Dixon, a practice-squad player, will imitate the
"It's something that I'm accustomed to," Dixon said before Thursday's practice. "At the end of the day, I'm going to do relatively what I did during the week of the Redskins game and try to give my defense a good look."
Dixon may not have Kaepernick’s strong right arm or his fleet feet, but he brings a familiarity with the read-option offense that the 49ers use with Kaepernick. The 6-foot-3, 209-pound Dixon, who did both at Oregon before the
"It has its differences at times, but at the same time, it's practice," Dixon said. "As a football player, I've got to be able to look at the film and see what his traits are and try to emulate them in practice."
"He's real good," McPhee said. "You saw him in '07 when he was with Oregon, and he was real good with it."
Although he couldn't say how much time he has spent studying Kaepernick on film, Dixon said he thinks he's ready to help the Ravens defense.
"I've done enough," he said. "I'm looking forward to this week of practice and seeing what I can bring to the defense."