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BlitzburghRockCity
04-16-2012, 02:18 PM
This is what many of us have expected all along, Batch comes back on his traditional 1 yr. deal and all is right behind Ben Roethlisberger in QB land. Now, will they bring back Leftwich too? Dixon is gone so if they don't then it'll be a battle involving Troy Smith and Jerrod Johnson, both signed reserve contracts earlier this year.

The Steelers have re-signed backup quarterback Charlie Batch to a one-year contract, giving them an experienced signal-caller behind Ben Roethlisberger.

Batch, a Homestead native, has been with the Steelers since 2002. He has started seven games for the Steelers, including one last season.

Playing for the injured Roethlisberger last Dec. 24, Batch threw for 208 yards in leading the Steelers to a 27-0 win over the St. Louis Rams.

The Steelers are 5-2 in games Batch has started with them, and he joins Roethlisberger, Troy Smith and Jerrod Johnson as the quarterbacks on the team's roster. The Steelers are also interested in re-signing Byron Leftwich, who is an unrestricted free agent.Batch, 37, is entering his 15th season.


From the Trib

LatrobePA
04-16-2012, 02:24 PM
I'm hoping Troy Smith makes the cut...

K Train
04-16-2012, 02:29 PM
stop this madness

Real Deal Steel
04-16-2012, 02:38 PM
I think Troy Smith will end up being the immediate back-up. Batch can be third on the depth chart.

JollyRob68
04-16-2012, 02:39 PM
Please dont bring back Mr Glass aka Leftwich. Let him move on and find a Number 2 QB because Charlie Batch is a Veteran #3.

LatrobePA
04-16-2012, 02:43 PM
stop this madness

LMAO! It's a joke really!

PITTxPRIDE
04-16-2012, 04:48 PM
Charlie Batch is offically a steeler for a season longer...

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/16/steelers-hold-onto-charlie-batch/

i think this was a dumb move personally but what yall think????

coldrolled
04-16-2012, 05:13 PM
Charlie Batch is offically a steeler for a season longer...

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/16/steelers-hold-onto-charlie-batch/

i think this was a dumb move personally but what yall think????


Ben will only get sacked once a game now with haley.. so batch can put on his headphones and have a good time.

Number99
04-16-2012, 05:26 PM
Leftwich would have been the perfect back up if it not for his injuries and higher salary. So unless he wants to sign for a ham sandwich and a bag of chips he'll be somewhere else this year. And my vote is for Mr. Smith to win the 2nd/3rd Qb slot. Batch probably will get first call so the other Troy will be the clipboard baby this year.

SnakeEyes43
04-16-2012, 05:44 PM
Troy Smith will be the #2. Batch 3rd.

SteelCityKid5
04-16-2012, 06:10 PM
Not a fan of this signing

ChucktownSteeler
04-16-2012, 06:39 PM
I like the signing a lot. Charlie has played well, plus if we draft a rookie QB this year Batch could do wonders with his development.

Ben is a tough S.O.B. anyway, wild horses have to pull him out of the game. Let Dixon and Leftwich get on with their life's work and draft a nice QB to groom for the long term. Leftwich hasn't done much the past 3 years anyway for the money he has been paid.

C-town

BlacknGoldHaze
04-17-2012, 12:28 PM
Batch is the only option right now. We need to get SERIOUS about a viable number two and SOON! Lefty, Dixon and Smith aren't the answer....

KemoTherapy
04-17-2012, 12:31 PM
Ugh. The thousand year old man ?, for real?. Steelers are sunk if Ben misses time.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-18-2012, 04:12 PM
I still keep coming back to Troy Smith, I'd like to see him take on a Slash role. That's something that Mike Mularkey or Ken Whisenhunt would do but not something that Arians would do regularly.

Haley thinks out side the box, Smith could be a weapon in other areas besides QB.

As far as Batch goes, I'm glad he's back. Yeah he's old but he'll last for another year or two. I agree though sooner or later this team has got to find a backup besides Batch to eventually take over; perhaps Smith is it?

K Train
04-18-2012, 04:33 PM
i dont think troy smith offers that, hes more like charlie batch with wheels. hes short, hes got some decent speed but far from great but he does throw a pretty ball

LatrobePA
04-18-2012, 05:05 PM
I saw Dixon was talking to the Ravens..

tburg68
04-19-2012, 12:22 PM
I hate Troy Smith.