BOB SANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Raiders announce which coaches they plan on keeping

    The Oakland Raiders announced tonight which coaches they plan on keeping for the 2014 season. Bobby April, Special Teams Coordinator John DeFilippo, Quarterbacks Ted Gilmore, Wide Receivers John Grieco, Strength and Conditioning Justin Griffith, Quality Control – Offense Mark Hutson, Tight Ends Greg Olson, Offensive Coordinator Bob Sanders, Linebackers...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Shamarko Thomas gives himself a 'D' grade for 2013

The 79th selection, in the 2013 NFL Draft, was Pittsburgh Steelers Shamarko Thomas. Built in the mold of former Indianapolis Colts star Bob Sanders. Thomas the thick compactly built safety recorded 29 tackles and was a key contributor on special teams. From minicamp all the way to here (week 17) its been a learning process, said Thomas. Trying to learn to be a mature athlete o...
Via College2Pro.com
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louisans recount tragic Boston Marathon

ST. LOUIS Bob Sanders was having a bad day. His bad knee was bothering him, and his fifth Boston Marathon had gone slower than the 53-year-old from Maryville, Ill., would have liked. He started in the third corral of the marathon's second wave of runners, and finished the 26.2 miles in 4:18:41. "I got my medal, and the foil they wrap you up in," Sanders said by phone...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders hire Bob Sanders as linebackers coach

The Oakland Raiders have rounded out their coaching staff by hiring former NFL defensive coordinator Bob Sanders as linebackers coach. Coach Dennis Allen announced the move on Friday to fill the final vacancy on his staff. He had earlier hired Greg Olson as offensive coordinator, Tony Sparano as offensive line coach and Bobby April as special teams coordinator. Sanders spent the...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders hire Sanders as LB coach

The Oakland Raiders announced Friday that their coaching staff is complete with the hire of linebackers coach Bob Sanders. Sanders held the same position with the Buffalo Bills in 2012. He joined them in 2009 as defensive line coach and move to outside linebackers coach in 2010-11. Sanders, a 33-year coaching vet, was the Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator from 2006-08....
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Packers Harris, Sanders land jobs

GREEN BAY, Wis. Former Packers cornerback Al Harris has been hired as the secondary coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. Harris, 38, played in Green Bay from 2003-10 was named to two Pro Bowls in that time. Early in his career, Harris played for new Chiefs coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia for four seasons. Harris served as a coaching intern this season with the Miami Dolphins under...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Brown of Smart Football Talks to Colts Authority

Chris Brown of the outstanding website Smart Football recently published a spectacular book aptly named The Essential Smart Footall. Brown's work places the nuances and complexities of football within the grasp of the common fan. His book is easy to read, yet impressive deep. I can honestly say that I personally flew through the book, dog eared key pages, and reread several...
Via The Colts Authority
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills add two to the coaching staff

The Buffalo Bills reshaped their coaching staff Monday by adding Andrew Dees and Eric Thatcher, and reassigning Bob Bicknell, Bob Sanders, and Adrian White. Dees becomes the team's assistant offensive line coach, and Thatcher will serve as the new defensive quality control coach. They both will make their NFL coaching debut with Buffalo. Bicknell will coach receivers after...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Sanders is the last Bob standing

Bob Mangino sent along a link that points out an oddity among sports: guys named Bob aren't very common any longer.  Turns out the last active Bob in major American sports is Bob Sanders: Via Wikipedia, the story of how San Diego Chargers safety Bob Sanders came to be known as Bob: Having been given a name that was difficult for many to pronounce correctly (Demond), Sanders...
Via The Colts Authority
January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Hardest hit? Bob Sanders

Former NFL lineman and current fitness guru John Welbourn runs a blog called Talk to me Johnnie.  In one of the discussions about training he mentions that his hardest hit wasn't Ted Washington: Two hardest hits I took in the NFL were from Tim Hauck (185 lbs) and Bob Sanders on a tackle sweep. 
Via The Colts Authority
November 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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