Leftwich-To-Steelers Rumblings From Orlando

March 23rd, 2010

Yesterday, NFL warden commissioner Roger Goodell made ominous comments about horny Steelers Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Seems as though the (alleged) felonious fornicator is on the verge of being called to the principal’s office and given a detention of some sort, perhaps a suspension, because he (allegedly) gets way too handsy with women.

How is this important to the Bucs? Because the Steelers may want one of the Bucs quarterbacks.

Joe has speculated before here and here that the Steelers may want back Bucs backup Byron Leftwich. In 2008, in their march to the Super Bowl in Tampa, Leftwich, then a Steelers backup, came off the bench to win a key game on the road at Washington.

Now people with better contacts than Joe are also throwing Leftwich’s name out there for a potential replacement for randy Roethlisberger. Chris Mortensen, of the American sports version of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, BSPN, Twittered that the Steelers could bring back Leftwich.

@mortreport Steelers are prepared to go with Dixon, if necessary; not ready to jettison Ben even though their concerns are real; Maybe Leftwich.  

If the Steelers are truly interested in bring back Leftwich, Joe suggests that Bucs general manager Mark Dominik walk over to Mike Tomlin at the NFL meetings currently held in Orlando this week and whisper in his ear, “Limas Sweed.”

21 Responses to “Leftwich-To-Steelers Rumblings From Orlando”

  1. DAve Says:

    Limas Sweed would be great, simply because he is better than anything the Bucs currently have.

    My gut says more than likely it would be a 5th rounder. Anything better than that and we HAVE to start giving Mark D some serious props… after all he got a 2nd rounder for Gaines Adams (RIP)

  2. acharlot5 Says:

    yea limas would be a great addition do the damn thing dominik

  3. justin F Says:

    i read that tomlin is all about keeping limas sweed so i doubt we could get him in a trade just get a 6th round pick for him he is useless here in tampa

  4. zech Says:

    I wanna see the bucs do this trade I’m not sure if I like limas sweed but. Would perfer mike wallace and a draft pick !

  5. leningan Says:

    Have the rumblings mentioned what type of compensation we would get? Sweed would be an upgrade, obviously, but how likely is that? I feel like the bucs will be much more active in the post-draft free agency market filling the holes not addressed in the draft… hopefully this activity brings in more than other team’s junk, though that could be considered an upgrade as well…

  6. acharlot5 Says:

    no way in hell the steelers will trade wallace and a draft pick for leftwich.. there GM would instantly be fired if that happened

  7. d-money Says:


    Am i missing something? Limas Sweed has exactly 7 catches in 2 seasons how is that better than what we currently have?….seems like more of the same.

  8. JDouble Says:


  9. zech Says:

    If I where the bucs I would ask for wallace and a 4 or 5th round pick but stranger things has happened so either would be fine

  10. JDouble Says:

    I’d take Limas Sweed in an even swap for Leftwich in a heartbeat. Sweed has no production but loads of potential. That’s more than Leftwich offers us.

  11. Louie Says:

    McCown ended up getting us a 7th round pick. How can Slugwich get us anything better than a 7th? The Steelers aren’t that desperate. Assuming Big Ben gets a 4 game suspension, they are good enough to go with the QB’s they have for that period of time. Hell, the Steelers should just wait until the Bucs cut him.

  12. tampa2 Says:

    Louie, The Bucs will not cut Sluggo. He is the Dreams favorite! Hell, Limas Sweed for leftwich is a steal! The Steelers should offer a $5.00 gift certificate to McDonalds for Sluggo. I’d take the hamburgers!

  13. Eric S Says:

    It would be swell to have another receiver who can’t catch the ball.

  14. big007hed Says:

    Trading Leftwich for Limas Sweed would be a great trade, who knows the Steelers would be willing to part with to get him though

  15. Louie Says:

    The Bucs will cut Leftwich simply because he makes too much money. They are just hoping somebody will be stupid enough to give them a draft pick for him.

  16. d-money Says:

    Have you people gone mad?

    You guys crucify Dominick for trading a 6th round pick in NEXT years draft for Reggie Brown and now you want to trade the only QB with any experience behind Freeman for a guy who has only caught 7 passes in two years.

  17. Gruden Sucks Says:

    Sweed would give competition to our WR crew. Hell he probably would be better than our guys currently. The good thing for us is with Pittsburgs signings Sweed is now 5th on their depth chart so it could be a possiblity. And you people saying Mike Wallace AND a draft pick are F’n dumb. Why would they trade their #2 WR for Lefty??? Wow, ignorance runs bliss *cough zech cough*

  18. Eric Says:

    Dream on. The Steelers have the smartest personnel department in the league.

    The fact we are even talking about Leftwich and how to get rid of him shows how bad ours sucks.

    Dom and Rah actually brought this horrific player in to be the starting QB and it speaks volumes as to their talents and abilities, which are nil.

  19. BigMacAttack Says:

    Leftwich may not be the worst QB ever, but he’s doggone close. Ryan Leaf ?

  20. Tommy Boy Says:

    Joe, your whisper comment was hilarious. I prefer he go the James Bond route and whisper “Sweed. Limas Sweed” pat him on the back and shoot him the pointer finger, thumb gun signal. HAHAHA!

    It’s a nice trade proposal but I doubt it goes down. Plus we’d have issues at backup QB without a veteran. Not saying Leftwich is a role model veteran backup but who else is out there. Whatever happens, don’t just release Leftwich Dominik! Make the Steelers come get him back!

  21. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the compliment Tommy Boy. Much appreciated. 🙂