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hawaiiansteel
09-26-2010, 07:07 PM
the candidates:


Charlie Batch - 12-17, 186 yds 3 TDs, 2 Int, 106.5 passer rating

Mike Wallace - 3 catches for 100 yds, 2 TDs, 33.3 avg.

Rashard Mendenhall - 19-143 yds, 1 TD, 7.53 avg.

the Offensive Line - allowed no sacks and opened holes for the running game.

BURGH86STEEL
09-26-2010, 07:16 PM
Batch and the Oline. Too difficult to pick just one.

Discipline of Steel
09-26-2010, 07:17 PM
Batch for leading 4 TD drives when everyone was calling him fragile.

Djfan
09-26-2010, 07:18 PM
Probably the O line. Rashard would not have done that without them, Batch wouldn't done much without them. Clearly the long passes were impressive, but mostly on Wallace's end. They were a bit off target.

O line gets my vote.

Chadman
09-26-2010, 07:42 PM
Honestly? If you're the 4th string QB, supposed to be cut, 300 years old & made of tissue paper, with a noodle arm, haven't started for 85 years, was only a moderate starter in Detroit, passed up for ATHLETE'S such as Dennis Dixon and you go & throw 3 TD's & have a passer rating over 100 & get a win- then you get the gameball.

Great work Mr Batch.

hawaiiansteel
09-26-2010, 07:43 PM
Clearly the long passes were impressive, but mostly on Wallace's end.



this is one of those passes you are refering to...

http://www2.tbo.com/exposure/ar/659/372/2010/09/26/69870_bucslive1.jpg

SteelHoss
09-26-2010, 07:46 PM
Without a doubt...Charlie! :Clap :D

Djfan
09-26-2010, 07:46 PM
There will be a lot more Wallace pics in the future, you can bet.

Jooser
09-26-2010, 07:52 PM
I give it to the Diesel man! Charlie played great, but Keisel almost broke Freeman's ankles with that cut on the run back.
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Relentless7
09-26-2010, 07:57 PM
I thought Batch was good. And Wallace made some HUGE plays to help Charlie out, as well as open up the running game. BUT as maligned as the O-Line has been for them to just MAUL the Bucs all day. I give 5 game balls (6 if you feel generous and want to include Heat) to the Steeler O-Line.

steelblood
09-26-2010, 09:40 PM
Doug Legursky (I'm serious). We had success running behind him all day. He pancaked several guys and was cat quick out there.

hawaiiansteel
09-26-2010, 09:49 PM
Batch leads Steelers' rout of Buccaneers

By Scott Brown, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, September 26, 2010

http://files.pittsburghlive.com/photos/2010-09-26/STEELERS-BUCCANEERS-01-a.jpg

Touchdown
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review


TAMPA, Fla. An afterthought?

Not anymore, and certainly not in Tampa.

Charlie Batch, once the fourth quarterback on the depth chart, threw a trio of touchdown passes this afternoon in leading the Steelers to a 38-13 rout of the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.

Batch, making his first start since Dec. 30, 2007, threw touchdown passes of 46 and 41 yards to Mike Wallace and staked the Steelers to a 28-6 halftime lead.

http://files.pittsburghlive.com/photos/2010-09-26/STEELERS-BUCCANEERS-03-a.jpg

He completed 12 of 17 passes for 186 yards and the three touchdowns in improving to 4-1 in games he has started for the Steelers.

The Steelers improved to 3-0 as coach Mike Tomlin got the better of his protege, Raheem Morris, setting up a showdown with the Ravens next Sunday at Heinz Field. The Steelers, whose defense turned in another dominant performance, will be at worst 3-1 when franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returns from a four-game suspension after next Sunday.

Batch threw two interceptions today, including one in the first quarter that staked the Buccaneers to an early 3-0 lead.

Another Buccaneers field goal at the beginning of the second quarter cut the Steelers' lead to 7-6 but from that point on it was all black and gold.

The success of the passing game opened things up for Rashard Mendenhall, who gashed the Buccaneers for 143 yards and a touchdown on just 19 carries.

The Steelers had just 127 yards of total offense last week against the Titans.

Their defense did not allow a touchdown until late in the game.

Defensive end Brett Keisel scored the Steelers' first defensive touchdown of the season when he made his first career interception in the third quarter and rumbled 79 yards to the same end zone where James Harrison scored his unforgettable touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII.

http://www.steelersuniverse.com/forums/image.php?u=63&type=sigpic&dateline=1284077529

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 01413.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_701413.html)

RuthlessBurgher
09-26-2010, 11:06 PM
Batch was efficient and Wallace made some spectacular plays, but if there was one singular player that you could say had a truly dominant performance in this game, it was Mendenhall.

Chadman
09-26-2010, 11:21 PM
Gotta ask- just HOW GOOD can this team be? Wallace looks like he should have been starting years ago- doesn't look to have suffered any 2nd year lag at all.

Mendy is looking like the 1st round RB we all thought he could be.

The OL looks to be coming together, finally.

The defense is, well, very very good this early. And with some good quality young players coming through as well.

Add Ben to this mix- this a a very good football team.

And not only that- it looks like it'll be good for a few years yet.

winwithd
09-26-2010, 11:58 PM
Gotta be the Oline or Mendenhall.

Batch was lucky he wasn't 10-17 for 99 yards. 1 TD and 4 Int. The two long TDs to Wallace could have been picks.

NJ-STEELER
09-27-2010, 02:56 AM
Stretch wallace

chiken
09-27-2010, 07:55 AM
Offensive Line - Batch had good pocket for most of the day and in the 2nd half we went back to the old Steeler "pound'em into frickin sumbmission" football... that was fun to watch.

steelblood
09-27-2010, 08:06 AM
Not to rain on the Wallace parade, but he really doesn't high point the ball very well. He'll need to work on this instead of waiting for the ball and body catching. He had a great game and is lightning fast, but he definitely lets the ball get into his body instead of catching it with his hands. If he can spot the ball and then go up to get it instead of waiting for it, he'll draw a ton of interference penalties since most corners and safeties will be chasing him and be unable to turn and play the ball.

feltdizz
09-27-2010, 08:21 AM
Not to rain on the Wallace parade, but he really doesn't high point the ball very well. He'll need to work on this instead of waiting for the ball and body catching. He had a great game and is lightning fast, but he definitely lets the ball get into his body instead of catching it with his hands. If he can spot the ball and then go up to get it instead of waiting for it, he'll draw a ton of interference penalties since most corners and safeties will be chasing him and be unable to turn and play the ball.


:Agree The guy can burn but when the ball is under thrown/miss-timed I would like to see Wallace mix it up and draw some penalties.

He has good hands too.

BradshawsHairdresser
09-27-2010, 10:37 AM
Gots to be Charlie.

The consummate professional. Getting better with age.

If Tomlin can keep him in bubble wrap all week, he might be able to make one more start
next week.

Discipline of Steel
09-27-2010, 06:54 PM
"Game ball goes to Chuck,'' said coach Mike Tomlin after the game, tossing him the ball.