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Anderson said he tries to avoid his critics.

“I don’t know necessarily how much I have been blamed,” he said. “I put my phones away yesterday and everything. I just keep a close-knit family and friends around me and we talk about life, which I think is the best way to handle times when they are rough like this for everybody.”

Running back Tim Hightower said he felt for his quarterback over the last two days.

“People don’t realize exactly how much pressure he has on his shoulders,” Hightower said. “For people to point the finger at him and say he’s the problem, it’s easy to point out the problem when you haven’t walked a mile in that guy’s shoes. You have no clue the preparation that he does on a day in day out basis.

“I was going through the same thing when I was fumbling. … All I can do is support him.”