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Fire Haley 11-14-2012 10:49 AM

Byron Leftwich will start
 
no more whining




Quarterback Byron Leftwich will start Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field, replacing injured Ben Roethlisberger


http://blog.steelers.com/2012/11/14/...art-vs-ravens/

Men of Steel 11-14-2012 11:38 AM

Re: Byron Leftwich will start
 
I BELIEVE IN BYRON! :tt03:

There, I said it. No use, being negative and talking like the sky is falling. The Steelers are a very good team when they play great, and Sunday they will come ready to play!

They are capable of winning and you can NEVER count them out!

Fire Arians 11-14-2012 11:45 AM

Re: Byron Leftwich will start
 
get er done

Atlanta Dan 11-14-2012 11:53 AM

Re: Byron Leftwich will start
 
ESPN proposes Haley find an old Arians game plan for Sunday night

Leftwich isn't a good fit for Haley's offense

If you know anything about Todd Haley's offense after eight games, it's a system that relies on short and quick passes. If you know anything about Leftwich after watching him throw a couple of passes, it's the fact that he doesn't get rid of the ball quickly.

In fact, Leftwich might have the slowest release in NFL history:jawdrop:...

Leftwich's strong arm and desire to throw deep is better suited for the Steelers' old offense under Bruce Arians...

The Steelers are going with Leftwich and saying they are confident that the offense won't have to change with a change at quarterback. But, if the Steelers want to maintain success on offense, they're going to have to adapt to Leftwich's strengths.


http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/pos...haleys-offense

Fire Haley 11-14-2012 11:58 AM

Re: Byron Leftwich will start
 
I said no whining....we are not the Jets.

Atlanta Dan 11-14-2012 12:11 PM

Re: Byron Leftwich will start
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Killer (Post 1048323)
I said no whining....we are not the Jets.

It is ESPN that is whining:chuckle:

Fire Arians 11-14-2012 12:13 PM

Re: Byron Leftwich will start
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Killer (Post 1048323)
I said no whining....we are not the Jets.

we'd have a right to whine if tim tebow was our backup qb and we actually gave up draft picks for him

maddog78 11-14-2012 12:18 PM

Re: Byron Leftwich will start
 
Outside of the 2007 outlier, the way we've beaten Baltimore is with defense and a few key plays. We don't need Byron to be a hero, just manage the game and don't turn it over.

This team struggled twice with Cleveland.

desertsteel 11-14-2012 12:19 PM

Re: Byron Leftwich will start
 
Hmmm...

Quote:

If the Steelers knew this was the direction of Haley's offense, I'm confused on why they would think Leftwich would be a good fit in Pittsburgh. Leftwich's strong arm and desire to throw deep is better suited for the Steelers' old offense under Bruce Arians.
I think I will trust the Steelers coaches more than some ESPN internet writer... Did any of these experts actually watch Byron play during the years he started in Jacksonville? When he was healthy he was a good QB. His QBR rating was usually in the mid-80s. It was only injuries that derailed him.

maddog78 11-14-2012 12:23 PM

Re: Byron Leftwich will start
 
Chin up, Steeler fans. These are the four games the Ravens have won against the Steelers when Ben missed a start. I see average to bad QB numbers and still only narrow Raven victories. We can win with a serviceable effort from Lefty.

2005 - Maddox - 19/36, 230, 1 TD, 1 INT, lost 13-16
2007 - Batch - 16/31, 218, 2 TD, 2 INT, lost 21-27
2009 - Dixon - 12/26, 145, 1 TD, 1 INT, lost 17-20
2010 - Batch - 12/21, 141, 0 TD, 1 INT, lost 14-17


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