Pro Football Focus Says Broncos 'Went After' Steelers Guard Doug Legursky

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08: Doug Legursky #64 of the Pittsburgh Steelers walks on the field against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

With a -6.0 grade, the popular web site Pro Football Focus felt the same way about the performance of Steelers right guard Doug Legursky as we did.

It was a big part of the reason the Broncos were able to pull out a 31-19 win.

Writer Nathan Jahnke noted the Steelers offensive struggled as a group, but none more than Legursky, who was victimized by Broncos rookie defensive end Derek Wolfe.

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Legursky filled in for RG Ramon Foster, who left the game with an eye injury. To his right, tackle Marcus Gilbert went down with a knee injury, and was replaced by Mike Adams (-1.2) who had an up-and-down game in substitute duties.

The left side of the line, according to PFF, didn't fare any better. Left tackle Max Starks (-2.8) struggled in run blocking, as did left guard Willie Colon (-3.4).

The Steelers rushed 26 times for 75 yards against Denver.

There was some praise for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's performance at the end of the first half, when he hit Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders for some big gains. His interception at the end of the game, however, doomed the Steelers, and boosted the grade of cornerback Tracy Porter (3.4).

Steelers CB Keenan Lewis (-4.0), Legursky and Colon scored the lowest for the Steelers in the game.


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