Dennis Dixon

Steelers Not Viewing Josh Dobbs As Successor To Roethlisberger

The Pittsburgh Steelers did the unmentionable yesterday, and a lot of people aren’t happy about it. And no, I’m not even talking about drafting a long snapper. I’m talking about drafting a backup quarterback when you already have a backup quarterback—maybe even two backup quarterbacks. Quarterback coach Randy Fichtner pointed…



Tell Us What Steelers’ QB Bruce Arians Is Calling Dumb

Cool little nugget sent over from reader Alex, who spotted this quote from Bruce Arians in an ESPN article having him break down this year’s QB class. Arians is never one to hold back what he’s thinking and in describing the football IQ needed to play QB, he recalled one…


Sorry, Suggs: Big Ben Has Long History Of Missing Ravens Games

You may have heard that Baltimore Ravens veteran outside linebacker Terrell Suggs made some comments yesterday regarding Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and his perceived penchant for playing up injuries leading up to a game, only to end up playing in spite of how dire it may have appeared during…


Steelers Have More Questions Than Answers Behind Roethlisberger

The Pittsburgh Steelers have spent most of Ben Roethlisberger’s career with a pretty solid idea of what they had at the quarterback position behind him. Early in his career, of course, they had Tommy Maddox, who was the starter for the first two games of Roethlisberger’s rookie year, and then…


Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2008 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…


Report: Roethlisberger To Be No. 2 QB Against Browns

Will quarterback Ben Roethlisberger really be the backup to Landry Jones Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field? According to Britt McHenry of ESPN, that’s what is scheduled to happen. Roethlisberger ended the week as questionable with his left foot sprain and was able to…


Ben Roethlisberger Suited Up As Emergency QB Once Before

It looks as though Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may be missing his fourth consecutive game tomorrow as he works his way back from an MCL sprain and bone bruise in his knee, which has kept him out since Week Three. But that doesn’t mean that he won’t dress for…



Steelers Fantasy Football Predictions: Week 4 Vs. Ravens

Week 4 – October 1, 2015 Location: Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Opponent: Baltimore Ravens Week 3 of the 2015 season was a cruel reminder that the NFL is still a brutal sport. When #7 hit the turf in St. Louis in the 3rd quarter of last Sunday’s game, Steeler…


Rebuilding A Champion: QB Depth Untested In Recent Years

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next chance to make a push for a championship. Last season showed signs that the team was on its way out of that transitional phase after posting a…


Breaking Down The Roster By Draft Class Under Mike Tomlin

Yesterday we took a look back at the inaugural draft class of head coach Mike Tomlin during his tenure as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Entering his ninth season, he has now gone through the draft process nine times, and he still has three players from that 2007…


The Steelers Future’s Report: Tajh Boyd

Name: Tajh Boyd College: Clemson Height: 6’1 Weight: 222 Born: 9-25-1990 We have officially come to the end of the first ever Steelers Future’s report and we will finish up the evaluations with former Clemson standout, quarterback Tajh Boyd. Boyd joins the Steelers after being cut by the New York Jets…


The Pessimist’s Take – Drafting For Plan B At QB

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…


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Relaxed Rules Help Shape Steelers’ 2014 Practice Squad

Slowly but surely, it seems as though the league is ultimately coming around to change and updating some policies and practices that have become obsolete. Speaking strictly of on-field matters rather than disciplinary issues, incorporating a central command center for reviews, for example, was an overdue change. The NFL’s practice…