He’s one of the top quarterbacks in the league at eluding pass rushers, breaking out of potential sacks and extending plays.
That can help hide the ills of sub-par line play.
“He’s a fighter, and that type of tenacity from an offensive line standpoint, he kind of embodies that as well as a quarterback,” Scott said. “You’ll definitely go out there and lay your body out for him.”
The Steelers might face their biggest challenge in terms of offensive line continuity at the Super Bowl, with the status of the unit’s lone Pro Bowler in doubt. Pouncey left the AFC championship game during the opening drive with a sprained left ankle.
Pouncey did not practice all last week and was spotted at the team’s practice facility with a cast on. Although he is listed as questionable, there is a possibility that he’ll miss the game.
If he doesn’t, Legursky _ undrafted in 2008 _ will make his first career start at center during the Super Bowl. Legursky has played elsewhere on the line during his brief career, plus stints at tight end and at fullback. But his lone experience as a starter is a four-game stint early this season at right guard.
“We have a lot of confidence in Doug Legursky,” Foster said. “He’s one of those guys who’s very smart. He prepares just like Maurkice does during the week, so there was no nervousness going on as far as when he came in there.”