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    Help Wanted: Serviceable Back-up QB

    The past 2 weeks have exposed a major chink in the
    Steeler armor: lack of a competent back-up at the QB slot. What Leftwich and Batch were capable of doing a couple of years ago--winning an occasional game in the pinch--seems like a task which is now too much for them. Failing to develop a younger, more capable back-up for Ben has been a very costly failure on the part of the Steeler braintrust. Sadly, it may be fatal as far as this season goes.
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    Have to wait til next year for that. Although, we just picked up Hoyer, it is (after today) to little to late.

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    Unfair to judge Lefty on a game where he played with broken ribs and Batch in a game with 5 lost fumbles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TarlsQtr View Post
    Unfair to judge Lefty on a game where he played with broken ribs and Batch in a game with 5 lost fumbles.
    You gotta good point, but do you really feel any level of confidence in either of these guys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TarlsQtr View Post
    Unfair to judge Lefty on a game where he played with broken ribs and Batch in a game with 5 lost fumbles.
    Even so Batch had plenty other chances and just proved he has nothing left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbyBlister View Post
    Even so Batch had plenty other chances and just proved he has nothing left.
    Really? Has he started since 2010? He did a fine job against Tampa Bay when Ben was suspended, so I am unsure where these "plenty other chances" came from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TarlsQtr View Post
    Really? Has he started since 2010? He did a fine job against Tampa Bay when Ben was suspended, so I am unsure where these "plenty other chances" came from.
    Yea when he was 57 but his almost 60 now. As for the chances like the stupid long ball throw to Wallace when there was no need for it. Besides he doesn't have the arm to get it there and he proved it with the int. Like Clint Eastwood said mans got to know his limitations and Charlie is now very limited.

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    Confidence is a strong word but have you seen the other teams' backups? Look who is backing up Brees, Rivers, Peyton, Flacco, etc. MUCH worse than ours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TarlsQtr View Post
    Confidence is a strong word but have you seen the other teams' backups? Look who is backing up Brees, Rivers, Peyton, Flacco, etc. MUCH worse than ours.
    Well that's those teams dang fault and ours also for the crap we keep at qb. Also those qbs you mentioned seem to stay healthy every year and are not scraped off the ground each week. Ben does not! Yes I know Manning got hurt a few years back but how many years did he play without missing a game ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbyBlister View Post
    Well that's those teams dang fault and ours also for the crap we keep at qb. Also those qbs you mentioned seem to stay healthy every year and are not scraped off the ground each week. Ben does not! Yes I know Manning got hurt a few years back but how many years did he play without missing a game ?
    Is it possible that the problem is too few quality QBs for the amount of teams? Some do not even have a decent starter, so it seems kind of foolish to blame these teams, including the Steelers, for having less than Tom Brady as their backup. We are panicking because of poor QB play but let's put this in perspective. Ben sucked against the Chiefs until he was hurt. Lefty sucked but with broken ribs the entire game. Batch was actually not that bad (one INT was not his fault and he had to throw in a lot of situations we would prefer he did not because of 5 fumbles and holding penalties put us in bad spots).

    It has been an overall sh!++y performance by the offense and we are unfairly putting it all on the backup QBs.
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