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Leftwich will start if Big Ben can't

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01:23 PM ET 11.13 | Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Bryon Leftwtich is the team's "acting stater" head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday after starter Ben Roethlisberger was diagnosed with a shoulder sprain, which he suffered in Monday night's 16-13 overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Roethlisberger is currently listed as "questionable" for the Steelers' Week 11 showdown with the Baltimore Ravens. Roethlisberger left Monday's victory in the third quarter after being sandwiched by Chief linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. Its still unclear how severe the injury to Roethlisberger's throwing shoulder is and how long he will be out.

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November 13, 2012  02:01 PM ET

I thought he was cut and baggin' groceries at the Piggly Wiggly - damn for a dude with no talent, he sure has hung on awhile

November 13, 2012  08:05 PM ET
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I thought he was cut and baggin' groceries at the Piggly Wiggly - damn for a dude with no talent, he sure has hung on awhile

He's won the last two games he came out in relief, so that ain't too bad. Problem with Byron is that long wind up, it doesn't go with Haley's offense.

 
November 14, 2012  08:18 AM ET
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He's won the last two games he came out in relief, so that ain't too bad. Problem with Byron is that long wind up, it doesn't go with Haley's offense.

Plus the OL has to keep the pass rush further away from him then from Ben so a player can't swipe at the football and knock it during that long long wind up.

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