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Old 09-09-2010, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default Randle El could play QB in an emergency

Randle El could play QB in an emergency
By: Mike Bires, Times Sports Staff
Beaver County Times
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/sp...beb875c160b6e8

PITTSBURGH -- Antwaan Randle El is ready for quarterback duty in the event hes needed.

Id shine and wed win, the Steelers wide receiver said with a laugh after practice Wednesday.

Typically, the Steelers dress three quarterbacks on game day. But that wont happen Sunday with Ben Roethlisberger on suspension and Byron Leftwich out with a sprained knee.

The Steelers will go with Dennis Dixon as the starter and Charlie Batch as the backup.

In the event the Steelers would need a third QB, Randle El would be the man.

When he played college football at Indiana, Randle El was a quarterback.

Randle El has never lined up at quarterback in his first eight pro seasons, but he has thrown 25 passes on trick plays. Remarkably, hes completed 20 of his throws for 281 yards and four touchdowns. Hes got a 153.1 passer rating, which is just a few notches below a perfect rating of 158.3.

Of course, the most famous pass Randle El ever threw was the 43-yard fourth-quarter TD strike to Hines Ward off a double reverse that clinched the Steelers 21-10 win over Seattle in Super Bowl XL.

Ive taken some snaps (at quarterback) this week. Theres a little package for me in case something goes down, Randle El said. I hope they dont have to open up (that package). God forbid if two quarterbacks go down. But if it were to happen, Id be ready.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Randle El could play QB in an emergency

I'd go with Heath.

He earned his football scholarship playing the QB postion.

Plus he's much taller and therefore could see much better beyond the LOS and plus he's hella smart.

Dude had one of the highest scores on the Wonderlic and is probably the most intelligent player on the team.

Do it Tomlin!
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Default Re: Randle El could play QB in an emergency

According to Lebeau Polamalu has the highest IQ on the team. I love Heath but no way, I'm putting him at qb lol
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Default Re: Randle El could play QB in an emergency

There is no reason we should be in this situation. I hope they are looking into picking someone up. It is not unrealistic with Batch's history and DD running that we could be down to number 3.
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