Originally posted on Niner Noise  |  Last updated 10/8/11
 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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