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LayingTheWoodley56 11-13-2012 11:44 AM

Batch over Leftwich
 
He seems like a nice enough dude, but let's face it: Lefty looked clueless out there last night. The look on his face was not that of a confident field general. You could time his throwing motion with a sun dial.

Charlie Batch is not an excellent option either, given his age, but he has managed the game admirably when he has been asked to start here. His 5-2 record is a testament to that. No, he will not be half as effective as BB, but I strongly endorse him to start over Leftwich. Remember 2010, we almost pulled one out against the Rats with him at the helm.

Now, given the somewhat encouraging news that just came out about Ben's injury, let's hope this point becomes moot by Sunday and the big fella will be able to gut it out. You know that if he physically can play with any level of effectiveness he will in a game like this.

Steelers>NFL 11-13-2012 12:20 PM

Re: Batch over Leftwich
 
If they both do not pan out (which I have no reason to believe they won't), then blame the coaching staff & FO.
They have been living and dying on these two guys for 3 seasons now. And seem to not want to upgrade the backup QB postion. Which the team needs badly. Because it is not "what if" Ben gets hurt and misses games. But "when"...
To think thet Eli Manning has not missed any game in his career. Pretty amazing.

Darkstorm05 11-13-2012 12:29 PM

Re: Batch over Leftwich
 
I would honestly trust Batch's skillset more, but I would still start Lefty over him. I could see Batch leaving the field with about 18 bones fractured the first time Suggs comes loose on the rush. I know Lefty isn't Iron man himself, but i think at least his gut would absorb some of the impact.

Fire Arians 11-13-2012 12:31 PM

Re: Batch over Leftwich
 
charlie is the better of the 2

Vis 11-13-2012 12:34 PM

Re: Batch over Leftwich
 
today on Sirius NFL Radio Tomlin said Lefty starts

Fire Arians 11-13-2012 12:42 PM

Re: Batch over Leftwich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vis (Post 1047925)
today on Sirius NFL Radio Tomlin said Lefty starts

i'm surprised this guy's been in the NFL for 10+ years and still hasn't improved his throwing mechanics, i guess he's a career backup for a reason

Bayz101 11-13-2012 01:15 PM

Re: Batch over Leftwich
 
No. Give Byron some time to actually warm up and work himself into a rhythm and he'll burn defenses all day.

Atlanta Dan 11-13-2012 01:23 PM

Re: Batch over Leftwich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fire Arians (Post 1047923)
charlie is the better of the 2

Agreed - but Tomlin has never been a Batch fan

In 2010 Dixon and Leftwich were the 2 candidiates that competed to sub for Ben during his suspension - Batch would have been released if Leftwich had not been injuredin the last 2010 preseason game

Coaches know better but Tomlin's low view of Charlie has been a puzzler to me

beer72 11-13-2012 03:14 PM

Re: Batch over Leftwich
 
I like charlie way more than lefty...

Fire Haley 11-13-2012 03:16 PM

Re: Batch over Leftwich
 
Charlie Batch could break a hip just taking a snap

Lefty can still sling the javelin, all the way baby, oh yeah


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