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Old 12-28-2007, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default Will Batch find success in his 1st start of the season?

i know preseason dont mean squat but it can be a good indicator.

in the preseason this year, the 4 highest rated passers were kurt warner, charlie batch, david gerrard, and ben roethlisberger....

3 back ups and 1 starter (at the time). of course now, 3 of the 4 are starters.

ben is 2nd to only tom brady.

gerrard is top 5 and warner is #10.

the indicators say batch will do just fine. i just hope its enough to overcome what indicators say will be troy smiths career day.
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:14 AM   #2
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I think batch could have a good game baltimores top two corners out with injuries if given time he could lite them up.
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:44 AM   #3
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If Charlie takes on Ben's former role as "game manager" , doesnt try to force his throws and keep them simple, and leaves his happy feet in the locker room, he'll be just fine.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:07 AM   #4
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If Charlie takes on Ben's former role as "game manager" , doesnt try to force his throws and keep them simple, and leaves his happy feet in the locker room, he'll be just fine.


As long as he survives the obligatory 5 QB sacks per game!
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:55 AM   #5
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If he can get rid of the ball before he gets demolished by a defensive player, I think he will be fine.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:21 AM   #6
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Default Re: Will Batch find success in his 1st start of the season?

I can think of of at least five teams who would start Batch and be better for it. But as another poster has said, can he take the obligatory 5 sacks like Big Ben? Ahhh, brutal.
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:39 AM   #7
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Baltimore still has a good pass rush. He could be running for his life all game.
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I don't think Batch had ever let us down when his # was called. I'm sure he'll do fine.
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Honestly, I don't really know what to expect from this game. Both teams have major injury issues. The Steelers are clearly the better team when considered healthy and whole. A good chunk of our starters are out of the season and the other half are the walking wounded.

I'd clearly prefer to lose this game than risk any of our guys to a career ending injury.
I believe Charlie can get the job done......but he's going to need plenty of help.
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I beleive Charlie will be fine. It's just been a long time since he has played.
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