Friday, October 27, 2006

Sanders' Impact

Sanders' Impact Extends Beyond Statistics. The mention of the name brought immediate smiles. Not just to Colts cornerback Jason David, but to Colts cornerback Marlin Jackson, too. And to linebacker Gary Brackett . . . And to defensive end Robert Mathis . . .

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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Blogger Johnny said...

Well the defense is struggling. I was downright worried in that Denver game, and they were still shotty against the Patriots. We should feel lucky to have Manning, but we'll see how he does in the playoffs. During the Colts-Pats game, I played this game called AirPlay where you can predict plays right before they happen in real time. I played against some friends and kicked their asses!

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Like I said the Colts got the blunt end of Karma. They shouldn't of sat the starters against the Titans. LOL. Nice work.

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