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Steelhere10
04-20-2010, 07:34 PM
Byron was signed because Batch is considering retiring . Per ESPN 1250 . And don't forget that this is a business and with all the Big prime time games why trade the franchise.

feltdizz
04-20-2010, 07:49 PM
Byron was signed because Batch is considering retiring . Per ESPN 1250 . And don't forget that this is a business and with all the Big prime time games why trade the franchise.

I think Batch realized he would have to play a few games and knows his time has passed.

SteelHead
04-20-2010, 07:58 PM
While I applaud the signing of Leftwich as it appears Ben serving a suspension of some sort is inevitable , I do think there is some real potential for controversy later on if the right things happen.

Say we didn't sign Leftwich and Dixon starts , let's say 2 games and looks good doing it. Does anyone really think there becomes a QB controversy........NO.

Now let's say Leftwich starts those 2 games instead and plays lights out. Let the controversy begin. People were calling for Leftwich after the Washington game a few years ago and that was before Ben's recent incident.

I see it as a double edged sword. We need Lefty , he knows the system and if the suspension is a longer one than anticipated he may really help our playoff chances. At the same time It won't exactly be a prime situation for Ben to really make his comeback both on and off the field if there's a new article every other day calling for Leftwich to take over.

I dunno , dammit Ben......why did you have to screw us all up like this !!!

Go Steelers !!! :tt2 :tt2 :tt2

Snatch98
04-20-2010, 08:04 PM
While I applaud the signing of Leftwich as it appears Ben serving a suspension of some sort is inevitable , I do think there is some real potential for controversy later on if the right things happen.

Say we didn't sign Leftwich and Dixon starts , let's say 2 games and looks good doing it. Does anyone really think there becomes a QB controversy........NO.

Now let's say Leftwich starts those 2 games instead and plays lights out. Let the controversy begin. People were calling for Leftwich after the Washington game a few years ago and that was before Ben's recent incident.

I see it as a double edged sword. We need Lefty , he knows the system and if the suspension is a longer one than anticipated he may really help our playoff chances. At the same time It won't exactly be a prime situation for Ben to really make his comeback both on and off the field if there's a new article every other day calling for Leftwich to take over.

I dunno , dammit Ben......why did you have to screw us all up like this !!!

Go Steelers !!! :tt2 :tt2 :tt2


Leftwich won't start a QB controversy within the organization or the fan base that knows better. Sure if he comes out and plays lights out he'll certainly get the attention he deserves but Ben has done nothing but win football games on the field. His personal conduct off the field isn't going to keep people from remembering that simple fact and for those that do aren't the most savvy football fans to begin with, my two cents.

SteelHead
04-20-2010, 08:17 PM
While I applaud the signing of Leftwich as it appears Ben serving a suspension of some sort is inevitable , I do think there is some real potential for controversy later on if the right things happen.

Say we didn't sign Leftwich and Dixon starts , let's say 2 games and looks good doing it. Does anyone really think there becomes a QB controversy........NO.

Now let's say Leftwich starts those 2 games instead and plays lights out. Let the controversy begin. People were calling for Leftwich after the Washington game a few years ago and that was before Ben's recent incident.

I see it as a double edged sword. We need Lefty , he knows the system and if the suspension is a longer one than anticipated he may really help our playoff chances. At the same time It won't exactly be a prime situation for Ben to really make his comeback both on and off the field if there's a new article every other day calling for Leftwich to take over.

I dunno , dammit Ben......why did you have to screw us all up like this !!!

Go Steelers !!! :tt2 :tt2 :tt2


Leftwich won't start a QB controversy within the organization or the fan base that knows better. Sure if he comes out and plays lights out he'll certainly get the attention he deserves but Ben has done nothing but win football games on the field. His personal conduct off the field isn't going to keep people from remembering that simple fact and for those that do aren't the most savvy football fans to begin with, my two cents.

I completely get what your saying and I agree the FO or knowledgeable fans won't be swayed by a couple good games by Lefty but that's not really what I'm worried about. It's more me wondering how Ben would take something like that happening. Definetely not a prime scenario for a reportedly "shaken" QB attempting to resurrect his career.

I guess by being a dumb*ss , that's what Ben gets. Less than ideal circumstances.

Shawn
04-20-2010, 09:18 PM
I certainly hope Lefty isn't starting over Dixon. Dixon has looked good in his opportunities and I want to plug him in. His athleticism and ceiling are worth developing.

skyhawk
04-20-2010, 09:30 PM
We can put all the controversy aside, Lefty will unlikely play lights out in either of the 2 games. Not if the offensive is the same as last season, and Byron will be running for his life or getting killed with that slow release.

calmkiller
04-20-2010, 10:08 PM
This isn't exactly screaming he won't be traded......just saying


http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10110/1051941-100.stm


Steelers' Roethlisberger awaits fate; trade not ruled out
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

While they are expecting to learn tomorrow what punishment quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will receive from National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell, the Steelers have received trade feelers from other teams and have not ruled out the possibility of dealing their two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback, the Post-Gazette has learned.
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Should the Steelers trade Ben Roethlisberger?

It is not believed the Steelers are actively seeking to trade Roethlisberger, nor are they close to doing what they did with Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes, who was traded for a fifth-round pick to the New York Jets because the team was planning to release him anyway.

Nonetheless, the possibility Roethlisberger could be traded, provided the price is right, is not being discounted by the team.

The Steelers did shore up their quarterback corps late today by trading a seventh-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for veteran quarterback Byron Leftwich, who was Roethlisberger's backup in 2008.

Meantime, the Post-Gazette reported on its website earlier today that the Steelers are expecting to hear Wednesday what punishment Roethlisberger will receive from Goodell in connection with an alleged sexual-assault incident in Georgia.

Roethlisberger was not charged in the case in Milledgeville, Ga., in which he was accused by a 20-year-old college student of assaulting her in a nightclub bathroom. But he is expected to be suspended by the league, perhaps two to four games, for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a press conference last Thursday that the Steelers will work with Goodell to determine the punishment and that no further discipline would be administered.

Rooney said Roethlisberger is prepared to accept the "consequences."

At the time of the press conference, the Steelers were unaware of the details of the alleged incident that were contained in a police report that was made public Friday.

Goodell's announcement would come a day before the start of the NFL draft -- a draft in which director of football operations Kevin Colbert has said the Steelers do not need a quarterback.

Meantime, Roethlisberger was on the field today for his second day of offseason workouts with his teammates. He did not speak with the media after practice.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10110/10 ... z0lhF7yX4J (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10110/1051941-100.stm#ixzz0lhF7yX4J)

papillon
04-20-2010, 10:08 PM
We can put all the controversy aside, Lefty will unlikely play lights out in either of the 2 games. Not if the offensive is the same as last season, and Byron will be running for his life or getting killed with that slow release.

He has a slow delivery, but he makes quick decisions and doesn't look to extend the play. Drop back, read, get rid of the football. That's why people were clamoring for him to replace Ben after the Skins game. He plays QB completely differently than Ben and he's successful as well.

Pappy

pfelix73
04-20-2010, 10:53 PM
What did Ben do? Was he charged with anything? I'll have to check the newswire.
:tt1

SanAntonioSteelerFan
04-20-2010, 11:50 PM
We can put all the controversy aside, Lefty will unlikely play lights out in either of the 2 games. Not if the offensive is the same as last season, and Byron will be running for his life or getting killed with that slow release.

... and BINGO was his name-oh!

:Agree :Agree

SanAntonioSteelerFan
04-20-2010, 11:51 PM
We can put all the controversy aside, Lefty will unlikely play lights out in either of the 2 games. Not if the offensive is the same as last season, and Byron will be running for his life or getting killed with that slow release.

He has a slow delivery, but he makes quick decisions and doesn't look to extend the play. Drop back, read, get rid of the football. That's why people were clamoring for him to replace Ben after the Skins game. He plays QB completely differently than Ben and he's successful as well.

Pappy

I asked in another thread, 'pillon - how likely is it he'll besuccessful here if he couldn't hold down a job at Tampa Bay?

Chadman
04-21-2010, 12:08 AM
Byron was signed because Batch is considering retiring . Per ESPN 1250 . And don't forget that this is a business and with all the Big prime time games why trade the franchise.

That's some pretty flimsy proof.

:stirpot

sd steel
04-21-2010, 12:49 AM
After all is said and done, I will bet Ben will wish he was traded. He has his 2 rings, he will go somewhere and the controversy will die down, he can play a few more years under a less stringent eye from management (The Raiders), maybe even bring their franchise back, and all Raider fans will love him, and his image, greasy haired young Al Davis looking, will fit in perfectly, and finally he can do what he wants as long as he "just wins baby", before Al dies. Perfect fit.

skyhawk
04-21-2010, 01:45 AM
After all is said and done, I will bet Ben will wish he was traded. He has his 2 rings, he will go somewhere and the controversy will die down, he can play a few more years under a less stringent eye from management (The Raiders), maybe even bring their franchise back, and all Raider fans will love him, and his image, greasy haired young Al Davis looking, will fit in perfectly, and finally he can do what he wants as long as he "just wins baby", before Al dies. Perfect fit.

:HeadBanger

ANPSTEEL
04-21-2010, 06:45 AM
Byron was signed because Batch is considering retiring . Per ESPN 1250 . And don't forget that this is a business and with all the Big prime time games why trade the franchise.

That's some pretty flimsy proof.

:stirpot

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In respect to some of the Ben to the Raiders comments.

If there were one team that would absolutely love to have Ben- its the Raiders.

Their ownership and fanbase is entirely about Just Win Baby. They have cultivated and perpetuated that mentality since the origin of the franchise. Ben's not in jail- we don't care what that skank says - you da man.

Also, the idea of a "check down" is foreign to Al. He'd love to have Ben in the game looking for the home run every down.

Oviedo
04-21-2010, 08:05 AM
We can put all the controversy aside, Lefty will unlikely play lights out in either of the 2 games. Not if the offensive is the same as last season, and Byron will be running for his life or getting killed with that slow release.

He has a slow delivery, but he makes quick decisions and doesn't look to extend the play. Drop back, read, get rid of the football. That's why people were clamoring for him to replace Ben after the Skins game. He plays QB completely differently than Ben and he's successful as well.

Pappy

I asked in another thread, 'pillon - how likely is it he'll besuccessful here if he couldn't hold down a job at Tampa Bay?

The issue in Tampa was that they drafted Freeman in the Round 1 and there was great pressure to get him on the field and get experience because there was zero chance they were going to be competitive. Leftwich actually won the job in training camp but Tampa is rebuilding and wanted to get their future on the field sooner rather than later.

SteelAbility
04-21-2010, 08:27 AM
I think you meant to say "here is A reason" rather than "here's THE proof."

sd steel
04-21-2010, 02:47 PM
After all is said and done, I will bet Ben will wish he was traded. He has his 2 rings, he will go somewhere and the controversy will die down, he can play a few more years under a less stringent eye from management (The Raiders), maybe even bring their franchise back, and all Raider fans will love him, and his image, greasy haired young Al Davis looking, will fit in perfectly, and finally he can do what he wants as long as he "just wins baby", before Al dies. Perfect fit.

:HeadBanger


Sorry, but I think Evil Al's masterplan is coming together.