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I, along with many others, had been operating under the assumption that Jerrod Johnson was not going to be on this roster for very long and Charlie Batch was, perhaps, the safest of backup quarterbacks, thanks to his long tenure and steady work in relief.
Not so fast.
Batch was completely outplayed by Johnson in this game, and he looked lost in Todd Haley's offense overall. As someone who was at the game, I can tell you that the fact Batch completed seven of his 10 throws was surprising.
Batch looked like vintage bad Ben Roethlisberger in this game. He was holding the ball way too long, running around the backfield with no thought for throwing the ball away, and he just looked completely out of sync at times. He managed to lead some OK drives, but he wasn't very good.
By contrast, Johnson looked comfortable and athletic. This may be a competition after all, and if it is, Batch is currently losing.