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Old 11-25-2012, 10:15 PM   #41
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I remember reading an article about the way Tomlin manages his players during the season - and one of the things that struck me as risky is the fact that the backups don't participate - they don't get any snaps. They sit and watch. Unless, that is...they have to, one week before a game.
That sounds odd. I know backups are used to mimic opposing QBs in practice! They should participate!
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Hoyer is not a rookie for those of you not in the know. He has been Tom Brady's backup for the past 3 years and has played pretty darn good in what little time he has been out there. Batch should have retired two years ago or been released. Leftwich has never been consistent enough to be a good QB.
Oh yeah, I did know that about Hoyer.
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Checkdown Charlie called a fumble everytime he checked at the line for a run up the gut, at least it seemed that way.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:40 AM   #44
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look at charlie's record in pittsburgh

the guy wins football games
The team wins football games in spite of Charlie. Yesterday, they didn't and his rag arm hurt us badly.
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The team wins football games in spite of Charlie. Yesterday, they didn't and his rag arm hurt us badly.
this. the off-throws to Miller were a prime example of not just a rag arm, but rust as well - we don't have the players on O to carry him and take some pressure off.
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i'd say it's time for leftwich and batch to be replaced. hoyer is a young guy that could be a quality backup for some years, but prolly won't be our #2 until next year, he still needs to learn our offense and won't be effective until he does. not like batch / leftwich have been effective either though.
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i'd say it's time for leftwich and batch to be replaced. hoyer is a young guy that could be a quality backup for some years, but prolly won't be our #2 until next year, he still needs to learn our offense and won't be effective until he does. not like batch / leftwich have been effective either though.
I agree - but, arm strength and trial by fire can't be any worse than what the other two provide at this point IMO
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I agree - but, arm strength and trial by fire can't be any worse than what the other two provide at this point IMO
could work, afterall ben was a greenhorn and went right in and delivered big time. not saying hoyer is ben by any means, but sometimes if you got it, you just do
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could work, afterall ben was a greenhorn and went right in and delivered big time. not saying hoyer is ben by any means, but sometimes if you got it, you just do
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I wish you hadn't posted that. I already don't think he's a good coach. If this is true I haven't been anywhere near critical enough of him.
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That sounds odd. I know backups are used to mimic opposing QBs in practice! They should participate!
Here's my theory as to why Coach Tomlin might not put his backup quarterbacks during regular season practices: he doesn't want to risk injuring them. The problem with that theory - aside from allowing Batch and Leftwich to get mightily rusty - is they are needed and their services are called upon, they're usually out of shape or woefully unprepared. Paradoxically, if this is the case and he's just trying to make sure Lefty and Batch stay healthy during the season, well.. that makes them even MORE prone to getting injured during a game, when they're needed. And not only that, when they do start, no one is on the same page.
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