With every offense obsessed with preventing Williams from applying clown suits to the men trying to block him, Anderson will see less attention. Which will give him more opportunities to do some clown-suiting of his own.
“Explosive — that’s the word that comes to mind when I think of him,” guard Andy Levitre said of the former Patriots defender, according to Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News. “He’s just really quick. He’s got a lot of good moves and he uses them quickly. He’s dangerous on third downs. He’s a playmaker, for sure.”
Tackle Chris Hairston agrees. “I saw it playing him last year against the Patriots,” Hairston said. “He has that quick twitch. He has that great first step off the ball, he gets side to side. He’s showing that explosiveness.”
To Anderson, it’s fairly simple.
“My whole thing is getting off the ball and just reacting to whatever the offense gives me,” Anderson said. “It might seem unorthodox, but I just take what the offense gives me.”
They could be giving him plenty this year, because offenses have to deal with Williams and tackles like Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams.
With new defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt planning to unleash his linemen in 2012, they may need a warehouse for all the clown suits they’ll be applying to blockers.