Look, when Ron Cook gets on a roll like this, no one has the energy to convert every one of his columns into a poem. But this morning I have to give you the abbreviated version of "Today in Ron Cook Poetry" because of the timeliness of Cook's words:
Not Dennis Dixon.
The Steelers can hope right?
Powerful stuff. Cook is going out on a limb and saying Charlie Batch will be the Steelers' starting quarterback on opening day now that Byron Leftwich is out with a sprained knee, suffered in last night's completely, utterly, it's impossible to emphasize this enough, meaningless final exhibition game against Carolina. I didn't even realize the Steelers played last night and they lost their starting quarterback? How could this happen?
The Steelers are hanging by a thread already this season. In the first four weeks of the season, we're looking at Atlanta and Baltimore at home, Tampa Bay and Tennessee on the road. That looks like 1-3 to me, maybe 2-2 after I have my coffee. Either way, thanks again, Ben.