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    LEFTWICH TAKES SHOT AT DAUNTE?

    LEFTWICH TAKES SHOT AT DAUNTE?
    Posted by Mike Florio on August 12, 2008, 5:49 p.m. EDT
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    New Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich, who joined the team two days ago with no guarantee that he’d be anything other than the short-term backup to starter Ben Roethlisberger, might have taken a shot on Monday at quarterback Daunte Culpepper.

    Both Leftwich and Culpepper came to Steelers’ training camp on Sunday, with the team planning to sign at least one of them. (There were indications that both could be added.) Culpepper reportedly opted against signing with the Steelers because he still wants to be a starter, and that he apparently was hoping to compete for the starting job in Pittsburgh.

    Said Leftwich on Monday, according to the Washington (Pa.) Observer-Reporter, “Only a fool would come here believing you have a chance to start when you have [Ben Roethlisberger] here. They’ve got Ben here and Ben’s a hell of a quarterback.”

    Rrrrrow.

    Meanwhile, Charlie Batch could eventually be joining Culpepper in the ranks of the unemployed. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Leftwich could keep the No. 2 gig for the entire season.

    “Byron was a No. 1 pick, the seventh overall in the draft,” quarterbacks coach Ken Anderson said. “He’s started in the league, won games in the league. We’re happy to have him here to kind of bail us out.”

    One possibility would be to place Batch on injured reserve and to use Leftwich as the No. 2 and rookie Dennis Dixon as No. 3. The team apparently hopes to keep Dixon on the active roster, since attempting to put him on the practice squad would expose him to the waiver system.

    But at this point it’s impossible to rule out the chance that the Steelers will conclude that Leftwich is a significant upgrade to Batch, and that the time has come to part ways with the Pittsburgh native who has happily served as an understudy for his entire time with the team.

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    Re: LEFTWICH TAKES SHOT AT DAUNTE?

    Give him a one and only break.
    Throws harder than I thought, wish he was accuate.

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    And I believe thats what will happen. Dixon looked good last night...no way does the guy get placed on the PS. Which means they will have to pick...and I believe that the pick will be Leftwich.

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    Re: LEFTWICH TAKES SHOT AT DAUNTE?

    I think Batch may of dug his own grave by not ducking that tackle against Philly.

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    Lets call this what it is...Batch is 33 1/2. His arm is ehhh. He can't make all the throws.
    He does know the system, is a good game manager, and is well liked by teammates. But, there is a HUGE drop off when Ben gets hurt. We have to alter the O significantly. Leftwich gives the Steelers the ability to continue with the offensive theme which is the ability to hit any part of the field on any given play. Leftwich can flat out throw a ball when healthy.

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    Re: LEFTWICH TAKES SHOT AT DAUNTE?

    so how did leftwich take a shot at culpepper?

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    “Only a fool would come here believing you have a chance to start when you have [Ben Roethlisberger] here. They’ve got Ben here and Ben’s a hell of a quarterback.” -Leftwich.

    This could be viewed by some as an indirect shot. I really don't see it as a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozey74
    “Only a fool would come here believing you have a chance to start when you have [Ben Roethlisberger] here. They’ve got Ben here and Ben’s a hell of a quarterback.” -Leftwich.

    This could be viewed by some as an indirect shot. I really don't see it as a big deal.
    oh ok thats what i thought, but thats the truth so i didnt really see it as a shot at all. im glad leftwich know's his role and has a grip on reality

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    Re: LEFTWICH TAKES SHOT AT DAUNTE?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozey74
    “Only a fool would come here believing you have a chance to start when you have [Ben Roethlisberger] here. They’ve got Ben here and Ben’s a hell of a quarterback.” -Leftwich.

    This could be viewed by some as an indirect shot. I really don't see it as a big deal.
    Exactly. Just another case of the media not having anything to write about so lets take one small, meaningless comment and make a big deal about it.

    Now if he said, "That duma$$ Daunte thought he could start?? Hahahaha, that's the funniest $hit I heard in a long time. You don't roll up to Pittsburgh expecting to start. The f*cks wrong witchu. Hey Daunte, if you are reading this, you are a f*cking idiot."


    Now that might be construed as taking a shot at someone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    And I believe thats what will happen. Dixon looked good last night...no way does the guy get placed on the PS. Which means they will have to pick...and I believe that the pick will be Leftwich.
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