Originally posted by ninerlifer:
Originally posted by PTulini:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
No I don't think so. I think we can use 3 RB's. Gore/Hunter/Dixon. You can't have all small RB's. 1 big short yardage RB is good to have. And he has flashed good ability at times. He is not as nifty or speedy or quick as Hunter. But he also outweighs Hunter by 45 pounds or so and is more of a short yardage bruiser. You need somebody who can get 1 - 2 tough yards. IMO for as big as he is he is pretty athletic with good speed and moves for his size. I don't personally see the criticism. I think he has played pretty well overall. He had a fantastic preseason last year and a good one this year.
That is not Dixon at all.
huh? That is Dixon, and that is his role on this team, as he has proved this preseason, as he did last year and pre season.
I like Dixon, I think he is underrated on this board, but that is not him. He doesnt try to run people over as his first option, his style of play is shiftier than Kendall Hunter. You guys see this big 250 lb running back and you automatically assume he's a bruiser when he's not. His two short yardage touchdowns had nothing to do with his size... it was vision. Hunter and Gore could have and would have done the same thing. His size allows him to do his famous stiff arm move, it allows him to drag people with him but lets be honest, this is a little man trapped in a big mans body. You will see Dixon try to jump over the goal line just as often as he will power through it. He has no problem juking or even trying to hurdle players...
This guy is suffering the "weight" version of the Wes Welker syndrome, you know how every young white WR is compared to Welker, This kid is being labeled a Bruiser when thats not his style.
[ Edited by modninerfan on Sep 2, 2011 at 9:32 AM ]