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Old 08-14-2008, 10:48 PM   #1
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Default Dennis Dixon looks good so far!

Did u see that 47 yards touchdown run?!?!?! Looks like hes back to old Dennis Dixon when he was shining at Oregon.. I really hope he is the 2nd string qb!
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dennis Dixon looks good so far!

He played well tonight. Lost a touchdown at the end by a drop as well. Won't ever be a starter for us, but might bring some draft picks for us down the road.
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Default Re: Dennis Dixon looks good so far!

Don't want a starting QB to run a 47 yrd TD... we have people to do that...RB,WR's,TE'S....Vick is playing WR in prison last I heard.
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Default Re: Dennis Dixon looks good so far!

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He played well tonight. Lost a touchdown at the end by a drop as well.
Yeah, the defender didn't knock the ball out, the guy tried to double clutch it and it fell out of his hands.

I'm impressed with Dixon. He seems to have caught on pretty quick. I could see him being used as a decoy in some trick plays this year. He's got good speed, good arm, and it looks like some smarts too.
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Don't want a starting QB to run a 47 yrd TD... we have people to do that...RB,WR's,TE'S....Vick is playing WR in prison last I heard.
Haveta agree here. I don't mind quarterbacks who have the option to run, but if that's their only way to survive, then they'd better go work on their reads, routes and dropbacks before they're starting for my team.

That said, I like Dixon so far. Not sold, just like what he's learning and how he's learning. He has time to become a good QB, and I think he'll do it, though we probably won't reap the benifiets.
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Default Re: Dennis Dixon looks good so far!

Hes part of a new generation he should be 2nd string hes great that run and with the blocks wow it was phenominal
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Default Re: Dennis Dixon looks good so far!

I don't like running qbs(young, vick....) but dixon's run was a great play , seemed like a designed play, and it was on 4th and 1, the coaches obviously put the game in his hand there, and he made a great play off it

still....he should be the #3 qb. #2 is either leftwich or batch, but dixon shouldn't be the main backup at least until 09. he still seems a little nervous out there, and if ben goes down dixon won't have much success.
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The difference between Dixon and Vick and/or Young is that Dixon can throw. He is the next Randall Cunningham. Dixons only question mark was his knee. IMHO. If 2nd string is determined by performance he has the edge over BL. I hope Dixon gets some looks with the 2nd unit next game.
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I thought he looked pretty good also as moedap said maybe he will get to play with the second stringers some so we can really see what he has.
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Dont like running Qbs?? Whats the matter with you guys?? That is a defensive coordinators NIGHTMARE. Tarkenton,Staubach, Young, Vick, Elway, Romo EVEN BEN! That kills a D. You guys didnt like that game last season vs the Browns (I think) where Ben took off and had like a 30 yard Td? If there is nothing there, TAKE OFF. Nothing wrong with that, its smart.
Now on the game. SLOPPY! What the heck is Coach Tomlin and the other coaches doing in practice? Holding in crucial situations (Hartwig,Colon). MANY Dropped passes (Limas (2), Reid, #87-coulda won the game). Special teams not having enough men on the field, 12 men in the huddle, TD on special teams (AGAIN). I'm glad its pre-season. Ben threw ANOTHER PICK UNDER DURRESS (way ta make a play once you throw the pick Ben; just stand there why dont cha). Ben and any Qb is fine with time (and they should be they are pros) but the test of a great Qb is what he does under durress (Remember these words; dont worry I'll make sure you do). Not impressed with Mendenhall, he is big but runs soft like S. Alexander (at this point) he needs to lower his pads and explode into tacklers.
Leftwich looked ok to only be in camp since Sunday. Dixon made quick reads, had good blitz recognition and released the ball quick when blitzed only to have Limas drop the pass (little behind him). Last week he looked greener than a pool table but this week he looked pretty good (shoulda seen that blitz comin right in his face but he didnt and got sacked;gotta avoid that tackler and make a play)

Defense: Looked TERRIBLE for the second week in a row! Phily had their way with us as did the Bills. When will Lebeau implement some man coverage? We have too many holes in our zone D, our dbs DONT break on the ball to make plays, they just stand there and watch the wr catch it and then dont punish them once they catch it. I counted many missed tackles (Ike,foote,Bmac,Clark; there were many more). Keisel is the only lineman that rushes the passer and puts his hands up to knock down balls. Harrisson looked good (sole standout). Can we finally cut Tyrone? SUX. I know you dont want to tip your hand in pre season but we better learn to stop somebody and get pressure on the qb cause if we dont we are going to be in trouble. We dont have the kind of dbs that can make plays back there (excluding Troy)
I think Tomlin did a horrible job of getting the guys ready to play, we got outhit, the only two hitters I see is Harrison and Timmons (hes gotta start). The guys were confused, unorganized and we must do better if we are to compete with the elite. I think the O-line looked good (kemo is a stud; watch him play in and play out, his hand play is great). I think Hartwig did a good job (despite the crucial holding call). The line really got after the Bills. Hartwig moved Stroud around and thats what Mahan couldnt do last season. Ben had some GREAT throws. Particularly when he was going to his left and threw a 25 yard corner route to Hines (excellent throw;that throw there cant be made by Peyton/Brady they dont have his arm). Ben still showed good command of the offense and made smart plays. On the play he threw the pick I think he shoulda ran it but he came back on the next possession and hit holmes with a beautiful TD pass (vs Bills 2nd team D but still a quality pass). The next drive Ben got in trouble and instead of forcing it he threw the ball away, would like to see more of that in the future.

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