San Francisco 49ers: Anthony Dixon Needs to Stop Dancing Behind The Line!

December 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Dixon's improvement is the pivotal point to the 49ers' ground game in Frank Gore's absence. While Brian Westbrook may have cemented his place ahead of Dixon on the roster, the fact of the matter is that Westbrook is not in Philadelphia any more because he's fragile. That may or may not be the case, but if it is, the 49ers will need to count on Anthony Dixon.
Dixon showed a lot of promise in the preseason, showing flashes of everything good that you don't often see from a big running back, especially on a jaw-dropping 46-yard TD run against the Chargers. Early in the season, Dixon did not carry often, but when he did, he got whatever it was the 49ers needed in the particular situation.
Since that point, he has had minimal success and has often been stopped for losses. On the plays that he has been thrown for a loss, more often than not he is stalling and waiting for a hole, and it appears that's what's killing him before he gets started.
At six feet and 233 pounds, ...

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