The Trib reports that, if things go really, really badly in Sunday's regular-season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers could turn to Hines Ward ... at quarterback.â†µ
Dennis Dixon is the Steelers' third quarterback, but the Steelers aren't sure whether he'll be on the roster for the game. That leaves Ben Roethlisberger and Charlie Batch. In a nightmare scenario where both got injured, Ward would take over.â†µ
Not that Ward is necessarily very confident in his skills if that possibility should arise.â†µ
"I am just taking snaps just in case," said Ward, who last played quarterback in college. "We don't have an option right now. I can hand the ball off, but if it comes down to me, we are really in bad shape."â†µ
Well, let's just hope the Steelers don't get to that point. Ward played a bit of quarterback for Georgia back in 1995.â†µ
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