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Old 04-12-2009, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default Byron Leftwich signs with Tampa

ESPN's Michael Smith reports the Bucs have agreed to terms with free agent QB Byron Leftwich on a two-year contract.
The Bucs apparently had second thoughts about their Luke McCown/Brian Griese/Josh Johnson depth chart, and Leftwich likely came cheaply. While not a West Coast quarterback, Leftwich's track record as a starter compares favorably with McCown's.

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Old 04-12-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: Byron Leftwich-QB-Steelers signs with Tampa

I guess he didnt want another ring.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:48 AM   #3
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Default Re: Byron Leftwich-QB-Steelers signs with Tampa

Well, that ends the saga

Good luck byron. You better hope you get that starting job....
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:06 AM   #4
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Default Re: Byron Leftwich-QB-Steelers signs with Tampa

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I guess he didnt want another ring.
Guy wants a chance to start. I can't fault him for that. Good luck lefty.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:15 AM   #5
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Default Leftwich now a Buc

Just reported that Leftwich and Tampa have agreed to terms.

The longer this dragged out, I was gaining more hope that we may be able to keep Byron as a backup. I like Batch, but at his age and coming off an injury I don't have faith that he can come into a close game cold or start a few games in the middle of the season with success.

I think the Steelers could benefit from a 30 something, has been as backup next year. I don't think Dixon is ready.
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Link? Guess our offer wsn't enough.
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If its true............I am really suprised that it took this long for Leftwich to find another team.
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Just reported that Leftwich and Tampa have agreed to terms.

I like Batch, but at his age and coming off an injury I don't have faith that he can come into a close game cold or start a few games in the middle of the season with success.

I think the Steelers could benefit from a 30 something, has been as backup next year. I don't think Dixon is ready.
I tend to agree. I think we might be OK with Batch and Dixon though, and could probably bring in an adequate backup on short notice, if necessary. Although you hate to bring someone new in DURING the season. I would imagine we will find out soon enough what the comfort level is with Batch and Dixon as backups...
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Default Re: Leftwich now a Buc

It's true, and why would him leaving be surprising? He wants to play, full time, and he has a huge chance to do that in Tampa. I wish him nothing, but the best. He came here, did his job, and contributed to a Super Bowl season. Enjoy that ring BL, and remember, you were a Steeler for one glorious year....
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