I sincerely hope that you enjoyed what you could of The Dennis Dixon Experience, because it's come to an abrupt halt after he suffered a torn lateral meniscus on Sunday against Tennessee.
Ed Bouchette of the PG reports that the injury should sideline Dixon 3-5 weeks, effectively ending his brief tenure as the team's starting quarterback in the absence of Ben Roethlisberger. Dixon was 22-for-32, with 254 yards, no touchdowns and one interception this season. The Steelers won both contests, but Dixon never really looked totally comfortable, making some questionable decisions and appearing to be trapped between the QB he wants to be (making plays with his legs) and the QB Bruce Arians wanted him to be (keeping running to a minimum).
As it stands right now, Charlie Batch, of all people, is the last healthy man standing at the position. Batch was treated as an afterthought throughout training camp, getting limited work and actually starting down a release before Byron Leftwich injured his knee in the preseason.
As for the dinged-up Leftwich, he was re-signed by the team yesterday and could possibly start against his 2009 employer, Tampa Bay, on Sunday. In either case, the Steelers will be starting an immobile quarterback behind a makeshift offensive line that's already given up seven sacks. Of course, the way their defense is playing, they could probably sign Jamarcus Russell off the street right now and still get a win.
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