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Dear Mike Tomlin, Dennis Dixon Can and Should Start The Season

PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 14: Dennis Dixon #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs with the ball against the Detroit Lions during the preseason game on August 14, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Chad SmithContributor IAugust 15, 2010

I will try to keep this short and sweet as I am more petitioning on this topic more than anything.  I've heard several reports this training camp that indicated that Dennis Dixon was having a bad training camp.  Furthermore doing nothing to make it a hard decision for Mike Tomlin to decide who will be the starting QB during Ben Roethlisbergers absence.  Well well how one night can change that.

Did everyone see the Steelers beat the Lions last night?  Now you tell me who appeared to be the better QB?  Dixon or Leftwich?  Leftwich may indeed be the more qualified candidate to start but.....I believe Dixon should get the job simply based upon his escape ability. 

Let's face it Steelers faithful, the Offensive Line is shaping up to be a unit that's headed once again for mediocrity.  Byron Leftwich is a statue in the pocket but with Dixon's legs he is able to extend plays much like our Franchise QB. 

I know it's early but I can't wait to see another performance from both.  All in all a solid first game for the team.  It appears Dwyer is heading for a practice squad this year so Issac Redman should make the team easily after last nights performance.

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