I never understood the Steelers' fascination with their backup quarterbacks.
They've had either Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich for what seems like ages now.
And when the Steelers really needed a backup, Leftwich couldn't deliver.
Leftwich rambled 31 yards for a touchdown Sunday against the Ravens, but other than that burst, the Steelers couldn't do anything on offense in a 13-10 loss that puts them in a bad position in the AFC North.
Leftwich, with his long delivery, looks better suited for the Pirates' bullpen than behind center.
He went 18-for-39 passing for 201 yards, but couldn't help a Steelers' offense that looks lost right now.
The Ravens came into the game with a weak defense. The thought was Leftwich could manage the game, the Steelers could find a running back to rely on and they'd escape with a win.
It didn't work out that way.
And it looks like we could see Batch at QB this week -- or someone else.