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    Tomlin: Dixon to start Sun; Starks injury not serious

    Tomlin: Starks injury not serious; Dixon to start Sunday
    By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


    The injury to the left ankle of Max Starks is not as severe as first thought and he may miss only one game, if that, for the Steelers.

    Coach Mike Tomlin revealed today that Starks has a normal ankle sprain and not a high ankle sprain, which might have caused him to miss up to a month of the season. Tomlin would not dismiss Starks as being available for Sunday's game in Tennessee.

    If Starks does not start, Jonathan Scott would play left tackle against the Titans, Tomlin said.

    Tomlin also announced that Dennis Dixon will make his second straight start at quarterback, and that the injury to Byron Leftwich's left knee has improved to the point that the quarterback might work some with the team in practice on Wednesday. Leftwich missed the opener with a sprained MCL that was injured in the final preseason game.
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    Re: Tomlin: Dixon to start Sun; Starks injury not serious

    Quote Originally Posted by PSU_dropout43
    Tomlin: Starks injury not serious; Dixon to start Sunday
    By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


    The injury to the left ankle of Max Starks is not as severe as first thought and he may miss only one game, if that, for the Steelers.

    Coach Mike Tomlin revealed today that Starks has a normal ankle sprain and not a high ankle sprain, which might have caused him to miss up to a month of the season. Tomlin would not dismiss Starks as being available for Sunday's game in Tennessee.

    If Starks does not start, Jonathan Scott would play left tackle against the Titans, Tomlin said.

    Tomlin also announced that Dennis Dixon will make his second straight start at quarterback, and that the injury to Byron Leftwich's left knee has improved to the point that the quarterback might work some with the team in practice on Wednesday. Leftwich missed the opener with a sprained MCL that was injured in the final preseason game.
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    I'd start Tony Hills at LT and keep Scott as the backup swing tackle on gameday.


    Difference maker in the middle needed to replace Shazier.

    Offer picks 1.28 & 3.92 plus WR Martavis Bryant to ARZ for pick 1.15. They only have 5 draft picks now, plus their WR's are undersized (John Brown & J.J. Nelson both 5'10") or old (Larry Fitzgerald 35 y.o.).

    Gets us ahead of BAL at 1.16, who's looking to replace the retired ILB Zach Orr.

    1.15 Georgia ILB Roquan Smith 6'0" 225
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    I agree Ruth. I think it is time to see what Hills got. I think he deserves that based on his Preseason. Scott should be active anyway with Legursky if Hills starts & Hills will be active if Scott starts. Give Hills a helmet and a start. I'm tired of guessing what we have!
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    2.Leighton Vander Esch ILB
    3.Lorenzo Carter OLB
    5.Holton Hill CB
    5.J'Mon Moore WR
    6.Chris Herndon TE
    7.Poona Ford DT

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    Re: Tomlin: Dixon to start Sun; Starks injury not serious

    So if Lefty is ready to go in ten days, who do you start? Him or DD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan
    So if Lefty is ready to go in ten days, who do you start? Him or DD?
    Ask me after the Titan game.


    Difference maker in the middle needed to replace Shazier.

    Offer picks 1.28 & 3.92 plus WR Martavis Bryant to ARZ for pick 1.15. They only have 5 draft picks now, plus their WR's are undersized (John Brown & J.J. Nelson both 5'10") or old (Larry Fitzgerald 35 y.o.).

    Gets us ahead of BAL at 1.16, who's looking to replace the retired ILB Zach Orr.

    1.15 Georgia ILB Roquan Smith 6'0" 225
    2.60 Stanford FS Justin Reid 6'1" 204

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    Re: Tomlin: Dixon to start Sun; Starks injury not serious

    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan
    So if Lefty is ready to go in ten days, who do you start? Him or DD?
    At this point, I'd stay with Dixon rather than bring a guy in that hasn't been playing at game speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan
    So if Lefty is ready to go in ten days, who do you start? Him or DD?
    Lefty was hurt because he is a statue in the pocket. Unfortunate injury but this was our concern from day 1. With our OL Lefty will be back on crutches if he tried to play anytime soon
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    2) Tim Williams - LB, Bama.
    3) Josh Jones S, NCState.
    3 Comp) Isaiah Ford, WR - VTech.
    4) Kareem Hunt - RB, Toledo.
    5) Josh Dobbs - QB, Tenn.
    6) Greg Pike - G/OT, Georgia.
    7) Isaac Rochell - DL, ND.

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    Re: Tomlin: Dixon to start Sun; Starks injury not serious

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    I'd start Tony Hills at LT and keep Scott as the backup swing tackle on gameday.

    the Steelers' coaches obviously think Scott plays better at LT than Hills so start Scott and dress Hills as his backup. and if Adams gets hurt, Scott can slide over to RT.

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    Re: Tomlin: Dixon to start Sun; Starks injury not serious

    Hills also played some RT in the preseason...

    If anything happens to Flozell, God forbid, they would probably just plug in Hills...
    Actually, my post was NOT about you...but, if the shoe fits, feel free to lace that &!+# up and wear it.

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    Re: Tomlin: Dixon to start Sun; Starks injury not serious

    Did we get a Hampton update?
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