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Where Legursky has a leg up

Posted by Chris Brown on June 5, 2013 – 4:06 pm

Some might look at newest Bills OL Doug Legursky and wonder how a 6’1″ interior lineman gets the job done against some of the biggest defensive linemen in the league. For Legursky it’s all about leverage, technique and anticipation.

“I think it’s using my brain, being a cerebral type player,” Legursky told Buffalobills.com when asked what has made him successful at the NFL level. “Thinking through stuff, trying to know what the defense is doing at all times and knowing what we need to do to execute plays right. Then using my technique as well. I’ve always tried to be a technician as much as possible. Those two things combined have helped me to be the player that I am.”

Legursky, who twice a year would face two of the better defensive fronts in the league in Cincinnati and Baltimore, effectively held his ground against the likes of Ma’ake Kemoeatu and Haloti Ngata with the Ravens. He also fared well against Domata Peko and Geno Atkins with the Bengals.

Being so familiar with the AFC North will be a benefit for Legursky playing with the Bills this season. Buffalo faces the AFC North in 2013 as part of the AFC intra-conference rotational schedule.

“Yeah I just noticed that this morning when I checked it out. I’ve played against that division for four years now so we know them pretty good so I’m pretty sure I’ll be called upon to give those little details,” he said.


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