To paraphrase a great line by former Boston Celtics head coach Rick Pitino, who is now coaching the Louisville Cardinals, Ben Roethlisberger isn’t walking through that door any time soon. Byron Leftwich isn’t walking through that door any time soon either. Due to injuries, the Pittsburgh Steelers are down to their No. 3 quarterback in Charlie Batch for when they face the Cleveland Browns this Sunday. While Batch has started games for the Steelers in the past, at least one player on defense would like to see Pittsburgh consider signing a certain free agent quarterback who has been out of the league for a couple of years.
Yesterday, the Steelers signed Brian Hoyer as another quarterback on the roster in case of emergency, and also added free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who also has not played at all this season. But outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley would like the Steelers to consider making one more move at quarterback.
Woodley tweeted about what everyone would think about the Steelers signing Donovan McNabb. So far, there has been no response.
Well, none from the Steelers, at least. Woodley’s teammate, Larry Foote, expressed his opinion quite clearly.
When asked about Woodley’s comments about the Steelers signing McNabb, Foote told a local radio station that Woodley “should shut up and play football.”
Roethlisberger may miss two or three more games. Leftwich could return in a game or two, meaning that Batch may have to play this week and next, but that may be all. By the time the Steelers could sign McNabb and get familiar enough with the offense to actually help lead the team to victory, at least one or two other quarterbacks should be set to return.
McNabb will stay retired.
And Foote is probably right about Woodley. But I am not going to be the one who tells him that.