Tag:Derek Anderson
Posted on: October 3, 2010 9:24 pm

Max Hall time coming?

I won't sit here and say Matt Leinart is the greatest quarterback.

But there's no way he is worse than Derek Anderson.

The Arizona Cardinals made a major mistake thinking Anderson was their quarterback. He is a lock-on. He never reads the field and it showed up again in his awful play in the Cardinals' 41-10 loss to the Chargers.

Anderson has a big arm, but it means nothing when you can't find the open receivers. The Cardinals will likely go to rookie Max Hall, a player who was not drafted last spring.

At least Hall, who's an older rookie at 24, can see the field. He's small, but I'll take the smart quarterback over the big-armed one who can't see the field.

Category: NFL
Posted on: March 9, 2010 7:39 pm

Who wants Anderson?

Derek Anderson is available in a quarterback-needy league.

So who bites? Should anybody?

He's a big-armed quarterback who teased the Cleveland Browns a couple of years ago, but the reality is that he has trouble reading the field. In watching him play, and talking to league scouts, the knock on him is that he locks onto his receivers. That big arm goes to waste when corners and safeties can see where you're going with the football.

I think Anderson is more suited to being a backup, which is OK. He can help in a pinch, but I think his starting days are over.

The Browns raced to give him a contract extension after one season, which is always a mistake.

Now they've set him free. Maybe Arizona signs him as a backup to Matt Leinart.

One thing about big-armed passers: They always seem to find jobs. He will as well, but it's doubtful he'll be a starter again.
Category: NFL
Posted on: September 30, 2009 12:39 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2009 3:06 pm

Browns QB: Does it matter?

So the Cleveland Browns are turning to Derek Anderson at quarterback (story here ) and sitting down Brady Quinn? I bet Browns fans would like to see Eric Mangini and owner Randy Lerner sit down ... together on a plane out of town.

The Browns are horrible and sitting Quinn down for a guy who threw three interceptions last week makes no sense. It doesn't matter if Otto Graham walked in now in his prime, the Browns would still stink.Why? There are no weapons for the quarterback. Who do they throw to? Who runs it? A slow-to-the-hole Jamal Lewis? Jerome Harrison? Or rookie James Davis. No passing game means no running game either.

It's not just the quarterback. I always say a franchise passer can cure your ills. But not here. We haven't seen either of these passers look like one of those, but even if they were there are still too many issues.

It starts with Mangini. He's too uptight. He plays the mind games that players hate.

At least he made this decision known on Wednesday this time, instead of playing that stupid game he played in Week 1 where he thought he was being smart not letting his decision out for competititve reasons.

Again, does it matter?

Bring back Bernie Kosar or Brian Sipe in their primes. The Browns wouldn't be good with them either. This team isn't good. The offense is awful.

How's that decision to bring in Mangini, Lerner? Just like many thought it would be.

Not good.

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