Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Giants Giants
August 9th, 2014, 7:30pmET

CBS
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-21-2010, 02:31 PM   #1
polamalubeast
Bench Warmer
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 381
Member Number: 16032
Thanks: 62
Thanked 161 Times in 61 Posts
Default Steelers extend Leftwich's contract

Steelers extend Leftwich's contract
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
One day after acquiring quarterback Byron Leftwich in a trade, the Steelers extended his contract.

Leftwich had one year left on the contract he signed last year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Steelers today added one more year to the deal that now extends through the 2011 season.

Tampa Bay, which signed Leftwich as an unrestricted free agent from the Steelers last year, traded him back to the Steelers for their seventh-round draft choice. The Steelers still have a seventh-round pick as a compensatory choice, one of 10 picks they will have in the three-day draft that begins Thursday.

Leftwich arrived at the Steelers facility this morning, went through a physical and signed his contract. He, Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon will be in the mix to replace starter Ben Roethlisberger, expected to be suspended today by the NFL to begin the 2010 season.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10111...#ixzz0ljtMIa28
polamalubeast is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 02:36 PM   #2
SteelKid212
Starter
 
SteelKid212's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: OKLAHOMA
Posts: 607
Gender: Male
Member Number: 13746
Thanks: 854
Thanked 245 Times in 103 Posts
My Mood: Amused
Default Re: Steelers extend Leftwich's contract

Quote:
Originally Posted by polamalubeast View Post
Steelers extend Leftwich's contract
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
One day after acquiring quarterback Byron Leftwich in a trade, the Steelers extended his contract.

Leftwich had one year left on the contract he signed last year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Steelers today added one more year to the deal that now extends through the 2011 season.

Tampa Bay, which signed Leftwich as an unrestricted free agent from the Steelers last year, traded him back to the Steelers for their seventh-round draft choice. The Steelers still have a seventh-round pick as a compensatory choice, one of 10 picks they will have in the three-day draft that begins Thursday.

Leftwich arrived at the Steelers facility this morning, went through a physical and signed his contract. He, Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon will be in the mix to replace starter Ben Roethlisberger, expected to be suspended today by the NFL to begin the 2010 season.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10111...#ixzz0ljtMIa28

and do you wanna know WHY they extended his contract??
because BEN is gonna be TRADED pretty soon. thats why.

i can totally see it coming now.
__________________
SteelKid212 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 02:48 PM   #3
stlrtruck
THE PRINCESS' Daddy
Supporter
 
stlrtruck's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 8,783
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2398
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: Steelers extend Leftwich's contract

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteelKid212 View Post
and do you wanna know WHY they extended his contract??
because BEN is gonna be TRADED pretty soon. thats why.

i can totally see it coming now.
I hope you're wrong. And if they are going to trade him, I hope they get a #1 next year as well so they can find another franchise QB.
__________________

60 Minutes, 53 Men, 6 Trophies,1 NATION. . .STEELERS NATION!!!
Sig courtesy of STEELAX04
stlrtruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 02:51 PM   #4
AndyWitmyer
Assistant Coach
 
AndyWitmyer's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Altoona, PA
Posts: 1,143
Gender: Male
Member Number: 14802
Thanks: 241
Thanked 57 Times in 43 Posts
Default Re: Steelers extend Leftwich's contract

This is a VERY interesting development. I don't know if this assures that Ben will be traded, but it certainly lends a lot of weight to that theory. Then again, they might have realized that Batch - for as great of a mentor and team player that he is - he's not really adding all that much in terms of depth at the QB position.

So maybe they would've offered Leftwich an extension regardless - hard to say.
__________________
Having a signature is overrated.
AndyWitmyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 03:47 PM   #5
SteelGhost
Starter
 
SteelGhost's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 423
Gender: Male
Member Number: 13528
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Steelers extend Leftwich's contract

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteelKid212 View Post
and do you wanna know WHY they extended his contract??
because BEN is gonna be TRADED pretty soon. thats why.

i can totally see it coming now.
Because Charlie Batch is very fragile
SteelGhost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 03:58 PM   #6
steeltheone
Living Legend
Supporter
 
steeltheone's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Harrisburg Pa.
Posts: 3,276
Gender: Male
Member Number: 6351
Thanks: 196
Thanked 291 Times in 178 Posts
Default Re: Steelers extend Leftwich's contract

Yes he gets hurt every 13 snaps...
__________________
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." - Vince Lombardi
steeltheone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 04:31 PM   #7
NEPAsteeler
Assistant Coach
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,286
Member Number: 11528
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Steelers extend Leftwich's contract

Yeah... I kind of think this has more to do with Batch than with Ben to be honest. But, who knows. Only time will tell.
NEPAsteeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 04:36 PM   #8
Edman
Living Legend
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 5,446
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3261
Thanks: 53
Thanked 179 Times in 104 Posts
My Mood: Brooding
Default Re: Steelers extend Leftwich's contract

Lefty gets a contract extension? Ben is as good as gone now.
Edman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 04:36 PM   #9
Prok
Team Captain
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sometimes Cleveland, sometimes SW PA
Posts: 935
Gender: Male
Member Number: 8921
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Steelers extend Leftwich's contract

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteelKid212 View Post
and do you wanna know WHY they extended his contract??
because BEN is gonna be TRADED pretty soon. thats why.

i can totally see it coming now.
The writing does appear to be on the wall.

Let's see, we got Batch and Lefty both on 2 year deals. Dixon is the youngster developing. Oh yeah, we got our stop-gaps for now until the kid is ready.....

__________________
"He who is without sin among us shall cast the first stone."
Enjoy Ben while we have him.
Prok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 04:37 PM   #10
steelreserve
Goatse + Tubgirl = $$$
 
steelreserve's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: www.meatspin.com
Posts: 4,599
Member Number: 1976
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Steelers extend Leftwich's contract

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteelKid212 View Post
and do you wanna know WHY they extended his contract??
because BEN is gonna be TRADED pretty soon. thats why.

i can totally see it coming now.
That certainly worries the hell out of me. I like Leftwich as a stand-in, but if we really DID trade Ben, I'd want someone better as the long-term replacement.

Hopefully it just means Batch is going to be shown the door after Week 6.
__________________
"An empty victory is a victory nonetheless."
steelreserve is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts