Mark Anderson will sign with the Texans

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  1. mariowillshine15

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    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.
     
  2. ObsiWan

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    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.
     
  3. Rozelle

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    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.
     
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    I just heard them talking about this on 610, Don't know much about him but hopefully he works out good for us.
     
  5. TheRealJoker

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

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  11. beerlover

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    poor mans barwin
     
  12. HTown2ATX

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    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:
     
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    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.
     
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    That's great news, CND! Thanks for that tidbit!
     
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    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.
     
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    I think he becomes the stand up guy Barwin was.
     
  17. Shaft75

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  20. ChampionTexan

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    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.
     

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