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    Steelers could activate Dixon as 3rd QB for Monday night

    According to sources the Steelers are considering activating 3 QB's for next Monday nights game. I would think this would be a no brainer. Normally only activating 2 QB's is sufficient but with Ben's ankle and Maurkice Pouncey's problematic injury it would make sense to have Dixon available.

    Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is listed as questionable for Monday's game at San Francisco with a high-ankle sprain. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday he'll consider activating Dennis Dixon as a third quarterback if Roethlisberger is unable to practice this week.

    "Obviously, if we go into this game with Ben less than 100 percent, three quarterbacks is a potential option," Tomlin said. "We'll get all our quarterbacks ready. If he's going to play, he's going to practice.

    "As we get closer to situational football, everyone who's going to be a participant needs reps. Right now, we're trying to get him as healthy as possible on a day-to-day basis."

    Tomlin dismissed the possibility of holding out Roethlisberger against San Francisco to ensure he's ready for the playoffs.

    "If he's healthy enough to play, he'll play," Tomlin said. "I don't play that game."



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    Geez, with Ben hurting don't you think this would be kinda smart?!?! Duh...

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    Homie don't play that!

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    Whether Ben plays or not, I don't think they have a choice. If Ben can't go, we all know Charlie is a China Doll, so they have to activate Dix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSteel15 View Post
    Geez, with Ben hurting don't you think this would be kinda smart?!?! Duh...
    Arians thought this through for us..

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    I thought that the 3rd qb was a new exemption rule they added this year on the 53 man roster. Meaning he doesn't count on the roster but if he plays, the other two qbs can't come back in.

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    I much rather have Dixon as the backup then the one and only Charlie Batch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzburgh55 View Post
    I much rather have Dixon as the backup then the one and only Charlie Batch
    I'd rather Larry Foote as QB over them both... lol

    Personally Chuck is over the hill no arm strength, Dixon is lousy but in the right game plan could do better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LatrobePA View Post
    I'd rather Larry Foote as QB over them both... lol

    Personally Chuck is over the hill no arm strength, Dixon is lousy but in the right game plan could do better!
    Lets just resign Randle El and put him in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzburgh55 View Post
    Lets just resign Randle El and put him in there
    Train would go for that! lol

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