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DiXon as the "X" factor


Not that I think the Steelers will have a need to find creative ways to generate offense BUT the new QB rule makes things interesting.

 

"Under old rules, NFL teams were allowed to have 45 players on their active game day roster. A 46th player was designated as the emergency or 3rd QB. If the emergency QB entered the game before the 4th quarter, then the other two QBs were disqualified.

Under the new rules, NFL teams are allowed to have 46 players on their active game day roster. In addition, the emergency QB rule is abolished, which means a team’s 3rd string QB can enter the game at any point without disqualifying the other two QBs." (Vikings Blog)

 

Dixon can be the 3rd QB and get some good playing time as a "wildcat" or simply a change-of-pace QB. Do I think the Steelers will stray from their Standard approach, not necessarily but it is fun to think about.  Think about how the opponents will have to "spy" him to keep him in the pocket and all of the avenues that opens up for the Money gang and TEs.

 

What do you think?

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