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Anderson to remain starter in Arizona

Posted on: November 30, 2010 4:55 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Derek Anderson had a little bit to say following Arizona's Monday night loss after being asked why he was smiling in the middle of a blowout.

On Tuesday, though, coach Ken Wisenhunt stuck for both he and Deuce Lutui, at whom Anderson was smiling.

"Those guys have worked hard, they want to win," Wisenhunt said, via the Arizona Republic. "I'm not going to read too much into a couple of seconds of what you see on video. I'm going to base it on what I know about those guys and their demeanor and their approach."

That's a pretty fair assessment -- even if Anderson did FLIP OUT and scream at Kent Somers, it's not like smiling on the football field, even amid a nasty public beatdown, is worth cutting someone and moving on, provided they're at least trying.

Anyway, some good news: Anderson's shoddy performance Monday (15/35, 196 yards, no TDs, one pick) won't cost him his job according to Coach Ken Wisenhunt on Tuesday.

Wisenhunt indicated that Anderson gives the Cardinals the "best chance to win" and while that's debatable given his level of play, it's at least excusable because the other options involve throwing either John Skelton or Max Hall under the bus.

The Cardinals are probably out of contention (though not technically) and risking the development of those guys when Anderson's available just seems like a silly proposition. So in good news -- five more weeks of really awkward postgame interviews!

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Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2010 6:23 pm

Anderson to remain starter in Arizona

The days when prevailing wisdom was that you learned to play NFL Quarterback by, wait for it, standing on the sidelines and NOT playing NFL quarterback, are long gone. Ryan, Flacco, Sanchez, Bradford, McCoy and Freeman have put an end to that. Get the red-nosed boozer out of your lineup and get on with the future.

Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2010 6:23 pm

Anderson to remain starter in Arizona

Derek Anderson should be top 5 on the one-season wonder list.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 5:28 pm

Anderson to remain starter in Arizona

Anderson is one of the main reasons of Arizona's Woes.....What a joke at QB!!!

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