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hawaiiansteel
05-19-2010, 02:11 AM
Setting sights on top spot

By Teresa Varley – Steelers.com
5-18-2010


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The Steelers OTAs picked up where they left off at the end of mini-camp, with quarterback Byron Leftwich working with the first team over Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch. And Leftwich is seizing every opportunity he gets to show the coaches why he should open the season as the starter while Ben Roethlisberger serves a six-game suspension.

“It’s our job to go out there and execute the plays the way they are supposed to be executed,” said Leftwich. “We all understand that. Ben has been in that huddle a long time now. But with the circumstances that exist somebody has to be in there. I am going to work my tail off and try to be the guy.”

He got a late start on the competition for the job, coming to the Steelers via trade on April 20, but is using the OTAs to catch up.

“We all have to get ready,” said Leftwich. “Bottom line he is going to miss those games and somebody is going to have to play. My mindset is if I am the guy then make sure we don’t miss a beat. That is the only thing I think about every day, make sure I pick up everything they put in when I wasn’t here last year and try to learn as fast as I can. That is going smoothly. Now it’s getting acclimated to the guys. That’s what I am trying to do now.”

Leftwich played with the Steelers in 2008 when the team won Super Bowl XLIII, but signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the following offseason. While he is familiar with most of the Steelers offense, he still needs to work on some of the intricacies as well as his timing with the receivers.

“I believe they have confidence in me,” said Leftwich of his teammates. “I am not new to these guys. I have been around these guys. They have seen the work I put in. Now it’s our job to work our butts off to make sure we get our timing down, make sure we understand each other. When you look at all of the teams that are good, especially offensively, they have been together a long time. That is where they establish chemistry. We just have to speed it up and see what happens.”

The Steelers have 11 OTAs left before they get a break prior to training camp, so this is a key time for the quarterbacks to step their game up and show why they should get the majority of the snaps during training camp.

“Coach Tomlin is going to make a decision,” said Leftwich, who has slimmed down but declined to say what he weighs now. “I try to every time I step on the field be the best quarterback out there. I am quite sure that is all Charlie and Dennis do too. We are all competing to try to play. We all want to be the guy.

“When they make the decision, we all have so much respect for Coach Tomlin and this organization we all know it’s the right decision, the best decision for the team. From that standpoint we are just working our tails off and we’ll see what happens.”

Leftwich completed 21 of 36 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns with the Steelers in 2008 as a back-up to Roethlisberger, a role he never took for granted and approached as if the job were his.

“I understand what it takes,” said Leftwich. “Last time I was here we won the Super Bowl. It takes a lot of guys to do that. I wasn’t a starter, but I came in every day and prepared myself as if I was a starter. You never know what is going to happen, especially in this league. You always have to be ready. That is my mindset.”

http://www.steelers.com/news/article...e-e1eee23f9267

fezziwig
05-19-2010, 07:55 AM
Lefty should eye the spot and I'm sure the Steelers know already he is the go to guy at the start of the season.

hawaiiansteel
05-19-2010, 05:11 PM
On the Steelers: Will Leftwich rule the roost?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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The chickens don't come home to roost for another 31/2 months when the NFL season opens, and Mike Tomlin says he's nowhere near ready to declare who will be the Steelers' starting quarterback for the first quarter-season.

But there is a pecking order, even with the big bird not around.

The arrangement remains Byron Leftwich No. 1, Dennis Dixon No. 2, Charlie Batch No. 3 and Ben Roethlisberger in limbo.

That's the way it was in minicamp 21/2 weeks ago, and how they lined up again when spring practice resumed Tuesday.

Tomlin has said he'd know his new starter as training camp opened, but Monday referred to it differently.

"We'll go in with a pecking order, if you will, and the opportunities to show what you're capable of will be based on that pecking order," the coach said after practice. "All guys will be given an opportunity, not an equal opportunity, that's just the nature of this game, the nature of this business. I will make those judgments based on intuition and knowledge I have of the men at an appropriate time and we'll proceed. They'll understand that and move forward."

Roethlisberger still has not taken those forward steps because NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has not cleared him to rejoin his teammates. The starting quarterback will miss at least the first four games of the 16-game NFL season, a suspension Goodell levied for incidents involving Roethlisberger March 4-5 in Georgia. Goodell presumably is reviewing the behavior evaluation Roethlisberger underwent before he allows him to return to the team.

"I'm just going to wait for word from New York just like everyone else," Tomlin said, "and I'm not going to speculate until I get that word."

While Tomlin said Roethlisberger's absence from practices is less critical than it might be for others, he's not confident his quarterback can get work he needs while being away from the team.

"It would be unintelligent of me to say that him [not] being here is not significant when I'm in the process of recruiting others to be here," Tomlin said. "So I'm not stupid. ... It is important to work, that's why we work."

Confidence is not something lacking in Leftwich, who has had his ups and downs in the NFL since he was Jacksonville's starter. He relieved Roethlisberger in two games in 2008 and the Steelers won both on the way to a Super Bowl championship. After one down 2009 season in Tampa, he's back and has the look of the favorite in the quarter-season quarterback derby.

"We all understand that Ben has been in that huddle for a long time now," Leftwich said. "He's been their guy for a long time, but the circumstances that exist, somebody's got to be in there, so I'm going to work my tail off and try to be the guy."

Leftwich said he does not see the job as his to lose.

"I don't have to do that. The way I approach it doesn't really matter. Coach Tomlin will make that decision. I try every time I step on this field to be the best quarterback out there. I'm sure that's all Charlie does and that's all Dennis does."

Quick hits

Troy Polamalu was not among those who practiced Tuesday and is presumably back in California working out. Polamalu had been through the first two practices April 19-20 and then the three-day minicamp. Said Tomlin, "I tend to focus on the guys who are here. ... As I coach you can be a miserable person worried about the ones who aren't." ... Rookie defensive lineman Doug Worthington cannot attend until his Ohio State classwork is finished in June.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10139/1059147-66.stm

hawaiiansteel
05-23-2010, 10:23 PM
Planned uncertainty ... the QB strategy

Who do Tomlin and Arians ready and what do they get him ready for?

Sunday, May 23, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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Byron Leftwich, right, took most of the snaps during the team's three days of organized team activities at their South Side practice facility last week.


The ongoing state of affairs at quarterback for the Steelers not only remains captivating in a provincial Pittsburgh sense, it may be unique to the history of the National Football League.

If another pro team ever had to prepare for a season under these conditions with its quarterback, those who have been around for a while cannot remember one. Not even Bill Nunn, the longtime Steelers scout who goes back to the 1950s as a newspaper man covering the sport before he joined the Steelers, could remember a situation quite like this.

The Steelers must prepare a quarterback to start the first four games of the season knowing he will be benched as soon as their regular quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, returns presumably for the fifth game. Coach Mike Tomlin has not even decided which quarterback will play those first four games. At least he says he has not. At the same time, Tomlin wants to avoid having a flat-out competition for that job in training camp.

And what will he do with Roethlisberger once he returns for spring practices, never mind the larger issue of how he will use him in training camp and preseason games? Does he run him with the third team, get him work with the first? And when does he play in the preseason? Once the season begins, Roethlisberger must leave the Steelers entirely for the first month, so the training he gets in August could be lost by the time he returns in October.

Other teams have experienced similar circumstances at other positions such as wide receiver, but not quarterback.

Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians says they have to proceed "the same as when they're injured." Yet, they will have Roethlisberger during camp and presumably he won't be sitting on the water cooler every practice. Also, there is the difference in styles among the various quarterbacks that include Byron Leftwich, Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch.

"You have an offense that you hope is broad enough that can fit each guy's style, what he does best, and you don't ask guys to do things they can't do," Arians said as to how his offense might take advantage of each quarterback's strengths. "That's the key to all offenses; you take your personnel, you find out what we can do and it's broad enough if an injury occurs here or there, which always happens -- like Dennis in Baltimore, being the [No. 3], having something where he has a chance to win the game. This is the process of going through all that."

Dixon performed well enough in Baltimore even though the coaches tried to limit his ability to run because they feared an injury with only a concussed Roethlisberger and inexperienced Tyler Palko behind him.

During this spring, Arians is not adapting his offense for any quarterback but trying to determine what their strengths and weaknesses are in that offense.

"This time of year you find out what they can do," Arians said. "You keep stretching the envelope and say, 'OK, this is the offense, everybody's doing it,' and then you just make mental notes as you go along: 'He really struggles with that throw or he really struggles with that footwork, or this type of read' or letting him change protections. So if and when the time comes to call on one you can tailor your game plan to fit him."

There is no blueprint for this type of situation because there has never been this kind of situation.

"I wouldn't say it's weird, but it is different," Batch said. "I think how we handle it, maybe other teams will look at how it works. But it may never happen again but because it's a first."

Going fullback in time

There are strong opinions when the topic of a Steelers fullback is broached, and what that position means to the team's running game. Many call the use of a pure blocking fullback "Steelers football," as if that is how they've played the game for years.

That style of offense, however, is only of more recent Steelers vintage.

It was not until Tim Lester joined the team in 1995 that they began using a pure lead blocker at fullback, and Lester did not play much that Super Bowl season. John L. Williams was used more at fullback in '95; he was not a pure blocker but more of the type of fullback who caught passes and ran with the ball. Williams actually led the team in '94 with 51 receptions, a year in which he also ran for 317 yards on 68 carries.

Chuck Noll's teams rarely used someone in the backfield merely to block. Under his split-back offense, Noll's fullbacks were the lead runners, not blockers. Franco Harris was the fullback in Noll's offenses. Merrill Hoge led the Steelers three times in rushing by '90 yet by '92 he was used as the "fullback" by Bill Cowher's offensive coordinator, Ron Erhardt, and not their lead runner. Hoge remained in that role until Williams joined them in '94.

So it was only in '96 that the Steelers began adopting the idea of using a true blocker at fullback, starting with Lester, moving on to Jon Witman and then to Dan Kreider. The position morphed to the point that the coaches rarely considered their fullback for anything other than to block. In 2004 when the Steelers rediscovered their ground game and averaged 154 yards rushing, Kreider ran four times for 18 yards.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10143/1060189-66.stm

fezziwig
05-24-2010, 09:37 PM
On the Steelers: Will Leftwich rule the roost?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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The chickens don't come home to roost for another 31/2 months when the NFL season opens, and Mike Tomlin says he's nowhere near ready to declare who will be the Steelers' starting quarterback for the first quarter-season.

But there is a pecking order, even with the big bird not around.

The arrangement remains Byron Leftwich No. 1, Dennis Dixon No. 2, Charlie Batch No. 3 and Ben Roethlisberger in limbo.

That's the way it was in minicamp 21/2 weeks ago, and how they lined up again when spring practice resumed Tuesday.

Tomlin has said he'd know his new starter as training camp opened, but Monday referred to it differently.

"We'll go in with a pecking order, if you will, and the opportunities to show what you're capable of will be based on that pecking order," the coach said after practice. "All guys will be given an opportunity, not an equal opportunity, that's just the nature of this game, the nature of this business. I will make those judgments based on intuition and knowledge I have of the men at an appropriate time and we'll proceed. They'll understand that and move forward."

Roethlisberger still has not taken those forward steps because NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has not cleared him to rejoin his teammates. The starting quarterback will miss at least the first four games of the 16-game NFL season, a suspension Goodell levied for incidents involving Roethlisberger March 4-5 in Georgia. Goodell presumably is reviewing the behavior evaluation Roethlisberger underwent before he allows him to return to the team.

"I'm just going to wait for word from New York just like everyone else," Tomlin said, "and I'm not going to speculate until I get that word."

While Tomlin said Roethlisberger's absence from practices is less critical than it might be for others, he's not confident his quarterback can get work he needs while being away from the team.

"It would be unintelligent of me to say that him [not] being here is not significant when I'm in the process of recruiting others to be here," Tomlin said. "So I'm not stupid. ... It is important to work, that's why we work."

Confidence is not something lacking in Leftwich, who has had his ups and downs in the NFL since he was Jacksonville's starter. He relieved Roethlisberger in two games in 2008 and the Steelers won both on the way to a Super Bowl championship. After one down 2009 season in Tampa, he's back and has the look of the favorite in the quarter-season quarterback derby.

"We all understand that Ben has been in that huddle for a long time now," Leftwich said. "He's been their guy for a long time, but the circumstances that exist, somebody's got to be in there, so I'm going to work my tail off and try to be the guy."

Leftwich said he does not see the job as his to lose.

"I don't have to do that. The way I approach it doesn't really matter. Coach Tomlin will make that decision. I try every time I step on this field to be the best quarterback out there. I'm sure that's all Charlie does and that's all Dennis does."

Quick hits

Troy Polamalu was not among those who practiced Tuesday and is presumably back in California working out. Polamalu had been through the first two practices April 19-20 and then the three-day minicamp. Said Tomlin, "I tend to focus on the guys who are here. ... As I coach you can be a miserable person worried about the ones who aren't." ... Rookie defensive lineman Doug Worthington cannot attend until his Ohio State classwork is finished in June.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10139/1059147-66.stm


I'm serious when I ask this, is that really Leftwich or did someone slap Gary Colemans head on his body ? I thought I knew what Leftwich looked like but right there, he looks like Gary. I know, I know what, you talken about Willis ?

hawaiiansteel
05-24-2010, 09:57 PM
On the Steelers: Will Leftwich rule the roost?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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The chickens don't come home to roost for another 31/2 months when the NFL season opens, and Mike Tomlin says he's nowhere near ready to declare who will be the Steelers' starting quarterback for the first quarter-season.

But there is a pecking order, even with the big bird not around.

The arrangement remains Byron Leftwich No. 1, Dennis Dixon No. 2, Charlie Batch No. 3 and Ben Roethlisberger in limbo.

That's the way it was in minicamp 21/2 weeks ago, and how they lined up again when spring practice resumed Tuesday.

Tomlin has said he'd know his new starter as training camp opened, but Monday referred to it differently.

"We'll go in with a pecking order, if you will, and the opportunities to show what you're capable of will be based on that pecking order," the coach said after practice. "All guys will be given an opportunity, not an equal opportunity, that's just the nature of this game, the nature of this business. I will make those judgments based on intuition and knowledge I have of the men at an appropriate time and we'll proceed. They'll understand that and move forward."

Roethlisberger still has not taken those forward steps because NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has not cleared him to rejoin his teammates. The starting quarterback will miss at least the first four games of the 16-game NFL season, a suspension Goodell levied for incidents involving Roethlisberger March 4-5 in Georgia. Goodell presumably is reviewing the behavior evaluation Roethlisberger underwent before he allows him to return to the team.

"I'm just going to wait for word from New York just like everyone else," Tomlin said, "and I'm not going to speculate until I get that word."

While Tomlin said Roethlisberger's absence from practices is less critical than it might be for others, he's not confident his quarterback can get work he needs while being away from the team.

"It would be unintelligent of me to say that him [not] being here is not significant when I'm in the process of recruiting others to be here," Tomlin said. "So I'm not stupid. ... It is important to work, that's why we work."

Confidence is not something lacking in Leftwich, who has had his ups and downs in the NFL since he was Jacksonville's starter. He relieved Roethlisberger in two games in 2008 and the Steelers won both on the way to a Super Bowl championship. After one down 2009 season in Tampa, he's back and has the look of the favorite in the quarter-season quarterback derby.

"We all understand that Ben has been in that huddle for a long time now," Leftwich said. "He's been their guy for a long time, but the circumstances that exist, somebody's got to be in there, so I'm going to work my tail off and try to be the guy."

Leftwich said he does not see the job as his to lose.

"I don't have to do that. The way I approach it doesn't really matter. Coach Tomlin will make that decision. I try every time I step on this field to be the best quarterback out there. I'm sure that's all Charlie does and that's all Dennis does."

Quick hits

Troy Polamalu was not among those who practiced Tuesday and is presumably back in California working out. Polamalu had been through the first two practices April 19-20 and then the three-day minicamp. Said Tomlin, "I tend to focus on the guys who are here. ... As I coach you can be a miserable person worried about the ones who aren't." ... Rookie defensive lineman Doug Worthington cannot attend until his Ohio State classwork is finished in June.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10139/1059147-66.stm


I'm serious when I ask this, is that really Leftwich or did someone slap Gary Colemans head on his body ? I thought I knew what Leftwich looked like but right there, he looks like Gary. I know, I know what, you talken about Willis ?


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LordVile
05-24-2010, 10:02 PM
On the Steelers: Will Leftwich rule the roost?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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The chickens don't come home to roost for another 31/2 months when the NFL season opens, and Mike Tomlin says he's nowhere near ready to declare who will be the Steelers' starting quarterback for the first quarter-season.

But there is a pecking order, even with the big bird not around.

The arrangement remains Byron Leftwich No. 1, Dennis Dixon No. 2, Charlie Batch No. 3 and Ben Roethlisberger in limbo.

That's the way it was in minicamp 21/2 weeks ago, and how they lined up again when spring practice resumed Tuesday.

Tomlin has said he'd know his new starter as training camp opened, but Monday referred to it differently.

"We'll go in with a pecking order, if you will, and the opportunities to show what you're capable of will be based on that pecking order," the coach said after practice. "All guys will be given an opportunity, not an equal opportunity, that's just the nature of this game, the nature of this business. I will make those judgments based on intuition and knowledge I have of the men at an appropriate time and we'll proceed. They'll understand that and move forward."

Roethlisberger still has not taken those forward steps because NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has not cleared him to rejoin his teammates. The starting quarterback will miss at least the first four games of the 16-game NFL season, a suspension Goodell levied for incidents involving Roethlisberger March 4-5 in Georgia. Goodell presumably is reviewing the behavior evaluation Roethlisberger underwent before he allows him to return to the team.

"I'm just going to wait for word from New York just like everyone else," Tomlin said, "and I'm not going to speculate until I get that word."

While Tomlin said Roethlisberger's absence from practices is less critical than it might be for others, he's not confident his quarterback can get work he needs while being away from the team.

"It would be unintelligent of me to say that him [not] being here is not significant when I'm in the process of recruiting others to be here," Tomlin said. "So I'm not stupid. ... It is important to work, that's why we work."

Confidence is not something lacking in Leftwich, who has had his ups and downs in the NFL since he was Jacksonville's starter. He relieved Roethlisberger in two games in 2008 and the Steelers won both on the way to a Super Bowl championship. After one down 2009 season in Tampa, he's back and has the look of the favorite in the quarter-season quarterback derby.

"We all understand that Ben has been in that huddle for a long time now," Leftwich said. "He's been their guy for a long time, but the circumstances that exist, somebody's got to be in there, so I'm going to work my tail off and try to be the guy."

Leftwich said he does not see the job as his to lose.

"I don't have to do that. The way I approach it doesn't really matter. Coach Tomlin will make that decision. I try every time I step on this field to be the best quarterback out there. I'm sure that's all Charlie does and that's all Dennis does."

Quick hits

Troy Polamalu was not among those who practiced Tuesday and is presumably back in California working out. Polamalu had been through the first two practices April 19-20 and then the three-day minicamp. Said Tomlin, "I tend to focus on the guys who are here. ... As I coach you can be a miserable person worried about the ones who aren't." ... Rookie defensive lineman Doug Worthington cannot attend until his Ohio State classwork is finished in June.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10139/1059147-66.stm


I'm serious when I ask this, is that really Leftwich or did someone slap Gary Colemans head on his body ? I thought I knew what Leftwich looked like but right there, he looks like Gary. I know, I know what, you talken about Willis ?

HAHA, me and my buddy always have called him Gary Coleman. :Agree

fordfixer
05-25-2010, 12:34 AM
Gary Coleman Arrested for Domestic Violence
http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/24/gary-cole ... -violence/ (http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/24/gary-coleman-arrested-domestic-violence/)
Originally posted Jan 24th 2010 2:44 PM PST by TMZ Staff


Law enforcement in Santaquin, UT says they were called to Coleman's house for a domestic disturbance. They found no crime was committed, but he was was picked up because of a warrant stemming from a prior incident.

The jailer told TMZ the warrant for which Coleman was arrested was for domestic violence incident in 2009. Coleman was cited, but never showed up for court, thus the warrant.

He is currently being held on $1,725 bail.

Monday morning update -- Gary Coleman is still in custody. On Sunday night, he had a hot dog, chili, and some vegetables for dinner.

HeHateMe
05-25-2010, 01:28 AM
I would Rather be known as a Gary Coleman Look alike than a RAPIST

RuthlessBurgher
05-25-2010, 09:31 AM
Gary Coleman Arrested for Domestic Violence
http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/24/gary-cole ... -violence/ (http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/24/gary-coleman-arrested-domestic-violence/)
Originally posted Jan 24th 2010 2:44 PM PST by TMZ Staff


Law enforcement in Santaquin, UT says they were called to Coleman's house for a domestic disturbance. They found no crime was committed, but he was was picked up because of a warrant stemming from a prior incident.

The jailer told TMZ the warrant for which Coleman was arrested was for domestic violence incident in 2009. Coleman was cited, but never showed up for court, thus the warrant.

He is currently being held on $1,725 bail.

Monday morning update -- Gary Coleman is still in custody. On Sunday night, he had a hot dog, chili, and some vegetables for dinner.

I love the Monday morning update letting us know what Gary Coleman had for dinner on Sunday night! :lol:

fezziwig
05-25-2010, 03:15 PM
Gary Coleman Arrested for Domestic Violence
http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/24/gary-cole ... -violence/ (http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/24/gary-coleman-arrested-domestic-violence/)
Originally posted Jan 24th 2010 2:44 PM PST by TMZ Staff


Law enforcement in Santaquin, UT says they were called to Coleman's house for a domestic disturbance. They found no crime was committed, but he was was picked up because of a warrant stemming from a prior incident.

The jailer told TMZ the warrant for which Coleman was arrested was for domestic violence incident in 2009. Coleman was cited, but never show ed up for court, thus the warrant.

He is currently being held on $1,725 bail.

Monday morning update -- Gary Coleman is still in custody. On Sunday night, he had a hot dog, chili, and some vegetables for dinner.

I love the Monday morning update letting us know what Gary Coleman had for dinner on Sunday night! :lol:



I wonder if they actually picked him up physically when they had taken him out of the house ? You know like when you pick your kids up to carry them down the steps and they wrap their legs around you and hang on to your neck.


Monday Morning update--Gary Coleman is still in custody. On Sunday he had a hotdog, chilli, and some vegetables with dinner. They promised him icecream if he would eat his veggies and the guards tucked him in at 9:00 pm

fordfixer
05-26-2010, 01:34 AM
Gary Coleman Arrested for Domestic Violence
http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/24/gary-cole ... -violence/ (http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/24/gary-coleman-arrested-domestic-violence/)
Originally posted Jan 24th 2010 2:44 PM PST by TMZ Staff


Law enforcement in Santaquin, UT says they were called to Coleman's house for a domestic disturbance. They found no crime was committed, but he was was picked up because of a warrant stemming from a prior incident.

The jailer told TMZ the warrant for which Coleman was arrested was for domestic violence incident in 2009. Coleman was cited, but never show ed up for court, thus the warrant.

He is currently being held on $1,725 bail.

Monday morning update -- Gary Coleman is still in custody. On Sunday night, he had a hot dog, chili, and some vegetables for dinner.

I love the Monday morning update letting us know what Gary Coleman had for dinner on Sunday night! :lol:



I wonder if they actually picked him up physically when they had taken him out of the house ? You know like when you pick your kids up to carry them down the steps and they wrap their legs around you and hang on to your neck.


Monday Morning update--Gary Coleman is still in custody. On Sunday he had a hotdog, chilli, and some vegetables with dinner. They promised him icecream if he would eat his veggies and the guards tucked him in at 9:00 pm
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Dee Dub
05-27-2010, 11:10 AM
.........Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Bryon Leftwich said the same thing with Jacksonville and Tampa Bay. How'd that work out???

Not to hate on Bryon cause I think he is the best back up in the NFL....but he is not a starter I want to see for the Steelers.

fordfixer
05-28-2010, 12:19 AM
Child TV star Gary Coleman hospitalized in Utah
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100528/ap_ ... coleman_14 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100528/ap_on_en_tv/us_people_gary_coleman_14)

By JENNIFER DOBNER,
SALT LAKE CITY – Former child television star Gary Coleman is in critical condition near his Utah home with what his family calls a "serious medical problem."

Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank said Coleman, 42, was admitted to the Provo facility on Wednesday but she couldn't release any other details.

Coleman lives in Santaquin, which is 55 miles south of Salt Lake City.

The actor is best known for his stint on TV's "Diff'rent Strokes," which aired from 1978 to 1986.

In February, Coleman suffered a seizure on the set of "The Insider."

Coleman's Utah attorney, Randy Kester, said he had communicated by text message with Coleman's wife, Shannon Price, and that the family did not want to release any additional details at this time.

"Anything they could say would be premature because they don't know the full extent of his condition right now," Kester told The Associated Press.

Price and her father released a statement Thursday to KUTV-TV saying Coleman was taken to the hospital with "a serious medical problem." The statement asks for prayers, adding "we hope those prayers are answered and that Gary will be able to recover and return home soon."

Coleman has lived in Utah since 2005, when he came here to star in the movie "Church Ball," a comedy based on basketball leagues formed by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He met Price on the movie set and married her in 2007.

Coleman has had a string of financial and legal problems, in addition to continuing ill health from the kidney disease he suffered as a child. Coleman has had at least two kidney transplants and has ongoing dialysis.

Last fall, Coleman had heart surgery that was complicated by pneumonia, Kester said.

In February, Coleman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge related to an April 2009 domestic violence incident at his home. Recent health issues have caused several follow-up hearings in Coleman's case to be delayed, Kester said.




No word on what he ate for dinner

RuthlessBurgher
05-28-2010, 10:06 AM
No word on what he ate for dinner

:lol:

My first thought upon reading that article is that Gary Coleman is FORTY-TWO YEARS OLD!!!

Polamalubeast
05-28-2010, 10:11 AM
If Leftwitch is as bad as it was at Tampa Bay and Atlanta, the steelers are in trouble.

hawaiiansteel
05-29-2010, 08:59 PM
What the Pittsburgh Steelers' Quarterback Competition Really Means

by Nick Signorelli Senior Writer


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We have heard since the day that Ben Roethlisberger was sent for his clinical evaluation that there was an important battle at Steelers OTAs. It was a battle between Byron Leftwich, Dennis Dixon, and Charlie Batch.

All three men were supposedly given, or were going to be given, a fair shot to showcase their abilities to see who would replace Roethlisberger while he served his suspension for the first six games of the season.

What was really happening was, no one knew what exactly was going to be found in the evaluation of Ben Roethlisberger. There was a chance that Roethlisberger was going to be found with a serious issue, one that may have even ended his career.

There was talk that the issues Roethlisberger was having could be related to all of the concussions he has suffered during his football days. Had that been the case, there is a good chance that Roethlisberger would have never played football again.

There was a chance that Roethlisberger could have had a deep-seated hatred towards women and that his behavior towards them would have needed considerably more time to correct than simply the first few games of the regular season.

That is the reason the NFL stated that Roethlisberger's suspension could be extended beyond six weeks if the evaluation came back with those issues.

Then there is the issue that Roethlisberger has an alcohol problem and needs to get it under control, and if he is unable to do so, as with the above issue, his suspension could still be extended.

Last but not least, there may not be any problem with Roethlisberger at all, and he simply needed to prove this to the Steelers and the NFL.

The point being, prior to the Steelers knowing what the outcome was going to be, they had to hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

The Steelers had to take the time they have to this point not to find someone who would be willing to start four games for the Steelers, but to find someone that could be the long-term replacement for Roethlisberger had his suspension been longer than four games.

To this point, we have heard that Byron Leftwich has gotten the majority of the first team reps, while Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch have not had, as some would say, a fair shot with the first team.

That is because the Steelers believe that if Roethlisberger was gone for the season, or more, that the Steelers' best chance of success, over the course of the year, would be with the experience of Leftwich.

If Roethlisberger were to be gone more than a quarter of the season, Leftwich would get the starter's reps, while Dixon would get the second team reps with the first unit during the season.

That would enable the Steelers to give Dixon some more time to be ready to lead the team in 2011 if Roethlisberger was not back by then.

Now that Roethlisberger is only staying out of trouble away from a shortened suspension, the Steelers' game plan may be changing.

Though Leftwich will probably still get the start for the first four games, look for Dixon to start getting some more first team reps and possibly some game action as the starter in the preseason.

It also means that the value of Dennis Dixon has just improved with the Steelers, because he could be the Steelers' backup of the future. Leftwich left the Steelers before because he wanted to have the chance to start. Believe that he still wants to be a starter today.

When Roethlisberger returns from suspension, the Steelers have a bye week prior to his first game. If Roethlisberger is up to speed and has stayed in shape during his suspension, don't be too surprised to see Byron Leftwich traded before the trade deadline.

If Leftwich plays well, look for teams like the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, and any other team that has either QB issues or an injury to come looking for the availability to trade for a starting-caliber player like Leftwich will prove he is.

Would the Steelers trade him?

Without question—IF Dennis Dixon is ready to be the backup.

Why?

Because the Steelers have a roster exemption for Roethlisberger while he is suspended. Any of the three of Leftwich, Batch, and Dixon that are on the opening day roster, because they are past their third years in the league, their salaries are fully guaranteed on opening day of the season.

Leftwich and Batch both signed two-year contracts with the Steelers this offseason, and Dixon is not going to be allowed to walk away with no compensation.

Do you really think that there is a chance the Steelers are going to leave Roethlisberger on the bench when he comes back? The Steelers are HIS team, and if he can play, he will.

Why have a controversy with Leftwich still on the team? If he is playing well, there WILL be a team that is in need of a starter, and Leftwich could bring as much as a second round pick.

Under this scenario, none of the Steelers quarterbacks under contract will ever have to be cut. The Steelers will be able to choose which ones they keep and may get a decent draft pick out of it as well.

But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong.

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HeHateMe
05-29-2010, 09:27 PM
Leftwich will show that he is better. Mark these words. The Steelers dont need a qb like Manning or Brees to shoulder the load. All they need is a efficient one who doesnt turn the ball over and they will win lots of games.

hawaiiansteel
05-31-2010, 10:06 PM
i hope Lefty does well the first 4 games of the season, if he could take us to a 2-2 record i would be happy and 3-1 i would be thrilled. however, if we're going to win our 7th Lombardi we need Ben to lead us there, Lefty is only a stop-gap.

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fezziwig
06-01-2010, 08:28 AM
The Steelers are not a contender without Big Ben. The loss of Santonio doesn't help the offenses situation but all and all, Ben is the reason this offense moves along the field and gets points.

There were no Super Bowl wins before Ben ( except the 70's teams ) and there will be no SB wins without him. Granted, Ben still needs talent around him but, he is the key element to the offenses positive outcomes.

slashsteel
06-01-2010, 08:43 AM
I dont see Leftwich getting traded. I see Batch being released(and hopefully offered a coaching job). Byron wont cause any problems if Ben returns and starts regardless if he wins (doubtful) all four games. (4 because I see Bens suspension reduced by 2 games). And with Bens past why not keep some insurance around JUSTINCASE?

I think Dixon has a chance to start if he steps it up in preseason. But he will have to clearly beat out Lefty. Will he? we'll see.....

fezziwig
06-01-2010, 04:05 PM
I'm sure Charlie already knows or was already told he is the odd man out once Ben returns. I'm also sure that Batch probably mentioned this would be his last season and all is fine with the love. In addition to my crystal ball viewings, Batch will not take any offers from another team if the case should arise but, but, but Charlie was probably also requested to remain in football shape for the remainder of the season just in case of injury to one of our three.

My crystal ball has gotten foggy so I need to ask some of you experts a question. When they decide it is Ben, Byron and Dixon will Batch be allowed to show up to practices as a consultant, lift weights and do all the things he has in the past ? And can the Steelers pay him as such just not interfer with the unions or NFL rules ?

hawaiiansteel
06-02-2010, 09:11 PM
Tomlin: Roethlisberger will talk soon

By Scott Brown, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said today that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will speak to reporters sooner rather than later.

Roethlisberger, who practiced again today, has not fielded questions since getting accused of sexual assault on March 5 in Milledgeville, Ga.

Roethlisberger did not get charged in connection with the incident but commissioner Roger Goodell suspended the two-time Super Bowl winner for the first six games of the 2010 season.

Goodell cleared Roethlisberger to return to practice late last week.

"He will address the media at an appropriate time in the near future," Tomlin said of Roethlisberger after practice.

Roethlisberger ran the first-team offense again today as a cluster of reporters watched from just outside of the Steelers' practice facility.

Tomlin said Roethlisberger and second-year man Dennis Dixon could get more work than Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch in the Steelers' four remaining offseason practices.

Roethlisberger has only participated in four offseason practices because of his suspension. Tomlin said Dixon needs more practice repetitions than Leftwich and Batch because he is not nearly as experienced as the two veterans, who have started 99 NFL games between them.

Leftwich has gotten most of the work with the first-team during offseason drills and appears to have the inside track to the No. 1 job while Roethlisberger is suspended.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt.../s_684124.html

Prok
06-02-2010, 09:29 PM
I dont see Leftwich getting traded. I see Batch being released(and hopefully offered a coaching job). Byron wont cause any problems if Ben returns and starts regardless if he wins (doubtful) all four games. (4 because I see Bens suspension reduced by 2 games). And with Bens past why not keep some insurance around JUSTINCASE?

I think Dixon has a chance to start if he steps it up in preseason. But he will have to clearly beat out Lefty. Will he? we'll see.....

I dunno, i think there's an old adage that if the youngster and the vet are even in camp ya go with the youngster?

That said, i want Lefty starting those 4 games. I could be wrong but i think if Dixon was a special player we would have seen it by now.

And agree with most that this team NEEDS Ben to be a SB contender. take Ben away and Bruce's weakness as game-planner and play-caller gets magnified greatly IMO.

I still can't understand why ppl under-estimate Ben. Ya don't know what ya got until it's gone i guess.

hawaiiansteel
06-04-2010, 08:05 PM
Report: "Obvious" Leftwich will start Week One

Posted by Evan Silva on June 4, 2010


Somewhat buried at the end of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette column on suspended Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a straightforward prediction that Byron Leftwich will replace Roethlisberger during his 4-6 game ban.

The Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette writes that "it has become obvious Byron Leftwich will open the season as the starting quarterback."

Leftwich has the edge on competitor Dennis Dixon in terms of experience and arm strength. Byron also took virtually all of the first-team OTA reps prior to Big Ben's reinstatement to offseason workouts.

It's still very surprising that Dixon wasn't given a fair shake. The Pittsburgh offensive line is not known for potent pass protection, and Dixon's superior mobility would seemingly make him a better bet behind the slow-footed front five. Leftwich has perhaps the slowest delivery of any quarterback in the league.

Dixon also didn't embarrass himself in his Week 12 spot start last season, with Roethlisberger nursing a concussion. Facing almost impossible odds at Baltimore, Dixon accounted for both of Pittsburgh's touchdowns (one rushing, one passing) in the 20-17 loss.

Coach Mike Tomlin has opted for a conservative approach. Considering Leftwich's injury history, though, Dixon remains a good bet to see early-season playing time prior to Roethlisberger's return.

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