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Old 12-16-2011, 01:44 PM   #21
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Default Re: Charlie batch

Batch is one of the better back-ups in the league. He has done it in the past when called on last year and 2005 in green bay. I don't think he is going to light the world on fire, but he can win this game.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:08 PM   #22
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why are people so down on batch? you'd think by the attitude of this board we're starting jake delhomme at qb or something
Well, one the minus side, Jake Delhomme would throw four picks in the first half and lose the game for us; on the plus side, Delhomme would actually make it through the entire game, and not fracture his collarbone in three places just lacing up his cleats.

I will be positively stunned if Batch makes it through this game. There is a reason why Dixon is still on this team, and I'm not sure it's talent.
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Batch played fine last year--let's give the guy a chance. Who doesn't like Charlie Batch?
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:19 PM   #24
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Well, one the minus side, Jake Delhomme would throw four picks in the first half and lose the game for us; on the plus side, Delhomme would actually make it through the entire game, and not fracture his collarbone in three places just lacing up his cleats.

I will be positively stunned if Batch makes it through this game. There is a reason why Dixon is still on this team, and I'm not sure it's talent.
well, last season it was both dixon and leftwich that couldn't stay healthy. batch went up against the then-undefeated bucs and then to play the ravens a week later (who are more physical than SF) and finished out both games. give him some credit, i think he's getting some unfair flack lately. if anyone is made out of glass it's leftwich
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If Dixon is so great why can't he beat out the "old brittle slow moving dinosaur" Batch for the 2nd qb slot?

Dixon has been here four years and has shown more regression than improvement at the qb position.
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I say lets do what we did against NE which was basically a west coast type offense with short ball-control passes.

I don't want to rely on Batch to extend plays. He needs to make quick throws; screens to wallace and antonio brown and try to let the athleticism of our WRs come out.
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running game has to get going - not that I'm completely down on Batch, but what chemistry does he have with any of the receivers? To run a west-coast offense you have to have the presence to stand tall and move up in the pocket. Batch has tunnel vision when it comes to pressure so not sure he can adjust. Even Aaron Rodger or Brady has to move a little - Batch just wants the luxury of dropping back, setting, throwing.

Yes - it was only one series - but 1 week of practice doesn't mean leaps and bounds. He also didn't have to start out so rusty, on the road, at the end of the season with this much pressure to keep us on the path. It is a completely different situation.

We'll see - quite a pickle we have. We need to be able to move the ball. If they completely stop the run we are screwed.
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