Simply put, Pat Angerer has been all over the field.
Having started the season at the strongside linebacker position, Angerer was forced into the middle of the defense due to an injury to Gary Brackett. And boy, has he flourished.
Since taking over in the middle, Angerer has become a tackling machine. He already has 65 tackles on the season, which puts him on pace for an absurd 205 tackles over the course of a full season.
Now, typically it would seem naive to think a player could keep up that kind of pace, but with the way Angerer has been playing, he appears more than capable of reaching that goal.
The only thing that could ruin Angerer’s chances of earning the title of defensive player of the year is his team. Currently winless and sitting in last place in the AFC South, the Indianapolis Colts are quickly finding out why it is unwise to pin your hopes to one man.
However, if they have any hope of winning games this season, they may have to rely on the quarterback of their defense.