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Old 07-24-2007, 02:13 PM   #1
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Mike Tomlin wants to bring in Aaron Brooks to compete with Chaz Batch for the backup QB spot.

I don't like this one bit. For one, Brooks is Mike Vick's cousin, and that will only invite questions; and for two, Chaz is arguably the best backup in football. Why mess with that? I don't know if we are keeping three QB's on the roster, and since BSP is no longer practice squad eligible, it would be an upgrade in that department IF they are keeping 3 QB's on the active roster.

I like Ben, Chaz, and Bryan Randall on the PS. BSP is a thang of the past. What the hell, Mike.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2007 07:33:07 -0700

John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have visited with free-agent QB Aaron Brooks (Raiders).
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The tipster who pointed the story out to us last week explained that new coach Mike is driving the bus on this one, and that Tomlin likes Brooks in part because they both are from the same general area in Virginia. (We have yet to purchase any of the available online "make me into a football scout" training programs, but we have a feeling that "real" NFL scouts base decisions on ability, not geography.)
If just fore more competition in camp, then I'm not upset about it, but I don't like Aaron Brooks. He has the skills but no idea how to use them.

I also don't want 3 QBs on the active roster. I would like to see as many WRs as we can fit, because I think given a couple of years, Dallas Baker could be something in the NFL.
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Already went through the six-year "Kordell Experiment." Don't care to repeat it. I find it hard to believe Tomlin is even entertaining this notion.
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:39 PM   #3
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If he is planning on bringing in QB to compete with Batch I'd rather see Culpepper than Brooks. This would never work though because Culpepper does not want to be a backup and he would ask for way too much money. I honestly don't see us bringing in another QB now that camp has started and I believe that most of us are happy with Batch.
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This is a stumper for me as well. While PFT is a rumor mill, it says that Steelers met with Brooks. Can this be true? Is the available talent at QB that bad? Stratch that. I'd put Jacobs in before Brooks.
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i would have to agree with kings that most of us are very happy with batch as the backup. batch understands that that is his role on the team and he is capable of coming in and playing well when ben goes down. i think if they brought in brooks, he would want to be a starter and we know that isnt going to happen on this team.
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since batch is one of the best back ups in the league, it only makes sense that atlanta would do their due diligence and call the steelers fron office and inquire about getting him. they saw him 1st hand last year when he torched them once ben went down. im sure theyve looked at the miami tape and his other recent games as well. if they offer a sweet deal its something that has to be considered. it is possible batch would like a trade if it meant double in pay and a starting job. i hope not, but i definitely wouldnt root against him if he got a shot to revitalize his career.
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So who would we be willing to take in exchange for Batch? Maybe Michael Jenkins as a third WR or do you think they would offer DeAngelo Hall(wishfull thinking)?
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If he is planning on bringing in QB to compete with Batch I'd rather see Culpepper than Brooks. This would never work though because Culpepper does not want to be a backup and he would ask for way too much money. I honestly don't see us bringing in another QB now that camp has started and I believe that most of us are happy with Batch.
Culpepper would be a "good" backup, but I think he would want a bigger contract than a backup contract. I don't like aaron brooks at all, please don't bring him to pittsburgh Tomlin
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Why sign Brooks? He's going to get released eventually.
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So who would we be willing to take in exchange for Batch? Maybe Michael Jenkins as a third WR or do you think they would offer DeAngelo Hall(wishfull thinking)?
I doubt they would offer up their project receiver and for sure not their stud corner.

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I dig the hypothesis, Tony, but I'm not sure if the Falcons have really strongly considered that offer. They are probably still trying to find a loophole in that Houston trade to get their QB back.

It would make more sense to find a temporary resolution, like Batch, at this point, though. They MAY still get Vick back in a year and finding a long term guy could show that they no longer are backing the guy, even if they shouldn't be.
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