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Williams and Anderson? Man...I wanted this guy back..but now it looks he is a lost cause
They land Anderson and that could be a scary D......
Jets and Miami fighting for the basement in the AFC East? :rocker:
Maybe you're right but I don't remember the Williams/Anderson combo being anything overly amazing in Huston.
Hmmm. That's odd. The Houston Texans had Mario Williams and Mark Anderson in 2010. And we all know how bad that D was, yes?
You'd think having two guys capable of double digit sacks would be huge, but I suppose not. At least not in Houston....
Hopefully we're just letting him find his market value. Bringing Anderson back would represent a huge improvement of what we currently have at the position.
Thats what the Pats had last year with Carter and Anderson, and we all know where they ranked.
I've grown to not care if Anderson leaves. We need a true OLB across from Ninkovich in the 3-4 such as Upshaw, Mercilus, or Mclellin. He can have fun being overpaid somewhere else.
Maybe it would be easier to list the teams he hasn't visited yet. Either he's trying to scare the Pats into a better offer, has unrealistic expectations and no one is giving him what he wants, or he likes to travel in his spare time.
I'm hoping he signs with NE again at a somewhat reasonable rate. And I'm hoping the Pats offered him a somewhat reasonable rate in the first place.
Soon we will need a thread detailing where Anderson isn't visiting...
I don't care because i know he won't be back. I just hope he doesn't go to the AFC East
He's a good situational pass rusher not Mario Williams 2.0 But one less pass rusher after Brady would be good.
Where are all the obligatory Chamber of Commerce posts telling us how Buffalo is the Garden of Eden?
(No Tebow reference intended)
Ugh. True. Our D was indeed bad.
The only thing I'd say is that Anderson really didn't seem to get too many snaps with Carter. Before Carter got hurt it seemed like Anderson would go out for a series, or so, in personnel groupings that often didn't feature Carter as well. One in, one out. Not always, mind you, but often enough. I guess Bill was dedicated to a 4-3 scheme that still adhered to an emphasis on two-gapping. So I guess he just didn't want Anderson and Carter, both primarily one-gappers, out there at the same time.
But, man, I really wanted to see more of Anderson and Carter in the same personnel groupings last year. The thought of two good edge rushers was too much for me to let go of.
Anderson is racking up some frequent flier miles.
Ravens host free agent Mark Anderson for visit - baltimoresun.com
Free agent defensive end Mark Anderson, who had 12 1/2 sacks in 19 games for the New England Patriots last season, was at the Ravens complex in Owings Mills today to meet with team officials, according to league sources.
It's unclear if the Ravens made him a contract offer, but Anderson would certainly help upgrade the Ravens' pass rush, which was one of general manager Ozzie Newsome's offseason priorities.
Anderson could replace starting defensive end Cory Redding, who signed a free agent deal with the Indianapolis Colts last week, or the Ravens could use him as an outside pass rusher and replacement for Jarret Johnson, who signed with the San Diego Chargers last week.
Bills host free agent DE Anderson
When the Bills signed Mario Williams early on in free agency, it was thought that Buffaloβs efforts in addressing their pass rush were over until the NFL draft. That apparently is not the case as the club is hosting free agent defensive end Mark Anderson.
Anderson arrived in Buffalo Tuesday evening and is meeting with members of the Bills coaching staff. He's scheduled to spend the night in Buffalo and visit One Bills Drive on Wednesday.
Mark Anderson visits Miami Dolphins β Miami Dolphins β Sun-Sentinel
Free agent defensive end Mark Anderson visited the Miami Dolphins on Friday, according to a team spokesman.
Mark Anderson Visiting Titans - goTitans.com
Apparently Tennessee has withdrawn interest due to the signing of Kamerion Wimbley.
Jaguars have interest in DE Mark Anderson, who visits Tennessee Titans today | jacksonville.com
The Jaguars have interest in Anderson, but have not scheduled a visit yet, according to a source.
Anderson is 28 and had 10 sacks last year. The Tennessean reported that he has one more visit scheduled after the Titans but which team that visit is with is unknown. Before Tennessee, he visited with the Dolphins, the Boston Herald reported, also saying Anderson wanted to return to the Patriots.
Given the contracts the Jaguars paid defensive end Jeremy Mincey ($20 million with $9 million guaranteed) and Laurent Robinson ($32.5 million with $13.8 million guaranteed) Anderson likely wouldn't come cheap.
Jaguars general manager Gene Smith said last week he'll look to add another receiver and a pass-rusher in free agency or the draft. He also said he's going to take a step back from free agency for now and let the market settle.
Mark Anderson Still Exploring Options in Free Agency, Patriots Shouldn't Be Ruled Out Yet - New England Patriots - NESN.com
From what Anderson has said, he wants to remain with the Patriots, and the team would like to have him back, too. But the Patriots haven't reached out yet and appear to want to explore other areas first.
Like just about everything else, it should come down to money. Anderson and defensive end Andre Carter are the only two free agents on the market who had at least 10 sacks last season, so it makes sense for Anderson to explore his market.
The Patriots, though, would be more interested to pay Anderson as a situational pass rusher. That's where the two sides must compromise.
Maybe one side will break after Anderson's third visit, particularly considering two of those teams are Patriots rivals.
I'll take things said about Brandon Lloyd for 100 please Alex
Come back home Mark!
What's your take on why the Pats haven't made a priority of re-signing Anderson?
My personal opinoin is that the Pats see Anderson as a sub package rusher, and will pay him that way. I think they also are not going crazy over a 10 sack season and acting as if it will happen every year. (See Banta-Cain, Tully).
I think Anderson, and/or his agent are chasing a paycheck that is comensurate with last years sack statistic.
I think he is visiting so many teams because he hasn't found any yet that agree with his side of that argument more than the Patriots side.
I am beginning to think it may be more likely he comes back, because he is saying he would like to stay, and I think the 'tour' is doing no more than telling him the Patriots idea of his value is much closer to the market than what he thinks it is.
No offense to Anderson but my guess is this :
Approximate snap counts from Reiss before Carter got hurt. I think Week One is missing. Even picking up in the latter half here he was a half time player. For the year he played on 47.6% of the snaps which would have been lower had Carter not gotten hurt. That was 10th on the defense.
I like Anderson but I'm guessing Belichick expects to get Carter back and he doesn't want to overpay for a half time player.
But on a related note, I'd give Anderson the benefit of the doubt and assume that he isn't just chasing a paycheck, but rather, an opportunity to become a starting DE in the NFL (ok, and the paycheck that goes with it). But if he's visiting this many teams, I too suspect that he still hasn't quite gotten the answer he's looking for.
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