Charlie Anderson???

A lot of people have been questioning the decision of not resigning Jason Taylor, basically giving the reason that Charlie Anderson starting is a joke. Personally, I agree.

But if he does start, I want to know as much as I can about him

Charlie Anderson


6-4 250lbs

age: 28



YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Finally i get my chance!



Charlie Anderson was drafted in the 6th round by the Texans. In his senior season at Mississippi, Charlie Anderson played defensive end and recorded 54 tackles, 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

Career Stats as a pro

Career Statsmore
Season Team Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
G GS Comb Total Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF
2009 Miami Dolphins 16 2 17 15 2 2.0 -- 0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 2
2008 Miami Dolphins 16 1 27 20 7 2.5 1 0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 2
2007 Houston Texans 16 5 31 19 12 2.0 -- 1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 0
2006 Houston Texans 13 0 16 13 3 0.0 -- 1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 0
2005 Houston Texans 16 0 18 14 4 1.0 -- 2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 0
2004 Houston Texans 15 0 13 9 4 0.0 0 0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 0
TOTAL 122 90 32 7.5 1 4 0 0 -- 0 0 4

As you can see, Anderson has started 3 games under the Parcells regime and has totaled 4.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbled. Not too shabby. Anderson has also been a premiere special teams player.


According to, Omar Kelly reported Miami Dolphins director of football operations Bill Parcells and general manager Jeff Ireland liked LB Charlie Anderson because of his combination of speed and athleticism, especially on special teams. They both told Anderson he would have a shot to compete for a starting job (June 2008).

He has the versatility to play the strong side and the weak side. 


Scouting Report

  • A very energetic linebacker. Has good vision of the field, anticipates well and can make plays thanks to a surprising closing speed. Possesses good tackling abilities and blitzes well.
  • A late bloomer that took a while to develop. Is a much better run stuffer than pass defender. Doesn't have the extra step on opponents on short-yardage passes. Bites too often.
Career Potential
  • Starting linebacker.

by Fantasy Sports Services




Universal Draft Presents Miami Dolphins OLB Charlie Anderson '09 (via ckparrothead)


Watching the video, you can see Anderson has a very good first step, and not much else... He is explosive around the edge but does not use his hands well. Gets pushed around a lot against the run.

According to numerous sources, in offseason practices this year, Charlie Anderson and Koa Misi have been working as the starting OLBs.

Everyone's favorite pass rusher, Cameron Wake, is STILL with the second team on early downs. He moves into the starting lineup on nickel and dime packages. Anderson is starting over Wake because the coaching staff still believes Anderson is much better in coverage and run defense.





I know its early, but lets say Charlie Anderson does indeed start and we utilize Cameron Wake more than last year, but in similar passing situations. Would you be disappointed?

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