I feel like he's always getting blocked in the back or being held lol. Anyway, I think we should have kept Blake Constanzo rather than have kept Dixon around. They say Dixon was kept due to his ability to play RB, FB, and ST. I haven't seen him play RB or FB. The team uses Walker, Tukuafu, and Miller at FB. Losing Blake really is hurting our special teams!
Originally posted by 80sbaby24:
For the record, I am not saying that Jacobs and/or LaMichael James could do better on ST. I am just merely stating that yesterday's game left a lot to be desired from someone who is supposedly an active player due to his play on ST.
I don't think that is the main reason... I think they would've kept Cartwright if that was the case....but I think what he showed in preseason and pracitce is what has him active.
During the preseason he did a good job pass protection, run blocking, catching out of the backfield, and running with the ball (he also did this in the regular season against the Jets that allowed us to rest Gore and Hunter)
so all that shows that if Miller or Gore or Hunter get injured...he could step in and we wouldn't have to change the gameplan too much.
I'm actually pretty curious to see if he could also step in for certain plays that we ask Walker to do for us (at least in the run game)...if something happened to him. Both are about the same size.
if Gore goes down Dixon will not be a replacement what so ever
and why do you care about preseason so much its all scrubs
Originally posted by MiamiNiner:
Dixon has a lot of value to the team on special teams and as a backup running back
you would think he would show by now would you not? he is a waste of a roster space
do some of you just ignore when he DOES show it? I mean the team needed him, so they could rest Gore and Hunter at the end of the Jets game. He didn't fumble, he got a 1st down to help run more time off the clock...and he got a TD.
THAT was his opportunity so far this year during the regular season....he fought his way into keeping his ACTIVE roster spot, by performing well in the preseason against starters.
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