2. Bob Sanders
Spectacular career, short career … the Colts should honor Bob Sanders.
Bob Sanders often gets forgotten in Colts lore because of how quickly he disappeared.
But that’s all the better reason for the team to honor one of their own, who won’t get a “day” unless we give it to him.
In seven years with the Colts, Sanders posted a pair of Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro campaigns in ’05 and ’07, sandwiching a Super Bowl victory between them. In that game, he forced an early fumble from Cedric Benson, and picked off Rex Grossman late to help preserve the win.
No matter where the ball was during Indy’s dominant years, Sanders was there like a missile, wreaking havoc in all portions of the secondary. He followed up the Super Bowl year with a Defensive Player of the Year campaign in ’07, firmly cementing himself as the hardest-hitting DB in the game.
Unfortunately, the injury problems began the very next season, derailing Sanders’ career. We prefer to remember him, in his prime, diving in front of Troy Brown and giving Peyton Manning a chance to go win the AFC Championship. Put him in the ring,