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Derek Anderson opens up about retirement decision

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Thanks for posting that. What a great teammate Anderson seemed to be. I wish the best for him moving forward and what he thinks about Allen is encouraging to say the least.

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Great story but yeah it is scary that he's still feeling the effects of that concussion just a few months short of a year later.

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30 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

 

Sounds like a really bad concussion. Scary.

thanks, Yolo. best, most insightful article i have read in some time.

 

i hope Derek is able to put those lingering effects behind him.

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12 minutes ago, BullBuchanan said:

Great article.

 

Yes, it's a shame he got concussed.  Hopefully no long term issues for him due to that. 

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Glad that Allen had the opportunity and took it, to soak up the insights from a long term vet like DA. Wish him all the best in retirement and a full recovery! 

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Seems to me Derek Anderson & Kyle Williams need to be added to the coaching staff. I been waiting and waiting

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Did DA have a concussion history before his time with the Bills?  I hope his symptoms clear up soon.

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Allan started “getting it” during his injury time out and upon his return last season. We’ve seen a continuance of that to this point of this season as well.  To whatever credit Anderson deserves for that, he’s got it. A lot of it is Daboll and his recognition of what DCs were trying to do to Allan pre injury and the adjustments he made. 

 

Allan was way behind the QB development curve compared to the others in his draft class. For several reasons. But I’ve long felt he was the most intelligent QB of the lot and that once his mental skills caught up to his physical gifts, then the sky is the limit. 

 

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1 minute ago, K-9 said:

Allan started “getting it” during his injury time out and upon his return last season. We’ve seen a continuance of that to this point of this season as well.  To whatever credit Anderson deserves for that, he’s got it. A lot of it is Daboll and his recognition of what DCs were trying to do to Allan pre injury and the adjustments he made. 

 

Allan was way behind the QB development curve compared to the others in his draft class. For several reasons. But I’ve long felt he was the most intelligent QB of the lot and that once his mental skills caught up to his physical gifts, then the sky is the limit. 

 

Allen said he started getting it against Houston. Sadly he got hurt.

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1 hour ago, Binghamton Beast said:

Thanks for posting that. What a great teammate Anderson seemed to be. I wish the best for him moving forward and what he thinks about Allen is encouraging to say the least.

 

 

.....damn right BOE...he bailed McBeane out of a MAJOR gaffe dumping McCarron way too early (nothing special but a steady Eddie game manager), putting his eggs in Peterman's basket....Derek deserves a HEALTHY retirement period.....

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3 minutes ago, Boca BIlls said:

Allen said he started getting it against Houston. Sadly he got hurt.

Perhaps, but like you said, it’s sad he got hurt. But I really noticed his better command upon his return. He was routinely checking in and out of plays, moving safeties, and asserting his will more confidently. 

 

He is gonna have some stinkers as all QBs do, but he’s on his way. 

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1 hour ago, The Jerk said:

He took this **** serious. Real serious.

 

"Nothing is funny to me!"

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2 hours ago, Foxx said:

thanks, Yolo. best, most insightful article i have read in some time.

 

i hope Derek is able to put those lingering effects behind him.

It made me think about that article that came out years later about Kevin Kolb and the affects he still has from that career-ending concussion. It was chilling to read. 

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6 hours ago, DCbillsfan said:

Did DA have a concussion history before his time with the Bills?  I hope his symptoms clear up soon.

I think so.  I don't know how many he's had, but I'm pretty sure this was not his first.  I too hope he can put the symptoms behind him soon and for good.

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6 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

It made me think about that article that came out years later about Kevin Kolb and the affects he still has from that career-ending concussion. It was chilling to read. 

Ugh...I forgot about Kolb...

 

Legend of the Rubber Mat

 

Kolb

Orton

Anderson

 

All these guys just blend together...

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Posted (edited)

Again, it reinforces just how bad the QB situation was at this time last year. Fortunately, the Bills realized their mistakes (McCarron, Peterman, the old QB Coach) and corrected it soon. If Josh Allen had gone through last season without any veteran help like Anderson and Barkley, he could have been handicapped for his entire career. The tools are there, they are raw, and surrounding him with smart, "been there, done that before" people is huge for his development.

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Great read; thanks for sharing.  I hope, in time, DA can feel normal again.  A true pro.

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1 hour ago, CSBill said:

Again, it reinforces just how bad the QB situation was at this time last year. Fortunately, the Bills realized their mistakes (McCarron, Peterman, the old QB Coach) and corrected it soon. If Josh Allen had gone through last season without any veteran help like Anderson and Barkley, he could have been handicapped for his entire career. The tools are there, they are raw, and surrounding him with smart, "been there, done that before" people is huge for his development.

It is huge for his development. But what they did with him before Anderson was malpractice. It wasn't smart to get some guys like that, it was the only logical thing to do and they didn't for six months. Incredibly naive and stupid. Glad they got it right now. 

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