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View Poll Results: Charlie Batch.... a good #2 for the Black and Gold??
YES 24 88.89%
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:17 AM   #1
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Default Charlie Batch............#2 or not???

I want to know how everyone feels about charlie........i personally think he is solid @ number 2....hope he can stay injury free to help out if he is needed.
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Charlie Batch............#2 or not???

I am from Mi so I naturally heard all the local media negatively talking about him and how bad he was when he played for the Lions. So when the Steelers picked him up I thought OMG. Then I saw him play for the Steelers and he looked good, not great but good enough to fill the void for awhile. Then he got hurt. During the Jags game Cowher's reason for not putting Batch in at halftime was. "Oh, I forgot about him." So here is my deduction on Charlie Batch:

1) you can not really consider his time with the Lions as they had no supporting cast and that is why he was horizontal most of the time he played for Detriot.

2) I think he is fragile, he played with us two times tops and I think it was only once, when he hurt his thumb and was out.

He has not really had a chance to prove too much to any of us as he has not played, so how anyone can make an intelligent decision on Charlie Batch is beyond me. I personally do not feel comfortable with him but Cowher does and that is all that matters.
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:33 AM   #3
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Default Re: Charlie Batch............#2 or not???

Personally, I don't expect to have a great QB as my second. I expect a guy that can come in and not lose the game for us. Charlie did that this past season, unlike Tommy Maddox. I look around the league at other teams backup QB's and I can't really complain.
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:39 AM   #4
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Default Re: Charlie Batch............#2 or not???

players like s. young, r. gannon, b. johnson, j. garcia, t. maddox were all about batches age before they really got their shot to do some damage in the league. i think batch still has the potential and ability (maybe not to be a starter like the aforementionned) but definitely to come in and be productive.
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Old 05-03-2006, 02:13 PM   #5
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Default Re: Charlie Batch............#2 or not???

Batch is AOK with me as our #2 guy. Had he not gotten injured we may not have lost those games we did during that 3 game stretch when we fell to 7-5. He's as much of a QB as you can ask for backing up your starter. He's got experience, he's a team first guy, he knows the offense and has the respect of his team mates.

I feel pretty fortunate having him with us.
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Old 05-03-2006, 02:50 PM   #6
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Default Re: Charlie Batch............#2 or not???

I am the NO vote I am not sure why but I just am not crazy about him, and alot has to do with the fact him and Big Ben play 2 different ways and I would like us to go get someone more like Big Ben in the way they play.
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Old 05-03-2006, 03:56 PM   #7
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Default Re: Charlie Batch............#2 or not???

He's a fine backup quarterback, but I've got a feeling Omar will be our number two by the end of the season.
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Default Re: Charlie Batch............#2 or not???

I've watched Batch play for years, and he's a much better back-up than 90% of the other teams have.
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I love Charlie Batch as our #2! I have complete faith in him.
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:21 PM   #10
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Default Re: Charlie Batch............#2 or not???

I like Charlie at #2. He looked good up to and including the play where he broke his hand.

oh, and Jimmie J. still stinks!
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