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Forget About the Steelers Running the “Wildcat” Offense

There’s been talk about the Steelers going to some kind of “wildcat” offense this year with 2nd year QB Dennis Dixon having more to do with the offense….the Tribune-Review today says that won’t happen:

Steelers QB Dennis Dixon, a running as well as a passing threat in college, said he is open to taking snaps as a “Wildcat” quarterback. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, however, said earlier this week that he has no plans to add the subpackage to the Steelers’ offense in part because “Dennis would get broken in half.” That means Dixon, barring injury or a dismal preseason by Batch, will spend at least another year learning.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. mark

    August 6, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Guys, we should all remember that Dennis Dixon is a stand in the pocket type of QB. At least that’s how he looked in College. I don’t think that Dixon is the second coming of Slash,Randall Cunningham or anyone else that would rather run than throw. I wouldn’t want to see a talented kid like that get thrown into a gimmicky play and watch him get massacred. Our Steelers have won championships with and without such trickery. Sure, its fun to watch a team catch another off guard with a gadget here or there, but if the Steelers are running the ball well regularly no such tricks will be needed. Personally, I think this years offense is going to be very impressive and make another title seem to be within close reach. Lets let Dixon develop as a QB and see where he is then. If this line can run block better than last year, I imagine great things for the offense.

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