That makes perfect sense. He was a Colts fan because he was a Joseph Addai fan. Also, it was Mike Adams number. Seems to be a good number for the Colts.
When it comes to covering and hitting, and how to play safety, Bob Sanders did everything. He had that great year as DPOY, but it led to a rapid decrease in his physical abilities.
If Hooker plays center field like Ed Reed, and makes hits, if necessary, and doesn't throw his body around like Bob did, he can be All-Pro for a decade. You like hard hitters, but if Ed Reed had played safety the way Bob Sanders played safety, his career would have been much shorter.
Yea I believe that Reed struggled with tackling as well. The thing is his unbelievable range, ball skills, and instincts outweighed his weakness. Even though we have TJ and Clayton, they are not that safety you put in the middle of the field. Maybe Green will become that, but today he's raw in that aspect. I think Green and Hooker battle it out in camp to play alongside Geathers. If Hooker pans out, that can be a great safety tandem.