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mariowillshine15
10-06-2010, 06:11 AM
per Schefter's twitter

http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter

"One day after Chicago released him, DE Mark Anderson will sign with Houston. Anderson and Texans LB Demeco Ryans were teammates at Alabama."

Anderson had a great rookie season with 12 sacks as a pass rush specialist but hasn't done much since.

Maybe he can regain that form here.

ObsiWan
10-06-2010, 06:32 AM
per Schefter's twitter

http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter

"One day after Chicago released him, DE Mark Anderson will sign with Houston. Anderson and Texans LB Demeco Ryans were teammates at Alabama."

Anderson had a great rookie season with 12 sacks as a pass rush specialist but hasn't done much since.

Maybe he can regain that form here.

Scouting Report from ESPN
Grade: 68 |


Comment: After only two starts in 2009, Anderson is slated to see more time in the Bears' defense this coming season. He plays with a high motor while making plays with instincts, effort and speed. He has good range in pursuit and can chase down ball carriers from the backside. Anderson uses his length and hand quickness to separate from blockers. He isn't powerful and can get smothered and locked up if larger blockers engage him early in the play. His speed and quickness allow him to get to the quarterback effectively. Anderson isn't great anchoring versus the run and often will give ground versus double teams or powerful blockers. He reacts well and appears to realize his limitations and adjusts accordingly.

Rozelle
10-06-2010, 07:59 AM
Nice pickup, was hoping Texans would land him! Really surprised Bears cut him.

Anderson said a broken finger and pulled groin contibuted to his slow start this season. He can be a liability in run support, but has nice backside pursuit. Has potential to be a solid rotational player, gives us speed off the edge.

BIG TORO
10-06-2010, 07:59 AM
I just heard them talking about this on 610, Don't know much about him but hopefully he works out good for us.

TheRealJoker
10-06-2010, 08:11 AM
With Mario and Smith at DE, he doesn't have to worry about anything but getting to the QB. Who do we cut to make room for him?

Corrosion
10-06-2010, 08:17 AM
With Mario and Smith at DE, he doesn't have to worry about anything but getting to the QB. Who do we cut to make room for him?

Dont believe that they have to make that decision until Brown returns from his suspension ..... but your guess is as good as mine.

CloakNNNdagger
10-06-2010, 08:43 AM
I wouldn't get too excited with a DE on a Chicago D that from 2006 to 2010 has gone (starting with 2006) with 12, 5, 1, 3.5 and 0 sacks respectively...........and no season with greater than 25 total tackles.

kiwitexansfan
10-06-2010, 08:51 AM
Nice to see the FO bringing guys that have the potential to help right away. Not expecting great things but with Ogunleye and now Anderson we should be able to keep fresh, effective rushers on the field.

Maybe Nading gets cut?

Wolf6151
10-06-2010, 08:53 AM
When a team cuts a player and then he's lucky enough to get signed by another team, it's often times a ***** slap from reality, and they change and become more motivated. It's a wake up call. Hopefully this experience will have an effect on Anderson to motivate him.

I do like the fact that the Texans are continuing to try to fill this void.

dalemurphy
10-06-2010, 09:03 AM
I wouldn't get too excited with a DE on a Chicago D that from 2006 to 2010 has gone (starting with 2006) with 12, 5, 1, 3.5 and 0 sacks respectively...........and no season with greater than 25 total tackles.

CND,

If we get 3.5 sacks from him then it was an excellent pickup. They are just searching for a guy that can rotate in on some passing downs and sometimes beat a tackle in a one on one passing situations. So, this is an encouraging pickup. My guess is that Ryan Denney will be released.

Ogunleye looked slow to me but I think he looked to have decent leverage and wasn't manhandled. Nading actually had a decent day rushing the passer against Oakland and I think he sticks around because of his value in special teams.

beerlover
10-06-2010, 09:18 AM
poor mans barwin

HTown2ATX
10-06-2010, 09:25 AM
Already ok against the run IMO so just CRUSH the QB!!!

When the ball is snapped as long as he is getting in the backfield with pressure of any kind that would be great.

I really feel sorry for Eli Manning right now. Last I heard the Cush is driving around Houston right now looking for him........:roast:

:jam:

CloakNNNdagger
10-06-2010, 10:07 AM
CND,

If we get 3.5 sacks from him then it was an excellent pickup. They are just searching for a guy that can rotate in on some passing downs and sometimes beat a tackle in a one on one passing situations. So, this is an encouraging pickup. My guess is that Ryan Denney will be released.

Ogunleye looked slow to me but I think he looked to have decent leverage and wasn't manhandled. Nading actually had a decent day rushing the passer against Oakland and I think he sticks around because of his value in special teams.


The reason I brought this up is that the Bears have had a pretty darn good support DL. A Chicago fan related that Anderson has been so weak on the run that teams have changed plays at the line that were obvious passing situations, and run right over him. I'm hopeful, though, that our scheme is more protective of that scenario. If so, he could indeed be a descent additional cog in the wheel.

drewmar74
10-06-2010, 10:08 AM
The reason I brought this up is that the Bears have had a pretty darn good support DL. A Chicago fan related that Anderson has been so weak on the run that teams have changed plays at the line that were obvious passing situations, and run right over him. I'm hopeful, though, that our scheme is more protective of that scenario. If so, he could indeed be a descent additional cog in the wheel.

:eek:

That's great news, CND! Thanks for that tidbit!

GP
10-06-2010, 10:13 AM
We should use him in a 5-man front.

Utilize his pass rushing skills, keep the two LBers in the middle (for contain, such as a draw play) or on the edges looking for those little outlet passes to the RB when the QB gets hurried (or in a screen pass situation).

Seems like a plausible way to use a guy whose strength is in pass rushing and not in run stuffing.

BigBull17
10-06-2010, 10:20 AM
We should use him in a 5-man front.

Utilize his pass rushing skills, keep the two LBers in the middle (for contain, such as a draw play) or on the edges looking for those little outlet passes to the RB when the QB gets hurried (or in a screen pass situation).

Seems like a plausible way to use a guy whose strength is in pass rushing and not in run stuffing.

I think he becomes the stand up guy Barwin was.

Shaft75
10-06-2010, 10:27 AM
Ok, so on passing downs...

Mario - Mitchell - Smith - Anderson/Ogunleye

Cushing - Ryans - Diles


That's a pretty decent crew to blitz with. Some athletic defensive ends to drop into coverage also.

EDIT - Take Diles out for McManis in Nickel stuations.

281
10-06-2010, 10:28 AM
got this from a knowledgeable bears fan:

"Bears D-line was sack crazy and other lines used to key in on Tommie Harris before he disappeared. Probably half his sacks were just from being completely unblocked. He's not particularly great at shedding them, and he's useless vs. the run."

so yeah... who's getting cut?

Goldensilence
10-06-2010, 10:33 AM
Guess Barwin's injury was a wakeup call on our poor depth at DE. Much as I like a guy like Nading, we've signed two guys who at least have a track record of production even it Anderson's has tailed off.

ChampionTexan
10-06-2010, 10:59 AM
Guess Barwin's injury was a wakeup call on our poor depth at DE. Much as I like a guy like Nading, we've signed two guys who at least have a track record of production even it Anderson's has tailed off.

Actually, I think it was Bulman's injury. From everything I've heard and read, the Texans approached Aaron Schobel about signing prior to Barwin getting hurt.

silvrhand
10-06-2010, 11:09 AM
Again our front 4 has been issues and we have been working hard to address them, Schobel came in out of shape so he wasn't ready to go so they are continuing to look for someone else to help Mario with a consistent pass rush.

I see this as a continuation of them trying to find another diamond in the rough to get us through this year, until we can improve the talent level. Injuries have not helped but I would suspect we go back to DL pick in the first/second round again.

Goldensilence
10-06-2010, 11:10 AM
Actually, I think it was Bulman's injury. From everything I've heard and read, the Texans approached Aaron Schobel about signing prior to Barwin getting hurt.

Either way, good to have it addressed. Does anyone see either former Bear sticking around for longer than the rest of the year?

No More 8-8's
10-06-2010, 11:28 AM
I think Mark Anderson was the person who gave DeMeco a run for his money in the DROY voting. Im also pretty sure that Wally Ogunleye was also on that line.

hradhak
10-06-2010, 11:32 AM
It's a good pickup. He may be a run liabillity but he could replace Barwin.
I'm hoping that we start seeing some more exotic blitzes from this team that we've lost since Barwin got hurt.

m5kwatts
10-06-2010, 12:15 PM
Don't know what to make of this

Ogunleye on Anderson joining him in Houston and possibly challenging him for a job. ``I have no thoughts. Could mean a lot of things.''

http://twitter.com/vxmcclure23/status/26552722102

The1ApplePie
10-06-2010, 12:19 PM
You can never have enough pass rushers.

drewmar74
10-06-2010, 12:50 PM
Don't know what to make of this



http://twitter.com/vxmcclure23/status/26552722102

Maybe there is another suspension looming.....

:stirpot:

Ole Miss Texan
10-06-2010, 01:23 PM
Maybe there is another suspension looming.....

:stirpot:

Don't even bring that up!!! Sheesh if we have another suspension due to the banned substance list, it's going to be aawwffuull.

Jeff S.
10-06-2010, 02:07 PM
Maybe there is another suspension looming.....

:stirpot:

Cripes, man, you're harshing my vibe! Nooooooooo!

ObsiWan
10-06-2010, 03:59 PM
Again our front 4 has been issues and we have been working hard to address them, Schobel came in out of shape so he wasn't ready to go so they are continuing to look for someone else to help Mario with a consistent pass rush.

I see this as a continuation of them trying to find another diamond in the rough to get us through this year, until we can improve the talent level. Injuries have not helped but I would suspect we go back to DL pick in the first/second round again.

Since when did Schobel decide to get off the couch???

PHAROAH
10-06-2010, 08:22 PM
I love this kid he can play pretty good and glad we got him this guy is a young player who pass rush skills. Nice pick up mr. smith now all we need to do is trade for a young veteran cornerback like Aaron Ross to help out our young secondary.

Dallas_Texan
10-06-2010, 09:04 PM
Sounds like Ogunleye wasn't the guy we needed and he knows it.

Anyone believe Anderson can get to his old form here? Chicago didn't think so. Not being critical, just wondering if anyone knows much about him other than his rookie year...

Andrew6
10-06-2010, 09:26 PM
Guys got a very cool last name. Hope he does well.

The Pencil Neck
10-06-2010, 09:28 PM
Since when did Schobel decide to get off the couch???

Was it last week when he came and worked out for us. From the quotes, it sounded like he was out of shape and expected to get signed anyway.

JB
10-06-2010, 10:12 PM
Interesting question asked on Matt Williamson's chat

Do you have any insight on why the Bears released Mark Anderson? He had the most QB pressures on the defense, but Lovie stated they wanted to improve their pass rush. Kind of strange if you ask me.

Matt Williamson (12:39 PM)

That is an odd move. Seemed like a good fit opposite Peppers and in a rotation. No clue on that one.


Could there have been a personality conflict? Or is Lovie Smith just trying to deflect attention from the Bear's woeful rush defense as someone posted above?


edit: Except their rush defense is 8th in the league.

Rey
10-06-2010, 10:45 PM
Seems like a lot of Bears fans were surprised by the move...

Most of them aren't torn apart to see him go, but they aren't saying that he royally sucks either.

I think that with some good coaching he can provide some burst off the edge in passing situations.

Lucky
10-06-2010, 10:51 PM
Could there have been a personality conflict?
I think it was just a lack of production. Doesn't mean Anderson can't turn his career around here, as Jason Babin seemingly has in Tennessee.

JB
10-06-2010, 11:21 PM
I think it was just a lack of production. Doesn't mean Anderson can't turn his career around here, as Jason Babin seemingly has in Tennessee.

Seems a lot like the Okoye situation here doesn't it. Terrific as a rookie, and then declining each year in stats. In Anderson's defense, he had to battle injuries for a couple of years. And this year he seemed to be playing well, but did not have sack numbers.

Texan_Bill
10-06-2010, 11:28 PM
I give a damn about the rats ass, when it comes to all that...

I want people that 'stick' people in the head!!!!!

DexmanC
10-06-2010, 11:31 PM
Since when did Schobel decide to get off the couch???

Gotta get off the couch to hit up that Schobel's Buffet (http://www.schobelsrestaurant.com/)!

C Madd
10-06-2010, 11:47 PM
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/corymaddox/Agent_smith.jpg

Welcome aboard, Mr. Anderson.

TexanBacker93
10-07-2010, 09:16 AM
Dont believe that they have to make that decision until Brown returns from his suspension ..... but your guess is as good as mine.

Salaam was signed to take over Brown's spot. Right now the team has 55 players if you count Brown and Cushing. Obviously Cushing is back, but I haven't seen who is getting released with his return. I'm thinking either Denney or Ogunleye would get cut to sign Anderson.

I haven't seen anything official on this signing so I don't know if it's really a done deal.

Jeff S.
10-07-2010, 10:35 AM
Salaam was signed to take over Brown's spot. Right now the team has 55 players if you count Brown and Cushing. Obviously Cushing is back, but I haven't seen who is getting released with his return. I'm thinking either Denney or Ogunleye would get cut to sign Anderson.

I haven't seen anything official on this signing so I don't know if it's really a done deal.

McClain just wrote that Denney was waved this morning.

Errant Hothy
10-07-2010, 11:07 AM
McClain just wrote that Denney was waved this morning.

linkage:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/7235891.html

The Texans have waived defensive end Ryan Denney to make room for defensive end Mark Anderson.

Denney was signed after they lost defensive end Connor Barwin to a season-ending foot injury.

Meanwhile, the Texans have a roster exemption for outside linebacker Brian Cushing, who'll start Sunday against the New York Giants. They'll have to waive another player to make room for Cushing.

Who's next?

drewmar74
10-07-2010, 11:15 AM
linkage:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/7235891.html



Who's next?

My money is on Ogunleye.... I'm not sure that's the right call but we're pretty thin at other spots.

Cut Paymah?

JB
10-07-2010, 11:22 AM
My money is on Ogunleye.... I'm not sure that's the right call but we're pretty thin at other spots.

Cut Paymah?

I'm thinking it will be one of the LB's. Either Greenhouse, or Dixon...

may waive Greenhouse and try to sign him back to the PS.

The Pencil Neck
10-07-2010, 11:25 AM
My money is on Ogunleye.... I'm not sure that's the right call but we're pretty thin at other spots.

Cut Paymah?

Either Paymah, Greenhouse, or Ogunleye, I think.

Greenhouse is a ST monster and that might keep him on the squad. Paymah was signed for ST as well. So it comes down to a rotational DE or ST.

drewmar74
10-07-2010, 11:29 AM
Either Paymah, Greenhouse, or Ogunleye, I think.

Greenhouse is a ST monster and that might keep him on the squad. Paymah was signed for ST as well. So it comes down to a rotational DE or ST.

And your logic with Greenhouse and Paymah is right along with mine.

Which leaves the rotational depth DE which is what we just signed....

If I'm Ogunleye, I did this: :wadepalm: when I saw they signed Anderson.

Fico
10-07-2010, 12:03 PM
I think Paymah stays. He was an absolute stud in punt coverage last week. He was the reason for fair catches and the 1 yard return they had.

Jackie Chiles
10-07-2010, 02:15 PM
I think Paymah stays. He was an absolute stud in punt coverage last week. He was the reason for fair catches and the 1 yard return they had.

Sherrick McManis was all over the place on STs as well.

JB
10-07-2010, 02:20 PM
Sherrick McManis was all over the place on STs as well.

McMannis is also the one that blew contain on the long long return the did have last week.

Rozelle
10-07-2010, 04:58 PM
Sounds like Ogunleye wasn't the guy we needed and he knows it.

Anyone believe Anderson can get to his old form here? Chicago didn't think so. Not being critical, just wondering if anyone knows much about him other than his rookie year...


Anderson doesn't look like a 3 down player, from what I understand he did not use his hands well to shed and lacks upperbody strength. Don't know what happened after his rookie year. Maybe he lacks pass rush moves and after teams had film on him, his lack of moves made him easy to defend... I don't know.

He's quick off the ball, good motor and has speed off the edge. Supposedly has a good attitude and works hard. Has nice upside as a upfield pass rusher, appears nothing more than a rotational type. Seems like he's often nicked up. I think he will turn out to be a good pickup for Texans. I don't expect him to be a Pro Bowler, just a guy who can be a good role player and help the team.

I think someone already mentioned he and DeMeco were teammates at Alabama.

OzzO
10-08-2010, 01:12 PM
First practice....

..."I'm still learning the defense and the different schemes," Anderson said. "They have some good packages that I've been learning, and I think I could make some plays."

Anderson, who played with DeMeco Ryans at Alabama and entered the NFL the same year, 2006, had 12 sacks as a rookie but only nine over the last three seasons, including 3 last season....

chronic 10.8.10 (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/7237488.html)

Rey
10-08-2010, 01:19 PM
Why would we release Ogunleye and not Denney?

Ogunleye actually looked decent to me last Sunday...

Texas T
10-08-2010, 01:23 PM
Why would we release Ogunleye and not Denney?

Ogunleye actually looked decent to me last Sunday...

Didn't they already release Denney??

Rey
10-08-2010, 01:26 PM
Didn't they already release Denney??

Yeah, after they signed Anderson...

Just trying to figure out why he wasn't the obvious choice..

Wolf6151
10-08-2010, 02:01 PM
Release Antwaun Molden, he's done absolutely nothing in the last 2 yrs.. He's been active for the last 2 games but hasn't been on the field, even the new guy Karl Paymah has at least been on the field.

Rey
10-08-2010, 02:09 PM
I'm kind of getting excited about this signing...

I don't think we've ever had a guy with his kind of skills and quickness rushing off the edge...

Was checking out some clips of him, and dude is very fast and explosive coming from that DE spot...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTqRlPHoFlY

The1ApplePie
10-08-2010, 03:24 PM
The Texans haven't had a pure pass rush DE since... ever? (Mario excells at all phases)

Great pick up

jshabang
10-09-2010, 01:06 PM
The Texans haven't had a pure pass rush DE since... ever? (Mario excells at all phases)

Great pick up

since connor barwin

Rey
10-31-2010, 05:24 PM
Coach Gary Kubiak said defensive end Mark Anderson is likely to play a significant role for the first time against the Colts with Earl Mitchell (ankle) and Jesse Nading (knee) listed as doubtful after they were unable to practice last week.

Anderson, previously with the Bears, "has speed and he can rush a passer," Kubiak said. "He's going to help (coordinator) Joe (Marciano) on special teams, too. This is our third week we've had him now, so hopefully we'll get more out of him."

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/7271572.html

SteveSlaton20
10-31-2010, 09:47 PM
yeah, mark anderson needs to make some plays tomorrow, we're going to need it.