Mike Tomlin Takes Smart Approach Starting Byron Leftwich

May 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The experienced veteran or the exciting up and comer? That is the decision that head coach Mike Tomlin has to make to make between Byron Leftwich and Dennis Dixon.
One of these two quarterbacks will start the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers while Ben Roethlisberger serves his suspension.
While it is likely that either quarterback will only start four games, it will be a critical four games as the Steelers cannot afford to fall back in the division race right at the start of the season. Considering this, Tomlin is making a wise decision by allowing Leftwich to work as the number one quarterback.
This does not mean there will not be a competition. According to Tomlin, there will be a “pecking order.”
“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&rsqu...

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