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Old 01-31-2009, 02:28 PM   #11
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Default Re: Leftwich: Could be happy coming back as a back-up.

As much as I like Lefty, I like Charlie more......................hmmm, that could'ave come out better!

Let's just keep them both!


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Charlie has to end his career wearing the Black and Gold, before a capacity Heinz Field....it's only fitting.
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:28 PM   #12
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Default Re: Leftwich: Could be happy coming back as a back-up.

I'd love to see the guy stick around, but at the same time I am a big Batch fan too. Not only for his play on the field, but he's does a ton for the community around here, and the people love him for it.
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:28 PM   #13
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Default Re: Leftwich: Could be happy coming back as a back-up.

I like Byron a lot and would love to have him back, but there are plenty of teams willing to let him start.
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:37 PM   #14
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Default Re: Leftwich: Could be happy coming back as a back-up.

I would love for the Steelers to keep Byron on board. Ben is concussion-prone, and Byron can very capably stand in, giving defenses a very different weapon to deal with, and the Steelers are much stronger for that. That said, I think the world of Charlie Batch, too.

From a team standpoint, Byron is the best choice for the same amount of money.
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Default Re: Leftwich: Could be happy coming back as a back-up.

Heck, if Byron has any inclination to stay, by all means keep him!

I don't think Ben is concussion prone though. He's had some unusual circumstances, not to mention horrible pass protection for the majority of his career.
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Default Re: Leftwich: Could be happy coming back as a back-up.

I still think Charlie would be great in some type of coaching capacity. He is a strong locker room presence and his teammates think the world of him. I read that he played a big role in Santonio manning up and going in front of the team and apologizing when he screwed up. We all know that Dixon was drafted to replace him, anyway in a few years. I would be surprised if he didn't intend on retire after this year anyway, before the injury happened.

Tomlin's no dummy......I'm sure he sees the value in both guys.
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If Batch stays around and Byron leaves I think Dixon would be the number 2 guy.
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Default Re: Leftwich: Could be happy coming back as a back-up.

If Lefty is coming back we need to keep Charlie as a coach.We have to find him a place or a job in the organisation.

I dont know if Charlie would be willing to call it quit but Id be sad to see him leave,altough on a football perspective Id prefer to have Byron back next year.
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Default Re: Leftwich: Could be happy coming back as a back-up.

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Charlie has to end his career wearing the Black and Gold, before a capacity Heinz Field....it's only fitting.
And you think being at the Super Bowl before a capacity crowd where 80-90% are Steelers fans wouldn't be as fitting?
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Default Re: Leftwich: Could be happy coming back as a back-up.

You can never have too many capable quarterbacks on the roster. Byron stepped in for Ben and we never missed a beat.

Byron has been a wonderful teammate in his short time here and I'll be sorry to see him go. I always felt he was a given a raw deal in Jacksonville. He's too talented to be a backup.

I say let him test out the FA market, and if nobody signs him, sign him back.
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