SANTA CLARA – I walked over to Anthony Dixon in the locker room three minutes before he had to go to a team meeting, and I asked him if he would mind showing me what he keeps in his locker. “The fans want to know what’s inside a famous NFL running back’s locker,” I explained. […]
SANTA CLARA — Anthony Dixon narrowly missed sustaining a serious head injury today in the 49ers locker room. He was walking from the equipment room to his locker when a cameraman almost took his head off. The cameraman was standing in the middle of the locker room, holding his camera on his shoulder, looking for […]
SANTA CLARA – Last week Anthony Dixon had two showdowns with Patrick Willis on the practice field. Dixon won the first one, giving Willis a hard helmet-t0-helmet hit, but Willis won the second, stripping the ball from Dixon in the backfield and seemingly twisting the backup running back’s ankle. Today, Dixon shed some light his injury, […]
SANTA CLARA – After warm-ups and drills, the real practice started with a 9-on-9 goal line scrimmage. It was the first team offense against the first team defense, but backup Anthony Dixon lined up at tailback instead of Frank Gore. Alex Smith hiked the ball and handed it off to Dixon, who chose to bounce […]
Niner42 and mcniner felt I skimped on the practice notes, and I aim to please, so here’s some more. Most of training camp has been fully padded but light on tackling. The lineman bang into each other, but the skill positions basically play two-hand-touch. Jim Harbaugh constantly reminds the players to “Keep them up! Keep […]
SANTA CLARA – Practice is over for the day and I will post two interviews shortly, but first here are the good things and the not-so-good things I saw on the field. THE GOOD Colin Kaepernick. By my count he was 15-23 with one interception and one fumbled snap in 11-on-11 scrimmages. He connected with […]
At 233 pounds, Anthony Dixon resembles a power running back. But he longs for another title.
In news that will no doubt inspire eye-rolling in some circles, Niners quarterback Alex Smith was applauded by his teammates Monday for his leadership.
The Niners, presumably, are looking for a back capable of complementing their present power duo of Frank Gore (5-9, 217) and Anthony Dixon (6-1, 233). They are in the luck given the depth of this year’s class. The problem? Which pint-sized back should they pick?
In the 23 full games Gore has played since 2009, he’s had 426 of the 466 carries given to 49ers running backs, or 91.4 percent. Is that a lot? Well, it’s a higher percentage than Kansas City’s Larry Johnson had in 2006 when he set the NFL record for carries. Johnson had 416 of the 470 carries given to Chiefs running backs, or 88.5 percent.
In a highly anticipated two-part blog series, we present “The 49ers’ Top-10 Sixth- or Seventh-Round Picks Since 2000.”
Spikes, who was sharing time with rookie NaVorro Bowman earlier this season, assumed a full-time role and shares the team-lead with three interceptions while posting the 10th 100-tackle season of his career.
Rams safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, who is scheduled to marry Mike Singletary’s daughter, Jill, on May 21, said his first meeting with his girlfriend’s father inspired a few butterflies.
In the latest twist in Operation Sealed Lips, quarterbacks Alex Smith and Troy Smith weren’t in the locker room during the nearly hour-long media availability today. A team spokesman said the signal-callers were in meetings.