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August 16th, 2014, 7:30pmET

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View Poll Results: What sould Tomlin do?
Stick with Dixon 31 72.09%
Go to Batch for the rest of the games. 12 27.91%
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:09 PM   #11
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Obviously, we won a tough game today against the dirty-birds with Dixon in all day.

I'm sure if our veteran BATCH was in instead today, the poll would 80% for him too. ?
So, no offense, but your "poll" is rather useless? -dare i say
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I think people are feeling the Euphoria of the win and are not thinking straight. Had we lost, it would be different. I tink I am thinking rationally. If Dixon would make the occasional first down with his legs, I might feel differently but he is not offering that.

He makes me stessed and nervous. lol

The advantage to declaring Batch the starter now is allowing him to actually PRACTICE with te first team (something he didn't do all off season) and allowing them to design a gameplan for Batch.
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:14 PM   #12
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In fairness, Dixon was pinned inside the 10 yard line in the 1st Half almost every drive ...

If you are going to play to lose, you let Dixon make his mistakes down deep in our own end ...

The coaching staff played it to win at home ... they played it conservatively ...

Who can really complain about that?

Dixon needs to stay in there ... he needs to grow through confidence and experience ...

His QB rating is higher than Matt Ryan's already ...
But every almost time they called on Dixon to pass he choked it up. There was a play where Randel El was open on the left sideline for a first down (punt). There was a play where he underthrew El (punt). There was the interception where he should have floated it to Miller (INT). He underthrew Wallace who was open (punt). He botched a screen. There was a play where sanders was open for a big play.

How many of these plays would Batch have made? Maybe half...good enough.
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:15 PM   #13
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Batch can't make that 52 yard pass to Wallace. That pass was perfect. Dixon's legs cause defenses to try to contain him, limiting pass rush and run defense.
Another 4 feet and that pass would have been perfect. Receiver had to turn around and slow up. Very Ben-like.

Dixon had NO running for the defense to worry about, neither did the rest of the team after the first few drives. The adjusted to the run and Dixon couldn't win it with his arm.

Damn lucky that the D played 3.5 quarters instead of their last seasons 3.0.

Come on, only 4 plays in the red zone is BAD FOOTBALL.
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:18 PM   #14
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I love when I said Batch should start due to experience and most were against me. Oh how the tides have changed. Again. all we need is a LITTLE from the qb. We are good. Ben has been winning like this MOST of his career. You guys act like this is new. Go back to last year and look at the Bears, 2nd Browns game, 2nd Ravens game, Vikings game and Titans game. Offensively it looked just like today.
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The only think I think that limits Ariens,is Arien's lack of imagination...
Are you serious? lol Is this Arians' fault too? Dixon obviously is nervous, can't trust seeing open receivers, and made no plays with his legs. Finally they give Arians an O-ine to work with then they tie his arms behind his back again with Dixon.

If Dixon could make the simple short thows accurately we would have had an easy win. The guys were open.
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Stick with Dixon until he blows it big time. He almost did today.
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Stick with Dixon until he blows it big time. He almost did today.
That's fine. I see what's going on ere. He did blow it today. Just because we won, everyone has forgotten. The first 3 drives all ended because of his mistakes. he should have been making these mistakes in the preseason.

We will see a running QB next week in Vince Young.
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That's fine. I see what's going on ere. He did blow it today. Just because we won, everyone has forgotten. The first 3 drives all ended because of his mistakes. he should have been making these mistakes in the preseason.

We will see a running QB next week in Vince Young.
I didn't forget!

I think Tomlin has to stick with his decision to start dixon aka kordell jr. IMO
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Damn this fourm is so full of people that bitch 24/7. We won. Thats all there is to it. He missed a few passes, everyone does. Shut up.
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Dixon actually dissapointed me today. The throws that he missed were the ones that he made last season @ Baltimore. He seems too uptight and cute with it, every ball is in the dirt. His throwing motion has a lot to do with it and if he could complete the routine balls a QB is supposed to, then things change (clock management, field position, chain movement, etc.) Hell, almost had that one ball picked , the 2nd one he threw RIGHT IN THE CHEST of a Falcon defender that dropped it in our own territory.

Still, give the man a couple chances. He's young and faced a TOUGH defense. Good thing Mendy stepped up and helped his young QB out in OT.
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