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Steelers Should Start Batch Over Dixon

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You are about to read a sentence that I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would be writing this morning.

The starting quarterback for your Steelers in their opening game against the Atlanta Falcons a week from Sunday will be Charlie Batch.

Not Dennis Dixon.

Really.

No, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn't confide any state secrets in me Thursday night after the 19-3 exhibition win against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field. He was typically evasive about the team's messy quarterback situation, confirming only that presumptive replacement starter Byron Leftwich had a sprained left knee. That means Leftwich,...

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