Defining Moment For Dennis Dixon
Nobody wanted the defining moment for Dennis Dixon to come this way or this soon, but on Sunday night versus the division rival Baltimore Ravens, it will happen. The Steelers organization and fans will know exactly what they do or do not have in the 2008, 5th round draft pick. Dixon will be asked to win a near must win game on the road with limited preparation, a scaled down playbook and nearly no regular in game season experience. What happens on Sunday night will decide if Dixon is indeed the number 2 quarterback going forward. It could prevent the Steelers from having to sign a veteran journey man and would allow current number 2 quarterback, Charlie Batch, to be placed on injured reserve to free up a well needed roster spot. Dixon does not need to be Roethlisberger-esque in nature, he merely just needs to manage the game and not turn over the ball. A loss will not be terrible for Dixon behind the wheel as long as he shows the game is not too big for him. Quarterbacks are made and broken in these types of games. Dixon has the ability, but needs to show he can use it in real time. Sunday night the spotlight will be on him. God help us!