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  1. BadMoFo

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    Oh, I get it sign the guy who we didn't work out.
     
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    Quite a drop off in productivity from his rookie season. Still intriguing though.
     
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    I'm not sure he has the athleticism he did coming into the league 6 years ago, but for a lineman to run a 4.62 forty and vertical jump 42 inches is quite freakish.

    Mark Anderson*|*Alabama,*DE*:*2006 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile

    He was basically a 3rd down pass rush specialist as a rookie. maybe he was used differently after that, or got banged up.
     
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    haha gotta love the Pats. They spend about a week working out different guys then finally sign someone they never worked out. I love the mystery!
     
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    not expecting him to make the team
     
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    Very interesting.

    He came out as someone we looked at as a 3-4 OLB. The classic 6-4, 4.6 guy: 6-4.2, 254 pounds, 4.61 40. Incredible athleticism - he had the biggest vertical and long jump of all the free agent DE/OLB's we considered, and great speed. Compare his measurables to Matt Roth:
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    Roth:    6-3.3 278, 4.81 40, 26 reps, 32" VJ,  9-4 broad, 7.7 three-cone
    Anderson: 6-4.2 254, 4.61 40, 20 reps, 42" VJ, 10-7 broad, 7.0 three-cone 
    
    But his productivity has been lacking. Five starts the past four years. He was basically a third-down pass rusher, but generated only four sacks last year. As a 4-3 DE, he hasn't been great.

    He was probably cheap.

    But is this a potential 3-4 OLB pass rusher to replace the TBC role?
    A third-down DE?

    On the weak DE/OLB corps, this is clearly a move that adds depth. And adds a lot of athleticism.

    On the list of seven free agent DE/OLB types, I had him last (Charles Johnson, Manny Lawson, Ray Edwards, Matt Roth, Mathias Kiwanuka, Jason Babin, Mark Anderson).
     
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    Why is everyone surprised? The guy used to play for nick saban...
     
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    Also read that he was bad against the run and has issues about his effort.
     
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    It's likely Anderson was their first choice, but they wanted to eliminate the other possibilities before signing him.
     
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    This... Training camp blocking dummy :)
     
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    Just because they signed him, does not mean that they are done..
     
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    First-glance interpretation: they didn't like any of the other guys they brought in (Brock, Ellis, Roth) better than Eric Moore and balked at paying starting money for someone who wouldn't beat Moore out.

    Anderson makes sense as a sub-rusher who will be behind Moore on the depth chart. He'll come cheap and give them an experienced 4-3 end.
     
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    WOW.. I had wanted the Pats to draft Anderson way back when.. As a guy who could convert to a 3-4 OLB.. He's got a ton of experience in the 4-3 from Chicago as a sub-rusher.

    I hope that he can learn the 3-4 and be productive in it..
     
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    False.

    Maybe Anderson has something left in the tank, but this signing doesn't do much to excite me.
     
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    Umm.. unless Saban was coaching the Dolphins and the Crimson Tide at the same time, Saban did not ever coach Anderson. Anderson was drafted in 2006. Saban didn't start as the coach of Alabama until the 2007 season.
     
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    made really good $$ selling a rookie card of this guy a few years ago.
     
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    I believe when Anderson was at Alabama Saban was coaching the Dolphins.
     
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    Well said.

    Though I still think we could sign Ellis for DL depth. This was more about that subrusher 43end/34OLB we need. I wouldn't be shocked to see him make the team. He's been effective as a situational guy it seems. 4.5 sacks in 11 games with the Texans last year is better than the production we got out of our pass rushers.
     
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    Where did you read that? Certainly not from his Draft Bio because Anderson was actually strong at the POA coming out of school.

    And I am curious where you read about his effort because that was never an issue in college..
     
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