Found October 08, 2011 on
Thursday I wrote about the possibility that Running Back Anthony Dixon was on the hot seat with the 49ers. It seems that the Harbaugh regime and the Mike Singletary regime have something in common. That is frustration over Dixon’s habit of dancing around and not running with power. The 49ers drafted Dixon to be a power runner and after leading the NFL in preseason rushing yards his rookie season he seemed to have some promise. He soon fell out of favor however with the coaching staff and rarely saw the field even after star RB Frank Gore was lost for the season with a hip injury. After just 1 game it was clear that veteran RB Brian Westbrook was far superior in all facets of the game even power running, a facet Dixon should easily have on him considering his clear advantage in the size department.Westbrook proved to be solid in the run game, pass protection and receiving the football last season. He rarely saw the field when Gore was healthy and still kept a positive attitude a...
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Frank Gore apparently didn't think much of the Eagles' second-half effort last week. According to a report from ESPN , while Gore appeared on their show "First Take" to discuss the 49ers big come-back win over Philadelphia, he declared "I think playing that second half the way we came out, the...
For anybody who questioned whether new coach Jim Harbaugh could turn around the downtrodden San Francisco 49ers in a hurry, his team is giving every indication this year will be different from the franchise’s struggles over much of the past decade. How different? How about Sunday’s 48-3 thrashing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team that beat the Niners by three touchdowns last season.
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Quarterback Alex Smith smoothly led the offensive onslaught on Sunday, as the 49ers improved to 4-1 for the first time since their last playoff campaign in 2002.
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