The former Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson took little time in making new headlines of his own, once he was released on March 9, by talking to the media and verbally attacking Browns fans.
Anderson spoke with News-Herald reporter Jeff Schudel and had a few not-so-nice things to say about Browns fans.
"The fans are ruthless and don't deserve a winner," Anderson said via e-mail. "I will never forget getting cheered when I was injured."
Very mature words from a player who is currently unemployed in the NFL, and who also still has a chance to be picked up as a backup for another team.
The Cardinals, Seahawks, Raiders (where they love Browns castoff QBs), and Panthers have been specifically mentioned as having interest in Anderson because he has starter experience, but these comments may knock down his imagine a notch or two now.
Anderson also added that he really hopes he can come back to Cleveland with a new team.
"I hope and pray I'm playing when my team comes to town and [we] roll them [the Browns]," said Anderson.
Of course he is going to want to beat up the team that cut him, but remember that in 2009 when the Raiders came to town, former Browns starting quarterback Charlie Frye was the starter and said he wanted to beat the Browns too, but that ended in a 23-9 Browns win.
Anderson was able to realize that what he did was stupid and childish and on March 10 he also issued an apology.
"I said some things to [News-Herald reporter] Jeff Schudel earlier that I regret," Anderson said. "Those of you who got to know me personally from covering the Browns over the past five years, know this was out of character for me. I wasn't taken out of context, but I was speaking out of frustration after my career with the Browns came to a close."
Okay so he did the right thing and said he was sorry, but honestly, maybe if you would have played better on the field, then you wouldn't have had hard times in Cleveland the past two seasons.
Also, in his comments from March 9, Anderson said, "I know at times I wasn't great."
Good luck in the next chapter of your football career, but if you seriously think you will come to Cleveland and "roll" the Browns as you said, then think again, because the defensive secondary will be more than happy to pick off your bad and inaccurate passes.