Please Coach Tomlin, Start Dennis Dixon, Not Byron Leftwich

August 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

An open letter to Coach Mike Tomlin to change his mind and do what is best for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Start Dennis Dixon for the four games Ben Roethlisberger will miss, not Byron Leftwich.
Dear Coach Tomlin:
I don't consider myself anywhere near the judge of football talent you are. But it doesn't take George Halas to see what was in plain site last night in the rain at Heinz Field.
Dennis Dixon brings a dynamic, explosive element to an offense that, under Byron Leftwich, is predictable and average at best.  For both the best interests—both long term and short term—of the Steelers, you need to get young Dixon in there. Make him the starter while Big Ben is serving his suspension.
This is nothing personal. Byron Leftwich is a known commodity and tries very hard. The only problem is, he is just as mobile as a the statue of Art Rooney outside the stadium. It takes him forever to get rid of of the ball and he has a lot of mileage on that big cha...

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