Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Controversy: Injury Creates Batch-Dixon Decision

September 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Due to his suspension for questionable personal conduct, Ben Roethlisberger is not going to play NFL football for at least three games, probably four. 
The suspension length is going to be determined this morning as Roethlisberger meets with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.  The Pittsburgh Steelers were going to start the season with Byron Leftwich under center—not so fast.
Now Leftwich has a leg injury and he won't be able to play while Roethlisberger is out, and Steeler fans have quarterback on the brain right now, wondering which of the two options coach Mike Tomlin will choose.  Luckily for the Terrible Towel wavers, the options are decent. 
If most teams were forced to pick between their No. 3 and No. 4 quarterback, the choice would either be really easy—or heartburn-inducing.
Not in Pittsburgh.
The decision is between Charlie Batch, an aging veteran who has a considerable knowledge of the offensive scheme he would be impleme...

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