Re: Time to start the Brian Hoyer era in Pittsburgh?
Hoyer needs to get the first team reps. Batch has been a quality backup for years, the record proves it, but it's over for him now. He has no strength in his arm and he's pretty inaccurate even on the short throws. Plax and Miller are big targets, which is what Batch needed. Notice how Miller got a lot of yardage over the middle? Yet we continued to f*** around with our play calling and didn't use Miller or Plax (6'5) in the 8-10 yard range nearly enough. Regardless, if you can only make one throw to a certain player it's time to go, and unfortunately for Batch it's that time.
We have nothing to lose by giving him a try. Until Ben get's back the offense is going to struggle, doesn't matter if it's Batch or Hoyer playing, but we were close to beating Baltimore with Leftwich playing hurt. We were one ST play away from winning. So if Hoyer can make a throw or two that Leftwich didn't then maybe we can win. As for the Hoyer era....Ben has years of HOF play left.