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Old 12-04-2007, 10:41 PM    (permalink
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Ty Warren of the Patriots didnt play that well as a rookie but is now playing at a pro bowl level so it may take Anderson some time.
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Well, I can see one comparison with Warren. Anderson looks like he should be playing inside the tackles.
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I disagree. Anderson has applied some pressure.

Also, I've seen times when he has been doubled (which seems somewhat ridiculous when Abraham is on the other side). That's a sign of some respect from opposing OC's.

I think that it would be an error to expect too much out of Anderson til the latter stages of his soph year. I'm just repeating myself really, but it wasn't as if we thought that he was a finished product when he was drafted. Hopefully he'll fulfill his potential; but what he has done this year is insignificant as an indicator of future success.
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The double team is more by play assigment than anything. RB assignment to chip before running a route, roll out by the QB, etc.. No logical reason to double-team him at this point.
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When Anderson was coming out he was always considered a project. He has the tools to be a top-5 DE in the NFL. Admittedly he hasn't played well, but I think he needs another year to see how he progresses. Remember, it usually takes defensive ends couple years to hit their stride. Look at Mario Williams' first year (4.5 sacks) compared to now (9.5 sacks, 10th in the NFL).
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Incidentally, he was within an inch of getting his first sack on a crucial play, on an inside spin move, when he was tackled by Montavious Stanley. Somewhat symptomatic of our season, really.
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Yeah, but it was the best picture I could find.
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Sacks are overrated!! If he can put pressure on the quarterback and make him run into other falcons and if he can make quarterback throw ints i wont ask for anything else when it comes to pass rush.
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Maybe they are overrated, but great defensive ends are and always will be judged by getting to the quarterback.
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Does anyone else think he's put on some unnecessary fat? I've noticed he doesn't look as tall and lanky as he used to, which is weird. I would think he would lose weight over the course of the season, not gain it. I have to wonder if he's trying to "bulk" and get stronger, but it looks like he's not eating the right stuff.
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Does anyone else think he's put on some unnecessary fat? I've noticed he doesn't look as tall and lanky as he used to, which is weird. I would think he would lose weight over the course of the season, not gain it. I have to wonder if he's trying to "bulk" and get stronger, but it looks like he's not eating the right stuff.
I've noticed it too. I think he's not bulking up right with the eating thing. he needs to hire a good nutritionist... it's not like he doesn't have the money.
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Does anyone else think he's put on some unnecessary fat? I've noticed he doesn't look as tall and lanky as he used to, which is weird. I would think he would lose weight over the course of the season, not gain it. I have to wonder if he's trying to "bulk" and get stronger, but it looks like he's not eating the right stuff.


Yup, I've noticed it and pointed it out several times. He doesn't seem to have that quick atheltic explosion that he did in college. Probably the main reason why he doesn't have a sack.
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He was a poor mans Mario Williams coming out of college (Mario's first year was only slightly better than Jamaal Anderson's if tht at helps), but at least he looked the part and would come alive.
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Gotta love those Madden players. I guess the only way for Jamaal to lose that "bust" is for him to get 50 sacks a year.
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You are in denial if you don't think sacks are how a defensive end is judged. And he was good, not great, against the run. He didn't even have a tackle for loss.

He has potential but did not perform this year. A Vikings fan said he reminds him of Kenuchi Edeze and the comparison makes sense.
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Actually he had a few tackles for loss...*shrug*
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According to ESPN he did not.
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According to actually watching the games he did.
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I expect a alot of improvement this offseason from him. I am sure he knows whats wrong with him and will improve himself.
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By next season when Jamaal starts racking up sacks, I can see so many fanboys go "I told you so, I told you so, he will be great, he will be great" after they label him a bust.
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Uh...DE in College VS Pro is WAY different...WAY different...in college he was told get the QB...and he did...he also wasn't playing against people who are going to be in the NFL week in and week out. OTs are priority because there are SO many in college, but only a few that actually hold up at the NFL level. In the transition from college to NFL he's just going to have to learn how to set up OTs in plays and series prior then hitting them with an inside move.
Exactly. In college, big, athletic DEs like Jamaal and Mario can overpower and run circles around most OTs. When they hit the Pros, that doesn't work anymore.
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I think Falcons spoiled him this season, they should of had brought someone in to compete for the job with him. They should of had him work hard to earn a starting spot, he basiclly got the job on draft day.
You should give him some time hes pretty young and still growing into his body.
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I watched every game this season so don't question me. I saw every game and you 'thinking' or 'believing' you saw one does not prove it. He may have but until I see proof he did not. I'll trust a unbiased site before a biased fan.
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