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    Charlie Batch

    Some do not realize the role that he plays in our system . He is just as important in the community , as he is on the side line . Not to mention as a starter for us he is 3-0 . He rarely has had a chance to start , but when he has , he made good with it . Terry Hanratty was the only other Pittsburgh boy to have that chance to do what he has done . To me Batch is way underappreciated , and needs some attention drawn toward him . He is a class act , and has been dependable for the Steelers . When he starts a game , he has made us proud . Granted he only started 3 . We did win all 3 though .
    I think when his carreer is over as a player , we can still find some use for him , for a behind the scenes kind of guy . You go Charlie . Win that starting job !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gettysburgh_Steel View Post
    Some do not realize the role that he plays in our system . He is just as important in the community , as he is on the side line . Not to mention as a starter for us he is 3-0 . He rarely has had a chance to start , but when he has , he made good with it . Terry Hanratty was the only other Pittsburgh boy to have that chance to do what he has done . To me Batch is way underappreciated , and needs some attention drawn toward him . He is a class act , and has been dependable for the Steelers . When he starts a game , he has made us proud . Granted he only started 3 . We did win all 3 though .
    I think when his carreer is over as a player , we can still find some use for him , for a behind the scenes kind of guy . You go Charlie . Win that starting job !
    though I agree, for the most part, he wont win the starting job. he will be 3rd string even while Ben is suspended...and 4th (possibly cut) when Ben gets back...remember the NFL is a business. Sometimes it sucks but thats just the way it is...

    make him an assistant QB coach or something...

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    Kind of what i was looking for , and he does have the experince to win the starting job . Is Dixon ready yet ? He would not be the only old man to revive a team . I would trust his experience over Dixon at this point if you compare their carreers . I just don't think it is out of the realm of possibilities to see Batch starting the season for the Steelers . If they are going to commit to the run as they so say , then it makes even more sense to start Batch , and save some packages for Dixon , as he wiggles his way into his role .
    Batch , or Dixon , has got to be the way you approach the season . (for unsaid reasons ) .

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    Charlie has done a ton for the community. My Mother lives behind Steel Valley High School in Munhall PA where Charlie grew up. She also serves on a Steel Valley business council with Charlie's Mother. Mom brags all the time on what a class act he is and how much good he does for the community and kids. I know people who went to school with Charlie and they have told me what an all around good guy he is. As for his playing abilities, I think he would do fine except his age is starting to catch up with him and he has had a few big injuries. I really want him to stay on with the team after his playing days are over.

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    Charlie will be another Tomczak, he'll be around as the backup for probably as long as the team will have him. He's a good community presence, a good mentor for the young QB's, a good partner for Ben to have in his corner on the sidelines.

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    I think he may get the chance he has always dreamed of too . If he is not the starter for our season , then i will be surprised . That would only mean that Dixon is good to go . But i would not be worried if Charlie had a chance to kneel behind the center for one last shot at his dream of playing for the Steelers . He does set a fine example of how to be in the league for so many seasons , and how to conduct yourself as an upstanding citizen , and player off the field also . I love the Batch ! He should have a job no matter if he is cut or not . Won't do any damage to our team or spirit .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gettysburgh_Steel View Post
    Some do not realize the role that he plays in our system . He is just as important in the community , as he is on the side line . Not to mention as a starter for us he is 3-0 . He rarely has had a chance to start , but when he has , he made good with it . Terry Hanratty was the only other Pittsburgh boy to have that chance to do what he has done . To me Batch is way underappreciated , and needs some attention drawn toward him . He is a class act , and has been dependable for the Steelers . When he starts a game , he has made us proud . Granted he only started 3 . We did win all 3 though .
    I think when his carreer is over as a player , we can still find some use for him , for a behind the scenes kind of guy . You go Charlie . Win that starting job !
    he started the last game of the season against baltimore in 2007 and we lost that game 27-21...Im just curious as to where you heard or saw 3-0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big T View Post
    he started the last game of the season against baltimore in 2007 and we lost that game 27-21...Im just curious as to where you heard or saw 3-0
    Got it from my head , my memory . Ok 3-1 as a starter then . Still not bad . I never remembered him losing a game as a starter . Sure he started ? Don't be cuttin on Charlie man ! (LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gettysburgh_Steel View Post
    Some do not realize the role that he plays in our system . He is just as important in the community , as he is on the side line . Not to mention as a starter for us he is 3-0 . He rarely has had a chance to start , but when he has , he made good with it . Terry Hanratty was the only other Pittsburgh boy to have that chance to do what he has done . To me Batch is way underappreciated , and needs some attention drawn toward him . He is a class act , and has been dependable for the Steelers . When he starts a game , he has made us proud . Granted he only started 3 . We did win all 3 though .
    I think when his carreer is over as a player , we can still find some use for him , for a behind the scenes kind of guy . You go Charlie . Win that starting job !
    3-0? He lost against the Ravens in 2007 against Troy Smith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gettysburgh_Steel View Post
    Got it from my head , my memory . Ok 3-1 as a starter then . Still not bad . I never remembered him losing a game as a starter . Sure he started ? Don't be cuttin on Charlie man ! (LOL)
    i remember...Ben was banged up, they wanted to make sure he was fine for the playoffs.

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