Originally written on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 11/15/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 21: Byron Leftwich of the Pittsburgh Steelers passes against the New York Giants during their preseason game at New Meadowlands Stadium on August 21, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
One thing we know about the Steelers, they take the “us against the world” mentality and run with it any chance they get. Bill Cowher preached it during his tenure, and the players today still use it when they feel like nobody is giving them a chance. Right now, most of the league “experts” are leaving the Steelers for dead now that Ben Roethlisberger is out indefinitely with his rib and shoulder injury. Things like “they’ll be competitive but” or “Leftwich is a good, veteran QB, but” can be heard all over sports talk radio now. It’s nothing new for Pittsburgh to be left out of playoff talk at one point or another each year but somehow they usually find a way to respond when their backs are against the wall. Veteran Byron Leftwich, who’s been in the league since 2003 will make his first start in what seems like forever. Actually it was 2009 when he started a few games for the Buccaneers. He spent most of 2010 and 2011 on injured reserve but the Steelers thought enough of him, and Ch...
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