Bob “The Zombie” Sanders has garnered the AP’s highest honor for a defensive player in the NFL. We always said that the Colts needed more balance. We always said the Colts had too few defensive stars to match Manning and Harrison. The Colts allowed the fewest points in the league this year. This award is another feather in Indy’s cap.
Sanders is the first Colts player to win the award. His back-from-the-dead performance in the playoffs last year earned him national acclaim. The new found notoriety is ironic considering Sanders is one of the most enigmatic players in the league. According to Wikipedia: “Sanders claims to have been born in Erie, Pennsylvania in February of 1981. However, there is another school of thought that says Sanders is the latest in a line of humanoid, completely autonomous robots, originally conceived as a practically indestructible soldier and assassin, as well as an infiltrator. This sharply contrasts with reports from opposing players that suggest that Sanders was reanimated by a Voodoo curse. “