He had his best year last year, getting 13 starts on D in Detroit. He also plays ST.
We needed depth at S and I think he was the best FA S available at this time. Still curious as to why Geathers remains unsigned anywhere.
He only played more than 6 games two times in his career. He was a first-team all-pro and pro-bowler both times. He had a 44 inch vertical and a 4.3 forty and was a freak of an athlete. Unfortunately, he had trouble staying healthy throughout his career or he would likely have gone down as an all-time great.
Yes, even though he only played 4 games in the 2006 regular season, his return for the playoffs was huge. We had the worst run D in the league (every game that year, in regular season, we let up >100 yards rushing) and in the playoffs we had the second best allowing only 73 yards per game. Aside from the forced fumble in the SB, he had a big play in the AFCCG breaking up a pass with 2:30 seconds left in the 4th quarter when we were down 34-31 on a 3rd and 4 (scroll to 2 hr 2 min portion of this video: https://www.colts.com/video/2006-afc-championship-game-indianapolis-colts-vs-new-england-patriots). Had the Pats converted, they would've run out the clock. He also intercepted Rex Grossman with ~10 min. left in the 4th quarter (the drive after Hayden took a INT to the house to put us up 29-17) which did a lot to kill any chance of a comeback from the Bears. Look how fast he closes on this ball:
Remember our argument a few months before Luck retired where you said Luck was elite and I said he didn't have the passion for the game and Mahomes would win a SB before him? That happened very quickly and I can at least say before Mahomes won a SB and Luck retired that I liked Mahomes over Luck.