Originally written on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 1/17/12

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 29: Defensive end Robert Mathis #98 of the Indianapolis Colts looks on during the game with the Houston Texans on November 29, 2009 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Colts won 35-27. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
After last week's Free Agency review in which I examined the credentials of Pierre Garcon (as the highest priority Free Agent, in my mind), we move this week onto another player who I deem crucial to potential future success. Along with Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis has been a terror rushing the passer for teams having to face the Colts. As with Garcon, I've tried to display different aspects to Robert's game - though given the nature of the DE spot and Mathis' effectiveness at the primary aspect of 4-3 DE play, it's a tad more difficult to come up with clear 'negatives'. His 39 forced fumbles since 2003 ranks highly in the league, and you can thus expect to see a couple of sack fumbles, perhaps the most devastating play to an offense aside from an INT return TD. Garcon and Mathis are both 'necessaries' in my mind as to whether they should be re-signed. On that premise, let's dive in. Play #1 - Patriots @ Colts - Week 10, 2009. Whilst I prefer to begin pieces on explosive plays,...
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