Pitts­burgh steel­ers

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

For bet­ter or worse, Ben Roeth­lis­berger re­mains the face of this sto­ried fran­chise. How­ever, the two-time Su­per Bowl win­ner won’t be Pitts­burgh’s start­ing quar­ter­back come open­ing day.

The Steel­ers will have to wait un­til Roeth­lis­berger’s sus­pen­sion — be­cause of his off-the-field in­dis­cre­tions — ex­pires af­ter four to six games be­fore they re­sem­ble the team fans know well.

This sum­mer, the story line to watch is whether fa­vorite By­ron Leftwich, Den­nis Dixon or Char­lie Batch will win the tem­po­rary start­ing job — crit­i­cal to keep­ing Pitts­burgh in con­tention be­fore their star is el­i­gi­ble to re­turn. The Steel­ers will have to wait to be led by quar­ter­back Ben Roeth­lis­berger, who will be sus­pended at the start of the sea­son.

Jets. whether Favre’s “will he, won’t he?” act has al­ready grown thin on his team­mates.

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