C.J. Anderson came into the league with a chip on his shoulder. After playing second fiddle to Isi Sofele at Cal, ranking second on the team in carries each of the last two seasons despite leading in yards per carry.
Anderson actually led the Golden Bears in yards and tied for the lead in touchdowns despite having 20 fewer carries than Sofele, seizing his opportunities when they were presented to him. Now, he wants an opportunity to show the Broncos what he’s got.
The day I get a carry ima take this over
— C.J. Anderson (@CjAndersonRB9) September 27, 2013
Anderson has had this kind of confidence all offseason, and I have no doubt it’s helped him earn a spot on the 53-man roster. The Broncos saw enough from Anderson in the pre-season and at training camp that despite a pretty serious injury during practice, they kept him around and obviously have some plans to make him part of the offense at some point, even if it’s by emergency.
Of course you don’t want anyone to get hurt by any means, but the Broncos have a deep stable of backs that had a great game overall against the Raiders, and Anderson ought to have a chance to be part of it.
In the pre-season, it looked like Anderson was the Broncos back that had the best vision, tackle breaking ability, and quickness despite not being overly fast.
If he gets a chance, you can’t help but think he’s going to make some things happen for the Broncos.