Best Revenge For Todd Haley? Getting Byron Leftwich Some Mop-Up Work

There is a lot of talk this week about Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley getting a crack at the organization that fired him last December. Everyone writes that Haley wants to run the score up on the Kansas City Chiefs if given the opportunity.

Haley told the media on Thursday that there will be no extra motivation Monday night when he faces the team that fired him and insist that this week will be no different than any other week.

“Every game of the week is the biggest game of the year,” Haley told reporters. “This is the biggest game of the year as far as I am concerned, because it’s this week.”

I really don\’t care whether or not Haley hangs a 50 burger on the Chiefs, but I do hope that there is enough cushion late in the game for backup quarterback Byron Leftwich to get some work.

Since coming back to the Steelers in 2010, Leftwich has played all of 18 snaps and they all came in the 2010 season finale against the Cleveland Browns. Leftwich was 5-of-7 for 42 yards in relief of Roethlisberger in that game and sacked twice.

A broken arm suffered against the Atlanta Falcons last August in the preseason cost Leftwich the entire 2011 season. This preseason he made it though healthy and was 8-of-13 passing for 119 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Sure, Ben Roethlisberger has been the picture of heath this season, and has taken every snap from center, but we all know how just one play can change everything. Should the Steelers need Leftwich at any point this season, it would be great if they could give him a midseason opportunity Monday night to knock some of the rust off.

Besides, nothing says revenge for an offensive coordinator playing his former team like being able to get your backup quarterback mop up work.

  • Jason White

    Id like to see the Steelers hang 40+ on the Queefs. For a couple reasons. For one the Steelers offense seems to be hitting on all cylinders and id like to see that show against a bad Queefs team. Plus Ben is having a MVP season but unfortunately only numbers can get him there if he is lucky. Perfect game to pad the stats in the first three quarters and let Leftwich have some fun in the 4th

  • Intropy

    Your spell check is badly broken.

  • Intropy

    Living well?

  • Jason White

    What cause I refer to the Chiefs as the Queefs?

  • Tim Culligan

    It’s fun to speculate that the Steelers will put up big points against weaker teams. Yea I’d like to see that but I care only about winning. I’d rather see the Steelers hold the ball for 37:00 minutes and maintain a nice lead throughout the game

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Great idea to get practice time for Leftwich. After Oakland & Tenn I wouldnt count any chicken before it’s hatched. But even our coaches might be hoping to get backups work in 4th quarter. Better get time for Beachum too since for some reason he’s on the active. If get big lead then pull Harrison & Woodley for Brandon Johnson & Robinson.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Spelling looks good to me Jason. Id like to see Ben R pad up the stats some more on his MVP season thus far. I think Haley learned alot from his Chiefs Job and working with Mike Tomlin may have shown him he has to be more of a teacher as opposed to yelling and screaming.

  • Ahmad

    If the Steelers don’t put up at least 30 points, I’ll be very disappointed. Still it would be nice to get Lefty some snaps to save Ben for the Ravens.

  • KC has a decent defense. It is their offense that is wretched. And the Steelers D is bad at generating turnovers and worse at scoring off of them which is the key to scoring a lot of points against KC. Steelers D has only been good at limiting yards. So dont expect the offense to score at will. The only way that happens is if the KC D gets demoralized by the KC O punting every time.

  • Jason White

    I don’t see Ben winning MVP because I don’t see him being favored over People like the Mannings, Brady, Brees, Rodgers. But I’d sure like to see him put up numbers to get him in the argument. He was already snubbed on the Superbowl MVP in SB43. He never gets the credit he deserves atleast not from anyone outside of Steelers Nation. Well except Mike Greeny from Mike & Mike. I was impressed with what he said about Ben.

  • Pete

    The Steelers are playing much better but whenever we start talking about a game like it’s an automatic win I get a little uneasy. We’ve seen the Steelers lose those “for sure” games enough times to not make that bet. I just want to see the Steelers play their best ball and pass and run all over KC. Lets hope they don’t play down to their opponent. KC has the 3rd best rushing offense in the NFL.