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Quarterback a Likely Target for Steelers This Offeseason But Should it Be?

It’s hard to believe but it’s been almost four drafts ago since the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Landry Jones in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. It was a selection that drew a strong rebuke from me and many others because the team was desperate for secondary help (sound familiar?) and it needed to replace an aging backup in Charlie Batch. Had Jones been a seventh round...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers Quick Hitters for 12/30/15

The Steelers will practice today from 115-315pm today. Mike Tomlin spoke yesterday at his presser about getting past this loss to the Ravens. This is something he had to say and he’s obviously right about it but let me say this; if the players feel half as deflated as I do then Tomlin has some serious work to do. Speaking of Tomlin there has been a ton of social media chatter about...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Boomer Esiason: Vontaze Burfict should get two-game suspension

One of the Cincinnati Bengals’ all-time greats apparently doesn’t think too highly of one of their current stars. In an interview with Jim Rome, former Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason said that linebacker Vontaze Burfict should be suspended for two games for his hit on Ben Roethlisberger, and he didn’t mince words in doing so. “My own personal opinion is that Vontaze...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals' Vontaze Burfict fined for low hit on Roethlisberger

The Bengals and Steelers concluded their regular season series on Sunday, but the drama between the two AFC North rivals just won’t go away. After the game, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlsberger stated that he felt that Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict took a cheap shot at his legs. Despite that, ESPN’s Adam Schefter initially reported that Burfict would not be fined for...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger says Vontaze Burfict purposely hit him low

Ben Roethlisberger says that Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict intentionally dove at his knees and ankles during Sunday’s game at Cincinnati. Roethlisberger said on his weekly radio show on KDKA, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, that he doesn’t believe Burfict’s explanation that he was pushed into him well after Roethlisberger released the ball. Roethlisberger came to the...
Via The Sports Daily
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict Takes Cheap Shot At Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

If the league does their job, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will be fined for hitting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger below the knee during the first quarter of Sunday’s game. As you can see in the replay below that former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch posted on Twitter immediately after... The post Video: Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict Takes...
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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlie Batch Had The Greatest Game Or All-Time…Or Did He?

ESPN has tried to shove their new spin on quarterback rating, QBR, down our throats as much as they do Stephen A. Smith or Skip Bayless. To be fair, they’re fighting an uphill battle – the traditional quarterback rating is equally wonky but because it was first, it’s the standard... The post Charlie Batch Had The Greatest Game Or All-Time…Or Did He? appeared first on Steelers...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Every Detroit Lions starting quarterback since 2000

Since 2000, the Detroit Lions have started 12 different quarterbacks under center. How many can you name?
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Week 3 five takeaways

Here five thoughts on Week 3 of the NFL season. 1. Pittsburgh Steelers lose Big Ben The Steelers are once again without their star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.  He is expected to be out four-to-six weeks. During that time Pittsburgh’s schedule looks like this: Week 4 vs. Baltimore Ravens Week 5 at San Diego Chargers Week 6 vs. Arizona Cardinals Week 7 at Kansas City Chiefs...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Turn back time: The Detroit Lions 2000 NFL Draft

Most fans will remember the 1999 season as the first year of the post Barry Sanders era. Charlie Batch was the starting quarterback leading up to the 2000 draft but did lose some starts to Gus Frerotte due to injury. The Lions started hot out of the gates with a 6-2 record. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Who’s at the top after Week 1 of the NFL season? Games of the Week: Five can’t...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Vs. Panthers 2015 Preseason Week 5: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2015 Preseason Week 5 Pittsburgh Steelers (1-3) vs. Carolina Panthers (2-1) Kickoff: 7:30 p.m., ET Site: Heinz Field (68,400) • Pittsburgh, Pa. Playing Surface: Natural Grass TV Coverage: KDKA-TV, channel 2 Announcers: Bob Pompeani (play-by-play), Charlie Batch (color analyst), Jeff Verszyla (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM... The post...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers vs Panthers Game Preview

The long preseason for the Steelers finally comes to an end with their fifth and final game against the Carolina Panthers. What: Panthers (2-1) at Steelers (1-3) Where: Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA When: Thursday September 3rd, 2015 TV: KDKA Bob Pompeani, Charlie Batch, Rich Walsh and Missi Matthews on the sidelines. Radio: Steelers Nation Radio/WDVE Bill Hillgrove, Tunch Ilkin and...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Vs. Bills 2015 Preseason Week 4: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2015 Preseason Week 4 Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) vs. Buffalo Bills (1-1) Kickoff: 4:00 p.m., ET Site: Ralph Wilson Stadium (71,870) • Orchard Park, N.Y. Playing Surface: A-Turf Titan 50 TV Coverage: KDKA-TV, channel 2 Announcers: Bob Pompeani (play-by-play), Charlie Batch (color analyst), Jeff Verszyla (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network... The post Steelers Vs. Bills...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers vs Bills Game Preview

The Pittsburgh Steelers head north to play Rex Ryan’s Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, NY. What: Steelers (1-2) at Bills (1-1) When: Saturday August 29th 4pm ET TV: KDKA Bob Pompeani, Charlie Batch and Jeff Verszyla and Missi Matthews on the sidelines. Radio: Steelers Nation Radio/WDVE Bill Hillgrove, Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley on the sidelines. The Steelers couldn’t be happier...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers vs Packers Game Preview

The Pittsburgh Steelers enter their third preseason game with an 0-2 record while the Green Bay Packers come in at 1-0 following a 22-11 win over New England. What: Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers Where: Heinz Field When: 1pm Eastern (Note: this is a change from the original 8pm start.) TV: KDKA, Bob Pompeani, Charlie Batch and Rich Walsh on the sideline. Radio: Steelers...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Why James Harrison was right to reject his sons’ participation trophies

No son of James Harrison is going to keep a trophy he received just for showing up. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker returned trophies that were awarded to his sons, ages 6 and 8, for participating in a sports camp run by Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch (Harrison just doesn’t like quarterbacks, even ones who are beloved in Pittsburgh). Harrison said on Instagram that he wants...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers vs Jaguars Game Preview

The Steelers are in Jacksonville for their second preseason game of 2015. Here’s what you need to know for tonight. Kickoff: 730pm ET Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonvile, FL TV: KDKA – Bob Pompeani, Charlie Batch and Jeff Verszyla on the sideline. Radio: Steelers Radio Network/WDVE Bill Hillgrove, Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley on the sideline. Rabble.tv: I will NOT be doing the...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Vs. Jaguars 2015 Preseason Week 2: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2015 Preseason Week 2 Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-0) Kickoff: 7:30 p.m., ET Site: EverBank Field (67,164) • Jacksonville, Fla. Playing Surface: Natural Grass TV Coverage: KDKA-TV, channel 2 Announcers: Bob Pompeani (play-by-play), Charlie Batch (color analyst), Jeff Verszyla (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM......
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers Quick Hitters for Monday, August 3rd 2015

The Steelers will practice today starting at 2:55pm ET. The first full week of training camp is complete and through the eyes of our observers in Latrobe, here’s what I can tell you… -Steelers’ Rookie OLB Anthony Chickillo is this year’s “Training Camp Superstar.” After dropping roughly 30 lbs, he’s made a nice transition from a defensive end to a stand-up outside backer...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will be Ben Roethlisberger’s backup in 2015, any of these guys?

In his 11 previous seasons, Ben Roethlisberger has only started all 16 regular season games three times, in his fifth season and each of the last two. By no means am I saying Roethlisberger is fragile, but history has shown that the Steelers will need some help for a game, maybe even more. Up until 2012, Charlie Batch was more than suitable for the job. Batch started 55 games for...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Steelers Batch, Hoke Added To KDKA-TV Broadcast Team

The Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game coverage this season provided by KDKA-TV will look and sound a little different as it was reported Tuesday that former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch and nose tackle Chris Hoke have been hired by station. Batch will serve as the color analyst and co-host the pre- and post-game shows for KDKA and that means he’ll […] Former Steelers...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2 former Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl champions are trying out for TV

Two former veterans of the Pittsburgh Steelers are trying out a new gig. Both of them spent 11 years with the Steelers, but on opposite sides of the ball. Former Steelers @CharlieBatch16 & @hokiebro76 join KDKA-TV broadcasts READ: http://t.co/lCpA8nf33Y pic.twitter.com/io2PzJHuvD — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 5, 2015 Charlie Batch is assuming the role of the network’s...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 Quarterbacks in Pittsburgh Steelers History

Now that Ben Roethlisberger has signed a five-year contract that likely will keep him a Pittsburgh Steeler for the rest of his career, what better time to rank the top 10 quarterbacks in Pittsburgh Steelers history? This doesn’t mean the Steelers have had 10 good quarterbacks in their 82-year history. There might be if they had been a little more patient with some of them, but...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel and Jimmy Clausen Will Never Succeed With Their Immature Names

    Comcast SportsNet Philly producer Sean Kane revealed the real reason why quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Jimmy Clausen are destined for failure, and trust me, you would’ve never guessed it. No, it’s not because one drinks too much or because the other is just plain awful. The truth has been in their forenames all along!   But what about Johnny Unitas?!? According to...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Tweet From Batch Adds Fuel to the Steelers Fire

Twice in the last year plus, former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch has said enough to get me to write about what he had said. It isn’t often that the former back-up QB says or does anything to garner any attention but what Batch has been saying can’t fall on deaf ears any longer. The first piece I wrote came back in September of 2013  and then the second was in...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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