Anderson, Chandler take it easy

August 22, 1999|By Mike Preston

ATLANTA -- Two of the Atlanta Falcons' top offensive players, running back Jamal Anderson and quarterback Chris Chandler, were in for only a quarter before they were removed from last night's 19-6 preseason loss. And that's partly why the Ravens were so dominant.

The Ravens also hit Atlanta with a couple of blitzes, and Anderson (three carries, 16 yards) isn't close to game conditioning after being a training camp holdout.

"It felt pretty good to get out there to run through some plays and get some conditioning," Anderson said.

"In Dan's [coach Dan Reeves] words, there is nothing like getting `hit' conditioning."

"The first quarter, when I was in there, we were a little off," said Chandler (2-for-4, 23 yards).

"I think their defense had a few things in store for us. They threw a couple of zone blitz packages at us. It is something that we are going to see a lot of during the regular season, but we just didn't quite handle it real well."

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