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Jamaal looks overmatched and out of place, but maybe his experience as a wide receiver may be helpful in other ways. How about trying him out as a back-up tight end. He is 6'6 and could slim down to 265 and he could find a new, more productive career as the Falcons' next tight end!

New England's Mike Vrabel plays tight end very well although he plays linebacker most of the time..

Jamaal's career isn't over now, but he needs a position change and go back to his roots as an offensive player..

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busboyisback (12/30/2007)
And if we lost one more game that season we would have gotten an impact player.

Things are setting up for 2008 that this 'great win' vs. Seattle second team players may cost us in the short term and long term with getting that 'impact' player..

Hey, Warrick got 70 yards today and half of those when Petersen, Kofi and half the Seattle starting defense was out of the game..yea!

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I seem to remember the same negative things being said about a linebacker who was #1 pick of the draft by the Houston Texans last year...

I seem to remember the same negative things being said about a player called Roddy White...

Really? I didn't realize Houston picked a linebacker with their #1 pick last year.

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domeOFpain (12/30/2007)
I seem to remember the same negative things being said about a linebacker who was #1 pick of the draft by the Houston Texans last year...

I seem to remember the same negative things being said about a player called Roddy White...

Mario Williams plays Linebacker now?? :w00t: Anyway, that same "Linebacker" still got 4.5 sacks his first year. Nice try though.

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domeOFpain (12/30/2007)
I seem to remember the same negative things being said about a linebacker who was #1 pick of the draft by the Houston Texans last year...

I seem to remember the same negative things being said about a player called Roddy White...

Mario Williams has something called talent and potential and he showed that in his first year, and in his second year it came together for him..

Jamaal is not in the same league as a Mario Williams. The only thing they have in common is that they are rather tall and weigh close to 290.. That's it..

Jamaal's bagel for the year shows something deeper.. it shows that McKay made a mistake in drafting him as a junior coming out of Arkansas.. This got to get more strength BS is not the reason he is struggling..There is a talent problem here..

Roddy needed to have a 'better' year in 2007.... his career was on the line and still is.If someone comes along better, Roddy may STILL be gone.. He isn't feared and not even on the same level as a Anquan Boldin or Larry Fitzgerald or Randy Moss..

At best a 2nd string receiver, but not a frontline, franchise WR..

Heck, he isn't as good as Terrence Mathis when he was here..

Roddy's job is still on the line for 2008..he has to produce, and also show up late in games in pressure situations..

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domeOFpain (12/30/2007)
I seem to remember the same negative things being said about a linebacker who was #1 pick of the draft by the Houston Texans last year...

I seem to remember the same negative things being said about a player called Roddy White...

Mario Williams plays Linebacker now?? :w00t: Anyway, that same "Linebacker" still got 4.5 sacks his first year. Nice try though.

You are right, he plays DE, but you get my point. He was widely called bust as a #1 pick even with 4.5 sacks. Many commentators immediately criticized the decision to select Williams ahead of Bush, with Len Pasquarelli claiming that the administration of the Houston Texans was "suffering from astigmatism" and ESPN columnist Bill Simmons suggesting that all professional sports teams should hire a Vice President of Common Sense.

It takes time...

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domeOFpain (12/30/2007)
I seem to remember the same negative things being said about a linebacker who was #1 pick of the draft by the Houston Texans last year...

I seem to remember the same negative things being said about a player called Roddy White...

Mario Williams has something called talent and potential and he showed that in his first year, and in his second year it came together for him..

Jamaal is not in the same league as a Mario Williams. The only thing they have in common is that they are rather tall and weigh close to 290.. That's it..

Jamaal's bagel for the year shows something deeper.. it shows that McKay made a mistake in drafting him as a junior coming out of Arkansas.. This got to get more strength BS is not the reason he is struggling..There is a talent problem here..

Roddy needed to have a 'better' year in 2007.... his career was on the line and still is.If someone comes along better, Roddy may STILL be gone.. He isn't feared and not even on the same level as a Anquan Boldin or Larry Fitzgerald or Randy Moss..

At best a 2nd string receiver, but not a frontline, franchise WR..

Heck, he isn't as good as Terrence Mathis when he was here..

Roddy's job is still on the line for 2008..he has to produce, and also show up late in games in pressure situations..

You win...

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I am confused..... when has Jammaal looked overpowered or out of place? He has been one of the most solid members of our DL. Just because he doesn't have a sack does not mean he isn't performing.

I would much rather have a DE like Jamaal who can be a solid DE against the run and still provide pressure, like Jamaal has, than someone who is a liability against the run but a pass-rush specialist.

Jamaal has been a great pick, and should continue to become a great DE.

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L.Rover (12/30/2007)
I am confused..... when has Jammaal looked overpowered or out of place? He has been one of the most solid members of our DL. Just because he doesn't have a sack does not mean he isn't performing.

I would much rather have a DE like Jamaal who can be a solid DE against the run and still provide pressure, like Jamaal has, than someone who is a liability against the run but a pass-rush specialist.

Jamaal has been a great pick, and should continue to become a great DE.

I'm sorry to break it to you but Jamaal has looked like a back-up the entire year. . He is not explosive, and has shown no signs of being an impact player. Our #8 draft pick is a bust, we could have picked up a similiar type player in the 3rd or 4th round.

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L.Rover (12/30/2007)
I am confused..... when has Jammaal looked overpowered or out of place? He has been one of the most solid members of our DL. Just because he doesn't have a sack does not mean he isn't performing.

I would much rather have a DE like Jamaal who can be a solid DE against the run and still provide pressure, like Jamaal has, than someone who is a liability against the run but a pass-rush specialist.

Jamaal has been a great pick, and should continue to become a great DE.

Jamaal has been dominated every single game. He's not getting any kind of penetration into the backfield. I can't tell you how many times I've watched him go backward. He hits the o-lineman and is either knocked backward or blocked out of the play. He's been dominated every single game. I've kept an eye on him a lot. I'm not just going by stats. Anderson was totally overmatched every single game.

As for Anderson being solid against the run, I think this is overblown. He's not a dominant run stuffing DE. He's not been a liability against the run but he's not been dominant. He averaged under 2 tackles a game. Kerney averaged just under 4. Chauncey Davis actually ended the season with 1 mor tackle than Anderson despite getting less PT. It may be more important to stuff the run but you can get run defenders anywhere. Davis is good against the run. 4th round DE's are good against the run. It's the pass rush that makes DE's elite. Anderson himself said it before the season. He said they pay you to get sacks in the NFL.

Jamaal has been a terrible pick. He'd probably be the first to tell you he's played poorly. We can only hope he gets better.

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Depending on where the Falcons draft, they may have to seriously consider looking atthe possibility of drafting someone such as a Vernon Gholston from Ohio State... and move Jamaal Anderson to another position such as tight end..

The Atlanta Hawks basketball team made a mistake in drafting Shelden Williams in 2006, and it became evident he wasn't playing the way he did in college at the NBA level, so the Hawks drafted AL HORFORD in 2007 from Florida and it has worked out for the Hawks..

Making excuses for Jamaal doesn't help the player nor the organization or our defense..

Move Jamaal to another position..

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move him to another position? thats just crazy talk. he is a rookie for christ's sake!!!!! im so glad people like you arent in charge of football for the falcons. while you are at it, go out and get moss and brady along with barber and get mario williams, polamalu for the defense.

who would you get to replace anderson?? how would you fix the team??

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plainsong (12/30/2007)
move him to another position? thats just crazy talk. he is a rookie for christ's sake!!!!! im so glad people like you arent in charge of football for the falcons. while you are at it, go out and get moss and brady along with barber and get mario williams, polamalu for the defense.

who would you get to replace anderson?? how would you fix the team??

Replacing Anderson? Maybe put Chauncey Davis back there-- for now.. or look at free agency or even considering drafting someone such as Vernon Gholston from Ohio State..

Jamaal's fledgling career is on the line. He has been mis-evaluated as a NFL DE, but he may be able to survive and have a longer career as a tight end..

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I hope Anderson can improve with proper coaching.

His technique is pretty bad but it doesn't look like it can't be fixed.

He hesitates when the ball is snapped. It looks like he's trying to make a read when the ball is snapped instead of before hand.

Hopefully with a little work in the offseason he can improve greatly. His spin technique needs work too.

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squirreldawg (12/31/2007)
I know..........the Falcons need to hire insight, Striker42, and ATL-75 as scouts and defensive line coaches.:w00t::w00t::w00t:

Hey, come on. I've been one that has always held back and said it's too early to call him a bust. I've just been very critical of what he's shown this year. I'm not in favor of moving him to TE or WR. I'm not opposed to moving him though.

IMO there are two ways Jamaal could go right now and succeed. Either he slims down to get back the speed and stays at DE or he bulks up and moves inside. Anderson has lost a good bit of speed since the combines and he needs to get it back. I'm a bit worried though that at only 21 he could be closing in on 300 lbs which is getting too big for DE. He's going to have to keep a slim frame while adding muscle to stick at DE.

However if he is never able to get the speed back (a real possibility) then the only thing for him is to move inside. He's a bit tall for DT and his tendecy to play high would not go well there. If he could learn to play a lot lower and gain a TON of upper body strength then he could succeed inside. This is a move a lot of young DE's make. Anderson even said he lined up inside every so often in college.

It's either DE, DT, or bust IMO. I wouldn't shock a young pro by flipping units like that.

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