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Does anyone remember Kenechi Udeze...? Why he is important to keep in mind regarding Jamaal Anderson...


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Udeze if you remember was a candidate to be drafted when we selected DeAngelo Hall back in 2004.

He lasted until the #20 slot in the 2004 draft. But with everyone questioning the Jamaal Anderson pick because of his 0 sacks in 16 games stat...Udeze accomplished the same feat last year in his 3rd season.

His stat line from 2006: 29 tackles, 0 sacks

Admittedly, he was coming off an ACL injury, but he was also on a much better defense that had the combination of Pat & Kevin Williams at the DT positions. But that's right - 16 games; ZERO sacks.

This year, he increased those numbers to 47 tackles and 5 sacks. He won't be making any Pro-Bowls with those numbers, but he showed progress. But he was a first rounder who simply is requiring patience as he develops his pro game.

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TheDirtyWordII (12/31/2007)
Udeze if you remember was a candidate to be drafted when we selected DeAngelo Hall back in 2004.

He lasted until the #20 slot in the 2004 draft. But with everyone questioning the Jamaal Anderson pick because of his 0 sacks in 16 games stat...Udeze accomplished the same feat last year in his 3rd season.

His stat line from 2006: 29 tackles, 0 sacks

Admittedly, he was coming off an ACL injury, but he was also on a much better defense that had the combination of Pat & Kevin Williams at the DT positions. But that's right - 16 games; ZERO sacks.

This year, he increased those numbers to 47 tackles and 5 sacks. He won't be making any Pro-Bowls with those numbers, but he showed progress. But he was a first rounder who simply is requiring patience as he develops his pro game.

People are acting like Anderson has been playing DE since high school. That's just not the case. He's got the potential to be a great one, but he is a little more of a project. He'll be fine given time & good coaching.
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TheDirtyWordII (12/31/2007)
Udeze if you remember was a candidate to be drafted when we selected DeAngelo Hall back in 2004.

He lasted until the #20 slot in the 2004 draft. But with everyone questioning the Jamaal Anderson pick because of his 0 sacks in 16 games stat...Udeze accomplished the same feat last year in his 3rd season.

His stat line from 2006: 29 tackles, 0 sacks

Admittedly, he was coming off an ACL injury, but he was also on a much better defense that had the combination of Pat & Kevin Williams at the DT positions. But that's right - 16 games; ZERO sacks.

This year, he increased those numbers to 47 tackles and 5 sacks. He won't be making any Pro-Bowls with those numbers, but he showed progress. But he was a first rounder who simply is requiring patience as he develops his pro game.

I remember a lot of mock drafts had us picking Udeze that year. I believe Anderson will do better next year. Remember Patrick Kerney wasn't exactly a barn burner his first year either.

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TheDirtyWordII (12/31/2007)
Udeze if you remember was a candidate to be drafted when we selected DeAngelo Hall back in 2004.

He lasted until the #20 slot in the 2004 draft. But with everyone questioning the Jamaal Anderson pick because of his 0 sacks in 16 games stat...Udeze accomplished the same feat last year in his 3rd season.

His stat line from 2006: 29 tackles, 0 sacks

Admittedly, he was coming off an ACL injury, but he was also on a much better defense that had the combination of Pat & Kevin Williams at the DT positions. But that's right - 16 games; ZERO sacks.

This year, he increased those numbers to 47 tackles and 5 sacks. He won't be making any Pro-Bowls with those numbers, but he showed progress. But he was a first rounder who simply is requiring patience as he develops his pro game.

I remember a lot of mock drafts had us picking Udeze that year. I believe Anderson will do better next year. Remember Patrick Kerney wasn't exactly a barn burner his first year either.

i think jamal will be alright
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People are acting like Anderson has been playing DE since high school. That's just not the case. He's got the potential to be a great one, but he is a little more of a project. He'll be fine given time & good coaching.

Jamal has not made one play this year that gives any indication that he will be a great one or even an impact starter. Players with potential usually show glimpes of greatness, but Jamal has not done that.

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insight (12/31/2007)
People are acting like Anderson has been playing DE since high school. That's just not the case. He's got the potential to be a great one, but he is a little more of a project. He'll be fine given time & good coaching.

Jamal has not made one play this year that gives any indication that he will be a great one or even an impact starter. Players with potential usually show glimpes of greatness, but Jamal has not done that.

He forced a fumble.

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yeah I pointed Udeze out in another thread.He opened up the seaosn against us this year and sacked Joey,they practically threw a party on the sideline.and Jamaal has made plays this they just weren't sacks.and u can't say he wasn't getting more pressure later in the season than he did at the beginning.

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insight (12/31/2007)
People are acting like Anderson has been playing DE since high school. That's just not the case. He's got the potential to be a great one, but he is a little more of a project. He'll be fine given time & good coaching.

Jamal has not made one play this year that gives any indication that he will be a great one or even an impact starter. Players with potential usually show glimpes of greatness, but Jamal has not done that.

yep something Keith Brooking hasn't even hit double figures in,in over 10 years

He forced a fumble.

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He forced a fumble.

Yes, He did force a fumble, but the play was an average defensive play. It was a good play but it didn't make me say, this guy has talent. I attended all the home games an watched this guy get blown up on nearly every play. His backups have made more plays than he has.

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