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 Post subject: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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Can't be much worse than the previous guy.

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Cards need big time help. Rosen is getting his ass kicked.


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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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What are Brian St. Pierre and Charlie Batch up to these days?

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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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That's interesting. There are former players at all levels of coaching......except I can't think of any NFL QB's that became an OC. There must have been a few over the years?

I wonder if Ben will become an OC at some point after he's done as a player?

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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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Kodiak wrote:
That's interesting. There are former players at all levels of coaching......except I can't think of any NFL QB's that became an OC. There must have been a few over the years?

I wonder if Ben will become an OC at some point after he's done as a player?

Just a hunch...but I think when Ben is done with football, he’s done with football.

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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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Off the top of my head, Frank Reich was an nfl qb that became an OC.


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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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Miter Saw wrote:
Off the top of my head, Frank Reich was an nfl qb that became an OC.


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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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Mike Shula?
Here is a guy that gets a gig by name alone.

Wouldn't shock me if Tee Martin gets a chance.

Pederson from Philly?


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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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Just hope his decision making is quicker than his throwing motion. Fast pitch softball pitchers deliver the ball quicker.

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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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7forSteel wrote:
Just hope his decision making is quicker than his throwing motion. Fast pitch softball pitchers deliver the ball quicker.


Good for Byron, he helped us win against the Redskins, I think.

Also, watching fast pitch softball is like watchin people shoot granny free throws for 9 innings.

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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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Kodiak wrote:
That's interesting. There are former players at all levels of coaching......except I can't think of any NFL QB's that became an OC. There must have been a few over the years?

I wonder if Ben will become an OC at some point after he's done as a player?

Gary Kubiak, Jason Garrett are two more...coaching actually seems like a natural role for a backup, as he's often on the sidelines next to the coach and is involved in relaying plays or helping the QB break down drive results.

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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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Jobus Rum wrote:
Kodiak wrote:
That's interesting. There are former players at all levels of coaching......except I can't think of any NFL QB's that became an OC. There must have been a few over the years?

I wonder if Ben will become an OC at some point after he's done as a player?

Just a hunch...but I think when Ben is done with football, he’s done with football.


Agreed. How many franchise QBs become OCs? It's a shitty job. Career back ups become OCs and coaches. Ben is worth, what, $200+ million? Why would he want to make a few million a year to run an offense?

To borrow a quote from Forrest Gump, Ben is not a smart man. He is not a film room guy. He doesn't call his own plays and has had almost no freedom in terms of how the offense has been run. Someone like Peyton Manning would make an excellent OC. Ben would not. He's also an incredibly arrogant asshole.


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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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Laying the Wood wrote:
Jobus Rum wrote:
Kodiak wrote:
That's interesting. There are former players at all levels of coaching......except I can't think of any NFL QB's that became an OC. There must have been a few over the years?

I wonder if Ben will become an OC at some point after he's done as a player?

Just a hunch...but I think when Ben is done with football, he’s done with football.


Agreed. How many franchise QBs become OCs? It's a shitty job. Career back ups become OCs and coaches. Ben is worth, what, $200+ million? Why would he want to make a few million a year to run an offense?

To borrow a quote from Forrest Gump, Ben is not a smart man. He is not a film room guy. He doesn't call his own plays and has had almost no freedom in terms of how the offense has been run. Someone like Peyton Manning would make an excellent OC. Ben would not. He's also an incredibly arrogant asshole.


Best I can come up with is Jim Harbaugh. Former QBs generally don’t want to grind as coaches but god damn if they don’t love being pompous tv analysts.

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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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SteelPro wrote:
Laying the Wood wrote:
Jobus Rum wrote:
Just a hunch...but I think when Ben is done with football, he’s done with football.


Agreed. How many franchise QBs become OCs? It's a shitty job. Career back ups become OCs and coaches. Ben is worth, what, $200+ million? Why would he want to make a few million a year to run an offense?

To borrow a quote from Forrest Gump, Ben is not a smart man. He is not a film room guy. He doesn't call his own plays and has had almost no freedom in terms of how the offense has been run. Someone like Peyton Manning would make an excellent OC. Ben would not. He's also an incredibly arrogant asshole.


Best I can come up with is Jim Harbaugh. Former QBs generally don’t want to grind as coaches but god damn if they don’t love being pompous tv analysts.

Speaking of incredibly arrogant assholes...

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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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I'm thinking this says a lot about McCoy and his coaching future (lack thereof). This guy gets fired mid-season from an OC position twice and fired as a HC so what's left for him as a coach?


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Steelafan77 wrote:
I'm thinking this says a lot about McCoy and his coaching future (lack thereof). This guy gets fired mid-season from an OC position twice and fired as a HC so what's left for him as a coach?


Special Olympics?


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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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Laying the Wood wrote:
He doesn't call his own plays

I thought he was somewhat.

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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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Steelafan77 wrote:
I'm thinking this says a lot about McCoy and his coaching future (lack thereof). This guy gets fired mid-season from an OC position twice and fired as a HC so what's left for him as a coach?


Special Olympics?



LOL. Great one. +1


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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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Dan Smith--BYU wrote:
What are Brian St. Pierre and Charlie Batch up to these days?

Since you asked: Frenchy is the head coach at his old high school in Massachusetts. Batch does preseason commentary for local Steelers broadcasts, and he serves on pretty much every charity board in the Pittsburgh area.

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 Post subject: Re: Congrats to old friend Byron Leftwich
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Pabst wrote:
Dan Smith--BYU wrote:
What are Brian St. Pierre and Charlie Batch up to these days?

Since you asked: Frenchy is the head coach at his old high school in Massachusetts. Batch does preseason commentary for local Steelers broadcasts, and he serves on pretty much every charity board in the Pittsburgh area.


…and is maybe the most solid citizen of any yinzer-heritage athlete. Up there with Mel Blount.


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