[quote=JUST-PLAIN-NASTY]He got the start in the pre-season O...Wasn't it?[/quote:311eu7w1]Originally Posted by OviedoDidn't Legursky start for Kemo when he was hurt? Or was that just Foster?Originally Posted by hawaiiansteelOriginally Posted by "JUST-PLAIN-NASTY":311eu7w1The Steelers are really solidifying their depth. Now you have 2 WRs that had 50 plus catch seasons that could be sitting at your #4 & #5. Who knows if Sweed turns the corner or not. Really would be great if he did. Batte's ST value could make the Steelers carry 6 WRs if Sweed shows up. Battle could be like Sean Morey when he played for the Steelers.
I would like to see one more signing. Sheppard or Buchanon at CB for insurance. I was also hoping Koogs could lure Incognito in to play C for the right price. I think he would be an upgrade over Hartwig. Many people don't like his attitude but I think it is the right attitude for his position as long as he doesn't cost the team. Playing for a contender in comparison to the Rams & Bills might have an impact on his behavior...You would hope. Hard to believe a rookie C will start in 2010 for the Steelers and even harder to believe that Hartwig's play will get better. The Steelers must think the answer is on the roster.
the Steelers are reportedly very high on Doug Legursky as their center of the future.
Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 Offseason Positional Review - The Centers
by Blitzburgh on Feb 15, 2010 4:23 PM EST 29 comments
Age and 2009 Stats: 31 years old; 16 games (16 starts), 3 penalties, 7 sacks allowed.
Contract Status: Signed through 2012
2009 Analysis: Hartwig, like many of his teammates along the offensive line, had an up and down year in '09. Many thought Hartwig played himself out of an extension during the '08 Super Bowl, but apparently the organization was pleased enough with his first year in Pittsburgh to re-sign him last summer. Though Hartwig was probably the most consistent lineman in '08, I don't think the same can be said of him in '09.
2010 Outlook: Hartwig has started all 32 regular season games since signing with the Steelers two years ago. He'll almost surely be the team's starting center come next season pending unforeseen injury. He'll turn 32 years old during the season and probably has another couple of years playing at a similar level.
Age and 2009 Stats: 23 years old; 9 games (0 starts), 0 penalties, 0 sacks allowed
Contract Status: Signed through 2010
2009 Analysis: After spending all of the 2008 season on the practice squad, Legursky made the active roster and dressed in a number of games last season for Pittsburgh. The former Marshall standout even made a few appearances as a fullback in a 'jumbo' package along the goal goal line. Fortunately or unfortunately - depending on your point of view - Legursky has still not had an opportunity to make a start at center due to Hartwig's durability the past two seasons. Still, by all accounts it looks as if Legursky has done what he's needed to do to remain the team's number two at the center position.
2010 Outlook: With Hartwig signed through 2012, Legursky probably won't get a chance to prove his abilities to be the team's starting center until at least the 2011 season. Assuming the Steelers don't target a center in this April's draft, Legursky will though have a role to play on this team next season, including on special teams. What's fairly exciting about Legursky is that he's still only 23 years old (he'll turn 24 before the start of training camp). In another year's time, with the right amount of development under new offensive line coach Sean Kugler, Legursky could be ready to step in to a starting role in 2011.
I think you are correct