With no new developments on Cedric Benson's lack of touches, we go to a couple other issues, and finish with a few random anecdotes on a loopy day at Halas Hall.
He is, but he isn't putting up the gaudy sack numbers he did in his rookie seasons.
"Really, I'd say it's me," Anderson said. "I've got a lot of stuff I gotta work on. This season, we got six more games. All it takes is one big game and I'm back in the mix. I still have a positive mindset on the situation and I'm looking to have double digits before the season is over.
"I'm not frustrated. Sacking is what I do. Even the best players go through slumps or whatever. I wouldn't call it a slump, but right now stuff isn't falling in my direction. I missed a lot of sacks this year, early in the season. Missing opportunities is basically what it is."
Secondly, Ron Turner baffled several readers and me when, with two timeouts and the ball on the 40 and 11 seconds left in the first half, Turner had Rex Grossman kneel on the ball rather than take a shot to get at least a field goal, maybe a touchdown.
So why not take the shot?
"We just felt, in that situation of the game, the game tied and where we were, that that was the best thing to do," Turner said. "I think it depends on the game, it depends on a lot of situations.
"[Against Seattle] we were at their place, the crowd is very, very loud, tie game, we're moving the ball well, doing things, there was no reason for risk. It's hard to hear, they have an advantage in the pass rush coming off the ball, things like that. When we're at home, maybe it's a different story. I think it just depends on the situation. A lot of times it's just a gut feeling."
And before the anecdotes come, here's Rex Grossman on his fumble:
"That was a play where I saw the pass rush in front of me and the right defensive end came alllll the way around and came and got me. I was more focused on the defensive lineman in front of me and stepping up and running into that gap and figuring out whether to throw it to Adrian Peterson or run and slide down. From behind, I didn't see him at all come over the top and knock the ball out."
The day before Thanksgiving, there are bound to be shenanigans. It started during Grossman's press conference. A reporter wanted to know if Grossman, from Bloomington, Ind., has a history with Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler, who hails from Santa Claus, Ind.
Reporter: "Do you know Cutler?"
"You ever been to santa claus?"
RG: "I haven't."
"You ever talk to the guy?"
"So you view this as the battle of Indiana schoolboy quarterbacks?"
RG: "I hadn't thought of that. I might have played against him [when he was] at Vanderbilt, I'm not sure."
"He had 98 yards rushing that day."
RG: "Okay. Uh, yeah, that's-- I remember we didn't play our best that day. We ended up winning, but it was an ugly win, and I'm not sure if he was the starter or not, but apparently, he was."
The goofiness continued with another Florida product, when Alex Brown was asked a question by a reporter wearing a Florida State hat.
Brown: "I can't answer that. You got that hat on."
A little later, when some reporters tried to get some time with former Broncos tight end Desmond Clark, Clark gave the Heisman treatment. "But it's Broncos week!" one reporter argued.
"I didn't even know we were playing them," Clark said.
Finally, does Olin Kreutz have Thanksgiving plans?
"No. I don't celebrate Thanksgiving. I'm Hawaiian. Hawaiians don't celebrate Thanksgiving."