I once had a chance to talk with one of the colts physicians in 2006 about who was physically the most impressive player to see in person... He said without a doubt Bob sanders just stood out from the others.
I don't think BB has anything to prove. I always said and still stand by this, it was 50/50 on who deserved the credit for the Pats SB wins between BB and Tom. A lot of people have tried to give BB more than 50% of the credit or Tom more than 50% but I never bought in to that. BB's system was great and Tom was great in his system. Perfect chemistry.
Having said all of that, had it not been for BB drafting Tom, Tom may have went undrafted in reality - he went in round 6. BB groomed him and seen something in him to draft him. BB also was the DC that beat a powerful Bills team in SB 25. Tom winning the SB this year in Tampa was great for his legacy but Tampa has a pretty loaded roster. Before the season started, I even said it wouldn't shock me if Tampa made the SB, I had them winning 10 games in their sleep. I posted that here on this site. When I looked at the Pats roster and Cam at QB, I had them pegged at 8-8. BB had crap to work with, I was close they went 7-9 = very expected. Give BB just a good QB and an improve defense, he will go 10-6 in his sleep lol.