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From a Stampede Blue article quoting Henry:
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“Having three months where I can really just focus on trying to get stronger, faster, get my body fat down and all that kind of stuff definitely feels good. About 15-20 pounds lighter than I was. We switched the scheme up a little bit so I have to be a little bit quicker and faster. I definitely just feel like I’m moving a lot better because obviously not carrying as much weight so you can kind of move around and be a little more agile.”

“Yeah, and it was kind of hard for me to keep the weight on. I could do it, but I feel like I’m a little bit more comfortable at this weight anyway. It wasn’t hard for me to drop that weight. Obviously, moving to the 4-3 I knew that I couldn’t be like an edge guy at 295 [pounds]. I kind of needed to drop some weight there.”

“I would think probably more of an outside guy in at least early downs and possibly kick inside on third down on more of like a pass rush situation. So we’ll see.

At the snap of the ball you’re just freaking going. It’s not as much sitting back and waiting. You’re just going and trying to disrupt. It’s exciting to hear the coaches talk about it. I wish I knew how it’s going to be playing the defense, but I really haven’t played it before so I’m not going to find out until once we get on to the field.”
The article author noted that losing 20 pounds would put Anderson at 285 which is the same weight that Aaron Donald plays at.

I had not really considered Anderson on the outside at DE in anything except anti-"jumbo" running packages. Be interesting to see where the coaches like him....and if he can stay healthy.

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If Anderson is lining up outside who does that leave inside? Woods doesn’t seem to fit after what was said about the Hankins release. When the switch to a 4-3 was announced I assumed Anderson and Hankins would be inside w/ Woods and Hunt in the rotation. I felt pretty good about that. Now I have no idea what that position group looks like.
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If Anderson is lining up outside who does that leave inside? Woods doesn’t seem to fit after what was said about the Hankins release. When the switch to a 4-3 was announced I assumed Anderson and Hankins would be inside w/ Woods and Hunt in the rotation. I felt pretty good about that. Now I have no idea what that position group looks like.
I think Ridgeway is going to factor larger than many believe. I think he is much better built as a 4-3 1-gap guy than the 2-gap guy we drafted him as.

If I had to rub the crystal ball while projecting Anderson outside on early downs:

RDE = Sheard, Basham
NT = Woods, Stewart
UT = Ridgeway, Hunt
LDE = Anderson, Aubry

Then perhaps Sheard / Anderson / Ridgeway / Basham on pure passing downs. Those 4 probably have the most "pep" in their get-up on the roster at the moment.

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RDE = Sheard, Basham
NT = Woods, Stewart
UT = Ridgeway, Hunt
LDE = Anderson, Aubry

Then perhaps Sheard / Anderson / Ridgeway / Basham on pure passing downs.
that seems to make the most sense, though the possible addition of Chubb would alter this.
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that seems to make the most sense, though the possible addition of Chubb would alter this.
I don't think there is a position group on the team that we could not add a talented rookie to and be better.

QB, TE, OC, P, K are about the only places that a 1st or 2nd round rookie would not be welcome to join and become a probably day one starter. Any other position group would be upgraded by a talented rookie.

That said, I don't hate the current DT / DE position groups. They are no better than NFL average (at best) but at least there are not huge, gaping holes in their depth chart unlike MLB and WSLB depth charts (and honestly SSLB after John Simon).

There? Huge gaping holes!

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"Give me the athletes."


Tony Dungy, when asked about his defensive linemen and linebackers whom were often lighter than most of said players on other teams.




Also, when Jimmy Johnson was coaching Miami Fla between 1984 and 1988, he moved converted some of his defensive backs into linebackers, and linebackers into defensive linemen ........ getting smaller, but also more athletic on the defensive side of the ball.



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I like Anderson, one of Grigs lone good picks. But I don't know if he can be a 3-tech. I think we draft one this draft. Now I wonder if he can be an end. Probably not, but hopeful.
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Based on the Dallas defense that Eberflus is coming from, the strongside DE and the rangier DT are about the same in size and skillset. He could play either or both positions. Guessing he'll be in the David Irving role.
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"Give me the athletes."


Tony Dungy, when asked about his defensive linemen and linebackers whom were often lighter than most of said players on other teams.




Also, when Jimmy Johnson was coaching Miami Fla between 1984 and 1988, he moved converted some of his defensive backs into linebackers, and linebackers into defensive linemen ........ getting smaller, but also more athletic on the defensive side of the ball.



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That's not a ringing endorsement since we had horrible DT's through most of Dungy's tenure until we got a fat ass to plug in there.
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I mentioned this in several previous threads, that I though that Anderson would play somewhat of a Raheem Brock role. Play outside on run downs and move inside on passing downs.

I'm not saying that is what his role will be 100% of the time. There may be some games, against some opponents, that he plays more inside.
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