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Old 07-19-2009, 10:32 AM   #1
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Default PFW - Steelers' Dixon could overtake Batch

Steelers' Dixon could overtake Batch
Posted July 15, 2009 @ 1:04 p.m.
By Mike Wilkening
http://profootballweekly.com/2009/07...overtake-batch

An interesting training-camp competition could develop between Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon for the No. 2 QB job, and we are hearing Dixon will have a strong chance at becoming the top backup. Dixon, who played in just one game last season as the club’s No. 3 passer, has very good mobility and arm strength. Batch’s best attribute is his experience and understanding of the Steelers’ offense.

Also, he has generally fared well when pressed into service. Batch, who would have been the top backup last season, missed all of the ’08 campaign with a broken collarbone; the Steelers signed Byron Leftwich (now with Tampa Bay) to replace him.

One other Steelers’ QB tidbit: We’re told that there is no indication Dixon will be used in any "Wildcat" formations as a way to get him on the field more. However, how Dixon is used in training camp and the preseason bears watching.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:05 AM   #2
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Default Re: PFW - Steelers' Dixon could overtake Batch

I love Charlie and all. I hope he sticks around in some coaching capacity because he is gold in the locker room. But Dixon will soon take over the #2 spot......at least for a few years.
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Default Re: PFW - Steelers' Dixon could overtake Batch

Utter nonsense article!!! Everybody knows that Dixon was drafted to be the next "Slash", return kicks, play WR and use his athletic ability in gadget sets like "the Wildcat".

How dare a fly by night publication like PFW, print such an uninformed article, which has no truth to it whatsoever.
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Default Re: PFW - Steelers' Dixon could overtake Batch

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Dixon, who played in just one game last season as the club’s No. 3 passer, has very good mobility and arm strength.
So did Kordell. Can he hit the broad side of a barn with the ball (I hope)?
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Utter nonsense article!!! Everybody knows that Dixon was drafted to be the next "Slash", return kicks, play WR and use his athletic ability in gadget sets like "the Wildcat".
But....but...it works on Madden-09???!!!
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: PFW - Steelers' Dixon could overtake Batch

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Utter nonsense article!!! Everybody knows that Dixon was drafted to be the next "Slash", return kicks, play WR and use his athletic ability in gadget sets like "the Wildcat".

How dare a fly by night publication like PFW, print such an uninformed article, which has no truth to it whatsoever.


Yes the Utter Nonsense that Dixon was drafted to play the position he played in College! QB..

Everyone knows the wildcat is the next evolution of how teams will run offenses.

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Old 07-19-2009, 03:33 PM   #7
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Default Re: PFW - Steelers' Dixon could overtake Batch

The big question here is if and only if Ben gets hurt, does Dixon know the offense well enough to stand in until Ben can play again?
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The big question here is if and only if Ben gets hurt, does Dixon know the offense well enough to stand in until Ben can play again?
Dixon has studied the offense for over a year now. In contract, rookie QB Ben Roethlisberger had about 3 months in the offense before having to play in 2004.........I think Dixon would be fine. He just needs to get some game experience and if that comes in the preseason........great!!
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Default Re: PFW - Steelers' Dixon could overtake Batch

Well time will tell it is good he has some wheels and, everyone says he has a good arm. I know it college he some big plays but, we all know it can be a big difference between college and the nfl.
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Default Re: PFW - Steelers' Dixon could overtake Batch

I know this much, before he got hurt in college he was the leading canidate for the hiesman trophy. That being said he may still have some learning to do but with some preseason experience he may make the jump over Batch on the depth chart.
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