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    Dixon Loses out to Painter for Backup Job

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    Ravens sign Curtis PainterPosted by Josh Alper on April 19, 2012, 4:34 PM EDT
    The Ravens held a backup quarterback derby on Thursday and the winner was Curtis Painter.
    Painter, Kyle Boller and Dennis Dixon all worked out for the team and the Ravens announced Thursday afternoon that they have signed Painter to a one-year deal. When it was announced Boller would be working out for the team that made him a 2003 first round pick, many wondered if history would (should?) stop him from getting the job. As it turns out, they were looking at the wrong history.
    Painter started eight games for the Colts last season and their head coach at the time was Jim Caldwell. Caldwell is now the quarterbacks coach for the Ravens and his familiarity with Painter might have helped make the deal happen. It could have simply been a better workout, of course, but it was likely something other than Painterís 0-8 run as the Coltsí quarterback last season.
    Painter probably isnít guaranteed a spot on the final roster. The Ravens have carried just two quarterbacks the last couple of seasons and Tyrod Taylor will still have the inside track on the backup job this summer.
    And that probably tells you all you need to know about Dixon's future in the NFL.

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    How sad is that? Geez, sucks to be Dixon I guess.
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    Maybe he could go to Canada, eh?

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    Add this to the list of bad Tomlin-era personnel decisions.

    What were we waiting for and what did our FO and coaches see in this guy? Now, we have no development QB prospects because our coaches thought this bum had potential. Anyone watching him play could tell he has no business being a NFL QB even as a #2. Hell, the RAVENS did even want him as their #3.

    Now, we have Batch who is 100 years old and Leftwich is 99 years old. Overall, we are not developing talent the way we used to.

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    I thought Hines said Dixon was going to be a star?

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    Quote Originally Posted by costanza2k1 View Post
    How sad is that? Geez, sucks to be Dixon I guess.
    Doesn't "suck to be Dennis," Dennis just Sucks.

    Still hard to believe that some were touting him as a future starter in the NFL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Doesn't "suck to be Dennis," Dennis just Sucks.

    Still hard to believe that some were touting him as a future starter in the NFL.
    True enough. He still made over a million dollars last year.

    Who, aside from his agent, ever touted Dixon as a future starter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    True enough. He still made over a million dollars last year.

    Who, aside from his agent, ever touted Dixon as a future starter?
    Dixon did. He said he wanted an opportunity to start.

    He should have said, he wants an opportunity to stay in the NFL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Who, aside from his agent, ever touted Dixon as a future starter?
    Hines Ward. Said the day after that 2009 ravens game that he was going to be "a star".

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelz09 View Post
    Add this to the list of bad Tomlin-era personnel decisions.

    What were we waiting for and what did our FO and coaches see in this guy? Now, we have no development QB prospects because our coaches thought this bum had potential. Anyone watching him play could tell he has no business being a NFL QB even as a #2. Hell, the RAVENS did even want him as their #3.

    Now, we have Batch who is 100 years old and Leftwich is 99 years old. Overall, we are not developing talent the way we used to.
    Leftwich hasn't been resigned, and they brought in Troy Smith and Jerrod Johnson, the latter of which is certainly going to be developmental.

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