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Old 09-20-2010, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Batch or Leftwich?

Who do you think will get the start on sunday against the Bucs?
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Batch or Leftwich?

If healthy, Leftwhich. He was intended to be the starter to begin with and this offense has been invisible under Dixon and Batch's durability is a question mark, which Tomlin came out and publicly said. Tomlin's not going to start Batch, who will likely just hand off. He'll go with the guy who has a rocket arm and one who can rifle it downfield. Defense's will back off Byron more than Charlie and maybe we could crack the endzone.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: Batch or Leftwich?

I say Batch. Leftwich isn't completely healthy, and likely won't be. Tampa's been a decent defense so far, though they haven't really played much in the way of competition. Still, I don't want to see Leftwich go down in a rather meaningless, non-conference, non-divisional game. This game is likely the least important game we will have this year. So rest Leftwich to have available against Baltimore, and let's see what Batch can do with a week's worth of prep time.

I commented last year that Batch is one of the worst backups in the league coming off the bech, and one of the best backups in the league when he has a week to prepare. I'd like to see what he can do.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: Batch or Leftwich?

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Who do you think will get the start on sunday against the Bucs?
Batchwich?

Leftbatch?

...me thinks Batch.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:39 PM   #5
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Default Re: Batch or Leftwich?

If leftwich is healthy, he goes in.

After watching Dixon (and I was in favor of him starting) I was happy when Batch came in. Although it is hard for any QB to do anything when the O-line is a sieve, he would be my backup (oh yeah, he's our only other real QB)

ARE - are you kidding me, although he couldn't be any worse at QB than at receiver. Maybe we should just put Timmons back there to wildcat it.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: Batch or Leftwich?

Truthfully it does not matter they both are not nifty of foot. I am just ready for Ben to get back now. Lefty if he is healthy enough.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:10 PM   #7
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I say Leftwich
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:21 PM   #8
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Default Re: Batch or Leftwich?

I think it should be Leftwich. He gives us the better down field passing threat. This will also open up holes for Mendenhall to break lose.

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Although it is hard for any QB to do anything when the O-line is a sieve, he would be my backup (oh yeah, he's our only other real QB)
I don't think the O-line has been that bad. It's kinda tough to block everybody when there are constantly 8 guys in the box because we have no passing threat.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:29 PM   #9
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Default Re: Batch or Leftwich?

Leftwich. he's shown he can hit wallace in stride, which he could easily hit that homerun if they wanna keep stacking the box. one TD from our offense is all we may need to win the game

that's only if he's already ready to go. if he's still hobbled too bad to plant his feet and throw, then start batch
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:21 AM   #10
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Default Re: Batch or Leftwich?

Give Batch a week with reps, and I think he will prove to be a viable QB until Ben comes back. Leftwich already can't move with this injury you can bet he will be even more of a statue for the bucs to exploit. Our defense is fricken awsome, and fun to watch!!!
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