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    Madden: If Steelers start 4-0 w/ Lefty, he'll remain starter

    from Mark Madden's Blog:


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    Friday 05-21-2010 2:19pm ET


    Remember, you heard it here first:

    *If the Steelers start the 2010 season 4-0 or 3-1 without the suspended Ben Roethlisberger, Byron Leftwich will remain at quarterback. That's right, the recycled washout keeps starting, the $102m man rides the bench. This comes from an unimpeachable source deep inside Steelers HQ.

    Have you ever heard anything so stupid? A good season without Roethlisberger would grease the skids for his exit, which - I'm convinced more and more - is what the Steelers ultimately want. When the Steelers slip, it's often on a banana peel of self-righteousness.

    If Mike Tomlin goes along with what appears to be an organizational decision, it would highlight his inability to consider the big picture. Players take it one game at a time. Good coaches don't, Starting 4-0 matters a little. Playing well in January matters a lot. You've got to think about Point B when you're at Point A. Leftwich can't win a Super Bowl. Roethlisberger can, and has.

    Oh, well...the Steelers will probably start 1-3, anyway.

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    Re: Madden: If Steelers start 4-0 w/ Lefty, he'll remain starter

    "unimpeachable source "? Please. Nobody with any insight, knowledge, or influence would ever engage in such speculation.

    There aren't any gimmes in this league, but aside from the game against Baltimore, we start off with a pretty easy schedule. How could anybody legitimately speculate on such a scenario - especially with such a weak body of evidence to support the move?



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    Re: Madden: If Steelers start 4-0 w/ Lefty, he'll remain starter

    Dude's an idiot. Is his page really called "supergenius"? You've got to be kidding me.
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    Re: Madden: If Steelers start 4-0 w/ Lefty, he'll remain starter

    I think people make strong statements like this so they sound like they know what they're talking about.

    First, this Madden guy is speculating
    Second, he knows the Steelers probably won't go 4-0 so he can shoot his mouth off all he wants.
    Thirdly, at best...Ben would start when he comes back and maybe Lefty would go back in if Ben lost his first 2 games and looked pretty bad. No way do you sit your franchise QB for an above average at best QB.
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    Re: Madden: If Steelers start 4-0 w/ Lefty, he'll remain starter

    He only says this now beause he knows no one will check him come game 5. Weak
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    Re: Madden: If Steelers start 4-0 w/ Lefty, he'll remain starter

    I agree. We will be FINE without Ben. The execution will be better and the offense more consistent. Leftwich will get no credit. The credit will go to the running game, play calling and the defense. We played better with Leftwich in 08 and everyone on the team knew it, INCLUDING Ben.

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    Re: Madden: If Steelers start 4-0 w/ Lefty, he'll remain starter

    If we are 4-0 WHY put Ben back in?
    I forsee a Tom Brady/Bledsoe situation emerging for us this coming season. Save this post

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    Re: Madden: If Steelers start 4-0 w/ Lefty, he'll remain starter

    Quote Originally Posted by HeHateMe
    If we are 4-0 WHY put Ben back in?
    I forsee a Tom Brady/Bledsoe situation emerging for us this coming season. Save this post
    I'm sure this thread and many others will be re-introduced to you as the season unfolds.

    By the way...how would you like it served?



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    Re: Madden: If Steelers start 4-0 w/ Lefty, he'll remain starter

    Quote Originally Posted by HeHateMe
    I agree. We will be FINE without Ben. The execution will be better and the offense more consistent. Leftwich will get no credit. The credit will go to the running game, play calling and the defense. We played better with Leftwich in 08 and everyone on the team knew it, INCLUDING Ben.



    i seriously doubt that anyone will credit the play calling...remember, our OC is Bruce Arians.

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    Re: Madden: If Steelers start 4-0 w/ Lefty, he'll remain starter

    Yeah, what a jerk. Madden is still mad about the immacula........wait.......


    This is Mark....not "John" Madden....Nevermind.

    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe
    I think people make strong statements like this so they sound like they know what they're talking about.

    First, this Madden guy is speculating
    Second, he knows the Steelers probably won't go 4-0 so he can shoot his mouth off all he wants.
    Thirdly, at best...Ben would start when he comes back and maybe Lefty would go back in if Ben lost his first 2 games and looked pretty bad. No way do you sit your franchise QB for an above average at best QB.

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