Derek Anderson apologizes for tirade

Cardinals quarterback Derek Anderson stepped to the podium on Wednesday with one thing in mind.

“OK, let’s try this in a manner that doesn’t end up on YouTube,” Anderson said.

Anderson then apologized for going off after Monday night’s game when he was asked about laughing on the sidelines during the Cardinals’ blowout loss to the 49ers.

“I’d like to apologize for my actions after the game,” Anderson said. “There is a more professional way I could have handled that. I wasn’t raised that way. My Mom and Dad didn’t raise me to act like that in times of adversity. Obviously I was very frustrated by what had happened during the game, and I let the emotions get the best of me.”

From there, Anderson proceeded to look forward, talking about the “big game” his team has at home this week against the Rams.

As MDS wrote, Anderson may wind up being best remembered for his meltdown on Monday night more than anything he’s ever done on the field.

It’s worth remembering, though, that he handled the aftermath on Wednesday as well as he could have.

19 responses to “Derek Anderson apologizes for tirade

  1. Yeah, I bet his mom and dad called him and let it be known that he embarrassed them. (Also, you only capitilize mom and dad if they’re replacing proper nouns, ie. being used in place of peoples names. Now can I have a job?)

  2. The thing is that he answered that question right before that fat idiot reporter kept repeating over & over what where you laughing about. The question was already answered. He should have said I already answered that tubby.

  3. He should have apologized for his inability to play QB effectively. He will cause Fitz to leave…play Skelton or Hall. DA must look really good in practice but he has only had a few good games in the NFL.

  4. I know exactly why Derek Anderson was laughing: It suddenly dawned on him that he is arguably the worst quarterback in the history of the game and he is being paid millions by a idiot owner and his family to basically throw games away…That realization cracked him up.

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    touchdownroddywhite says: Dec 1, 2010 5:30 PM

    Yeah, I bet his mom and dad called him and let it be known that he embarrassed them. (Also, you only capitilize mom and dad if they’re replacing proper nouns, ie. being used in place of peoples names. Now can I have a job?)

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    Not until you learn to spell “capitalize”, use periods in “i.e.”, and use apostrophes in possessives.

    🙂

  6. Disagree with packattack1967.

    Many people (players, ex-players, ticket-buying fans, television viewers) were outraged by DA’s behavior. The question needed to be asked. It was certainly not an unfair question or one that was somehow out of bounds.

    As far as I’m concerned…and I’m sorry Gregg Rosenthal didn’t bring it up…I would have liked to hear DA’s explanation as to why he was laughing. It’s a fair question.

    I imagine that as a tacit forgiveness to him for apologizing, that no one in the media corps had the guts to ask him again.

  7. You people saying that it is the reporters fault are lame. Why would it be the reporters fault? Should he of just served questions up on a platter? The fans want answers, and laughing while it was going on is sad. Then he lied about it and said he wasn’t laughing. It was a good question and he knew he got caught. He blew up, but hey at least it kept us from talking about how bad he played.

  8. Anderson was laughing at the poor slug that was going to be drafted by the Cards and have to play for such a crappy team.

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