In the world of the NFL, your not much if you can’t stay on the field. That may becoming the case more and more with Colts all-world safety Bob Sanders, who is out yet again. Sanders already is dealing with a sprained right ankle that will keep him out for awhile, and now Friday had his knee scoped.
Make no mistake, when healthy, Sanders is one of, if not the best safety in the league. The issue with him basically starts and ends with the fact he can’t stay on the field. He played in just six games during his rookie season in 2004 and four games in 2006. In odd-numbered years, Sanders has started 14 and 15 games, respectively.
What happens next with Sanders is anyones guess. The Colts are already a team in big trouble due to the fact they can’t stop the run (again) and for some reason can’t win a game in their new stadium. Now without Sanders, the window for them to try and get coach Tony Dungy back to the big dance may very well be closed.