we should have kept JJ...
we should have kept JJ...
I'm quite pleased that the Steelers kept Batch over Johnson. I'd rather see Batch starting against the Browns and believe that he gives the Steelers the best chance to win.
I remember the first preseason game against the Eagles - Nick Foles lit up the Steelers third and fourth stringers, and Johnson did very little. Well, Nick Foles is now starting and playing terribly. If Johnson was facing first team defenses, it would be a disaster.
I don't know if I would label it a "fail" but you can be sure it is highlighted on the "to do" list.
1st Njoku TE
2nd Rivers or Willis OLB
3a Davis ILB
3b Witherspoon or Griffin CB
4th Dobbs QB
5th Conner RB
6th Nicholson S
7th Ebukam OLB
This all could work out just fine for us. IF they sign Kafka, who is a good young QB, he could possibly wind up as our long term backup. Of course, this is just a possibility and they could sign someone else, but I'm just baffled as to why Andy Reid cut the guy in the 1st place. Sort of hardly given the guy a chance, and he's a NW graduate. Pretty damn smart kid who can throw it. We'll see. I was thinking the Steelers need to use a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick next year on a valid back up QB, but heck, maybe this guy will be our answer at #2- long term.
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IX X XIII XIV XL XLIII
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I have always said that Batch and Leftwich are brittle china dolls. I wanted them to keep Johnson. However, I do NOT see this as a FO oversight. They kept three QBs who have all succeeded in the NFL. We still have Batch for this game and hopefully Ben will be back soon. The season is not lost and we still have a capable QB for this game.
Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.
Sometime in the past two drafts the team should have gotten serious about drafting a young developmental QB. Not sure whether they didn't want to tick off Ben or what but we are pay the piper now for not doing that. The reality is that there really aren't any good back-ups in the league right or very, very few. The #1 guy goes down and every team struggles. Anyone watch the Bears last night without Cutler?
That is why I really think we will struggle the rest of the season. After watching the Browns play the Cowboys, I know they can beat us unless we play an "A" game in all facets of play. The Ravens can beat us again too.
Just watch how the rest of our season potentially ffalls apart and you will understand why Goodell is trying to protect starting QBs. The product just ends up being inferior.
- Charles Harris-OLB, Missouri
- Rasul Douglas-CB, West Virginia
- Chris Godwin-WR, Penn State
- John Johnson-S, Boston College
- James Conner-RB, Pitt
- Nazair Jones-DT, North Carolina
- Garrett Sickels, DE/OLB, Penn State
I still can't believe Leftwich hurt himself two different times in that game. Once by simply falling down on a score, untouched, and the other by being sacked.