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Old 10-23-2006, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default Did we do the right thing at QB

Okay, remember during the preseason when we had Shane Boyd and Omar Jacobs? Well, we decided to just have a backup QB and that was it. But, with the seemingly everlasting issues with Roethlisberger's health, do you think it would have been better to keep a 3rd string QB.

I have no doubt that Charlie Batch can lead the team, and he has shown this on many occasions, but there is the possibility of Batch getting hurt. Sure, we can bring someone with a short-term contract, but is that good for the team?

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Old 10-23-2006, 08:50 PM   #2
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Who knows... I'm gonna let Cowher worry about it. I just hope Ben makes a quick and full recovery.
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Default Re: Did we do the right thing at QB

I was wondering that myself yesterday, what if batch gets hurt in this game. Whos gonna be the qb.
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Did we do the right thing at QB

If Batch and Ben both cannot play the season really will be over regardless of who we play at QB. The Steelers have a very competent back-up at QB while a number of teams have no viable back-up.

Whether the Steelers should have held on to another QB pales in comparison to the question of why Staley stayed on the team and how the the kick return & coverage teams became so screwed up.

Hoping that Davenport works out probably is not the best strategy for developing a power back; the decision not to cut Staley after the SB and look for another back was by far the biggest personnel screw-up of the offseason.

The players are not the only ones who appear to be suffering from SB hangovers.
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Default Re: Did we do the right thing at QB

I feel very confident that Ben will be fine and we have one of the best backups in the NFL.

I guess Hines would be the emergency QB, but he only did that for one season at Georgia. He was more of an option type quarterback.

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Let's hope we never have to find out.
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I believe BSP was brought back to the practice squad just last week .... As soon as Anthony Wright (Bungals) went down with an appendectomy and McNair went down with an injury ... the Steelers immedately picked him up to preventing them from aquiring him since he already has a few years experience under his belt in our division.

BSP would be our 3rd string if need be ...
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I believe BSP was brought back to the practice squad just last week .... As soon as Anthony Wright (Bungals) went down with an appendectomy and McNair went down with an injury ... the Steelers immedately picked him up to preventing them from aquiring him since he already has a few years experience under his belt in our division.

BSP would be our 3rd string if need be ...
Thanks, Blitzburgh....I thought I'd read about that.
Thank goodness we had a half decent 3rd string QB a couple of years ago........

But I still hope we don't have to find out how this one plays.
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Default Re: Did we do the right thing at QB

Don't forget, Hines can still play QB as well. But knowing what's been going on, we need Hines going out for footballs.
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I believe BSP was brought back to the practice squad just last week .... As soon as Anthony Wright (Bungals) went down with an appendectomy and McNair went down with an injury ... the Steelers immedately picked him up to preventing them from aquiring him since he already has a few years experience under his belt in our division.

BSP would be our 3rd string if need be ...
YEP... And he is good too. I have always like BSP.
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