I’ve waited patiently through the Rookie Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, the Coach of the Year, and even the MVP to finally get to the Defensive Player of the Year. Congratulations to Bob “The Eraser” Sanders on being named the AP’s NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the 2007 season. He proved to everyone what the Colts Family already knew: size doesn’t matter when you play with your heart. He is now the well deserved highest paid safety in the league, which when his agent called to tell him, he kept asking him to repeat the amount because he couldn’t believe it. Bob Sanders is a big reason why the Colts offense sleeps better at night. For an insight into what makes him tick, check out this article from Sports Illustrated‘s Damon Hack.