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Is RB Anthony Dixon on the hot seat?

Is RB Anthony Dixon on the hot seat?

  • kush
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Anthony Dixon always has me SMH...
Why show up to camp heavier when you're an oversized back who relies on quickness???
He looks slow, stiff and unathletic and the missed fumble recovery was the icing on the cake for me. We can get much better production out of our 3rd rb spot and I'm sure we will in the offseason at the latest.

Anyone see something I'm missing?
He doesn't seem to have his mind in it. He tweets constantly, but about food, rap lyrics, his hair, or hitting on girls. Almost never about football.
Yeah I think he should have had that ball for sure on the fumbled punt return
Originally posted by mug0mug:
He doesn't seem to have his mind in it. He tweets constantly, but about food, rap lyrics, his hair, or hitting on girls. Almost never about football.

To be honest... I cant say I've ever tweeted about my job

He's a 3rd string runningback and he's really not that bad.... you guys are reading too much into this.
He seems to be playing pretty good on the special teams. Not much of an opportunity rushing the ball this year.
Originally posted by mug0mug:
He doesn't seem to have his mind in it. He tweets constantly, but about food, rap lyrics, his hair, or hitting on girls. Almost never about football.

I think he tweets too much and not sure if he is 110% committed to football but a lot of guys aren't. That being said it will be hard to release him because he is like Michael Robinson. Special teams player, leader, great team guy, everyone loves him and his energy, etc. I recall games where he would stand up on the bench and wave a towel to get the fans going. I am a big fan of his, wanted him and thought he was a steal in the 6th. Just didn't like that he added weight instead of getting smaller and quicker. He probably sticks around as a Michael Robinson guy.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Nov 6, 2011 at 1:57 PM ]
  • kush
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Originally posted by modninerfan:
Originally posted by mug0mug:
He doesn't seem to have his mind in it. He tweets constantly, but about food, rap lyrics, his hair, or hitting on girls. Almost never about football.

To be honest... I cant say I've ever tweeted about my job

He's a 3rd string runningback and he's really not that bad.... you guys are reading too much into this.
If he were playing well or took a step forward in his second year, we wouldn't be talking about his tweets, but he hasn't, he's regressed IMO and he wasn't good enough to afford a regression. When he's playing bad and looks out-of-shape I understand why some would question his (tweets and) motivation....

And no offense, but what do you do for a job? And who really cares about what you think (not saying this in a mean way, no one gives a s**t about what I have to say because I'm not a professional football player)? You probably don't have a reason to tweet about your job lol.
Ive got a kid who I will be watching very closely in the draft....
Dixon seems like a solid team guy who's almost content not to be a rotational running back. Maybe he settled into a nice reserve/special teams role. So long as he's not disruptive, I'm a fan though I am disappointed he's not a better running back. I don't know if he was just hyped up or what but I thought he could really be a good, big back for us. We know he dances too much and doesn't run downhill...maybe use him as a fullback? How is he as a blocker? Could he catch out of the backfield and help the passing game underneath? Maybe catching and running means less dancing and more yardage.