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    Ben Officially Ruled Out

    No link. I just watched it announced on NFL AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7 UP View Post
    No link. I just watched it announced on NFL AM.

    Heard it on ESPN TV.


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    HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!

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    I hope they consider starting Batch over Leftwich. IMHO Batch gives us the best chance to win on Sunday. Hes not mobile, but more mobile than Leftwich. Batch can make all the throws, and is better suited to run Haleys short passing offense. I really cant see Leftwich being incredibly effective given his slow release. Kind of hard to catch a 100 mile per hour bubble screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7 UP View Post
    I hope they consider starting Batch over Leftwich. IMHO Batch gives us the best chance to win on Sunday. Hes not mobile, but more mobile than Leftwich. Batch can make all the throws, and is better suited to run Haleys short passing offense. I really cant see Leftwich being incredibly effective given his slow release. Kind of hard to catch a 100 mile per hour bubble screen.
    I suspect Haley will adapt to Byron's strengths. Wally may even benefit from more downfield passes.

    The only thing that worries me is we're 2 plays away from no QB. Heck CBatch dressing in his uniform might be enough to get him injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7 UP View Post
    I hope they consider starting Batch over Leftwich. IMHO Batch gives us the best chance to win on Sunday. Hes not mobile, but more mobile than Leftwich. Batch can make all the throws, and is better suited to run Haleys short passing offense. I really cant see Leftwich being incredibly effective given his slow release. Kind of hard to catch a 100 mile per hour bubble screen.
    Batch may have one of the weakest arms in the entire NFL. He overcomes this with great anticipation, intelligence, and accuracy. But, to say he "can make all the throws" is simply unture. You are correct that Leftwich's release is a problem, especially in this offense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    Batch may have one of the weakest arms in the entire NFL. He overcomes this with great anticipation, intelligence, and accuracy. But, to say he "can make all the throws" is simply unture. You are correct that Leftwich's release is a problem, especially in this offense.
    Not to mention, Batch seems to have the same bones as my grandmother.

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    Not to mention, Batch seems to have the same bones as my grandmother.
    Leftwich isnt exactly a pillar of health.

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    From the Ravens' Terrell Suggs today on the toughness of #7:

    “Until the ball is snapped, I’m still preparing as if he’s playing,” Suggs said, via Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun. “Like I said, I saw the guy play on a broken ankle when he came down here, and we even broke his nose, and the guy continued to play, and if you all recall, it didn’t pan out too good for us at the end of that game. So like I said, until that ball is snapped when we’re on the field and [the Ravens offense is] off the field, I’m not ruling him out. You can never question this guy’s toughness. Guys like that are what this game is about

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    Batch may have one of the weakest arms in the entire NFL. He overcomes this with great anticipation, intelligence, and accuracy. But, to say he "can make all the throws" is simply unture. You are correct that Leftwich's release is a problem, especially in this offense.
    First off, how often have we gone deep this year? Once, maybe twice a game. So maybe Byron is better at those throws. I guarantee you Batch is better at the rest of the throws. Ill take the guy who can make all the throws, (which in my opinion he can do) any day of the week. I disagree with you on Charlies arm strength. What do you base that assessment on? Perception is not always reality.

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    Got a text from Steelers.com..he's out. I trust the coaches over which QB takes over for Ben.. they see them every week in practice. if they say Lefty, then, he's the better option.

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