July 30, 1994 |
Wide receiver Flipper Anderson cruises around the Rams' training camp at UC Irvine on one of those radical, state-of-the-art bikes, complete with 21 gears that will take you from zero to 20 m.p.h. in a matter of seconds. So how fast have you got that thing going, Flipper? "Oh, about 70 m.p.h.," he said. Anderson's estimate is more than just a little exaggerated, but his outlook on his career is perfectly clear--he's changing gears.
November 30, 1993 |
The Rams have found it difficult to score this season. They rank 26th in the league in points, just ahead of Cincinnati and New England. They appear perplexed by this problem, and yet they keep wide receiver Flipper Anderson, their only legitimate home-run threat, standing on the sideline on most first downs. "We have reasons why we do things," Coach Chuck Knox said Monday. "Sometimes it might not look like it . . .
August 19, 1992 |
At about the time the Rams were carted out of contention last season, Flipper Anderson was being carried gingerly out of their locker room on a stretcher. It happened on Sept. 22 at Candlestick Park. Anderson suffered a broken bone in his back, sidelining him for the next four games. "It was scary," Anderson said this week. It was scary for the Rams' offense, too, which stumbled out of the gate.
November 8, 1991 |
Watching Flipper Anderson being wheeled out of the locker room on a stretcher, Coach John Robinson had to wonder if the Rams had lost their game-breaking wide receiver for the year . . . or longer. Anderson, who suffered a back injury Sept. 22 during the third quarter of a game against San Francisco, was in such agony he couldn't think about anything but the present. "I just wanted them to take away the pain," Anderson said.
November 5, 1991 |
Coach John Robinson said Kevin Greene is showing signs of adapting to playing outside linebacker in a 4-3 system, despite his total of one sack. "Kevin has found a place where he can be one of the better outside linebackers in this league and an outstanding nickel or second-down pass rusher," Robinson said, noting Greene's six solo tackles against the Saints in Sunday's loss. Flipper Anderson played Sunday after sitting out four games because of a back injury.
July 19, 1991 |
Just as fast as he bolts through end zone tunnels, Flipper Anderson vaulted from the depths of the league salary scale to a gentler, kinder, richer place Thursday, and made sure to warmly thank the Rams on the way up. If he didn't spike a football after it was over, well, give him time.