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    It is time to let Charlie Batch go!!!

    Leftwich is the clear better back-up to Ben so why do we need a 37 year old number 3 who really isnt that good at all? Keep Jerrod Johnson and develop him. He's big, strong, athletic, and has a strong arm. All he needs is to be developed and as the number 3 you can do exactly that. Please cut Charlie Batch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    Leftwich is the clear better back-up to Ben so why do we need a 37 year old number 3 who really isnt that good at all? Keep Jerrod Johnson and develop him. He's big, strong, athletic, and has a strong arm. All he needs is to be developed and as the number 3 you can do exactly that. Please cut Charlie Batch.
    Yup, it's time to let the home town product go and get on with his life's work. He's had a good run in Pittsburgh, but Johnson won't make it off the PS. It's time to get younger at backup quarterback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    Yup, it's time to let the home town product go and get on with his life's work. He's had a good run in Pittsburgh, but Johnson won't make it off the PS. It's time to get younger at backup quarterback.

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    Yea, it's time to let Batch move on to the next phase of his career.... a QB coach.

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    He looked old as sh--t. All rickety and stuff. Even if he could still play, he will be knocked out with an injury within a game or 2. So what's the point? Move on. Develop the young kid. If Ben goes down, you know Leftwich will also go down in a game or 3 he just sits back there and takes direct blasts; he always has. We really need Ben to stay healthy, to some degree. This team goes no where without #7.

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    I didn't see him play but for a guy that doesn't get to practice with the team as they said, what do you guys expect ? To hell with the young guys that just want to tuck the ball away and run with it. If your going to develope a Qb as a back up then, develope him. Get one that is smart and can at least make a pass. Not guys that run at the first sign of trouble because they can't do their check downs or read defenses or never was a passing qb in college.
    Batch doesn't get injured any more than Leftwich does and for that matter, Ben also.
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    I don't see any difference with Charlie Batch this year. He had some good crisp throws and was moving well. What are you seeing I am not. THat being said I do like the J Johnson kid.

    There is a reason Charlie has been with the team for so long, and with Arians gone he is still a major advantage in the locker room and on the sideline and can still play if needed.

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    Charlie's passes had no zip & when flushed from the pocket he seemed panicked. Johnson showed he could gun it in there & was willing to get some yardage when things broke down. There comes a time when age & lack of use come into play & right now it looks like Batch is done.
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    Its not as if he's going to sign with another team. Go with 2 if you don't think J. Johnson has any potential. You can always call Batch back. We should have seen his last snaps at the QB position this past pre-season game. There's no reason to waste any more time.

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    If JJ continues to have showings like he did against the Colts, you have to consider moving on without Batch. I am only saying Batch because I believe he would remain on the street if released. I believe Lefty would have a better system fit somewhere and may get picked up.

    To be totally honest, I don't think either Batch or Lefty have distinguished themsleves as the clear #2. If JJ continues to show promise, I think the decision of keeping Lefty or Batch will be more difficult than keeping JJ as the #3. The long term benefit of having JJ sit at #3 and learn far exceeds having Batch & Lefty sit on the roster at #2 & #3.

    By the way, did anyone notice JJ looks to be 2-3 inches taller than BB?
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    It's long past time. It was time 3 years ago.
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