Ryan Anderson is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and he sounds pretty happy with the new coaching staff, and defensive scheme. He would run through a wall for new Head Coach Ron Rivera, and he loves Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio’s attacking defense. Anderson will be switching to a defensive end with DL Coach Sam Mills III in the Washington Football Team’s new 4-3 defense.
Anderson has been dealing with a wrist injury that has held him out of the last few practices. He is waiting for a brace before he can be cleared to return to the field.
Training Camp Press Conference - Ryan Anderson https://t.co/fhZJpl2vsK— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 20, 2020
Anderson said he's "felt like a rookie again" for the past couple of weeks learning the system, but things have started to come easier to him working with D-Line coach Sam Mills III— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 20, 2020
Anderson said he has been with the D-Line for a while now. This time on the field has been important for him because he is able to physically go through the plays he learned during the virtual offseason.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 20, 2020
Anderson said he has more freedom working as a defensive lineman. He doesn't have to think too much about presnap reads. He just gets to attack.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 20, 2020
Anderson said he had been dealing with a wrist injury, which kept him out of practice. He was waiting for a brace before being cleared.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) August 20, 2020
Jack Del Rio:
Anderson said he loves Jack Del Rio and his system. There's a lot of freedom in the scheme, and it's an "attacking, physical" system. It allows him to be aggressive, and he likes that.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 20, 2020
Ryan Anderson on Ron Rivera. "He's definitely a player's coach. I like him, I trust him and I'd run through a wall for him."— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 20, 2020
Anderson said Ron Rivera has done an "excellent job" as a coach. He's been open and honest with the players, and Anderson said he would "run through a wall" for Rivera.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 20, 2020
A healthy Reuben Foster is the best player Anderson ever played with. He called Foster's recovery incredible and he isn't "far off" from being an elite player.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 20, 2020
Anderson is skilled at getting stripped fumbles. There's no added skill to it, he said, he's just an opportunist. He knows you can play a long time in the NFL if you can get the ball away from quarterbacks.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 20, 2020