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    Ben Roethlisberger injured his head again.

    NFL.com Blogs Blog Archive Roethlisberger injured in overtime

    Backup QB Charlie Batch is out for at least six weeks...

    Pittsburgh Steelers' Charlie Batch has a wrist injury, will need surgery - ESPN

    If Big Ben can't go on Sunday the Steelers will be left with no choice but to go with 3rd string QB Dennis Dixon, rookie QB from Oregon.

    Nothing like having your starting QB out in an important division game against a team in the hunt for a wild card slot alongside them like the Ravens...
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    May not be a stretch to say this but they may not make the playoffs. There are 4 tough games there.

    @ Baltimore Ravens
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    @ Cleveland Browns
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    Baltimore Ravens
    @ Miami Dolphins
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    Rumor is Jeff Garcia is being brought in to be the backup for Ben now that Charlie is done.

    I say screw it, throw Dixon to the wolves if Ben can't go, maybe then our Offensive Coordinator will actually run the ball in running situations instead of going 5 wide from the 8 yard line on 1st fcking down.

    Seriously though...if Ben isn't good to go, we are in deep crap.
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    If he isn't good to go I'd be concerned for his future in football...even if he returns in to weeks it is still a head injury that puts him one huge leap towards forced retirement.

    They drafted Dixon for a reason...he played against NFL caliber teams in the PAC 10 and it's 11 weeks into the season so should be able to handle the offense by now.
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    Baltimore is the one to worry about...Cleveland and Oakland should be easy wins for them even with their rookie third stringer in there. If he isn't back by the Green Bay game they are in deep doo-doo and the playoffs should be the least of their worries.
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    Rumor is the Steelers are bringing in Tylor Palko (Former Pitt QB, cut by Arizona this preseason) to be on the practice squad and fill in as the #3 guy. Apparently Ben passed all his tests and is slated to play against the Ravens this weekend.
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    No more might...he is officially out. Dixon is starting.
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    Yep. This most likely means that the Steelers will lose tonight and could make their playoff hopes a lot tougher. :D
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    Tyler Palko? Does even Mayock or Kiper know who he is?

    I wouldn't put it past the Ravens to take a cheap shot on Dixon in an attempt to force the Steelers to go with this scrub.
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    I wouldn't put it past the Ravens to take a cheap shot just for the sake of taking a cheap shot...something for the highlight reels tomorrow even if it costs them money.
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    Hey now, ease up on Palko...he went to PITT so I'm a fan...sure the kid is a manaic back there and just forces the balls into spots cause he's insane...but he'd be ok handing off.

    Dixon did a very good job last night, Batch lost his back up role on this team for sure going into next season.
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    Yeah, I was happy for Dixon that he did as well as he did, though he didn't get the win. Always a good story to see a kid come in and do well, especially when he has so many doubters. I remember him when he was at Oregon, he was having a really good year before he got injured.
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    Dixon did all right for a rookie thrown to the wolves at the last minute against a division rival in an important game. He earned his job for next year and years to come.

    Batch played his last game in the NFL...hard to think any team would want a 36 year old backup QB who hasn't shown much in his career. Even if he is a local, don't Pittsburgh wanting or needing to keep him around anymore. He went down fighting but they don't need him.
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