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Charlie Batch: the education of a young quarterback

PONTIAC, Mich. -- Charlie Batch had better enjoy it. He is a rookie quarterback, and in the NFL that means hard times are coming. Not just for the Peyton Mannings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/30/pro_240486.shtml
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Depleted Steelers turn to Batch as their starter

The forgotten quarterback is now the Pittsburgh Steelers' starter.Charlie Batch , a longtime backup who was relegated to No. 4 status as the Steelers dealt with Ben Roethlisberger 's off-field problems...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2010-09-23/depleted-steelers-turn-batch-
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NFL roundup

Detroit Lions (3-2) at Carolina Panthers (2-3) 1 p.m. Lions quarterback Charlie Batch has been bothered by back spasms all week so Gus Frerotte, who brought them back against Vikings a week ago, may play. Detroit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/24/pro_274876.shtml
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Batch to start in place of Roethlisberger for Steelers

...and did not practice this week following a 20-3 loss to San Francisco on Monday. He will be replaced by veteran Charlie Batch, who is 4-2 as a spot starter since joining the Steelers in 2003.Roethlisberger said Wednesday he would prefer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2011-12-23/batch-start-place-roethlisber
Cowher accepts the blame for mistakes

...exactly that. Cowher second-guessed himself for not pulling the error-prone Maddox and inserting No. 3 quarterback Charlie Batch, and also said he should have played running back Jerome Bettis more during the second half. Normally, Cowher quickly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/19/pro_13476.shtml
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Playing dumb

...season. But for lack of a backup quarterback, Seattle will have trouble getting back this season. A Damon Huard, Charlie Batch or a Trent Dilfer would be nice. But not a Seneca Wallace. The Eagles and Panthers lost because experienced QBs made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/24/pro_101683.shtml
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NFL roundup

...Coach Bill Cowher said he was not sure how long his quarterback, who became ill before practice, will be out. Charlie Batch, the former Lions starter who was 2-0 as a fill-in last season when Roethlisberger hurt his knee, will start...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/04/pro_95281.shtml
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Jets' Revis inks deal, joins team

...opener Sunday against Atlanta.Coach Mike Tomlin chose Dixon, who has started only one NFL game, over longtime backup Charlie Batch.Ben Roethlisberger , who lost his status as team captain, is serving his four-game suspension for violating the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2010-09-07/jets-revis-inks-deal-joins-te
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Unproven QB gets the call vs. Falcons

...Leftwich, who was reacquired to start while Roethlisberger was out but is sidelined with a left knee injury. Not Charlie Batch, who has been with the Steelers since 2002 and knows the playbook better than the coaches do.Nope, it's Dixon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2010-09-11/unproven-qb-gets-call-vs-falc
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McGahee scores TD, Ravens lead Steelers 7-0

...when he collided with the knee of Chiefs linebacker Derrick Jackson. Pittsburgh was also without backup quarterback Charlie Batch, who broke his wrist after taking over for Rothlisberger last week, and signed Tyler Palko to back up Dixon. After...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/30/pro_557533.shtml
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