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What About Me And Watch What You Eat Then There’s Byron Leftwich
“WHAT ABOUT ME” AND WATCH WHAT YOU EAT THEN THERE’S BYRON LEFTWICH SORRY DAVID GARRARD ( IS THAT SNOW )
Thank God summer is
almost OVER most of
Box staff on vacation
our fact checkers and
copy editors gone is
a PROBLEM from
time to time
Not that that is an excuse David. And you have every right to make that nasty phone call even if you didn’t. YES of course you are one of the African American Starting Quarterbacks in the NFL this season. NO we won’t even try to blame the deplorable working conditions we endure, lack of air conditioning ( the company says it’s good for the environment ), or the constant exhaustion from over-work or the surly bosses. None of that should matter.
YES you are an outstanding Quarterback. In fact thank God for you in addition to the end of summer. Or maybe you should thank God. It was just a year ago that SHOCKER out of left field let’s make that the end zone the Jaguars released Starting QB Byron Leftwich and gave the Ball to you Jacksonville’s NEW Starting Quarterback after toiling as the Backup.
Which brings us to Byron Leftwich
excuse us Troy Smith is next look
at the headline to today’s Box
Smith had the upset stomach. A very very costly upset stomach. It cost him the pre-season Start at QB for the Ravens he so needed to fight for the Starting QB role in Baltimore. He got his own Box four days ago because of the Start. Then Troy goes and upsets his stomach and did not play at all against St. Louis. The only good news for Smith if there was any is the Wannabe who Started in his place and QBed the entire game got pretty much mauled by the St. Louis Rams so his very good luck turned out pretty Bad. Maybe you get another Shot ?
Will Troy Smith Start next week
Ravens’ final pre-season game
against Atlanta’s Falcons at home
who knows but it may be better
if he does not eat at all !
Then there is Byron Leftwich making an impressive attempt to not only stay in the game but win a new Starting Starring Role somewhere. Leftwich has hooked up with Pittsburgh after getting dumped by Atlanta who picked him up after he got bounced from Jacksonville.
Leftwich was IMPRESSIVE Quarterbacking in the second half for the Steelers in their 12-10 victory over Minnesota whose own Starting Black Quarterback Tavaris Jackson is nursing an injury and did not play. As for Leftwich he has NO chance of Starting for Pittsburgh unless injuries or an upset stomach puts Ben Rothlisberger out of commission.
So here is the corrected “starting line-up” for Black QBs in 2008 if
Donovan McNabb Starts every game for Philadelphia
Jason Campbell Starts every game for Washington
Vincent Young Starts every game for Tennessee
JaMarcus Russell Starts every game for Oakland
Tarvaris Jackson Starts every game for Minnesota
David Garrard Starts every game for Jacksonville
So the GOOD news is there are
SIX Starting Black Quarterbacks
in the NFL this season MAYBE
even SEVEN if Smith watches
what he eats and could be even
EIGHT only if Rothlisberger
doesn’t watch what he eats or
keeps riding his motorcycle
as for the Summer it is
finally ALMOST over
Black Box staff note
NO more vacations
NO more errors
WELCOME BACK BYRON