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Eagles sign former Steelers QB Dennis Dixon to a 2-year deal
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I'm sure this has been pointed out, but this move in my mind solidifies that Michael Vick will be the starting QB for Chip Kelly's offense, and rightfully so.

It doesn't make much sense to have a pocket passing QB and 2 mobile backups (or if they part ways with Vick, one mobile backup). Just doesn't work for the scheme.

However I like this move for them, Dennis Dixon has always been one of the players I liked watching with Pittsburgh.
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Steelers won the SB with him on the roster... Ravens won a SB with him on the PS...
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He's still the best QB Chip has produced and was on his way to an easy Heisman victory until he tore his ACL. He ran that offense to absolute perfection. If he works his butt off then I could see him challenging for the starting spot.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SnA ExclusiVe wrote:
It doesn't make much sense to have a pocket passing QB and 2 mobile backups (or if they part ways with Vick, one mobile backup). Just doesn't work for the scheme.


That's how I do it in Madden though. Laughing If my backup can't throw, at least he can get out of trouble with his feet!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SnA ExclusiVe wrote:
I'm sure this has been pointed out, but this move in my mind solidifies that Michael Vick will be the starting QB for Chip Kelly's offense, and rightfully so.

It doesn't make much sense to have a pocket passing QB and 2 mobile backups (or if they part ways with Vick, one mobile backup). Just doesn't work for the scheme.

However I like this move for them, Dennis Dixon has always been one of the players I liked watching with Pittsburgh.



Chip is on record saying he will change his scheme to benefit whoever his players are on the field. So if our pocket passer got hurt, the backup would run different plays.

Plus no guarantee dixon even makes our team.
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I like it, he's a good back-up who's proven he can come in and win spot starts if he's asked too.

He's depth, and you always need depth. Besides considering Vick and Edwards, or at least Edwards, are most likely gone they need to bring in some guys to push for depth.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No real surprise to me. Dixon played very well in his offense.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Dixon as well. That said I hope the Eagles didn't sign him to be their starting QB.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good depth signing by the Eagles. Dixon has experience being coached under Kelly and that's a plus. I think Vick is going to end up staying and Foles will be the one looking for a new home. Foles has shown some flashes of being a decent QB and the Eagles can at least get a draft pick for him.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to bump this portion of my post, in case anyone missed it:
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if Dixon is signed, IT IS NOT for the starting QB job.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eagles_808 wrote:
Just wanted to bump this portion of my post, in case anyone missed it:
Eagles_808 wrote:
if Dixon is signed, IT IS NOT for the starting QB job.


Yeah there's no way a new head coach would just take a qb off a practice squad in hopes of him being a starting QB.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now it's official:

https://twitter.com/Jeff_McLane
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Eagles and QB Dennis Dixon agree to terms on a two-year contract.


https://twitter.com/caplannfl
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The Eagles have agreed to terms with QB Dennis Dixon on a two-year contract, the team announced on Thursday.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does the Eagles fan base think of Foles? With the way he played I'd assume he'd warrant a 3rd round pick. I just don't see him fitting in with Chip's offense and Dixon looked pretty good with the Steelers in his short stint as starter. Trading Foles to draft some help in the secondary, o-line, or linebacker spot seems ideal, IMO.
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RainbowCarebear wrote:
Steelers won the SB with him on the roster... Ravens won a SB with him on the PS...


I thought the Practice Squad was for players with less than 3 years of expierence?

Dixon is a 5 year vet. How could he have been on the PS?
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SteelKing728 wrote:
RainbowCarebear wrote:
Steelers won the SB with him on the roster... Ravens won a SB with him on the PS...


I thought the Practice Squad was for players with less than 3 years of expierence?

Dixon is a 5 year vet. How could he have been on the PS?


Dixon only played 4 career games, you have to play 8 games in a regular season to be ineligible for the practice squad.
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