Michael Irvin: Robby Anderson 'Didn't Want To Leave New York'


“Man, before he went over to Carolina, I talked to Robby Anderson, and I will tell you something: he REALLY did not want to leave. He’s a good player, and I love Breshad Perriman – his dad (former NFL wide receiver Brett Perriman) was my roommate in college, so I watched him grow up and he’s like a Godson to me – but Robby was not a bad player.”

Those are the words of Michael Irvin, talking about now-Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson in his first weekly hit with Joe & Evan for the 2020 NFL Season.

You can understand the connection Anderson has to both the team and the area, as he was born in Fair Lawn, N.J., grew up in Teaneck, and, after moving to the Miami area as a kid, came back to go to college at Temple University in Philly.

But alas, Anderson signed a two-year, $20 million deal to reunite with college coach Matt Rhule in Carolina, and now, Perriman and Jamison Crowder are Sam Darnold’s top receiving options.

That said, Joe Benigno noted to Irvin that he’s worried the team will get off to another 0-4 or similar start and wanted the Hall of Famer to “tell me why they won’t be 6-10.”

“Yeah…I’m going deep trying to figure it out,” Irvin laughed. “You can’t let good players go…Robby wasn’t a bad player, and that guy over in Seattle (Jamal Adams) wasn’t a bad player, and you can’t let guys like that get away, and say we’re in a better position.”

Irvin did, at least, try to offer Joe B. and the rest of Gang Green Nation some hope, though.

“Let me give you some hope: we don’t know how the rest of this division is going to play out,” Irvin said. “A lot of people have Buffalo winning the division, but you never know with Bill Belichick. You still have a shot – how much guys developed in the offseason is the key.”

You can listen to Michael Irvin’s entire segment with Joe & Evan below, and tune in to Joe & Evan every Wednesday for more from Irvin!

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