Originally posted on FatManWriting  |  Last updated 1/6/14

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 06: Dante Hall #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs is tackled by Robert Mathis #98 of the Indianapolis Colts during their AFC Wild Card Playoff Game January 6, 2007 at RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts won 23-8. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Robert Mathis is a beast. The former Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman turned linebacker doesn't have the tackles that a lot of other linebackers do in the NFL, but I think it is safe to say that he made his presence known to every offense he faced this season.I'd go as far as to say that he deserves to be called the Defensive Player of the Year.Gifdsports.comAt 32 the former Alabama A&M player had the kind of season guys dream about. Rather than slow down he lead the league in sacks (19.5) and made sure any quarterback that didn't tuck the ball and hold it tight when they saw him coming regretted it (eight forced fumbles; also No. 1 in the league).It isn't all about the statistics though. Mathis made the guys around him better and was a key part of several of the team's biggest wins this season. Just ask his former teammate now in Denver...Case Keenum might agree. Folks in Tennessee might as well.My favorite play of his has to be when he tried to jump over the Kansas City Ch...
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