Kenny Anderson Sees A Completion With Burrow
This is how good Kenny Anderson was. A good 34 years after he threw his last pass, he's still leading parades in this town. Anderson, the NFL's first 70-percent passer in the Super Bowl Era while becoming the Bengals all-time leading passer, has a history of being accurate and he believes he's on the mark when it comes to LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. "I think he's the No. 1 pick in the draft," said Anderson Tuesday, preparing for his duties as the grand marshal for Cincinnati's St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday.
Boomer primes Anderson for Hall
Boomer Esiason, who went straight from running the Bengals' no huddle offense to the no holds barred Monday night TV booth and later to the MNF radio side, has fond memories of day games. Now that he's announced he's stepping away from prime time, in part, because of the randomness of the Rand McNally schedule, he's still one of the NFL's leading opinion makers and believes the Hall of Fame voters need a map to put Ken Anderson in Canton.
Ken Anderson Even Connects Virtually
The Bengals' Kenny Anderson began a career worthy of the Hall of Fame with beer on credit for his draft party. Now 49 years later in this socially distant draft, leave it to Anderson, the post-merger's first 70-percent passer, to find a way to connect virtually. During the next three Wednesdays he'll go online at 5:30 p.m. to help boost the Ken Anderson Alliance, his foundation for adults with developmental disabilities.
Anderson Touts The Other Kenny For The Hall On 40th Anniversary Of MVP Season
Ken Anderson, who along with Tom Brady is the best quarterback not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, doesn't want to expound on his credentials with the 2021 class set to be unveiled next week without him and with Peyton Manning the day before Brady plays in his 10th Super Bowl. Instead, Anderson touts his teammate, Ken Riley, on the 1981 team celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Bengals' first Super Bowl trip.
Top 50 Moments: An MVP is born as Anderson rebounds to lead 31-30 win over Jets
As the Bengals reminisce about the 1981 Super Bowl season, their recollections always go back to the first two games. This one at Shea Stadium in New York on a U.S. Open weekend comes a week after head coach Forrest Gregg pulls quarterback Ken Anderson in the first half of the opener at Riverfront Stadium. Anderson saves his career and points his team to the Super Bowl by engineering a 31-30 win over the Jets.
Talking QBs: Anderson for the Hall, Dalton for the long haul
HOUSTON - What better place to talk Bengals quarterbacks past and present than during this Super Bowl week in the town where Andy Dalton grew up and where New England's Tom Brady tries to set an NFL quarterback's most cherished record with a fifth Lombardi Trophy in Sunday's game (6:30 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) against the Falcons. Down here, old-time quarterbacks still talking into microphones like the Bengals' own Boomer Esiason and Steelers Hall-Famer Terry Bradshaw weigh in.
Despite Senior Shake-off, Anderson And Riley Still Have Hall Support
On Wednesday morning the Pro Football Hall of Fame announces its list of 15 senior inductees (ten players, two coaches, three contributors) and Bengaldom already knows its two favorite sons won't be anointed by the shrine just down the road in Canton, Ohio that has proven to be light years away for Bengals of any era. But the absence of Ken Anderson and Ken Riley stunned some voters and they still have support on future ballots.
Remember this New York Sunday? Anderson rebounds for AFC crown
If the Bengals do solve the Jets and old friend Ryan Fitzpatrick Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12), it won't be as improbable as what happened to that 1981 club in the now defunct ball yard known as Shea Stadium. Take an all-time great's crossroads game, a wayward van driver, and broken press box phones and you have one of the more memorable road games in Bengaldom.
Anderson, Dalton by the number
For the first time since Andy Dalton asked the Bengals for No. 14, he'll share the Paul Brown Stadium stage with the man they asked if he could wear it. When the Bengals open their season Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) against the Ravens, Ken Anderson leads the first group of legends to be honored during each home game of the club's 50th season. He says now what he said then when the Bengals asked him that day back in 2011.
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Ken Anderson Talks About His Best Bengals Memories With Geoff Hobson | Old School Scribe Podcast
In the latest edition of the Old School Scribe Podcast, Bengals.com Senior Writer Geoff Hobson chats with Ken Anderson to talk about playing in Super Bowl, being teammates with Boomer Esiason and sharing some of his best memories with the Bengals.
Should Ken Anderson, Ken Riley and Willie Anderson be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
On the Old School Scribe Podcast SiriusXM NFL Radio's Alex Marvez and Bengals.com Senior Writer Geoff Hobson break down the Pro Football Hall of Fame chances for Bengals legends Ken Anderson, Ken Riley and Willie Anderson.