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    Look for Batch to be the starter

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    After thinking about it for the past couple of days, the Steelers appear to be ready to head into the regular season using their backup quarterbacks to Ben Roethlisberger the same way they had planned - with one exception.

    It looks like they're leaning to substituting Charlie Batch for injured Byron Leftwich and use Dennis Dixon as a change of pace.

    The move actually has some merit particularly since the Steelers feel Leftwich's knee injury will be more of the two to three-week variety. That could have him back in Week 2, with Week 3 at Tampa Bay being the better possibility.

    They'll tell him to stay in the pocket and leave the scrambling to the kid.

    If you remember, two of Batch's more recent injuries - a broken collar bone in a preseason game and a broken hand during a regular season start - came on him running with the ball or at least attempting a QB sneak.

    The Steelers will drive home the point to Batch that he has to stay in the pocket and will emphasize a safe game plan that won't put him in a lot of jeopardy - if you can do that with a QB in an NFL game.

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    This is likely the better plan for the team right now. I am just not sure that the Steelers are built right now as a roster to succeed...especially because I do not think the coaching is good enough to get the most out of the players we have.
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    Default Re: Look for Batch to be the starter

    O line is big concern without bens scrambling abilty in there.

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    Default Re: Look for Batch to be the starter

    I just heard that Tomlin announced that Dixon will start!

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    Default Re: Look for Batch to be the starter

    Dixon named starter for opener against Falcons
    Monday, September 06, 2010
    By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Dennis Dixon will start at quarterback for the Steelers when they open the season Sunday against Atlanta at Heinz Field.

    Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that today after Dixon ran the first-team offense in practice and Charlie Batch ran the second team.

    Dixon has made one start and just two appearances in his first two seasons with the Steelers. The Steelers were preparing Byron Leftwich to be their starter during Ben Roethlisberger's four-game suspension, but Leftwich will miss two to four weeks after a sprained MCL to his left knee in the second quarter of Thursday night's final preseason game.

    Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10249...#ixzz0ymQO2b8p
    Yup, looks it it is so.

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    Default Re: Look for Batch to be the starter

    lol @ Dale Lolley and Observer-Reporter.com!

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    Default Re: Look for Batch to be the starter

    Another screwy choice by Tomlin. Allow a proven starter to ride the pine and start a guy that can't see the coverage, throws interception and has happy feet.

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    Another screwy choice by Tomlin. Allow a proven starter to ride the pine and start a guy that can't see the coverage, throws interception and has happy feet.
    maybe he feels batch would be a better asset on the side line- put the better athlete out there ,i guess.

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