Leftwich favorite to start in Pittsburgh

With not much news flowing around involving the Buccaneers, I figured I’d report on a former Buccaneer, Byron Leftwich. After being traded this offseason to Pittsburgh (his second-stint with the Steelers), the former Bucs starting Quarterback figured he’d be backing up Ben Roethlisberger. But upon Big Ben’s suspension for the first four (or six games, depending on the Commisoner’s ruling), the Steelers were left with an open vacancy. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Leftwich is the leading candidate to start Week One for Pittsburgh.

Now nothing has been official, but Leftwich appears to earning his time with the first-team offense during the offseason minicamps. Former Oregon Duck Quarterback, Dennis Dixon, is also a possible option for the Steelers, but they will most likely use him in a “Wildcat”-type role in the early weeks.

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  • marcus

    the steelers don’t run the wild cat.

  • http://net turkeyman

    leftwich is a bumm pittsburgh need to call a offense that fits dennis dixon. let him get out the pocket. some boothleg. some keepers. and the kid can toss the rock. lets go forward with youth not backward with someones rejects COME ON MAN!!!!!!!

  • Anthony

    The “wild cat” is so played out, I am tired of hearing about it. If Dixon is susposed to be the Steelers future after Ben then he should be put in for 4-6 games so we can see what the young man is made of. Who knows he might kick ass and get the starting job even when Ben comes back. Either way I don’t think the season is lost. The Steelers can still make the playoffs with our defense and a decent offense. The Ravens did it with Kyle Boller need I say more. GO STEELERS!!!!

    • Anthony

      I agree!