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Old 11-09-2005, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default Charlie Batch vs Brian St. Pierre

How many of you were upset when Brian St. Pierre was cut (with the Steelers intentions of bringing Charlie Batch back after week one).

I felt better having Charlie start at Green Bay and feel better having Charlie start this week too instead of who it could have been... Brian St. Pierre.

Any thought where we might be with Brian St. Pierre at the helm?
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Old 11-09-2005, 03:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: Charlie Batch vs Brian St. Pierre

I agree, and a great point that some of us have overlooked. I have liked batch since we picked him up.
Another question is Maddox or Batch? Did Tommy just have one bad game? It looks like Tommy will be done at the end of the season
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Old 11-09-2005, 03:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: Charlie Batch vs Brian St. Pierre

Could you imagine how hard that would be for a rookie QB, no experience as a starter, forced into the job of starting an away game, at one of the most hallowed fields playing against one of the all time greatest QBs?
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Old 11-09-2005, 04:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: Charlie Batch vs Brian St. Pierre

Tommy needs to be on the field alot to get into a rythmn..he doesnt appear to be well suited as a backup and have to come in cold and rally the team if need be..

BSP, I wish we could have kept him..but I think Batch will be ok, but yes TOmmy does appear to be done after 2005
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Old 11-09-2005, 05:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: Charlie Batch vs Brian St. Pierre

Brian might be back next season... when we dump Maddox.
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Default Re: Charlie Batch vs Brian St. Pierre

Why wait, put him on the practice squad now.
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Old 11-09-2005, 06:48 PM   #7
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Default Re: Charlie Batch vs Brian St. Pierre

I guess I disagree with most of you. I think St. Pierre is better and a better prospect than Batch. I like Batch, but I think St. Pierre has a better arm and a better sense of the game. He was pretty good at BC and I think he would have been fine against GB. It's a shame he's gone.
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Old 11-09-2005, 06:48 PM   #8
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Default Re: Charlie Batch vs Brian St. Pierre

As far as needing time to get in a rythym, Maddox actually got his big break when he came in off the bench to pull out the Browns game in September 2002 and ended Kordell's reign as the starter. Of course, with the fans (including me) screaming to dump Kordell there was no pressure to perform back then and Maddox had a great run for most of 2002.

From what I read, Maddox had issues with Ben's status from the time he was drafted. When Maddox had his "I'll show them I can still be a starter" moment against Jax the pressure to get it done apparently was too great and it fell apart right away.

To echo prior posts, I was one of those against "wasting" a position to hold Batch on the team, figuring Maddox could handle any backup requirements - shows once again the coaches have a clue and I don't when it comes to personnel decisions.
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Default Re: Charlie Batch vs Brian St. Pierre

Batch did take the Lions to the playoffs once, and I think he still has some wheels. I would rather have his veteran leadership in there than someone with considerably less expierence.We just need to get off to a good start on Sunday and get some TD,s instead of field goals.
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Default Re: Charlie Batch vs Brian St. Pierre

I was screaming for, and alot of people were, to dump batch and keep tommy and BSP... only because in the last 2 years, none of them have had signifcant playing experience so it was a role of the dice either way..

but highsight is 2020, and now everybody who was screaming to release tommy may have been the right ones.
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