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December 9, 1997 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one knew quite what to make of Jamal Anderson. Coaches took one look at that large body and had to think twice. At 234 pounds, Anderson looked too big to play halfback. But he was too quick, had too many moves, to waste at fullback. "People have not understood my abilities and my talents," he says. It started back at El Camino Real High, where he did not become a star until his senior season. Same thing in college.
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August 28, 2002 | From Associated Press
Running back Jamal Anderson won't be part of the New England Patriots' immediate plans, after all. A day after Anderson's agent said a deal was all but done, Coach Bill Belichick said Anderson won't be on the roster. Belichick refused to get into specifics about the decision, but said of the oft-injured back, "I don't quite think he was ready. Maybe it will change, and maybe it won't." Belichick said Anderson, 29, agreed with his decision.
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January 15, 1999
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Jamal Anderson --"The Last Word," tonight, 6 p.m. and midnight, Fox Sports West * David Stern --"The Late Show With David Letterman," tonight, 11:35 p.m., Channel 2 * Eddie Delahoussaye --"Thoroughbred Los Angeles," Saturday, 9-10 a.m., KRLA (1110) * Michael Jordan --"NBA Inside Stuff," Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Channel 4 * Tim Leiweke, Dick Weber --"The Irv Kaze Show, Saturday, 11 a.m.
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June 1, 2002 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jamal Anderson, once one of the NFL's best running backs, could get his walking papers today. Anderson, 29, who led the Atlanta Falcons to the Super Bowl in 1998 by rushing for 1,846 yards and 14 touchdowns, has been hampered by knee problems the last few years and is considered expendable. He heads the list of high-profile players likely to be released today as teams try to trim their payrolls to make room for new talent.
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September 18, 2000
PASSING *--* Player, Team Att Cmp Yds TD KURT WARNER, Rams 34 23 394 2 TIM COUCH, Browns 31 23 316 1 ROB JOHNSON, Bills 36 21 291 2 JEFF GARCIA, 49ers 34 21 290 3 CHARLIE BATCH, Lions 36 26 277 1 KERRY COLLINS, Giants 33 24 249 1 STEVE BEUERLEIN, Panthers 37 21 241 1 ELVIS GRBAC, Chiefs 20 32 235 5 *--* RUSHING *--* Player, Team No Yds TD MIKE ANDERSON, Broncos 32 187 0 MARSHALL FAULK, Rams 25 134 3 JEROME BETTIS, Steelers 23 122 1 RICKY WILLIAMS, Saints 23 107 0 RICKY WATTERS, Seahawks 22 105
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December 18, 2000
The 1,000-yard rushing mark has been equaled or surpassed by 19 players this season, one short of the NFL high in 1998.
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June 1, 2002 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jamal Anderson, once one of the NFL's best running backs, could get his walking papers today. Anderson, 29, who led the Atlanta Falcons to the Super Bowl in 1998 by rushing for 1,846 yards and 14 touchdowns, has been hampered by knee problems the last few years and is considered expendable. He heads the list of high-profile players likely to be released today as teams try to trim their payrolls to make room for new talent.
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January 24, 1999 | PAUL NEWBERRY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
While all the other kids in the neighborhood camped in front of the TV on Saturday mornings to watch Bugs Bunny, Jamal Anderson was mesmerized by "NFL Films." He soaked in the booming voice of John Facenda and was awestruck by the sight of this running back wearing a plain orange helmet, a figure who seemed as unreal as any cartoon character. Superman deflected bullets, but whole men bounced off Jim Brown.
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August 28, 2002 | From Associated Press
Running back Jamal Anderson won't be part of the New England Patriots' immediate plans, after all. A day after Anderson's agent said a deal was all but done, Coach Bill Belichick said Anderson won't be on the roster. Belichick refused to get into specifics about the decision, but said of the oft-injured back, "I don't quite think he was ready. Maybe it will change, and maybe it won't." Belichick said Anderson, 29, agreed with his decision.
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January 17, 1999 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until this season, the Falcons had a tough time getting attention in their own hometown. "We were playing between the seventh-inning stretch of Braves' games," running back Jamal Anderson said. "At the same time, we knew Georgia is a tremendous football state and if we put a good product on the field, people would come. The fans have been coming and it's tremendous to see." If they got little recognition in Atlanta, many players got even less recognition before joining the Falcons.
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October 2, 2001 | Associated Press
For the second time in three years, the Atlanta Falcons will have to play most of the season without Jamal Anderson. Anderson, an All-Pro in 1998 when the Falcons reached the Super Bowl, learned Monday that he tore a ligament in his left knee against the Arizona Cardinals. He will require season-ending surgery, dealing a major blow to a Falcon team that collapsed to 5-11 in 1999 when Anderson went out with the same injury to his right knee.
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December 18, 2000
The 1,000-yard rushing mark has been equaled or surpassed by 19 players this season, one short of the NFL high in 1998.
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September 18, 2000
PASSING *--* Player, Team Att Cmp Yds TD KURT WARNER, Rams 34 23 394 2 TIM COUCH, Browns 31 23 316 1 ROB JOHNSON, Bills 36 21 291 2 JEFF GARCIA, 49ers 34 21 290 3 CHARLIE BATCH, Lions 36 26 277 1 KERRY COLLINS, Giants 33 24 249 1 STEVE BEUERLEIN, Panthers 37 21 241 1 ELVIS GRBAC, Chiefs 20 32 235 5 *--* RUSHING *--* Player, Team No Yds TD MIKE ANDERSON, Broncos 32 187 0 MARSHALL FAULK, Rams 25 134 3 JEROME BETTIS, Steelers 23 122 1 RICKY WILLIAMS, Saints 23 107 0 RICKY WATTERS, Seahawks 22 105
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August 27, 2000 | PAUL NEWBERRY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The air of invincibility is gone. The swagger remains. Jamal Anderson still has the captivating smile, the biting wit, the Ali-like bravado. Now, if only his right knee will cooperate. "I'm not the Jamal of '98 -- not yet, anyway," said Anderson, the Atlanta Falcons running back who missed nearly all of last season after wrecking that knee on the most innocent of plays. "I'm just trying to get strong, get ready for the first game. But I fully expect to be as good or better than I was."
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September 22, 1999 | Associated Press
Atlanta Falcon running back Jamal Anderson is out for the season after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Monday's loss to Dallas. "It happens and you hate it, but you can't dwell on it," Coach Dan Reeves said in Suwanee, Ga. The injury was a devastating blow to the Falcons (0-2), who signed the all-pro Anderson to a five-year, $32-million contract after a preseason holdout. Anderson, 26, was injured without being touched on his third carry of Monday night's game.
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February 1, 1999 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vindication drives cornerback Darrien Gordon. Vindication for the way he was dropped by the San Diego Chargers. Vindication for the way the Denver Bronco secondary has been underestimated. Vindication for the whispers behind his back that he has speed but not much else in the way of football talent. When he first joined the Chargers, Gordon was being compared to Deion Sanders. When he left, it was more Dionne Warwick in terms of football talent. Bad joke, but Gordon wasn't laughing.
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October 2, 2001 | Associated Press
For the second time in three years, the Atlanta Falcons will have to play most of the season without Jamal Anderson. Anderson, an All-Pro in 1998 when the Falcons reached the Super Bowl, learned Monday that he tore a ligament in his left knee against the Arizona Cardinals. He will require season-ending surgery, dealing a major blow to a Falcon team that collapsed to 5-11 in 1999 when Anderson went out with the same injury to his right knee.
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September 22, 1999 | Associated Press
Atlanta Falcon running back Jamal Anderson is out for the season after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Monday's loss to Dallas. "It happens and you hate it, but you can't dwell on it," Coach Dan Reeves said in Suwanee, Ga. The injury was a devastating blow to the Falcons (0-2), who signed the all-pro Anderson to a five-year, $32-million contract after a preseason holdout. Anderson, 26, was injured without being touched on his third carry of Monday night's game.
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January 30, 1999 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They became aware of each other through a mutual friend, and each saw in the other something of himself and something to admire. It didn't matter that their personalities were different, that Denver running back Terrell Davis seemed to be running away from something. From the blinding headaches that plagued him from age 7 until he was in college and learned he had migraines that could be treated with medication.
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January 24, 1999 | PAUL NEWBERRY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
While all the other kids in the neighborhood camped in front of the TV on Saturday mornings to watch Bugs Bunny, Jamal Anderson was mesmerized by "NFL Films." He soaked in the booming voice of John Facenda and was awestruck by the sight of this running back wearing a plain orange helmet, a figure who seemed as unreal as any cartoon character. Superman deflected bullets, but whole men bounced off Jim Brown.
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