more on dennis from the post-gazette in pittsburgh:

After Dixon was drafted, the coaching staff discussed making him the No. 2 quarterback in games and putting Batch at No. 3. That way, Dixon could be inserted into the lineup on occasion in certain situations where his strengths at quarterback could be put to good use -- such as his 47-yard touchdown run around end on fourth-and-1 against Buffalo in the second preseason game.

complete article
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08246/908702-66.stm