The name: Bob Sanders.
As in, just what will it mean to have Sanders on the field? Well, quite a bit, that's what. And not just statistically, either.
"He's going to bring a lot to the defense," David said as the AFC South-leading Colts (6-0) prepared to play the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos (5-1) at INVESCO Field at Mile High Sunday at 4:15 p.m.
"He's not a guy who's going to go out and do too much talking. He's going to go out and lead by example. He's going to do what he's supposed to do."
"We're just going to feed off of that."
Mostly, David and other Colts defensive players said, what Sanders will do is hit.
A lot. And really, really hard.
"Bob will be Bob, doing what Bob does," Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney said, smiling.
"He brings an attitude, hard-hitting - the way he hits, it rubs off on everybody," Mathis said.
Sanders, a third-year safety and a Pro Bowl selection last season, has missed the last four games with a knee injury sustained in practice shortly after the Colts' Week 2 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He returned to practice this week before missing the last two days. Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy said Friday it's uncertain if he will play against the Broncos Sunday.
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