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Old 09-20-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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Red face Dixon injury update

According to profootballtalk.com- Dennis Dixon has a torn Meniscus. Isn't that the same injury Ben had a few years ago? Looks like we'll be picking our starter next week from 2 options instead of three.

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Old 09-20-2010, 05:46 PM   #2
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Looks like Steelers will be looking on waiver wire for another QB.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:08 PM   #3
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no they won't.. Leftwich, Batch, ARE will be our QBs. no need to waste a roster spot on another QB when ARE can fill in. all we need is 20 yards net passing to win games.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:10 PM   #4
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Leftwich's injury takes 2-4 weeks to heal, knowing his past injury issues, there's a good chance he will not be able to play next week. So its down to Batch and Randle El really.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:15 PM   #5
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This Dixon injury concerns me especially when watching the rather innocent play that he was injured on. Looking at his frame, he looks extremely fragile. I have to wonder if this guy is a wise and stable investment or does he have an injury rating of 20 in Madden parlance?
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:59 PM   #6
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I think you start Batch in Tampa and give Leftwich another week to heal

Until he was hurt Dixon was not playing any better yesterday than week one - once he started to run he then got hurt

Unfortunately I think Dixon has taken his last snaps in Pittsburgh - since Dixon will still be unable to play when Roethlisberger he returns I wonder how you justify keeping a roster spot open for him

Maybe you put Dixon on IR since i bet someone picks him up if you try to park him on the practice squad, but if this is his last year on his contract he may be looking elsewhere anyhow
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:03 PM   #7
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I feel bad for Dix but this may be the reason why he dropped in the draft. He may have a Pat White / Koy Detmer type frame.
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Leftwich's injury takes 2-4 weeks to heal, knowing his past injury issues, there's a good chance he will not be able to play next week. So its down to Batch and Randle El really.
not really. knowing his past injury history, theres a great chance he WILL be able to play. he is a quick healer (always ahead of schedule) and has an incredible threshold for pain.

sundays game is 3 and a half weeks after his injury.
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Leftwhich had an extra couple days to stay off the knee and he will have a whole weeks practice to see where he's at. I don't see how Lefty wouldn't start Sunday.
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not really. knowing his past injury history, theres a great chance he WILL be able to play. he is a quick healer (always ahead of schedule) and has an incredible threshold for pain.

sundays game is 3 and a half weeks after his injury.

Yeah, but do we want to risk Leftwich in a rather meaningless non-conference game, when we have the Ravens the next week? That game's a heck of a lot more important, and let's face it, whoever is starting this week will likely not be starting the week after...
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