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Old 09-20-2010, 05:51 AM   #1
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Default Is Leftwich's resigning set in stone?

Do we resign a QB who can't play yet if we apparently might need to sign a healthy one who can?

Steve McClendon, who took Leftwich's spot, played well and recovered a fumble by the way, so nice job by the coaches to make a worthwhile roster move. The only problem is that he's almost sure to lose his spot as well very soon, and he may have just auditioned for his next job elsewhere.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:05 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is Leftwich's resigning set in stone?

I think the expectation is for Leftwich to be healthy enough to start against the Bucs. Basically the Steelers made a brilliant move by releasing Leftwich for the roster spot because Leftwich isn't subject to waivers, he's considered a free agent and can sign with anyone, including the Steelers, which I'm sure he agreed to resign with ahead of time.

don't be surprised if the league closes this loophole and makes a team releasing a veteran unable to resign that veteran for a specified time period.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:31 AM   #3
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Apparently, if they tried to do this after the trade deadline, he would be subject to waivers.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:34 AM   #4
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I have to think barring putting randel el at QB Leftwhich's signing should be announced shortly with a huge press conference, lol

Dixon on th eother hand is still tossing up his cookies from being scared to death yesterday and hopes to be able to keep down some jello shots by the end of the day.

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Default Re: Is Leftwich's resigning set in stone?

I don't think we have much of a choice at this point.
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Default Re: Is Leftwich's resigning set in stone?

Leftwich is just another mediocre QB out of 4 QBs on this team. I think he gives a little better option if he can get the ball out to Wallace on the fly. But he is a detriment because he does not move around in the pocket well and is a liability when our Oline is in such shambles. I don't envy Tomlin this decision because he has 3 QBs that totally suck. How we are 2-0 is a miracle. Thank you Troy and company.
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Apparently, if they tried to do this after the trade deadline, he would be subject to waivers.
No, he's a vested veteran... no waiver system rules apply. He's a FA the moment he's cut.
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I don't think we have much of a choice at this point.
But that's the point: Is he really an option yet? His own highly optimistic target date to return was next, but of course he'd say that. He wants a job. Don't they have to use his roster spot on a functioning QB, though?
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Leftwich is just another mediocre QB out of 4 QBs on this team. I think he gives a little better option if he can get the ball out to Wallace on the fly. But he is a detriment because he does not move around in the pocket well and is a liability when our Oline is in such shambles. I don't envy Tomlin this decision because he has 3 QBs that totally suck. How we are 2-0 is a miracle. Thank you Troy and company.
Who exactly are the 3 QBs that "totally suck," prey tell? And who are the four "mediocre" QBs?
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Default Re: Is Leftwich's resigning set in stone?

He's got to be a better option than having Charlie hand off for the enitre game.

and fwiw, when Ben comes back (hardly a mediocre qb), we will need to cut another roster spot. As it is now, he doesn't count on the 53 because of his suspension. Who's that gonna be? Lefty again, or Charlie.
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When the Steelers gathered for their team meeting at 2 this afternoon, quarterback Byron Leftwich joined them.

Leftwich, released on Saturday in a procedural move, could start Sunday's game in Tampa. The Steelers are expected to announce that he has re-signed with them.


http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10263/1089000-66.stm

Savvy move by the front office to buy some short term D-line depth in the Nashville heat, although if Batch had fallen it could have blown up

It's all about paddling to stay afloat until #7 returns
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Do we resign a QB who can't play yet if we apparently might need to sign a healthy one who can?

Steve McClendon, who took Leftwich's spot, played well and recovered a fumble by the way, so nice job by the coaches to make a worthwhile roster move. The only problem is that he's almost sure to lose his spot as well very soon, and he may have just auditioned for his next job elsewhere.
As long as Hampton is out, McClendon has a spot. He's the only other real NT besides Hoke we have in the system. Ziggy can handle some of the passing downs, but I don't think I'd want him in there for entire game.
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