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Anthony Dixon is a Niner!

Originally posted by wailers15:
He's a bad ass but look at all the carries he had in college. 910 carries! That's alot of mileage for a RB.

well he is gonna get a break backing up Gore with all those carries
i briefly scanned this thread and i couldn't find the fact that dixon obviously ran in a mis-directional offense...same reason i wouldn't draft dwyer or what's his nuts receiver for georgia tech
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Originally posted by GoldenIowa49er:
i briefly scanned this thread and i couldn't find the fact that dixon obviously ran in a mis-directional offense...same reason i wouldn't draft dwyer or what's his nuts receiver for georgia tech

From what I've seen they would still run traditional pro sets, so it's not as if there isn't any film to study or that he has no experience.

He was drafted in the sixth, so minimal risk and high reward.

I'm really impressed with what I've seen. I think his most impressive attributes are his balance and leg drive. Both could help him succeed as a short yardage back.
Originally posted by Travisty13:
OH SWEET BABY INFANT JESUS! I just watched the run against Houston and........WOW.......just WOW!
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Mason-Dixon! make the nickname happen Niner nation! (I played with him on a college football season last year with Miss St, I was excited hes on the real team now!)
Originally posted by NinerGod:
great f'n pick up!

He reminds me of a lil taller Garrison Hearst
Notice, Dixon ran out of the spread/shotgun offense at Miss. St. I think there is a method to Singletary's madness.



[ Edited by RedWaltz24 on Apr 28, 2010 at 17:51:00 ]
Originally posted by GoldenIowa49er:
i briefly scanned this thread and i couldn't find the fact that dixon obviously ran in a mis-directional offense...same reason i wouldn't draft dwyer or what's his nuts receiver for georgia tech

Actually if I'm not mistaken they ran that offense his senior year. Sylvester Croom recruited him and coached him for 3 years and then Dan Mullen (OC fo Florida) took over his Senior year.

Whats impressive about Dixon is, he not only ran well against the SEC he ran well when other teams knew MSU was going to run. He was MSU's offense.
Originally posted by miked1978:
Originally posted by GoldenIowa49er:
i briefly scanned this thread and i couldn't find the fact that dixon obviously ran in a mis-directional offense...same reason i wouldn't draft dwyer or what's his nuts receiver for georgia tech

Actually if I'm not mistaken they ran that offense his senior year. Sylvester Croom recruited him and coached him for 3 years and then Dan Mullen (OC fo Florida) took over his Senior year.

Whats impressive about Dixon is, he not only ran well against the SEC he ran well when other teams knew MSU was going to run. He was MSU's offense.

That is correct. Croom ran a "put the tiny quarterback in there!" offense.
Originally posted by ninerlifer:
Originally posted by wailers15:
He's a bad ass but look at all the carries he had in college. 910 carries! That's alot of mileage for a RB.

well he is gonna get a break backing up Gore with all those carries
Originally posted by RedWaltz24:
Notice, Dixon ran out of the spread/shotgun offense at Miss. St. I think there is a method to Singletary's madness.


I noticed this too, and was gonna post about it. Should be interesting to see how much he's used out of that formation in the preseason and beyond.

He's becoming my next fav after Iupati because of where we got him and how he runs. He's a total MIKE SINGLETARY-type back. I look forward to seeing him on the field delivering blows at the end of runs like the one at :53.

Imagine him behind Iupati. Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout!
What about Dixon as the starting fullback. At 233 lbs, he just about 10 pounds less than Norris. Perhaps when he has a year to learn to lead and pass block. I'd like the Niners to develop a second threat in the backfield with Gore. Regardless, I think Norris is more at risk than M. Robinson.