Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Derek Anderson Released
A day after signing perennial back up Seneca Wallace, the Cleveland Browns released Derek Anderson. I still recall that it wasn't that long ago that the timely acquisition of Anderson saved my fantasy football season. He was brilliant that first year he got a chance to start and was rewarded with a pro bowl appearance. I still contend that Braylon Edwards cost him his starting job. Edwards had hands comparable to Koren Robinson or Darius Haward-Bey. It's my opinion that Derek Anderson's demise has been a result of incompetent pass catchers and an ineffective running game. I would love to see the Seahawks pick him up and, with some decent receivers to throw to here in Seattle, revive his career. I think his signing would allow us to be able to draft more pressing needs (OL, OL, and more OL) with our first round picks. With a re-stocked offensive line, both our running game and passing game would be improved. Anderson would be afforded the time to find receivers, a luxury he hasn't had in Cleveland the last 2 years. If the Seahawks still want to draft a QB, having Anderson on the roster would allow them to pick one later and develop him for a couple years. I really don't see a down side to this acquisition, particularly since it doesn't require the Seahawks to give up anything (other than salary) in return. Any Seahawks executives reading this, make it so.