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Colts release Bob Sanders

Posted on: February 18, 2011 11:27 am
Edited on: February 18, 2011 12:19 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Colts S Bob Sanders’ seven-year ride in Indianapolis is over, according to team owner Jim Irsay.

On his Twitter page, Irsay this morning wrote the following: “We have released Bob Sanders today. We thank Bob 4 all his incredible contributions from his Sup Bowl pic 2 def player of year honors.”

The move really isn’t that shocking. While Sanders is one hell of a player and perhaps the most talented safety in the game (and one of its hardest hitters), he’s dealt with injuries for most of his career that have severely limited his playing time.

In the past three seasons, he’s only played in nine of 48 regular-season games. Sure, he was the defensive player of the year in 2007 when he recorded 96 tackles, 3 ½ sacks and two interceptions, but since then, the most he’s played in a season is six games. In the past two years, he’s only played in three games.

The fact he’ll be 30 next season – and really, has given the Colts only two especially good seasons – and the fact he can’t stay healthy almost makes this move almost a no-brainer. Especially when the team would have to pay him a combined $12.5 million the next two seasons to (probably) spend most of his time in the trainer’s room.

Expect Sanders to draw big interest in the free agent market, though. He’s still talented enough to draw big money from a team in need.

UPDATED (12:17 p.m.): Sanders has released a statement of his own:

“I want to thank Mr. Irsay for the opportunity to play with the Colts. I appreciate all he and the organization did for me throughout my career, and I always will consider myself a Colt."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:31 pm
 

Colts release Bob Sanders

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Colts release Bob Sanders

A lesson in basic tackling, are you serious this guy is a beast and is one of the best tacklers in the game. He has been trained and tutored by some of the finest coaches in the game and I have a feeling they know a hell of a lot more about the game than you do. I agree that he is injury prone for whatever reason I am not sure but you comment is one of the dumbest i have seen on this board. Are you a tackling instructor for the NFL, is this your secret identity are you really Ray Lewis is disguise or Ed Reed, because if you are not, you have no idea what you are talking about.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Colts release Bob Sanders

Bob Sanders needed a lesson in basic tackling technique. He led with his head and put himself in a position to be injured every time he went in to lay a hit. He took risks that he didn't need to take and he hung the Colts out to dry every time he got hurt and they had to put in his backup. If I were a team's personnel man I would have to be pretty hard up at SS to even consider taking Bob Sanders for the price he will ask. A guy who only plays in a third of his team's games since being drafted is not one I would want on my team. -----------------------------------

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------------------------------ Ravenfirebrand, how do you talk out of your ass and take a dump at the same time? You must be talented. As far as I or anyone else is concerned, Sanders has been limited by 2 sever biceps tears and a knee injury that needed arthroscopic repair. Please enlighten us as to how those 3 injuries are connected with leading with his head? He can't stay healthy because he should naturally only weigh about 160lbs with his frame and he is tackling and playing against guys that outweigh him by 30-60lbs with all the added beef. He is a gym rat and probably has had some anabolic help in acheiving his physique. With his style of play, small frame, and probable steroid/supplement use, he has ruined his body pretty quickly. But I haven't heard about his should, head, and neck injuries you are referring to.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2011 4:40 pm
 

Colts release Bob Sanders

This comes as a slight surprise because, I actually thought Sanders would lower his pay to stay with the Colts
He might have been willing.  I don't know that they gave him that option.



Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Colts release Bob Sanders

Bob Sanders needed a lesson in basic tackling technique. He led with his head and put himself in a position to be injured every time he went in to lay a hit. He took risks that he didn't need to take and he hung the Colts out to dry every time he got hurt and they had to put in his backup. If I were a team's personnel man I would have to be pretty hard up at SS to even consider taking Bob Sanders for the price he will ask. A guy who only plays in a third of his team's games since being drafted is not one I would want on my team.



Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Colts release Bob Sanders

Last 3 years with or without "Bobzilla" the Colts have won at least 10 games,been to the Super Bowl, and play just enough defense to get by. When you cannot be counted on to be there regardless of the problem it is time to go. Bob was a great help but those days are gone. Football is a business and you keep your most productive employees not the highest paid. Now if the Colts will just make the same move with the following players: Ryan Diem, Clint Session,Kelvin Hayden(or lower his salary),Jeff Saturday(got manhandled by all the Jets,or lower his salary), and Dan Muir.



Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Colts release Bob Sanders

Very easy to sit back and blame Sanders for all his injuries.  The fact of the matter is, he always gave 110% while on the field and sacrificed his body (and maybe his career) for the Indy Colts.  I wish we had 10 more Bob Sanders on this team, as he was the hardest hitter and most feared defensive player the Colts had when healthy.  It's a crying shame he couldn't stayon the field, but with all the money he is due over the next 2 years, you can centainly understand why the Colts let him go.  But damn, he is going to be hard to replace in that defensive backfield  GO COLTS!



Since: Oct 4, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Colts release Bob Sanders

They got rid of a paper lion so what he would not of played this year anyway!



Since: Oct 4, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Colts release Bob Sanders

I agreee 100% nuff said.


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