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Take your pick: Leftwich or Dixon?

8/30/2010
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Who Should Start At QB For Pittsburgh?

Chris Mortensen talks about who Pittsburgh should start in Ben Roethlisberger's absence

This week's "Take your pick" in the AFC North blog involves the hottest topic with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Who should start at quarterback Sept. 12 against the Atlanta Falcons: Byron Leftwich or Dennis Dixon?

We've waited weeks for this "Take your pick," because we wanted to make sure each quarterback had a fair chance to show what they could do with the first-team offense. Dixon made his debut with the starters in Sunday night's 34-17 loss to the Denver Broncos, and now Steeler Nation is better informed to make a decision with Ben Roethlisberger's suspension looming.

Dixon has been lights out against backups this preseason but showed his inexperience against Denver's starters, throwing for 94 yards and two interceptions. One pick was returned for a touchdown by Denver. Leftwich has been average but not great, completing 9 of 20 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown in three preseason games. He was 0-for-4 against the Broncos.

Although the Steelers have about two more weeks to make their choice, our community no longer has that luxury. Take your pick Monday between Dixon and Leftwich (or Charlie Batch if you wish). Send your comments to our division inbox or AFC North Twitter, and we will run the best responses throughout the week.