Steelers vs. Buccaneers: Game Thread

Max Starks and Casey Hampton are back, but the Steelers will be without their second- and third-string quarterback. That’s right, it’s Charlie Batch’s first start since 2007.  On the upside, he’d be the first backup on most other teams.

To channel Gretz: This is your game thread. Enjoy it. Embrace it. Go crazy. Because it’s game day.

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  • IsraelP

    Middle East TV on Israeli satellite from Cyprus is showing:

    WEEK 3 – Sunday Sept 26th
    1pm: Tenn Titans at NYGiants
    4pm: Indy Colts at Denver Broncos

    WEEK 4 – Sunday Oct 3rd
    1pm: Balt Ravens at Pitt Steelers
    4pm: Wash Redskins at Philly Eagles

    Fox is showing “Football.” Doesn’t say which game.

    Will make do with AudioPass and GameCenter again.

    Go Steelers.

    • jeff

      @ IsraelIP – try justin.tv – you can usually find a stream there.
      Or maybe it blocks IPs out of the US?

      Let’s go Chuck Batch!

  • Gretz

    Ha! I forgot to do this before I went to bed. Wilson steps up, takes charge, and gets the job done. Teamwork.

  • http://www.steelerslounge.com/ ryan

    /High-five’s GretzAlso, this via Dale Lolley: “Early word has it that both Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown will be active. But that could change between now and game time, specifically because of the heat index, which will be in the 90s.”

    • FW

      Dale’s half right.

      Inactives: QB Dixon, CB Lewis, RB Dwyer, CB Butler, T Hills, G Essex, WR Sanders, OLB Gibson.

  • SteelerBill

    Good morning and Happy Game Day…..50 degrees in Chicago – 86 in Tampa at game time…..

  • EasyLikeSundayMorning

    Seems like Hills should be activated. Can’t have too many fat guys in the rotation if it is in the 90s.

    • http://www.steelerslounge.com/ ryan

      Somebody pointed out (maybe on Twitter, can’t remember) that Ramon Foster is active, which makes sense now that Max is back and Trai is out.

  • Randy Steele

    To think that Charlie Batch was within a hairbreath of being thrown on the trash heap.
    Amazing poise in the pocket. Amazing reads. Amazing accuracy.