Given only a couple of days to prepare for a quarterback they know little about, the Steelers talked Tuesday about Anderson's poise, ability to improvise and the strong arm he showed off during Cleveland's 31-28 overtime victory.
Most of all, though, they were knocked over by one hard-to-miss Anderson statistic: his size 17 shoes.
To them, it was one time when the backup had no problem filling the starting quarterback's shoes.
“Those are some BIG feet,” said an admiring Brett Keisel, a Steelers defensive end.
“I mean, man, that's kind of funny,” said Aaron Smith, the other starting defensive end. “That's very interesting. He's 6-foot-6 and big, but ...”
Cleveland coach Romeo Crennel wasn't saying Tuesday if Anderson or starter Charlie Frye (bruised right wrist) will start Thursday night in the second Browns-Steelers game in 19 days. The Browns (4-8) were relieved to learn Frye doesn't have a broken wrist, but they may not know until Wednesday if he can recover fast enough to start.