Pittsburgh Steelers: Dixon, Pouncey Make Case To Start vs. Detroit Lions

August 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On a night in which Mother Nature got the fans out of their seats with a storm, Dennis Dixon was able to do the same with his play. 
More importantly, he made the case to get the starting job over Byron Leftwich.
It was not purely Dixon’s play that could earn him the starting job, but instead the poor play of the starting offensive line.
Leftwich stood no chance in the Steelers preseason opener as he was hit and sacked early and often en route to a six of 10 passing performance for 43 yards.  He looked slow and indecisive behind a line that struggled against the pass rush of the Detroit Lions.
Of most concern on the line was newly acquired right tackle Flozell Adams. Known for being a strong run blocker and a weak pass blocker, Adams lived up to his reputation, allowing Cliff Avril to blow right by him for a sack.
If this is a sign of things to come for Pittsburgh’s line, Leftwich will not have an opportunity to succeed.
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