Mark Anderson is a pass rusher that thrives with interior pressure. When Tommy Harris was wrecking stuff, Anderson was able to speed rush and the QB couldnt step up. WHen Harris started to fall off, the Bears interior fell off and Anderson fell off.
Same thing happened in NE with Vince Wilfork. Anderson will be very productive if our DT's can play well.
I just don't think you can rely on him being the QB of the pass rush so to speak, like a Julius Peppers or Mario Williams who can be a game changing pass rusher all by himself but with help and people around him he can be a solid starter, I do think he will be in rotation with Kelsay. Kelsay is much better against the run and that really isn't Anderson's strength (run defense) as far as I have read and watched him.
It's all about how you use him. I agree he is a Pass Rushing Specialist. Now I know Gailey said he expects him to be a 3 down player, but i personally don't see it.
You have to think that with the combination of him, Merriman and Kelsay that we are bound to get some production from 1 of them.
I think were in a good spot. Mario, Kyle and Marcel just need to do there job I expect big things from the rest of these guys!
I think in general the league is definately trending to pass first... If we happen to run into a team like the 49ers than we can always put in Kelsay...
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