Striker42 Posted July 30, 2011 Share Posted July 30, 2011 As some of you who I've debated may remember, I've been one of Anderson's biggest, and earliest detractors. I didn't like the pick when we made it and after his first season with the Falcons I was convinced he would never get any pressure off the edge. Quite simply, Anderson is the worst edge rusher I've ever seen. For a guy that got as much playing time as he did, you'd expect him to luck into more than 4.5 sacks. As for my reaction, I'm not really happy. I'm glad we cut him. It was long overdue. It had become painfully obvious that the guy was an albatross who was taking snaps from more able players. I feel vindicated, that I was indeed right all along. But I'm not happy.I've always said that no one wanted me to be wrong more than me. I'd have loved to have seen Anderson explode and become the double digit sack monster that we drafted him to be. The book being closed on Anderson, while the right move for the team, isn't a good thing. We spent an 8th overall pick and millions of dollars on Anderson. With that pick we could have had Revis or Willis. We wasted countless snaps trying to turn Anderson into something he was never capable of being. Anderson was a tremendous disappointment. His failure hurt the franchise and that's not a good thing. I'm pleased that no more time will be wasted on Anderson. I'm happy that we're not giving Anderson another chance after he squandered so many opportunities. His lack of work ethic, lack of focus, and lack of intensity give him no place on the Falcons team. It's a good thing he's gone but it's sad that it had to come to this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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