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hawaiiansteel
07-27-2011, 08:02 PM
the Steelers rarely bring more than four QBs to training camp so the late addition of Dieker could signal they do not expect one of the other four to be able to throw, for whatever reasons....



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Steelers add another QB

Jul 27


For the first time in a long time, the Steelers will have five quarterbacks in training camp, and that's because they have signed a 20th undrafted rookie -- Chris Dieker from Southern Illinois.

Dieker (6-foot-5, 230 pounds) had a 20-9 record in his three years as a starter, and he left Southern Illinois ranked in the top five in school history in 13 different offensive categories. He finished his career at the school ranked third in six different categories: passing yards (5,237), completions (446), attempts (757), completion percentage (.589), touchdown passes (41) and total offense (5,735).

The team's other quarterbacks are Ben Roethlisberger, Byron Leftwich, Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon, who currently is a restricted free agent.

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steelz09
07-27-2011, 08:19 PM
Good, I hope someone steps up.

I really wouldn't feel comfortable w/ Dixon as our starting QB if Ben got hurt.

Ozey74
07-27-2011, 08:34 PM
Good, I hope someone steps up.

I really wouldn't feel comfortable w/ Dixon as our starting QB if Ben got hurt.


If all things were like they were last year between our 3 back ups, Dixon will be #2 again. I hope we found a diamond in the rough with this SIU kid.


:tt2

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
07-27-2011, 10:17 PM
Good, I hope someone steps up.

I really wouldn't feel comfortable w/ Dixon as our starting QB if Ben got hurt.


If all things were like they were last year between our 3 back ups, Dixon will be #2 again. I hope we found a diamond in the rough with this SIU kid.


:tt2

DD was our backup because Lefty couldn't go. I think that BL is ahead of Dixon on the depth chart.

Djfan
07-27-2011, 11:09 PM
Is Dixon a RFA? Is there such a thing this year?

If we sign him he's trade bait. If this new QB is any good, he can compete with DD. I wouldn't be surprised to see the QB line up as Ben, Lefty, and the new kid.

fezziwig
07-28-2011, 12:24 AM
I've never seen any value or talent or even future talent that Dixon offered. I would like to see Batch and Leftwich remain. Many say that Batch is an injury waiting to happen but, they are all injured or have had injuries so it's just not Batch that gets hurt.

chiken
07-29-2011, 12:00 PM
Didn't Batch injure himself throwing a pass last year? Like with no contact? That dude is done.

NorthCoast
07-29-2011, 04:11 PM
Agreed.....Batch is done.


Bring some new blood and see what they can do. (Batch to coaching stafff....my 2 cents)