2010 NFL Position Battles: Who Should Sub for Big Ben in Pittsburgh?

May 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We know it's not going to be a long-term gig, but talk is heating up about who will be the temporary face of the Pittsburgh Steelers' franchise on opening day in 2010.
Ben Roethlisberger is slated to miss a minimum of four games, and possibly up to six, leaving Byron Leftwich, Charlie Batch, and Dennis Dixon to battle it out for the starting gig that should last about a quarter of the season.
While Leftwich has reportedly started off-season work with the upper hand, it should be interesting to see how the veteran Batch and the potential-ridden Dixon fare in the coming months.
For current positioning and analysis, read on:
Byron Leftwich
He still has tremendous size and good arm strength, but he's also still not an elite passer or overly mobile.
He was playing on a woeful Tampa Bay team at the beginning of last season, but there's still no excuse for his poor play.
Leftwich is standing atop this competition based on his solid game-managing...

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