View Full Version : Did Charlie Batch Just Lead the Worst Offensive Performance Ever?

11-25-2012, 05:28 PM
At the risk of overreacting, was that the worst offensive performance in modern team history? Or did the couple of passes Batch was able to get to Miller allow another clunker of a game from our past to retain the dubious title?

If it's not the worst, where does this game rank?

11-25-2012, 05:31 PM
It's a top 5'er for me. Charlie Batch is just old and busted. His skill set was never great when he was young, but now.....good grief Charlie Batch!

11-25-2012, 05:34 PM
Was certainly among the worst offensive games that I can recall seeing, but the blame should be spread around. With the exception of Heath Miller, nobody on offense played well.

11-25-2012, 05:38 PM
Batch's performance can be covered up by the multitude of mistakes of the others, but none of them polishes up very well including Charlie's performance. Can't polish any of those pieces at all.

11-25-2012, 05:42 PM
Batch's performance can be covered up by the multitude of mistakes of the others, but none of them polishes up very well including Charlie's performance. Can't polish any of those pieces at all.

You can't polish turrds....

11-25-2012, 05:44 PM
Batch sucked it bad, but the loss with Ben a couple of seasons ago was worst. I think it was a Sunday night game, the year they missed the playoffs.

11-25-2012, 05:51 PM
Batch's performance can be covered up by the multitude of mistakes of the others, but none of them polishes up very well including Charlie's performance. Can't polish any of those pieces at all.

First of all, I was wrong. I thought we could win out the season. Tough to do when you turn it over 8 times. Defense played pretty well again.

I think Batch was just not used to Wallace's speed. The one that bounced off the Stains' helmet Charlie held onto too long, otherwise that could be a touchdown. Also the INT that went off of Wallace's hands was thrown behind him, I think that too could have been from not being used to Wallace's speed.

I thought on the last INT someone was open down the middle and the post-game show just said Rainey was open underneath. That one is on Batch. I thought he would play smarter than he did.

I think Wallace did register one reception on the last play of the game didn't he. Not that it matters. I thought Wallace usually has big plays against the Stains. No one on the offense played well today except maybe Heath.

11-25-2012, 05:56 PM
You can't polish turrds....

read my thoughts precisely

11-25-2012, 06:00 PM
C. Batch 20 for 34 for 199 yards, 0 TD, 3 INT, 1 sack, 38.7 passer rating
J. Dwyer 9 carries for 19 yards, 2.1 average, 1 fumble (1 fumble lost)
C. Rainey 5 carries for 17 yards, 3.4 average, 2 fumbles (1 fumble lost)
I. Redman 2 carries for 7 yards, 3.5 average, 1 fumble (1 fumble lost)
R. Mendenhall 4 carries for 6 yards, 1.5 average, 2 fumbles (1 fumble lost)

The only players that came to play today on offense were Sanders and Miller. Manny was also credited for 2 fumbles (1 fumble lost), but one of his fumbles was a muffed punt out of bounds and the other was on the last play when he was trying for a Cal-Stanford type of band-on-the-field lateral.

11-25-2012, 06:12 PM
Yeah. It was.

Absolutely pathetic.

Steel Life
11-25-2012, 07:17 PM
I go back to the Maddox led loss against the Texans where we lost in similar fashion...the closest I ever came to damaging my TV.

That said, Batch just didn't have it today & the turnovers really hurt whatever momentum that could've been built. Sanders & Heath had good games on O...Wallace didn't show.

11-25-2012, 09:37 PM
In a game where the Steelers needed the RBs to take over the game and help Batch out, they scored a giant fail. Haley and Tomlin had no one on offense that they could bank on, sans Sanders and Miller.
Why send Wallace on deep routes all day, knowing the QB doesn't have the arm strength?

Ironic thing is the Steelers probably would have been better served by switching the QBs in the last two games. Leftwich would have been the better choice in today's game where the Browns have a solid reputation of PIs against all the CBs not named Haden. Throw a bunch of deep balls like the one to Burress and count on the PIs to move the ball. Instead, Batch was used with little effect.

11-25-2012, 09:54 PM
Top 5 for sure, maybe top 2 or 3. The drive right before half may save it from the number 1 spot. This offense is PUTRID and hard to watch. It's the worst offense in the NFL right now without Ben. If he doesnt' come back; it's very relaistic for them to lose the last 5, maybe 4 if they don't turn it over in the browns rematch.

11-26-2012, 12:11 AM
Batch takes the blame

By Mike Prisuta

CLEVELAND – Coach Mike Tomlin assessed a turnover-plagued, 20-14 loss to the Browns as representative of what the Steelers were capable of on Sunday afternoon at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

“We own it,” Tomlin acknowledged.

Quarterback Charlie Batch thought what transpired belonged mostly to him.

“I put it on my shoulders,” Batch said. “Offensively, we didn’t get it done, and that’s really on my shoulders.”

Batch wound up completing 20-of-34 for 199 yards, with no touchdowns, three interceptions and a passer rating of 38.7 in replacing Byron Leftwich, who the previous week had replaced Ben Roethlisberger.

Batch, in particular, lamented all three of his interceptions – the Steelers also fumbled eight times and lost five of those – and a potential long touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Wallace that wound up instead bouncing incomplete.

The first interception occurred on third-and-6 from the Steelers’ 19-yard line with 7:10 remaining in the third quarter and the Steelers ahead, 14-13.

“(Cornerback) Sheldon Brown did a good job of under-cutting the pass on the sideline,” Batch said of what was supposed to be an out-route to wide receiver Plaxico Burress.

Interception No. 2 resulted when Batch tried to hit Wallace on a slant on second-and-12 from the Cleveland 30-yard line with 12:06 left in the fourth quarter and the Browns up, 20-14.

“It was a little behind him,” Batch said of a ball that Wallace deflected before it was eventually collected by defensive tackle Billy Winn.

Batch was intercepted for the third time when he tried to find Wallace deep on first-and-10 from the Steelers’ 42-yard line with 3:09 remaining.

“Man-to-man coverage,” Batch explained. “(Cornerback Joe) Hayden did a good job there and then the safety flew over the top. The pass was underthrown; Mike didn’t even have a chance to come back for it. I just can’t leave it short like that.”’

Batch’s day also included an under-throw to Wallace, who had gotten behind safety T.J. Ward, on second-and-6 from the Pittsburgh 19-yard line with 7:18 left in the third quarter.

“I had him deep over the middle,” Batch said. “The back-side safety, he wasn’t even looking at the pass. I think it hit the back of his helmet.

“If I put just a little bit more on it, 3 yards, then that could possibly be a touchdown as opposed to the deflection.”

The challenge now is for Batch and the Steelers to bounce back in advance of this coming Sunday’s visit to Baltimore.

“It’s a long season,” Batch said. “No matter what, you have to keep fighting. Nobody out there right now is going to sit back and look at it to the point of being behind us. We have to make sure we stick together, which we will. We gotta get it together and get it together quickly.

“We still had a chance to win (in Cleveland), that’s the crazy part. With about nine minutes left and with about five minutes left we still had a chance to win the football game.”