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Old 11-28-2009, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default It's Official DD will start Big Ben#3 QB

BALTIMORE -- The Steelers announced this evening that Dennis Dixon will make his first NFL start tomorrow night against the Ravens and that Ben Roethlisberger will dress and serve as the emergency No. 3 quarterback.

Tyler Palko, who practiced with the team for the first time Thursday after he was signed from the CFL, will serve as No. 2.

Roethlisberger experienced post-concussion headaches after he practiced the past week and the Steelers decided to not start him. He left last Sunday's game in Kansas City with concussion-like symptoms.

Doctors conducted additional tests today on Roethlisberger before the Steelers boarded their flight to Baltimore at mid-afternoon and will do so again tomorrow to determine how he feels and if he can play at all.

Although Roethlisberger said on Thursday that he felt fine, passed every test they'd given him and would start against the Ravens, he apparently began having second thoughts yesterday as he developed headaches following practices on Wednesday and Thursday. Roethlisberger left last Sunday's game in Kansas City with what were described as concussion-like symptoms after a blow to his head.

Those symptoms disappeared on Monday and every test administered to him failed to show any symptoms of a concussion.

However, Dixon took most of the snaps in practice on Friday while Roethlisberger took a few here and there.

The Steelers signed quarterback Tyler Palko from the practice squad today to their 53-man roster and he will back up Dixon tomorrow in Baltimore.

Palko's first practice with the Steelers came Thursday after he cleared CFL waivers and was signed to their practice squad. Veteran receiver Shaun McDonald will be released.

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Old 11-28-2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: It's Official DD will start Big Ben#3 QB

So it's finally official.

All this time, we've needed a reason to feel like our backs were against the wall and we were fighting to stay alive. Here it is.

Dennis Dixon has a rocket arm and scary-fast mobility. He's also got every weapon any quarterback could possibly need. He lacks pro experience, but that sword cuts both ways. No experience also means no film to study.

I don't think the Ravens are prepared for the buzzsaw they're gonna run into tomorrow. Go Dennis! Steeler Nation is behind you 100%!
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:34 PM   #3
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The Ravens are gonna get ass raped by the Ducky :D. Ducks eliminate ratbirds.

DUCK>BIRD
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:52 PM   #4
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The Ravens are gonna get ass raped by the Ducky :D. Ducks eliminate ratbirds.

DUCK>BIRD

Ratbird is the stupidest nickname for a team ever.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:57 PM   #5
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Ratbird is the stupidest nickname for a team ever.
Do you prefer Ratturd over Ratbird? Personally, I don't really care for either of these nicknames.. I just prefer to call them the Ravens.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:10 PM   #6
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Ratbird is a stupid nickname. I agree.

Ratturd is better.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:16 PM   #7
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Ratbird is the stupidest nickname for a team ever.
I will refer you to the thread in the blast furnace that already covers this topic. If you do not like Ratbird, there are plenty of other nicknames you may choose from. Enjoy!

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=42776
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The Ravens are gonna get ass raped by the Ducky :D. Ducks eliminate ratbirds.

DUCK>BIRD
well....

A duck is a bird.

but Duck>Raven is something I can agree with
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:58 AM   #9
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And about 11:30 tonight DD will earn his first NFL victory as QB
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Default Re: It's Official DD will start Big Ben#3 QB

for the past two years ive been waiting to see dennis play. he was phenom at oregon and im siked to see him finally start a game. hes not just a running QB...he can pass as well.
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