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DL Tim Anderson (National Champion)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by ashlandbuck, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Who will be the next Buckeye selected?
    Will Allen?

    Sanders in the third to Green Bay??!!
    They probably could have drafted him the 5th.
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Article on Tim Anderson

    Last edited: Aug 19, 2004
  3. HineyBuck

    HineyBuck Old newb

    I think I'd rather take on Brock Lesnar in wrestling than Tim Anderson today. Only way I'd get on the mat with Tim is if I'm the one wearing the black & white striped shirt.
  4. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall...

    Tim Anderson will be a highly successful NFL player. He has the work ethic and drive to become a pro caliber player down the road.
  5. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Anderson Takes on Nose Job​
    Chris Brown, Lead Journalist –
    04/11/2006 1:23 PM ​
    <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr><td>[​IMG]</td></tr></tbody> </table> For Bills defensive tackle Tim Anderson last season was mostly about getting his feet wet. The 2005 season was his first opportunity to play a role in Buffalo's interior defense as the first tackle off the bench behind Sam Adams and Ron Edwards.

    When Edwards was injured and lost for the year in Week Four, Anderson got 12 starts under his belt to finish out the season. It was valuable experience that wasn't lost on the third-year Ohio State product.
    The 2006 campaign brings a new challenge with a new defensive coaching staff and a new system to learn. With the demand for a more athletic defensive tackle to play the 'three-technique' (outside shade of the guard) in defensive coordinator Perry Fewell's penetrating scheme, Anderson, who is more of a plugger, will be handling the spot right next to the 'three.'
    "It looks like I'm going to be a full time nose (tackle) now," said Anderson. "Last year I rotated between the nose and the 'three' depending on the play call. But that's what they want me to do and I'm going to do my best at it. I'm going to learn the new system and hopefully be the guy this year."
    "He's a big guy that's strong than can sit in there and take those double teams on," said Bills defensive line coach Bill Kollar. "The nose tackle is going to get doubled teamed a lot more than the three-technique does. You want a little bit quicker guy at the three, so we definitely see him more suited at the nose than the three."
    Right now Anderson doesn't have stiff competition. Larry Tripplett is firmly entrenched as the starting 'three-technique' tackle next to the nose. The only other defensive tackle that lined up consistently at the nose in rotations during the team's most recent minicamp was Jason Jefferson who was signed off of Philadelphia's practice squad late last season. The position figures to be addressed in the NFL Draft later this month.
    Thus far Anderson has taken well to the nose tackle position and sounds fully committed to embracing the role.
    "Actually I kind of like nose," said Anderson. "I like the challenge of being down there. You get doubled a lot more and I think it's a bigger challenge. I enjoy being in close quarters and just inches from the guy you're about to hit as opposed to having a gap in between you. I've always been a little bit more comfortable at the nose so I'm looking forward to it."
    Just because Anderson will be taking on more double teams doesn't mean he won't be asked to swarm to the football like every other defender on his side of the ball. It's a basic principle of coach Fewell's defensive scheme. That's why Anderson, who is listed at 304 pounds, won't have to put on any more weight for his more physically challenging role.

    "We don't need those guys that are 350 pounds to play the nose," said Kollar. "We want guys that are in shape and strong enough to play those double teams, but still run to the ball."
    Anderson, who is coming off of offseason shoulder surgery, got through the first minicamp fine physically, but coach Kollar believes there's a learning curve he must travel.
    "He's got a long ways to go, but he's a big, tough guy that works his ass off," said Kollar. "When you have those attributes it at least gives you a good chance."
  6. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    New Talent Ratchets Up DT Competition
    by Chris Brown, Lead Journalist Last Updated: 5/24/2006 1:04 PM ET

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    Bills defensive tackle Tim Anderson didn't have a whole lot to worry about two months ago with respect to competition for the starting role he currently holds next to free agent acquisition Larry Tripplett on Buffalo's defensive line.
    He and Tripplett were the only two players at the position with lengthy starting experience. But the landscape of talent at defensive tackle changed after the Bills made John McCargo a first round draft pick and later took Kyle Williams in round five.
    "It has solidified the competition," said head coach Dick Jauron. "There were so many holes on our roster depth-wise that by making those choices (McCargo and Williams), which we said we would make, we really plugged in other pieces to make it really competitive. Now there's nobody in that group that can just relax and think there's no place else for us to turn."
    But Anderson welcomes the influx of young talent feeling it will only make him a better player.
    "Competition is a good thing," said Anderson. "If there is no competition there's nothing driving you. I think it's good. It's going to push us all to be better than what we are and that will help the team."
    Tripplett seems to be an entrenched starter at the "three-technique" tackle spot (outside shade of guard) which leaves Anderson's spot as the only interior position that's not yet nailed down. But at this point it's Anderson's role to lose, and Jauron feels his third-year nose tackle won't be lying down any time soon.
    "Guys like Tim are always pushing, they're hustlers, they're grinders, they're good, talented players," said Jauron. "They didn't get here by taking it easy because they thought they had it made."
    Some might think that Tripplett is concerned not knowing for sure who will be lining up next to him a majority of the time come September, but he maintains it's not an issue for him.
    "You just don't worry about that kind of stuff," said Tripplett. "That's the job of the coaches. My job as a player is to go out there and perform to the best of my ability. Whoever it is that's next to me I know they're going to be a good decision by the staff and will be able to make plays."
    Tripplett adds that in a scheme which requires such heavy rotation, the importance of who starts the game next to him is almost inconsequential.
    "In this scheme that we're playing, it's going to take all eight or nine guys that we're going to end up having to rotate in and play," Tripplett said.
    With respect to the scheme Tripplett who has played in a 'cover-two' system since he was a rookie believes it's a defense that can cater to young, inexperienced players.
    "This system is perfect for an athlete coming out of college," said Tripplett. "Really it's all about being disciplined. It's not real complicated. It allows you to go out and make plays. For a rookie coming in if he can just get down the basic stuff he'll be just fine in this system."
    "I feel great about being able to contribute early on," said McCargo. "It's just me getting into top shape and being able to go 100 percent on every play. It's still football, there are just better athletes up here, but anyone can be beat. I know I can hang with people on this level otherwise I wouldn't have come out a year early."
    Jauron when asked if it was inconceivable to think that a rookie could earn a starting job at defensive tackle this fall, wouldn't rule it out.
    "No, none of that is inconceivable," said Jauron. "And I'm sure if you asked any of our veterans that question they would never dismiss it as a possibility. We've improved our talent pool. So now everybody is going to have to push and if they want to be part of it they're going to have to push to stay a part of it. And that can only make us better."
    Tripplett isn't opposed to the possibility of lining up next to a rookie if it came to that.
    "That's fine," said Tripplett. "I played as a rookie and started my first game as a rookie. If you have the talent and the ability to play and the coaches trust you they're going to put you out there."
    That's why Jauron is constantly emphasizing to the players that they shouldn't be concerned about the depth chart. Basically if you're a starter now don't get complacent, and if you're a backup or third string don't get discouraged.
    "I tell them even if you're lined up as the number two defensive tackle or number one, if we don't think you're good enough we're constantly looking anyway," said Jauron. "Anybody's job can be taken, unless you're Michael Jordan or Reggie White. Everybody is pushing to get a job."
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  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member



    DT'S: Looking at how things are shaping up at defensive tackle, the nose job is Tim Anderson's to lose.
    I'd like to reserve final judgment until I see all these guys with pads on in this system, but right now if I had to make an educated guess about how things will shake out in September... I would say Tim Anderson holds onto the nose tackle role playing there on first and second down. Then McCargo replaces him on passing downs to play next to Tripplett.
    In other passing down situations I could see McCargo spelling Tripplett and Williams or someone else manning the nose. Truthfully there is going to be so much rotation in this system that who starts won't matter nearly as much as it did in the past.
    Even though McCargo and Williams have raised the level of talent at the position, they're still missing that stud nose tackle that every team would love to have. They're hard to find even though in this system you only need a 320 to 325 pound guy. The reason why is ideally he needs to be able to run well and cover ground in this pursuit-oriented scheme.
  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0



  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Anderson back where he started
    MATT GOUL, Morning Journal Writer

    CLYDE -- Celebrity is a term that can only be used loosely when Tim Anderson returns to Clyde.

    Even then, Anderson can only shrug it off.

    In a haze of gold shirts at Clyde's annual youth football camp, the massive, but modest, defensive tackle doesn't stick out with the mannerisms of a pro football player. But, in a community where there's only one football player who went on to Ohio State and the Buffalo Bills, Anderson stands out on merits alone.

    ''I tell the little kids I used to pick on him. Now he's 6-foot-4, 325. I know my limitations,'' said Clyde offensive line coach Ryan Greenslade, who was a senior when Anderson was a team manager as a sixth grader in 1992.

    Anderson and Greenslade's sister were only a year apart and still friends. Both families also attend the same church, which opened the opportunity for Greenslade to ask Anderson back.

    ''I get home a lot more than I would if I was with a team a lot further away,'' said Anderson, who was able to address his old Clyde team before its playoff run last year. ''I like getting home, and this type of stuff gives me a real good excuse to come home.''

    It just so happened his break from Bills minicamp, his older brother Bob's wedding and Clyde's three-day camp coincided in the same week.

    Well the first two did, but Greenslade and Clyde's coaching staff planned this year's camp around Anderson's return.

    Couple his presence with Clyde's advancement to last year's state final four, and the turnout improved immensely. About 103 kids signed up for this year's camp, which concluded yesterday. In previous years that number was in the 40s.

    This was Anderson's first time at the camp, since he was in it himself. Practically anyone involved with Clyde football gets involved, either when they were growing up or helping out while on the varsity team. Even Greenslade remembers playing in the camp.

    ''How many other programs in the area can have a guy like Tim come back? He won't take anything for it,'' said Greenslade, who was coaching at Bellevue while Anderson played. ''He says, 'This is the program that got me to where I'm at.'''

    To get back, Anderson simply got in his truck last Thursday for a week at home.

    Once his attention was directed toward this week's camp, it started with a stack of pictures to autograph. Greenslade said it was a big stack, although Anderson says ''actually I've signed a lot less than you think.''

    To him, not much has changed.

    ''It was funny. I was a dork back then,'' he said. ''People picked on me.''

    At least the offensive line coach wouldn't dare now, but Anderson admitted some of his old friends still wouldn't hesitate. What's 300 pounds of retaliation, anyway?

    He does recognize his stature can leave some of Clyde's current players a little star struck.

    ''It's very inspirational for us,'' said Andrew Conners, a senior lineman who started all 14 games last year. ''They tell you that your chances of playing college football, let alone professional football is slim to none. To see somebody from our town do that is a pretty big deal.''

    That's why Anderson's message for them was simple: Enjoy the game now and don't take it too seriously.

    ''I have to take it seriously because it's what I'm getting paid to do,'' he said, ''but it's all about having fun, especially at high school.''

    Add off Anderson went, after signing an autograph for any kid who asked and catching up with anyone who stopped to talk. Now it's back to Buffalo in his black truck. As he did on the neighboring football field, it dwarfed every other vehicle in the parking lot.

    Massive, but modest.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 22, 2006
  10. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Paying back really says something about Tim's character. First class stuff!
  11. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    Tim was always one of my favorite Buckeyes. First class all the way.

    Way to go Tim!
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Tim Anderson Reflects On Past, Ready For Future
    Nick Mendola - Friday, August 4, 2006 - 9:31 AM
    [​IMG] Tim Anderson joins the Howard Simon Show
    Exclusive WGR 550 Windows Media Audio

    ROCHESTER, NY (WGR 550) - Bills defensive tackle Tim Anderson joined Howard Simon and Jeremy White at Buffalo Bills training camp at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, and shared his feelings on last year's Bills, this year's defense, and a variety of other colorful topics.

    This will be Anderson's third year, and he racked up 42 tackles on last year's team. Anderson said Perry Fewell's defense will be more aggressive and penetrating, with an emphasis on linemen who can move quickly down the line.

    Anderson said he was frustrated by last year's regime, and that new coach Dick Jauron has a better feel, at least in training camp, for what helps and hurts his players.

    The defensive tackle and Ohio State product also showed a lighter side, responding to the Michigan fight song by saying he hadn't heard it often, on account of the Buckeyes beating up on the Wolverines. He also shared his thoughts on auto racing, of which he is a huge fan.

    You can hear the entire interview by clicking on the link to our Audio Vault above.

    Keep it locked to WGR Sportsradio 550 for all your NFL and Bills news.
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  13. AirForceBuck

    AirForceBuck No mercy

    Damn, could there be anymore Buckeyes on that Bills defense?! lol. Makes me feel good though that we have that many players in the NFL.
  14. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Bills | Anderson injury update
    Mon, 14 Aug 2006 12:00:02 -0700

    Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills DT Tim Anderson (shoulder) suffered a sprained shoulder in the team's preseason opener, but the injury is not believed to be serious.
  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0




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