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Can Dennis Dixon Keep The Steelers' Playoff Hopes Alive? [Sunday Night Football Live Thread]

11/29/09 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

You might not want to think about this, especially if you're a Steelers fan, but the Steelers are in serious trouble this year. It's obvious that they haven't been playing well at all lately, and another loss would put them on the bubble for a playoff spot, and a full 2 games behind the Bengals in the AFC North.

So without Ben Roethlisberger, can Dennis Dixon help lead the team to a victory against the Ravens tonight? 67% of FanIQ users seem to think so, but I have no idea why.

The Ravens aren't exactly world beaters either, but the Steelers offense will be even more incompetent than usual today, with the inexperienced Dixon at the helm. If they're smart, they'll use him as a game manager, much like they've done with Roethlisberger for most of his career. We'll see if that's enough.

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11/30/09   |     |   6 respect

 No worries...we squeak in with the wild card, and then, who knows what a healthy Steelers team can do? 

11/30/09   |     |   217 respect

I'm not talking about anybody on ESPN or anything.  I am talking about all the people on another poll on here saying that he sucks.  They were all hating on him before he got a chance to play.

11/30/09   |     |   538 respect

Even though I think we can still make the playoffs, I understand what you're saying.
You can criticize your team and still be a fan, it doesn't mean you're not a real fan.

Flashback to 1988, we went 5-11; I was the number 1 critic of the Steelers but I still sat and watched every game like any other fan.

11/30/09   |   maddhatter6691   |   7918 respect

I THINK DIXON DID PRETTY DAMN GOOD BEING HIS FIRST NFL START. ALL IN ALL 1 OF THE BEST GAMES I SEEN THIS WEEKEND 

11/30/09   |   jxnsteelersfan   |   75 respect

kramer wrote:
 You have no idea how much I want them to prove me wrong.  Maybe my negativity will backfire just like it did with the Pens last year.  I had people calling for my head because I kept ragging on them so much.

I don't really view it as negativity.  You are a passionate fan and your passion is evident in your comments when your team suffers a loss.  All fans are not as passionate as you and shouldn't convict you because of it.  You are entitled to your feelings and to express them in regards to how the team performs.  Keep it up, don't hold back, and maybe other fans will embrace your passion for what it is.

11/30/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 You have no idea how much I want them to prove me wrong.  Maybe my negativity will backfire just like it did with the Pens last year.  I had people calling for my head because I kept ragging on them so much.

11/30/09   |     |   30 respect

 So,   What's your Point