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Speaking with reporters after the game, Roethlisberger confirmed that his young backup had called an audible on the play, checking to a pass with devastating effect and impressing the veteran starter at the same time. As relieved as Dobbs will have been to know Roethlisberger wasn’t seriously injured on the play that sidelined him, it would have been understandable if he’d hoped to see more than one snap. Ultimately, the former Tennessee product was just happy to have had a chance to play.Prior to Week 9 [url=http://www.steelerscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-david-decastro-jersey]David DeCastro Jersey[/url] , the only opportunities that Dobbs has seen so far this season have come on kneel-down plays at the end of a game. 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