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Old 03-02-2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Leftwich still out there

I'm somewhat surprised someone hasn't jumped on Pittsburgh's Byron Leftwich yet. I know the former Jaguars first-round pick is looking for an opportunity to compete for a starting opportunity, and those are few and far between in the league at the moment. But I thought Leftwich really played well for the Steelers when he had to last season and would have some early suitors in this market. I was looking at teams like the Jets, Bucs and maybe Lions to come after him. From what I understand, Leftwich was expecting some first-weekend interest as well.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:32 PM   #2
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I've been surprised by this too. However, if teams continue to ignore Byron, it's cool with me. I'd love for the Steelers to be able to keep him.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: Leftwich still out there

Two Steelers that I thought would be picked up quickly with deals the Steelers wouldn't / couldn't match were Leftwich and BMAC.

BMAC must be asking for the moon or teams are scared he is one of our system guys.

Leftwich, I thought, would have been scooped up by Chicago, Minnesota, Kansas City (before the Cassel trade), TB, and others.

Who knows, perhaps the lack of offers to each of them has the Steelers ear's perked up.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: Leftwich still out there

I'm shocked that he's still on the board, but quite happy about it!
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:51 PM   #5
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I'm shocked that he's still on the board, but quite happy about it!
Absolutely. BRING HIM BACK.


And if B-mac is still swinging in the wind, then bring him back for a good price too.
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I agree,

I cannot understand why this guy is being overlooked. He never sucked when he was on the Jags, and he's played pretty well here too.

There's literally nothing wrong with this guy, but I was talking to a friend about the possibillity of Minnesota picking him up and his first reaction was "no way he's got no abillity to run".

I was like... What?

Like it's doing anything for Tarvaris???

The guy can run but he can't complete a pass to save his life. Leftwich is at least a real quarterback. Tarvaris is just a pretender.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:04 PM   #7
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Two Steelers that I thought would be picked up quickly with deals the Steelers wouldn't / couldn't match were Leftwich and BMAC.

BMAC must be asking for the moon or teams are scared he is one of our system guys.
I wonder if this is because so much "stupid money" is off the table now that the Redskins and Raiders have completed their annual binges, and no one's left that's willing to pay $8 million a year for a cornerback.

Leftwich I would've expected to be gone regardless; even if he gets a couple million and a chance to start, it's a huge improvement for him in both areas.
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I wonder if this is because so much "stupid money" is off the table now that the Redskins and Raiders have completed their annual binges, and no one's left that's willing to pay $8 million a year for a cornerback.

Leftwich I would've expected to be gone regardless; even if he gets a couple million and a chance to start, it's a huge improvement for him in both areas.
Does Byron want the "chance" or is he insisting that he be the starter? Maybe it's not about the money, but the opportunity that is leaving him on the board. If he feels he won't be the starter, why leave the Steelers? He has a great job here as he waits for the job where he IS the starter. Just sayin'.
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..... Leftwich, I thought, would have been scooped up by Chicago, Minnesota, Kansas City (before the Cassel trade), TB, and others.....
..... deep behind enemy-lines, in central Floriduh.....

..... the Pewter Pirates Forums are distraught that they Bucs didn't pick-up Cutler, and wanna throw the new GM & Head Coach into the Bay before they hold their first practice.....


no-word on interest in Leftwich down-here (yet), so it's all-quiet on the Southern-front.....


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Default Re: Leftwich still out there

I would love having Leftwich back, but still don't think it's going to happen.

Hope I'm wrong.
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