legursky is freakishly strong, stapleton is not so who knows. maybe a year in hes a better player, i guess we'll see.

    its funny how some of thes guys that we follow end up on the team...B@G32 followed him all offseason long and sure enough we signed him after the draft...its happened a couple times
    You know Doug is my guy.......I think he might be a reason why the team doesn't draft a center....Plus with Hartwig and Stapleton there isn't a big need for center this year....The only reason I would support the drafting of a Wood or Mack is since they also could play OG......I don't think Legursky will ever be a Pro Bowl type center but I do think he could be a solid starter in the NFL one day.....I will be rooting for him.....
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