49ers Rushing Attack: Of Beasts, and Bulldozers.

May 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A couple years ago the New York Giants shocked the New England Patriots with a 17-14 victory in Super Bowl XLII. The game was a spectacle of the American dream. The Patriots had bullied the entire league to reach 18 wins in a row, while the Giants came in as probably the biggest underdog in Super Bowl History.
The Giants would become the first NFC Wild Card team to win the Super Bowl behind a tough defense, an excellently laid out and well-executed game plan, a crafty young quarterback, a lazy (but super talented) receiver, and one out-of-this-world circus catch by an unknown.
They also brought with them a ball-control oriented running game that featured three very different running backs with three very different running styles nicknamed "Earth, Wind and Fire."
Fast forward to the 2010 draft. In the wake of the 49ers selecting bruising running back Anthony Dixon, San Jose Mercury News writer Daniel Brown referenced this rushing attack as he joked that San Francisco's ne...

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