Wow, is Bears news slow right now. I guess that’s a good thing, being the offseason that means no player has been arrested or is facing their latest paternity suit at this time.
All I could find of any consequence today was a pretty cool NFL Films video of Neal Anderson on YouTube. I’m posting the link to the message board thread where it’s discussed, to give credit to those who initially found it. This video was obviously made after the 1989 season, just as Anderson was hitting his peak. This was when football commentators routinely shared the opinion that Anderson and Brad Muster made up the best backfield combination in the NFL.
Anderson and Muster had their greatest combined seasons in 1990, when Anderson led the team in rushing with 1078 yards and 10 touchdowns. Muster added 664 yards rushing and led the team in pass receptions with 42. In 1991 and ’92, both Muster and Anderson began to suffer from chronic, nagging injuries, and Muster would be gone following 1992, and Anderson after the 1993 season.
I still have fond memories of both. From a friend of mine that is very involved in the Gainesville, FL, community, I hear that Anderson keeps busy in his retirement there. Muster is an assistant football and golf coach at Santa Rosa Junior College.