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Jpeezyiseternal
09-02-2012, 04:15 AM
I guess I should have seen it coming. With Batch back another year they feel confident with a healthy 3 starting the season, Jerrod didn't even make the practice squad :wave:

BowCatShot
09-02-2012, 06:21 AM
I think that they made a huge mistake in keeping Batch/Leftwitch over Jerrod Johnson. Based on what I saw in the games that he was in there's no comparison between him and Dixon. They could have let a potential great one slip through their fingers.

fer522
09-02-2012, 09:25 AM
i wish they would have kept him and not Lefty even tho Batch is like 150 years old i think he's faster than lefty :noidea:

Steeldude
09-02-2012, 09:50 AM
There is a reason he wasn't kept or placed on the practice squad. He sucks. It's the same reason Dixon and Troy Smith were let go. They sucked. A QB has to be able to throw in the NFL. You need to be able to read defenses in the NFL.

Millers the sh!t
09-02-2012, 10:17 AM
There is a reason he wasn't kept or placed on the practice squad. He sucks. It's the same reason Dixon and Troy Smith were let go. They sucked. A QB has to be able to throw in the NFL. You need to be able to read defenses in the NFL.

Jerrod did better as a QB than Adams did as a tackle.

GoFor7
09-02-2012, 10:43 AM
The Steelers let him go, and no other team claimed him off waivers. Guess that says a lot about his "potential."

mikegrimey
09-02-2012, 10:57 AM
The Steelers let him go, and no other team claimed him off waivers. Guess that says a lot about his "potential."

Reminds me of how people said we would regret losing Thaddeus Gibson for years to come.

LVSteelersfan
09-02-2012, 11:14 AM
The Steelers know how to judge their talent. They obviously know that Johnson did not cut the mustard as a QB. Lefty and Batch have years and years of starting experience in the league. Whether some of you want to believe that is valuable or not, that is the fact of the matter. Ask all the experts and they say that the Steelers have great backups at the QB position. I think Johnson was just another backup that would not have cut the mustard in the heat of the big games. I still think they should have gone after someone like Hoyer off the waiver wire. At least he played for a legitimate power house and is not quite as geriatric or immobile as Batch and Lefty. But between the three who were in camp I think the Steelers made the right decision.

Bayz101
09-02-2012, 12:56 PM
I'd say he did quite well, and those of you who say he can't throw haven't taken the time to learn about the kid. He set the Big 12 record for 242 passes straight without an interception. He was an All-Big-12 selection, and if not for an injury his Senior year, he'd be a first-round pick.

Here's his statistics with us compared to Batch and Lefty:

14-21 239 yards and two touchdowns + game-winning drive.

Byron: 8-13 for 119 yards and two touchdowns
Batch: 18-24 for 187 yards and a touchdown

By those statistics, it should be Batch and Johnson, with Lefty the odd-man-out.

He can pass. He's far better than Dixon will ever be, and unfortunately, he never had a chance.

He could have thrown four touchdowns and probably still be cut. Best thing he can do is sit by the phone, and wait for Batch or Leftwhich to break something.

Bayz101
09-02-2012, 01:07 PM
So, yeah.

I brought statistics to the game, and Jerrod Johnson outperformed Batch in the passing game by throwing LESS passes, and gaining MORE yards. Can't really bring Lefty in to this, because he passed it a lot less, but Johnson definitely outperformed Batch this preseason. Doesn't matter WHO he was playing against, as both Batch and Johnson we're both up against scrubs.

Still, he didn't have a chance of beating out veterans like Byron and Charlie. If something happens to either one of those two, Johnson will be back (unless he's already somewhere else),

Hawaii 5-0
09-02-2012, 02:27 PM
Report: Dennis Dixon heading to Ravens practice squad

Posted by Josh Alper on September 2, 2012

http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/dennisdixonpittsburghsteelersvcarolinaauviby0uetfl-e1346608077163.jpg?w=250

Before the Ravens signed Curtis Painter this spring, they had a few other quarterbacks in for workouts.

One of them was former Steelers backup Dennis Dixon, who got looks in a few other places without landing a job for the 2012 season. Now Painter is gone from Baltimore and Dixon looks like he’s coming to town. Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com reports that Dixon will sign with the Ravens as a member of their practice squad.

It seems odd that Dixon, who played in four games over four seasons with the Steelers, would have practice squad eligibility remaining, but his time as the Steelers’ third quarterback helps him in that regard. According to the CBA, “free agent players who were on the Active List for fewer than nine regular season games during their only Accrued Season(s)” are eligble for the practice squad and Dixon’s pre-2011 work was mostly as a third quarterback which, at the time, didn’t count as being part of the Active List and he spent most of last year on the inactive list as well. If it still doesn’t quite fit that Dixon’s eligible for the practice squad, just remember that his presence on the Ravens practice squad means that he’s eligible in the eyes of the league.

Dixon’s first of three career starts came against the Ravens in 2009, a 20-17 Baltimore win that saw Dixon complete 12-of-26 passes for 145 yards with one running and one passing touchdown. Dixon started the first two games of the 2010 season while Ben Roethlisberger was suspended, but was lost for the season with a torn meniscus in the second of those games.

The Ravens kept only Tyrod Taylor behind Joe Flacco and he didn’t blow anyone’s doors off with his play during the preseason. That suggests the chances that Dixon could wend his way to the 53-man roster in Baltimore at some point this year aren’t so farfetched. Until that happens, Dixon will be making $5,700 a week on the practice squad.

That’s not quite as good as being on a roster in the first place, but it seems a good bit better than plying your trade in the UFL.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/02/report-dennis-dixon-heading-to-ravens-practice-squad/

austinfrench76
09-02-2012, 03:49 PM
No matter what I would have liked to see him on the PS. I mean at some point they have to start grooming a younger, cheaper, back up. Dont they?? Maybe not, they are smarter than me so In The Steelers I Trust! Can't wait for next Sunday!!!

Steeldude
09-03-2012, 12:45 AM
No matter what I would have liked to see him on the PS. I mean at some point they have to start grooming a younger, cheaper, back up. Dont they?? Maybe not, they are smarter than me so In The Steelers I Trust! Can't wait for next Sunday!!!

Well it's probably better to groom a QB for the QB position rather than a WR.

BowCatShot
09-03-2012, 06:15 AM
Jerrod didn't impress me as a run first qb, no not at all. I thought that he showed an excellent arm, highly accurate, and the ability to really zip the ball when needed to. Dixon had a candy arm and threw marshmallow passes.

Kingmagyar
09-03-2012, 05:30 PM
Dennis Dixon to the Ravens? Memo sent to Ozzie Newsome, "Hey Oz the Steelers changed Offensive Coordinators this year, Dixon can't give us the playbook."

Jerrod Johnson showed more in those couple games then Brian St Pierre has done in his entire career, yet St. Pierre has managed to stay on a roster for 8 years with this career stat line

45.6 QB rating 45.5% completion 33 career throws 2 TDs 3 INTs

If Jerrod Johnson is unemployed by the end of the season he will be signed back to a futures contract and we will see him again next camp.

Remember too the Batch is like a 2nd coach to Ben. Being a new offense he will help him greatly this year. He is 5-2 filling in for Ben but should be 6-1 as a loss to the Ravens was after a defensive collapse.

Bayz101
09-03-2012, 05:49 PM
Jerrod didn't impress me as a run first qb, no not at all. I thought that he showed an excellent arm, highly accurate, and the ability to really zip the ball when needed to. Dixon had a candy arm and threw marshmallow passes.
My point exactly, which is why it's unfair to compare him to Dixon. Difference is: Jerrod Johnson was one of the most accurate passers in Big 12 history!

GoFor7
09-03-2012, 06:23 PM
Remember too the Batch is like a 2nd coach to Ben. Being a new offense he will help him greatly this year. He is 5-2 filling in for Ben but should be 6-1 as a loss to the Ravens was after a defensive collapse.

To be fair, that loss was on Tomlin. After a goal line stand, he wouldn't let the offense call a short pass. Just three straight runs. And then after the punt there was a penalty on special teams. I'm not a Yinzer that blindly supports the defense, but they were put in a hard spot in the last minute of that game.

As for Johnson, I wouldn't sweat over his future. If the Steelers don't bring him back next year there will always be some other young QB that could be developed into a back-up.