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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, 05:15 PM   #21
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Default Dixon's arm strength suspect

Dixon was bouncing balls that were only 10-15 yards out. Totally unacceptable for a QB.
Steelers would have easily won that game if they had a QB that could actually complete passes that any QB should make and not make mental errors. He almost threw two ints in one quarter,
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:28 PM   #22
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Default Re: Official Time for Batch vote

Every body is worried about Batch getting hurt and leaving us with only one QB but what if DD gets hurt wont we be in the same boat.I say put Batch in he cant throw the deep ball but IMO he is the better QB right now. We are not asking him to make it thru a whole season just 3 more games.

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Old 09-12-2010, 05:49 PM   #23
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Default Re: Official Time for Batch vote

Dixon, a rookie, will make rookie mistakes especially under Arians. If we still had the whiz, I'd say otherwise.

Batch, smart verteran, but out of shape, everytime he plays he seems to get injured or sacked.

One thing I don't like about Dixon, is after he threw that interception, on the sidelines he wasn't acting like a real quarterback. Instead of going right to coaches and pictures, he just moped in his own defeat. That destroys team moral when your quarterback isn't a leader. Sometime Ben has always done. He might walk off the field in shame, but he goes right to the coaches and learns from his mistake. When your team is losing, and you look at your "leader" and he's sulking in his own defeat, that doesn't make you feel any better about your performance.

But Dixon has potential, just needs to focus and play the game. I'd take him over Batch as of right now. Batch hasn't been in real playing shape in years because he hasn't expected to start. He's slow, brittle, his neck is stiff, he doesn't look around the field quick enough. I have more of a problem with Batch than Dixon.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:18 PM   #24
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Default Re: Official Time for Batch vote

Batch? Dude looked like a deer in the headlights in the last preseason game.

Third string QB Dennis Dixon: 18/26 for 236 yards...69.23% completion rate

Future of the Franchise Matt Ryan: 27/44 for 252 yards...61.36% completion rate

Umm. As someone who watched Dixon at Oregon I think y'all should give this warrior time to get his sea legs. Besides what happens if Batch goes down? Now instead of taking the training wheels off slowly we throw Dixon onto a highwire with a unicycle?

Did Dixon make mistakes? Do I need to recount every stupid arse interception that Ben has thrown.

I'm confused. I thought we won this game.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:28 PM   #25
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Default Re: Dixon's arm strength suspect

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Dixon was bouncing balls that were only 10-15 yards out. Totally unacceptable for a QB.
Steelers would have easily won that game if they had a QB that could actually complete passes that any QB should make and not make mental errors. He almost threw two ints in one quarter,
Let's completely ignore the plays he did make. Amnesia?

He completed almost 70% of his passes. WTF are you guys talking about. He is basically a rookie.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:32 PM   #26
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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.
i know another board where nobody bitches at all (if you do you get banned).

its probably best to take the good with the "bad".
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:34 PM   #27
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I didn't forget!
Do you think think the poll results would have been the same if we had lost? I don't.

Tomlin can back out by saying "Dixon did well but we decided to go wit Carlie primarily because of experience." (Bradford looked better than Dixon today).

I can't wait until Leftwich comes back.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:42 PM   #28
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Batch? Dude looked like a deer in the headlights in the last preseason game.

Third string QB Dennis Dixon: 18/26 for 236 yards...69.23% completion rate

Future of the Franchise Matt Ryan: 27/44 for 252 yards...61.36% completion rate

Umm. As someone who watched Dixon at Oregon I think y'all should give this warrior time to get his sea legs. Besides what happens if Batch goes down? Now instead of taking the training wheels off slowly we throw Dixon onto a highwire with a unicycle?

Did Dixon make mistakes? Do I need to recount every stupid arse interception that Ben has thrown.

I'm confused. I thought we won this game.
Yeah...we won but we won DESPITE him instead of because of him. You can't have one opinion the whole game and then because we win change it.

I know those stats look pretty good but watching the game, he didn't play that well. Maybe of the 8 passes he missed, 6 of them were easy 3rd down passes he should have made.

If only his legs balanced out is poor throwing...Maybe they need to encourage him to run more.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:52 PM   #29
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Let's completely ignore the plays he did make. Amnesia?

He completed almost 70% of his passes. WTF are you guys talking about. He is basically a rookie.
I think the problem was we were 4/14 on 3rd downs (29%). I'm not sure how many of those were passes but I remember dixon mising a bunch. That's no good.

Had he come through on more of those 3rd down plays, things would be different.
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:14 PM   #30
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He played like a rookie at times, but I say play calling could be changed to match his strengths for major improvement. Seemed to me like most of the passes were straight drop back (no rollout and very little play action). Giving him the hook after his performance today would be premature. IMO
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