Derek Anderson Fantasy News
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 2:11pm
New coach Rob Chudzinski declined to comment on whether or not Brandon Weeden will be his starting quarterback.
"I don't want to get into specific players right now, any of the players on the roster," said Chudzinski. "I've seen a little bit and until I get the full look at the 16-game schedule and have the opportunity to see that with our staff, I'm not going to comment and be premature."
Chudzinski described his offense as a "vertical, downfield passing game and a balanced offense. ... We're going to focus on running and throwing the ball and doing whatever we need to do to win."
The vertical passing game should be welcome news for the big-armed Weeden, who can run such a scheme providing he can improve his accuracy on the deep ball. Chudzinski got the best out of a similar passer in 2007 with Derek Anderson, who made the Pro Bowl that year. Anderson went 10-5, throwing 29 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. He also earned a career-high 82.5 rating. They were all by far his best career numbers.
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Monday, September 5, 2011, 2:37pm
Mixed reviews for Panthers QB Cam Newton
Monday, August 1, 2011, 10:13pm
There were some spot-on frozen ropes and a few balls that sailed beyond receivers or tailed behind them. There was a botched handoff in which the ball ended up on the ground and there was the moment of brilliance we saw so much of in college when the quarterback tucked the ball and ran for roughly a 20-yard gain.
We're talking about rookie Cam Newton’s first padded practice as a member of the Carolina Panthers. It was a mixed bag, filled with flashes of potential and the usual rookie mistakes. Nobody’s ready to declare Newton the starter over Jimmy Clausen. In fact, the Panthers added another competitor when free-agent Derek Anderson walked out to the practice field to watch after passing his physical and signing his contract.
“It’s so early that it’s hard to get a true assessment of where we’re at,’’ offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski said. “We’ve only been out here a few days.’’
It’s likely the Panthers will go through virtually all of training camp and their preseason games before settling on a starter. But the early verdict is that Newton is doing pretty much what you’d expect.
Newton should be available very late in your draft and is really only a worthy pick if you have a deep roster or can carry a third QB. With no OTAs, odds are against him being the starter right out of the gate, but he should eventually take over the job at some point this year. Carolina brought back DeAngelo Williams at RB, so this is a team committed to the run for now.
Monday, August 1, 2011, 9:24am
Sunday, July 31, 2011, 9:18pm
Panthers general manager Marty Hurney confirmed there won't be a workout, but the team will sit down and meet with the 28-year-old journeyman quarterback.
Some on the staff already know him. The 6-foot-6, 235-pound Anderson has a history with Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who coached him to the Pro Bowl during the 2007 season with Cleveland Browns. Anderson threw for 3,787 yards and 29 touchdown passes that season.
Anderson won't be returning to the Pro Bowl anytime soon, and it's a mystery as to why anyone would be interested in him after he performed so poorly in Arizona last season.
RB Tim Hightower Traded to Washington
Sunday, July 31, 2011, 6:10pm
After playing with Derek Anderson last season, Hightower won't notice much difference with John Beck, Rex Grossman, and Kellen Clemens. Hightower will battle Ryan Torain and rookies Roy Helu and Evan Royster for playing time. Given that Mike Shanahan has often employed a merry-go-round approach in the backfield, Hightower could find some playing time. Right now, he's probably no more than a late round flyer in most fantasy leagues.
Thursday, July 28, 2011, 8:03pm
Sunday, January 2, 2011, 3:03pm
Week 16 - Arizona Cardinals Inactive Players
Saturday, December 25, 2010, 6:36pm
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter and kick returner LaRod Stephens-Howling are inactive for tonight's game against the Dallas Cowboys. Porter, sidelined by a triceps injury, will be replaced by rookie O'Brien Schofield. Andre Roberts will handle kick return duties.
The rest of the Cardinals' inactives include cornerbacks A.J. Jefferson and Marshay Green, linebackers Gerald Hayes and Curtis Gatewood, and center Ben Claxton. Derek Anderson will serve as Arizona's third quarterback.
Saturday, December 25, 2010, 6:26pm