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    THERE WAS A TYPO on the espn ticker it said Hall of famer troy smith released by the steelers?

    plus we still have Jarrod Johnson and he's only 23
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    Quote Originally Posted by LatrobePA View Post
    I worry about the 2 stiffs we have backing Ben up! Let's hope they stay back ups all year!
    At some point, the front office has to get serious about the backup position. Batch is pedestrian at best and Leftwich is just bad.

    I know a back-up can't be as good as Ben but I'm just looking for a guy who can be atleast consistantly okay.
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    Maybe Matt Moore gets cut from the Dolphins later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Deal Steel View Post
    At some point, the front office has to get serious about the backup position. Batch is pedestrian at best and Leftwich is just bad.

    I know a back-up can't be as good as Ben but I'm just looking for a guy who can be atleast consistantly okay.
    Most teams would KILL to have backup QBs as skilled and accomplished as Batch and Leftwich. Of course Dixon gets credit for one of those wins, but how can you criticize 3-1 against the Falcons, Bucs, Titans, and Ravens when Ben was suspended in 2010? They run the offense, do not turn the ball over too much, and let the D put them in good situations, about as much as you should expect from backup QBs.

    The only negative I see is that with both on the roster you are not developing any young talent, which probably is not necessary at Ben's age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by connecticutsteel View Post
    plus we still have Jarrod Johnson and he's only 23
    Tannehill was Jarrod's backup before he had shoulder surgery in college.

    If his shoulder is back at 100%. It would make sense that Troy is gone...

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    To get a true read on who Johnson is, a fan will have to go back and look a tape from the 2009 Texas A&M season. When viewing tape on the 6-5, 253-pound quarterback, it is easy to see how the shoulder injury affected him. In fact, he went from an All-Conference selection and fast riser as junior to playing in only seven games as a senior after undergoing shoulder surgery in March 2010.

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    teams would not kill for our backup QBs

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    teams would not kill for our backup QBs
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    osu guy who was overated when coming out, idc.

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    he wasnt overrated, he was a 5th round pick. he was a great college football QB, no one expected his transition to the pros to be smooth.

    hes a lot like a young charlie batch, shorter, throws a nice ball and can manage the game. kinda wish they would have given him a camp full of reps

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