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Old 03-17-2010, 02:41 PM   #21
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Based on one good half against the Redskins. I'd rather see Dixon take the reins if the worst comes to pass. There is a reason Leftwich was available when Batch broke his collarbone in preseason and there is also a reason he was unceremoniously benched by TB.
You're right, there is a huge reason why he was benched in TB and it had very little to do with his play on the field. He was making plays for the Bucs but because the defense was old and couldn't stop anyone, the fans-the media-the coaches, were looking for a scape goat and when they turned around, there was Byron.

The O-line wasn't capable of stopping my 4 year old, and while Byron still fired in a lot of the short yardage passes, his WR corp wasn't doing him any favors down field.

If I recall correctly, he was cut from Atlanta due more to the financial side of the game than his ability.

Personally, I wouldn't mind him getting another shot at being backup for the Steelers. I mean worse case scenario he comes to camp and gets cut because Dixon is better than he was two years ago. At least it will bring more competition for Dixon which in turn will help him perform better and get better.
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I don't care about Leftwich anymore. He had a purpose when Dixon was a rookie coming off a major knee injury, but now, it'd just be a waste of a roster spot. If Dixon is supposed to be the #2 QB of the future, the time is now. When Dixon was thrown into the fire, he did pretty well; I'm just as confident in him as Leftwich.

As far as Pike goes, I absolutely LOVE that guy's potential. I don't really see us drafting a QB, but if we did, he's one that would make me happy.

Plus, if you're looking for a guy who's not going to cause off-the-field problems, Pike has got to be it. I mean, the guy spent four years playing football in Cincinnati without going to jail. What more proof do you need?
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I'd rather have Dixon as the #2 and Charlie as the #3...Leftwich is dreadful. The guy is slower than molasses and he'd get killed behind this offensive line. Ben gets sacked because he holds the ball too long... Leftwich would simply because he can't move.

I think it's time we sever ties for good with him...
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It would add more depth which is always a good thing.
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Based on one good half against the Redskins. I'd rather see Dixon take the reins if the worst comes to pass. There is a reason Leftwich was available when Batch broke his collarbone in preseason and there is also a reason he was unceremoniously benched by TB.
As a backup, I think he is a excellent find.

As far as "the worst coming to past" well, you may be right. However, there are a number of QB's who hit a second wind late in their careers. Personally, I would rather bank on Lefty in either role at this point than any of the other QB's that are available (not counting the draft... or actually, maybe counting the draft).
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Hey, did you see Mike T, and Tebow chatting it up today at his P day?
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I'd rather have Dixon as the #2 and Charlie as the #3...Leftwich is dreadful. The guy is slower than molasses and he'd get killed behind this offensive line. Ben gets sacked because he holds the ball too long... Leftwich would simply because he can't move.
Uhh ... Leftwich didn't get killed when he played for us, and it was the same offensive line, only worse. He knew he had to get rid of the ball quickly, so he did, and the pass rush barely got to him at all. Ben continued to insist on trying to throw 40-yard bombs every other play.

Anyway, that notwithstanding, I still don't think Leftwich would add much for us THIS season. I just don't think his style would be the disaster that you're predicting.
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i think the only pass that sweed ever caught in his professional career was a lazer bullet thrown on a frozen rope from leftwich.
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