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    Troy Smith released

    I was kind of pulling for this kid to maybe grow into a slash type role. With roster spots so precious though it was not to be...

    KABOLY Twitter: Troy Smith had a cannon for an arm, but unfortunately, he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn and he showed that during OTAs and minicamp.

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    I just heard about this!! I was kinda looking forward to him too! oh well lol

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    I know we need to groom a young QB to be a backup but.......Wasn't Troy Smith already 28?.......He is what he is at this point.....a journey men who would be lucky to stick to a roster.....

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    Oh well. So when do we start to seriously groom someone who can be a better backup then both Batch and Leftwich?
    The Steeler way...is the only way.

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    HEY IT COULD BE WORSE WE COULD have used our 1st rd pick on a young brandon weeden

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    No surprise here, only that we signed him in the first place.

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    I worry about the 2 stiffs we have backing Ben up! Let's hope they stay back ups all year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LatrobePA View Post
    I worry about the 2 stiffs we have backing Ben up! Let's hope they stay back ups all year!
    At some point, the front office has to get serious about the backup position. Batch is pedestrian at best and Leftwich is just bad.

    I know a back-up can't be as good as Ben but I'm just looking for a guy who can be atleast consistantly okay.
    The Steeler way...is the only way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Deal Steel View Post
    At some point, the front office has to get serious about the backup position. Batch is pedestrian at best and Leftwich is just bad.

    I know a back-up can't be as good as Ben but I'm just looking for a guy who can be atleast consistantly okay.
    Most teams would KILL to have backup QBs as skilled and accomplished as Batch and Leftwich. Of course Dixon gets credit for one of those wins, but how can you criticize 3-1 against the Falcons, Bucs, Titans, and Ravens when Ben was suspended in 2010? They run the offense, do not turn the ball over too much, and let the D put them in good situations, about as much as you should expect from backup QBs.

    The only negative I see is that with both on the roster you are not developing any young talent, which probably is not necessary at Ben's age.

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