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Steelers notebook: Left-handed QB Vick forces major adjustments

Michael Vick has not had a lot of time to get familiar with his receivers and vice-versa since the Steelers have to play the Ravens Thursday.
Michael Vick has not had a lot of time to get familiar with his receivers and vice-versa since the Steelers have to play the Ravens Thursday. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Todd Haley had the Jugs machine reversed to simulate passes popping out of it as spinning off a left-hander because that's how Mike Vick throws and that's what receivers such as Antonio Brown must get accustomed to seeing.

"You have to prepare," said Brown, whose rapport with Ben Roethlisberger is second to none among receiver/quarterback combinations in the NFL.

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"It doesn't matter how the ball is thrown, our job is to catch the ball."

Vick and Brown have spent as much time as they can on the field and off — and Brown adding more with the re-calibrated Jugs — to try to learn as much about each other before the game Thursday night against Baltimore at Heinz Field. Brown, who led the NFL in receiving last season, is second this year by 4 yards with 436 after three games.

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