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    Jets interested in D. Dixon

    Jets | Team interested in D. Dixon
    Thu, 13 Jul 2006 18:30:59 -0700

    John Murphy, of Yahoo Sports, reports the New York Jets are interested in signing free agent LB David Dixon, according to his agent Frank Murtha. Dixon went undrafted in the supplemental draft July 13. Dixon is expected to sign with the San Francisco 49ers.

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    Would Dixon be of any help to our LB corps? I think that position is SOLID as is? Does he have the intagibles of the type of players that Tangini is looking for (i.e. character, brains, ability)?

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    no more LB's! Please!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Lantern 80
    Would Dixon be of any help to our LB corps? I think that position is SOLID as is? Does he have the intagibles of the type of players that Tangini is looking for (i.e. character, brains, ability)?
    He has a lot of intangibles and ran a 4.4 forty at 245 pounds. He's a small school prospect but could turn into a good player in the future. He had something like 10-12 blocked kicks at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable
    He has a lot of intangibles .
    How do you know this?

    Intangibles are unmeasured things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeyman3
    How do you know this?

    Intangibles are unmeasured things.
    He's known as a smart, tough, hardworking, high character player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable
    He's known as a smart, tough, hardworking, high character player.
    Source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable
    He has a lot of intangibles and ran a 4.4 forty at 245 pounds. He's a small school prospect but could turn into a good player in the future. He had something like 10-12 blocked kicks at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.
    HCC is a power house too. The guy is a stud. A BEAST even. I mean, he did have double digit blocked kicks at the community college level.

    Though his speed to size ratio is impressive and if Tangini is interested in him he must see some potential there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny2Coles
    no more LB's! Please!!
    I second that. Please no more LBs.

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    Do we really need another LBer?

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    SAW THIS :

    David Dixon, linebacker, Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College Dixon, who was one of the top-rated defenders in the junior college ranks, failed to qualify academically at Kansas State, but he is noted for his speed and athleticism, running in the 4.4 range, leaping between 42 to 44 inches in the vertical jump and bench-pressing over 450 pounds. He had 161 tackles, including a total of 43 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, 8 sacks and five blocked kicks, which gave him a total of 10 in just two years.

    "He's the best athlete I have ever seen at this level", said longtime NFL scout Tom Marino of Dixon. "He's just not big into school work, but he has all the instincts, physical tools and natural talent to become a starting linebacker in the NFL one day."

    Dixon just turned 21 years old this past February, so combined with his eye-opening workout numbers, impressive natural size (6-2, 245 pounds) and on-field talents, he should warrant a lot of consideration if he gains eligibility to July's draft

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    They should give him the wonderlic test to see if he has any brain cells.

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    Intangibles can predict if measureable will amount to anything! Now that EVERY POSITION is up for grabs with the Jets, I say sign him! Best case, he makes the team, ousts one of the incumbants, and contributes. Sounds like he could fit. Rumored to sign with the 49ers, and THEIR 3-4 alignment though huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable
    He's known as a smart, tough, hardworking, high character player.

    Smart?

    He was suppose to enter K-State last year but failed to make the grade academically and sat on the sidelines in '05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMJK
    They should give him the wonderlic test to see if he has any brain cells.
    he scored a 17 on the test....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY
    Smart?

    He was suppose to enter K-State last year but failed to make the grade academically and sat on the sidelines in '05.
    football smart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable
    football smart
    when you are 6'2"/245lbs, can run a 4.5 and play on a JC level you always look smart running down RB's from behind....

    hell, Larry Brackins was the greatest thing since sliced bread 15 months ago....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY
    Smart?

    He was suppose to enter K-State last year but failed to make the grade academically and sat on the sidelines in '05.
    not everyone who is smart likes academia and the associated school work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oktaren
    not everyone who is smart likes academia and the associated school work.
    true- Dixon would probably be classified as lazy-

    but that still doesn't bode well for someone who needs to learn/memorize a ten-inch thick defensive playbook, must watch film four days a week, sit in defensive meetings, etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny2Coles
    no more LB's! Please!!

    I hear ya, but I think Mangini's mindset for now is: this is one of my most important positions on Defense and I want the best group possible in TC, so when it comes to cuts there will be nothing but winners to choose from.

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