25 Aug 2004
The Colts took Iowa safety Bob Sanders with their first pick, No. 44 overall. That was more than four months ago. He still hasn't signed. Neither side wants to play this out in the media (unlike the Rivers and Winslow negotiations), so it's impossible to say who's being more unreasonable. But in any event, it's very bizarre for a second-rounder to continue a holdout for this long.
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?