Leftwich stuck in limbo

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Leftwich knows he can’t hide his history, but he won’t give in to it.

“I just look at it as bad luck,” he said. “I’ve had some good things happen to me, and I’ve had some bad things happen to me.” He insists he has been “completely healthy” for several months.

Then there are the other knocks, with which he is well acquainted.

Of his perceived lack of mobility, he said, “Like I said from the second I got to the league, I’m not the slowest quarterback in the league. I’m the slowest black quarterback. But I’m not 32nd [in speed]. I know I’m not, by far.”

Of his “wind-up,” he said: “You look at all 32 [starting quarterbacks], and they all throw the ball differently. “I’ve been with a lot of coaches, and it was never a problem for them. When you’re in the situation I’m in and people are searching for answers, they begin to say anything.”

And on whether he could handle being a backup, Leftwich said, “I believe so. That’s not where my mind-set is, but at the same time, I want to do whatever I can to help a football team. I just want to have the opportunity. Just give me the opportunity, and we’ll go from there.”

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