C.J. Anderson still thinks about the game the Denver Broncos lost against the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs last season and he's reportedly using the video footage of the defeat as motivation to work even harder during the offseason.
"I had 24 touches and I wasn't able to help my team win", Anderson said about his performance in the loss against the Colts where he had 80 yards in 18 carries plus another 29 yards on six catches. "That's unacceptable."
After the started the season as the n°3 RB in the depth chart behind Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman, Anderson took his chance when the two other players went down with injury and he ran away with it, being an important part of the offense when Peyton Manning wasn't able to get things done and setting himself as the featured back for the upcoming 2015 campaign.
Even new head coach Gary Kubiak said Anderson should "enter camp and act like he's our number one RB on the roster."
Anderson, however, doesn't feel like that and he said he's never comfortable with his performances.
"At end of the day, I just want to be better. I'm more mature and more comfortable, but I wanna keep improving because I know I have a lot of work to do", he told media when asked about his expectations. "The only way you can do that is doing your job and I want to get better because I know I was a big key why we didn't advance to the next round last season."
Sounds like a lot of pressure for a player who was buried in the depth chart just one year ago, but he looks comfortable in a bigger role. Just like coach Kubiak wanted.