Savage Right All Along About Potential Anderson Deal


Remember at the beginning of March when Phil Savage got word of a potential deal in which a team would trade for Derek Anderson and then trade him to another team in order to move up into the top 10 of the draft?  Well, try a potential deal where Anderson would end up giving the Dallas Cowboys the number one pick.

No one is going to confirm that the Cowboys would give the Browns a late first-round pick and third-round pick for the quarterback, but apparently Savage has some great sources working for him.  Apparently, the Cowboys would then have traded Anderson to the Miami Dolphins, judging by the fact that Bill Parcells was particularly fond of him.  The speculation goes so far to suggest that Phil Simms, a former player of Parcells’, actually hyped up Anderson during the second Browns-Steelers game.  Crazy stuff.

But Phil Savage is not fooled so easily.  He was sniffing this one out over a month ago, and was not going to let Anderson become a great draft pick for someone else.  Instead, the Browns go into next season with a great situation on their hands with two very capable quarterbacks.  Keep in mind that Anderson is only 24-years-old and has an entire season under his belt, not to mention he was a Pro Bowler as well.  And yet, people want to complain about not giving Brady Quinn the chance that should apparently be his, no questions asked.  At this point, knowing that Anderson will be staying for next season, it’s time to simply get excited about the great potential of this offense.

Tags: Brady Quinn Dallas Cowboys Derek Anderson Phil Savage Rumor Trade

  • http://DawgPoundDaily Dan

    I totally disagree with keeping DA. The only high point for him was his #4 ranking in TD’s. He was also 4th in the NFL in int’s, 9th in total yds, 17th in QB rating, and right at the bottom in comp %. The worst stat that isn’t actually a stat was his inability to hit the backs on dump offs coming out of the backfield and the short slants across the middle. Especially to Edwards. Quinn may not have that year of experience that DA has but I think he is alot smarter than DA. Bring on Brady!!

  • Mark

    I agree with Dan 100%.  When you read articles praising the decision to keep DA you typically only see one stat.  His age.  The TD/INT numbers speak to the volume of passes and the risk/reward offense we’ve thankfully adoptted.  Falling back on the fact that he has a year under his belt (in which he got worse down the stretch) and that he was a pro-bowler (maybe the weakest QB ever) doesn’t cut it.  Do I think that DA is an average-slighlty above average QB, yes?  If Savage actually did turn down a 1st and a 3rd, that is disapointing.  Who cares what the team does with him after that.  We just got one of the top 2 OLB’s in the draft and a solid CB.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    WOW you guys have a Qb controvercy??????

  • stevedimatteo

    Well, I wouldn’t call it a full-blown QB controversy because we keep being told that Derek Anderson is absolutely the starter going into next season.  However, the possibilities are there for one; I think the fans like to make it more than it is considering Quinn’s NFL experience totals just one series.  When I think of the situation, I think about what happened in San Diego a few years ago with Philip Rivers – a team cannot let that potential talent just sit on the bench.