Byron Leftwich Injury Bolsters Dennis Dixon Into Starting QB Role

September 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

He hobbled, staggered, and willed his way back to the huddle after teammate Mewelde Moore and Panther safety Marcus Hudson collided near him in the middle of the second quarter Thursday night at Heinz Field in the Steelers preseason finale.
For all we know, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, along with the 50,000+ in attendance, was having flashbacks to Byron Leftwich’s heroic performance at Marshall where his offensive line carried him down the field in one of college footballs greatest moments.
But there he stood, stoic as always, as he was experiencing every NFL head coach’s worst nightmare. His opening day starter, for all intensive purposes, was collapsing to his knees due to a freak incident in the season’s most meaningless game.
For all the questions that had arisen for Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wake of Ben Roethlisberger’s 3-4-6 game suspension, the biggest and most crucial decision was who would fill in as the Steelers signal cal...

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