You're feisty today. Collins has to do with this because he was on a PS and we pried a RB away. The Ravens are looking at other teams PS and have some idea of what talent is out there at RB.
Their comfortability, IMO, with what Dixon could be replaced with and the chances that he actually gets rostered right away will be bigger factors than his personal skill set, which we agree is very good.
I think the external market and scarcity will dictate Dixon's spot more than his own ability. Collins represents the idea that talent is always available at RB.
But it’s completely meaningless.
Talent being available doesn’t mean they are always fits for the system or that they will grasp this system or anything else.
They may be able to cut Dixon and feel they can grab a RB later but it’s a foolish assumption for a team that is being built to run the ball all the time.
The argument for keeping Dixon is simply him vs the rest of the roster. There are not 53 better players on this team.
Dixon can be an actual difference maker IF he can stay healthy.
That’s a huge IF and if he gets hurt in camp, so be it...but reports are that he looks good, on the field he has always been pretty solid, especially with the advanced analytics and he is still young with very little tread on his tires.
Unless he gets hurt again or he has more off field stuff, cutting him is stupid.