If Ben can't go: You start Batch or Hoyer?
After watching Batch this week would you give him the nod against Baltimore and assume (and hope) the RB's don't fumble the game away and another week in practice would get enough rust off to prevent 3 int's and get a possible victory? Or would you give Hoyer a shot after 2 weeks of learning the playbook, thinking, it can't be a worse showing and they can always go to Batch if he's overwhelmed?
Hoyer was an undrafted FA out of Michigan St (where he was Honarable Mention All Big Ten in 2007). He appeared in 13 games for the pats from 2009 - 2011 and was 27 of 43 for 286 yards. I TD - I INT.
No question you start Batch. Hoyer is **** and knows **** about the offense. I bet Charlie is better this week. I have a feeling we will trot a duct taped Big Ben out there.
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I agree Rob, you could read the "ol crap" look all over Ben's face yesterday.
Batch. Charlie Batch. (I had to give him the James Bond treatment, because just saying Batch was deemed too short).
1.22 OLB Alvin "Bud" Dupree, 6'4" 269
2.56 TE Clive Walford, 6'4" 251
3.87 CB Alex Carter, 6'0" 196
4.121 OT Donovan Smith, 6'6" 338
5.160 FS Kurtis Drummond, 6'1" 208
6.199 WR Stefon Diggs, 6'0" 195
6.212c CB Cam Thomas, 6'0" 195
7.239 OLB Obum Gwachum, 6'5" 246
RB John Crockett, 6'0" 217
RB Corey Grant, 5'9" 201
DE B.J. Dubose, 6'4" 284
DE Martin Ifedi, 6'3" 275
FS Jordan Haden, 5'11" 200
P Spencer Roth, 6'4" 227
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Many ticked off fans have phoned into the radio station " The Fan wanting to know why the new guy didn't play, will he play this week yada, yada, yada. Why do people always feel theres a miracle QB on the bench ? Of course you start Batch this Ravens game. The new guy doesn't know the offense, doesn't have a clue yet what this team is about. Batch has probably gotten more in tune with the Browns game and so has Haley probably. Give Batch, Haley another chance. Best chance these guy have would be, " don't turn the ball over. "
Batch knows the team, knows the offense and still threw three INTs...
Hoyer couldn't do worse...
Is "Johnny Football" from TX A&M eligible ... during his freshman year!? He plays just like a mini-Ben!!
We got our "6-PACK" - time to work on a CASE!
HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!
Thank you...a voice of reason. Knowing the O, Batch looked horrific. He can't make the throws...he has nothing left. At least Hoyer can make all the throws. Give him a limited PB and take your chances. You can not start Batch again.
Originally Posted by Slapstick
Batch and it isn't close.
Hoyer. No question in my mind. The offense is just as limited with Batch in the lineup because of his lack of physical abilities. I've always liked Batch but old age happens.
The offense was unbelievably painful to watch again. It was VERY conservative and predictable for various reasons. The Browns D showed Charlie ZERO respect as a passer.
Can anyone honestly say that Hoyer would do any worse than 11% (1 of 9) on 3rd down conversions?