Bruce Arians, the Steelers' offensive coordinator, indicated Tuesday there was no question in his mind that Doug Legursky would be starting at center in place of rookie Maurkice Pouncey.
"Now we'd much rather have Maurkice in there because he's a freak," Arians said. "But Doug's solid. Love the kid. Tough football player."
Pouncey told wave after wave of reporters Tuesday that he expects to play despite the high ankle sprain and reported broken bone that he suffered in the AFC Championship Game. But the Steelers have a game to play and aren't counting on a miracle.