Originally posted by jreff22:Originally posted by OKC49erFan:Originally posted by jreff22:Originally posted by mayo63:Originally posted by jreff22:Originally posted by mayo63:
I love the interview with him. He'll be everything Coffee isn't, great addition and our starter when Fwankie retires.
I wouldn't go that far
I wouldn't go that far? Have you looked at those clips, he should have no problem being our #1 back.
He was a 6th rounder for a reason.
This argument gets really old. "He was a _th rounder for a reason." If you don't think a player has the potential to start, fine, but at least provide something of relevance in regard to his play. As far as careers go, the round selection means very little when it is all over.
Ok then why was he not taken earlier? What does Spiller, Best, Mathews, Tate, and Hardesty have that he doesn't? I have already said prior that he doesn't have top end speed and that's one of the reasons he was drafted in the 6th.
You don't need top end speed in the NFL, you need burst, and Dixon looks like he has a good burst. Up until last year Gore never really broke away from defenders, and I still don't think he "runs away" but rather he breaks the safety tackle and no one else is close enough to get to him before he reaches the end-zone.
There are plenty of RB's that are successful who run 4.6 and 4.7s but their 10 yard dash is faster than the 40 would indicate.
What's great about Dixon is that he WANTS to inflict punishment when he runs, where as Coffee seemed like he was just trying to stay on his feet after getting hit. That's gonna be the reason he gets plugged in as the #2 over Coffee.