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    Default Geez.. Double D Stands For Difficult Decision

    Double D' stands for difficult decision
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    By: Mike Bires
    Beaver County Times

    Monday August 23, 2010 11:53 PM

    PITTSBURGH — Preseason statistics usually don’t mean much. But here’s a stat that’s downright amazing: Dennis Dixon has a 141.0 passer rating after two preseason games.

    There’s not an NFL quarterback playing any better.

    Dixon, the Steelers’ third-team QB, isn’t listed among official NFL leaders. That’s because he hasn’t averaged 14 passes per game.

    But his rating is higher than the 124.5 compiled by Jacksonville’s Luke McCown, the league leader at the halfway point of the exhibition schedule.

    And it’s much higher than the 105.7 of teammate Byron Leftwich.

    By presenting those numbers, I am not saying Double-D should be the starter on Sept. 12 when the regular season opens with Ben Roethlisberger out on suspension.

    But if Mike Tomlin does elevate Dixon to No. 1 on the depth chart over Leftwich, the Steelers’ odds of winning wouldn’t be any lower.

    With Roethlisberger under contract through the 2015 season, Dixon may never get a chance to log any significant playing time in Pittsburgh, at least not as long as No. 7 stays healthy.

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    Mike Bires can be reached online at mbires@timesonline.com

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    It's in the print version I caught this morning but not the online version for whatever reason but while Mike Bires is gushing about Dennis Dixon's passer rating against Detroit and New yorks scrubs he was also using the following QB's and their rating stats in Pre Season as the bar

    L. McCown - Jax
    K. Orton - Den
    S. Rosenfels - Min
    M. Stafford - Det
    C. Daniel - NO
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    Default Re: Geez.. Double D Stands For Difficult Decision

    How much of that QB rating occurred when playing second, third team defenses?

    Same for Byron.

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    How much of that QB rating occurred when playing second, third team defenses?

    Same for Byron.
    Almost impossible to tell for Dixon. Well, for Dixon the answer would be all of the rating. For leftwich he had a 135.0 rating against 2nd stringers in the Giants game and a 70 rating against first stringers in the Detroit game
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    Almost impossible to tell for Dixon. Well, for Dixon the answer would be all of the rating. For leftwich he had a 135.0 rating against 2nd stringers in the Giants game and a 70 rating against first stringers in the Detroit game
    Right, and that's kinda my point.

    Let's see how Dixon does against a quality first-string defense first before we appoint him the starting QB.

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    Default Re: Geez.. Double D Stands For Difficult Decision

    As I mentioned in another thread ("Lunacy"), I think the fact that he is dominate against subpar competition should buy him a few reps with the first team?

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    As I mentioned in another thread ("Lunacy"), I think the fact that he is dominate against subpar competition should buy him a few reps with the first team?
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    The Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Tomlin on some of his plans for the game in Denver on Sunday night: "I intend to give Dennis (Dixon) some looks with the first group against some good people. I think he's earned that. That's what this preseason is about."
    Are these morons getting dumber or just louder-Mayor Quimby

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