It's a little more telling that he was on the practice squad with Baltimore, but under the new NFL rules, the 3rd string QB doesn't dress any more. He was behind Tyrod Taylor and Flacco in Baltimore, but there was no other QB.
I'm not saying start him, but there's a lot to like about Dixon as someone who knows the Chip Kelly offense, and would probably bring enough to be a quality backup. He can essentially run the offense right off the bat, has a whole lot of athleticism and could even help out the other QB's in his offense. It's more than worth a shot on a guy who's shown a little NFL promise even though it's been rumored the Steelers didn't really set him up in the correct situation to succeed and he did a pretty good job of it anyways. I mean, in his one game in 2010, Dixon was 18-26 for 211 (0TD-1INT). That's a solid line for a backup against a playoff team, and not only just a playoff team, but a team who got a bye week.
Stoops....there it is!Fix it. Fix it good.
Wait....i dont know if i agree with the "him being waived means nothing"
It clearly means something if he got beat out by Charlie Batch for a roster spot lol...i mean come on. And Byron Leftwich sorry I dont want any of those two as my backups....Id take an AJ Feeley over those two lol...
So the fact that he got waived does say something.... but was it just the wrong coach? We all know how Big Ben feels about Haley even after he retracted all the statements he said during the year lol.
Regardless I DO AGREE that he could and even should excel in Kellys system, if Kelly does indeed intend to run a hybrid style of his Oregon offense...He will surely make a intriguing possible backup. Which if Kelly is hand picking him this speaks VOLUMES of Foles personally I think Foles now doesnt have a fair shot here...
Sad, watch he will go elsewhere and be a top 7 qb LOL
So yeah, honestly, I find his being waived to be a situation of circumstance not a situation in which the Steelers truly believed he was the 4th most talented QB on their roster.
Stoops....there it is!Fix it. Fix it good.
And just because the 3rd string QB doesnt dress anymore, doesnt mean you have to put him on the practice squad. On the practice squad other teams can sign him, if you really thought he was something special you wouldnt want to risk that, ultimately, the fact that they couldnt find a place for him on the active roster, means they felt they had at least 53 players that were more valuable to them.
I wouldnt say the Steelers put him in a bad position, I mean sure, he was forced to come in and start earlier than expected due to injuries, but that could happen with any team, for the most part, the Steelers are very, very committed to believing in their players and working with them and allowing them to develop. Compared to a lot of other teams in the NFL the Steelers have a very small turnover rate, they tend to keep guys around.
I agree, I think there are some positives he could potentially bring to the team, I am not disagreeing with you on that and I dont think I said I had a problem with us bringing him in as a 3rd stringer or a PS guy or a training camp body. And like you and I both said, I would not be cool with him as our starter (at least until he proves otherwise).
So not only did he get beat out by Charlie Batch,and Byron Leftwhich,but Tyrod Taylor too?I got to see quite a bit of Tyrod living in ACC country,never felt he was NFL caliber.
just remember that we can have 4 or 5 qbs until the end of preseason, you know, i love this, he's a familiar guy for kelly and he will just bring some competition to the team
But while we are at it....
Here's a read on Nnamdi... I suggest reading:
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I think he still believes in Kolb.
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Heard Paul Kruger might not be back with the Ravens next year and when I watched him I thought he was pretty damn good. Doesn't Baltimore run a 3-4 hybrid defense? Isn't that what we plan on switching too? I also heard he's looking for somewhere around 40 million. Depending on what happens with Demeco we should take a run at him.