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hawaiiansteel
02-04-2011, 12:20 AM
Roethlisberger “scalding hot” in Thursday practice

Posted by Evan Silva on February 3, 2011

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Peter King of Sports Illustrated is the pool reporter for Super Bowl XLV, giving him sole access to Steelers practices. King files a routine pool report after each practice, and posted more nuggets on Twitter after watching the AFC’s Super Bowl representative get after it Thursday.

According to King, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was “scalding hot” and “looked terrific” in Thursday’s drills. Specifically, Big Ben threw four straight touchdown passes in the red zone.

As suspected, coach Mike Tomlin is right in that he has nothing to worry about after Roethlisberger’s night on the town.

King also was impressed with backup center Doug Legursky’s “pulling ability and hustle.” Legursky is a former undrafted free agent, so hustle should come naturally. The ability to move quickly out of a center’s stance could be another plus. Legursky played tackle in college.

He may have to start at center on Sunday, because “it’s not looking good” for injured starter Maurkice Pouncey.

King also “doubt(s) sincerely” that Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps) will play in the Super Bowl, despite going through another limited practice.

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Chadman
02-04-2011, 02:47 AM
Ahhhh....didn't Legursky play Center for Marshall? Pretty sure he did, not Tackle...

Scarletfire1970
02-04-2011, 08:27 AM
Does that mean our defense sucks?

Oviedo
02-04-2011, 09:03 AM
Does that mean our defense sucks?

It means our offense knows how to exploit our weak secondary. Then again we probably didn't have Harrison, Woodley and Timmons trying to knock Ben into next week like I hope they do to Rodgers.

SidSmythe
02-04-2011, 09:14 AM
Peter King kissing Ben's butt for his Roger Goodell/Ben gaffe earlier this week.

Mister Pittsburgh
02-04-2011, 09:18 AM
center. what the hell is wrong with these writers?

2007 RIMINGTON, OUTLAND TROPHY & LOMBARDI AWARD CANDIDATE


2006 FIRST TEAM COACHES ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTION


2006 FIRST TEAM MEDIA ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTION


2006 (Junior):
Started all 12 games at center for the Thundering Herd...Was a 2006 Rimington Trophy nominee at the beginning of the season...Earned first team All-Conference USA honors on both the media and coaches teams...Has played in each of the Herd's 35 games over the past three seasons - dating back to his true freshman season...Marshall's strongest student-athlete in weight training.

2006 ALL-CONFERENCE USA CANDIDATE


2006 ALL-AMERICA CANDIDATE


2006 RIMINGTON TROPHY CANDIDATE

2005 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM


2005 RIMINGTON TROPHY WATCH LIST

2005 (Sophomore):
Started all 11 games along the offensive line last season for the Herd, 10 of them at center...Was a 2005 Rimington Trophy nominee at the beginning of the season, the only true sophmore to be named to the watch list...Earned second team All-Conference honors...Has played in every game of his career.


2004 (Freshman):
Saw action in all 12 games along the offensive line and saw significant time at center as a true freshman ... established himself as the apparent starter at center in 2005.


High School:
2003 Hunt Award Winner as the best lineman in the state of West Virginia ... team captain and MVP for coach John Lilly at Woodrow Wilson ... three-year starter and the 2003 state weightlifting champion (set three state records) ... timed with a 4.9 40-yard dash ... also a member of the track and field team.


Personal:
Full name is Wayne Douglas Legursky ... born June 9, 1986 in Frankfurt, Germany ... son of Wayne and Lorrie Legursky ... has one brother, Jon, and a sister, Lisa Reed ... chose Marshall because of the championship tradition ...lists "Of Mice and Men" as his favorite book and the Dallas Cowboys as his favorite professional team ... majoring in sports management and marketing.

RuthlessBurgher
02-04-2011, 10:08 AM
Legursky was a Tackle, Not a single Steeler came to Ben's defense...who needs facts?

At least they didn't assign ESPN's Bob Holtzman to be our pool reporter this week...