James Sanders, now a Cardinal, wants revenge on Pats

Boston Herald:
Are there any hard feelings?

“Yes and no,” Sanders said. “When you play somewhere for six years and you’ve been an established player, you never think that your time is going to run up, especially when you’re an offseason award winner year in and year out. Obviously, they didn’t feel that way. I have nothing but respect for (Belichick). He’s a great coach. I loved playing for him, but at the same time, it is bittersweet.”....

“I’m extremely excited,” Sanders said. “I’ve got a lot of great memories playing for the Patriots, but it’s always good to have an opportunity to play and compete against the team that released you. I’m looking forward to it.

“When I found out we were playing them this year when the schedule first came out, it was one of those games I had circled.”

If you were looking for some drama for Sunday's game, here's a tiny hint of it. Sanders was always a great player for the Patriots, but his role was mainly as a depth safety and special teams player. As the Patriots secondary struggled immensely last year, he certainly could have helped.

Then again, the Patriots moves often turn out for the best and perhaps the fact that Sanders did not stick with the Falcons says something about his value. He'll be playing behind Adrian Wilson and Kerry Rhodes for Arizona on Sunday.

My favorite play from James Sanders is the one pictured above and can be seen below. A Peyton Manning game ending interception. I think I watched that play 30 times over and over the next day.

Sanders is not the only former Patriot on the Cardinals roster. Offensive line man,Rich Ohrnberger was drafted by the Patriots in 2009 and linebacker, Paris Lenon, had a very short stint with the Patriots.