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Is RB Anthony Dixon on the hot seat?

Is RB Anthony Dixon on the hot seat?

Originally posted by RYPTOUT:
I dunno what happened to this kid.... But last year he flashed a "one cut and go" and now he got his dancin shoes on... that dancing is a direct reflection of his in-ability to see the hole before it opens up. Lack of vision. I hope he figures it out... and hope he ditches twitter... that s**t is a distraction. ie: Arian Foster... and Chris Johnson...

He danced as well last year. Singletary wanted him to stop dancing. He is like a college QB who expects his wr to get more separation, well he expects a bigger hole, when the RB coach will tell him that its as big as its gonna get.
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
I think Dixon is a good back up, not sure that he is starter talent. Hunter looks like he could be a very good starter.

hunter's potential is 1000x more than bigdix's
He needs to run less like Hunter, more like Hillis.
I'd like to see a Hunter/Dixon/Gore backfield.

Shake that bear!
One thing I can say is JH is not your conventional coach. He's already shown a willingness to cut bait regardless of draft position. Yea we need 3 Rb's, but he's not just going to have any 3...we could always get another 3rd.
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
This. I don't understand what the deal is. The guy was a ROOKIE last year. He was picked in the SIXTH round. Gee whiz, people. Give the guy a freaking chance. He's way, WAY better than Omon, and Omon's in his 4th year. Dixon has power that he can use if he chooses too. Just watch some of his games from college where he was dragging tacklers 10-20 yards down the field en route to a TD. His problem is, being a big back, he doesn't think he can fit in the holes and so he tries to bounce it outside.

He has exceptional mobility for a big man and is a great #3 who makes a nice 1-2-3 punch with Gore's all-around attack and Hunter's speed. I am super surprised people are acting like he's been around forever and is some awful player. Give him a chance. Geez.

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Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
I'd like to see a Hunter/Dixon/Gore backfield.

Shake that bear!

Wishbone?!
  • mayo49
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Pee Wee Dixon needs to stop dancing and just hit the hole, run down hill.
Not that good of a RB and we all saw that last yr with gore out. He's that classic preseason stud rb. But its so obvious he doesn't play how he's built. He doesn't hit the hole. Dances way too much. Unless he does something amazing or someone gets jody he'll be the #3 rb, and he won't be a niner next yr.
Originally posted by cwilson830:
Nope. We need three RBs.

There are so many vets out I dont know why we would keep this guy around?
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
.This. I don't understand what the deal is. The guy was a ROOKIE last year. He was picked in the SIXTH round. Gee whiz, people. Give the guy a freaking chance. He's way, WAY better than Omon, and Omon's in his 4th year. Dixon has power that he can use if he chooses too. Just watch some of his games from college where he was dragging tacklers 10-20 yards down the field en route to a TD. His problem is, being a big back, he doesn't think he can fit in the holes and so he tries to bounce it outside.
He has exceptional mobility for a big man and is a great #3 who makes a nice 1-2-3 punch with Gore's all-around attack and Hunter's speed. I am super surprised people are acting like he's been around forever and is some awful player. Give him a chance. Geez.

Agreed with everything except the way WAY better than Omon part. Omon is faster and has better vision. You don't put up 7000 yards and 98 touchdowns in college (at any level) and be mediocre. Omon is a better true RB than Dixon. Better size, better speed, better vision, better hands.

BTW, the only player that put up those kind of numbers the same time Omon did was a little guy named Danny Woodhead. And he played in an even weaker conference. Look what he's doing now for the Patriots.
[ Edited by quicksilvr on Sep 1, 2011 at 1:06 PM ]
The good thing about a new regime is that they sometime are not afraid to cut the fat if they feel better can be had elsewhre. The niners have shown that. Clements, Mays, Spikes, Lawson, Abruyo.

Don't forget alot of the roster spots still may change after teams are forced to get down to that 53 man roster and people p/u other peoples perceived garbage.
Originally posted by quicksilvr:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
.This. I don't understand what the deal is. The guy was a ROOKIE last year. He was picked in the SIXTH round. Gee whiz, people. Give the guy a freaking chance. He's way, WAY better than Omon, and Omon's in his 4th year. Dixon has power that he can use if he chooses too. Just watch some of his games from college where he was dragging tacklers 10-20 yards down the field en route to a TD. His problem is, being a big back, he doesn't think he can fit in the holes and so he tries to bounce it outside.
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He has exceptional mobility for a big man and is a great #3 who makes a nice 1-2-3 punch with Gore's all-around attack and Hunter's speed. I am super surprised people are acting like he's been around forever and is some awful player. Give him a chance. Geez.

Agreed with everything except the way WAY better than Omon part. Omon is faster and has better vision. You don't put up 7000 yards and 98 touchdowns in college (at any level) and be mediocre. Omon is a better true RB than Dixon. Better size, better speed, better vision, better hands.

BTW, the only player that put up those kind of numbers the same time Omon did was a little guy named Danny Woodhead. And he played in an even weaker conference. Look what he's doing now for the Patriots.

That's simply not true. You could argue even that Joique Bell is as good or better. Bell -- who is battling for a spot with the Saints -- came from Division II playing for Wayne State and crushed Omon's numbers. Bell rushed for 2065 yards and 22 TDs as a freshman and 2084 yards and 29 touchdowns as senior year en route to capturing the Harlon Hill Trophy. He rushed for 6800 yards and had 100 total TDs in his career.

Now, as you mentioned, Omon played for Division II Northwest Missouri State and put up those numbers. Anthony Dixon played in the SEC against arguably the toughest defenses in the nation and rushed for 4000 yards in his career with 46 Total TDs.

Those DII abilities do not always transfer to the NFL. There are plenty of small-school RB's who put up huge numbers who come to the NFL and don't do much. Woodhead is a great success story, but there are many like him who haven't done anything -- like Omon, who in his 4th year has yet to be anything more than a practice squad player or 3rd RB at best in the NFL.
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Originally posted by Chief:
Dixon is a cool guy but way overrated as a RB.

how in any way is he overrated?
Any player on a team that hasn't posted a winning season in eight plus seasons is officially "on the hot seat."