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Steelers' Dixon To Start At QB Against Atlanta


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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday Dennis Dixon will start the season at quarterback when the team takes on the Atlanta Falcons Sunday at Heinz Field.

Charlie Batch has more experience at the position, but Dixon had a solid camp performance and took almost all of the preseason snaps with the first team offense.

Batch, who most likely could have been cut before the start of the season is now the backup QB after Byron Leftwich injured his knee in the Steelers’ final preseason game on Thursday.

Starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is currently serving a four game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. NFL jerseys

“It's every quarterback's dream to get the opportunity to start in the National Football League,” Dixon said. “My number's called now. I'm going to have fun with it. I'm happy. But then again, I mean, there's a lot of work to be had.”

Sunday’s game will be Dixon's second career start. He threw for one touchdown and ran for another in an overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens last year.

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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday Dennis Dixon will start the season at quarterback when the team takes on the Atlanta Falcons Sunday at Heinz Field.

Charlie Batch has more experience at the position, but Dixon had a solid camp performance and took almost all of the preseason snaps with the first team offense.

Batch, who most likely could have been cut before the start of the season is now the backup QB after Byron Leftwich injured his knee in the Steelers' final preseason game on Thursday.

Starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is currently serving a four game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy. NFL jerseys

"It's every quarterback's dream to get the opportunity to start in the National Football League," Dixon said. "My number's called now. I'm going to have fun with it. I'm happy. But then again, I mean, there's a lot of work to be had."

Sunday's game will be Dixon's second career start. He threw for one touchdown and ran for another in an overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens last year.

I was hoping we could get the sure win with wind-up Lefty starting, but now it will be more difficult; but can still be done.

We just have to stay at home in our lanes and keep Dixon from beating us by running.

We have a very aggressive defense so we have to be sure not to over-run the plays and watch out for the cut-backs. This was a problem in the Jax. game.

BEAT THEM PITT STINKERS

GO FALCONS !!!!!!

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