DB-BOB SANDERS (on how it was to be back on the field) * *
"It was good, exciting, especially getting back on the field in the brand-new stadium. The first time back out to me is great. I feel great about it. It's just good to get back around my teammates and go through a practice and not be standing on the sidelines running and wishing I was out there, so it definitely feels good to be back out."
QB-BOB SANDERS (on if it made him feel good to also see DE-Dwight Freeney and QB-Peyton Manning at practice)
"Anytime you get all the guys on the field at one time – whether the guys are practicing or not – we were all there together, it actually feels good. Once we get everybody back, we feel like we've got a great team here. It's always exciting when guys get injured and come back and be able to go back and be themselves and help this team try to continue to grow and win. Today was an exciting time, just to see everybody out there enjoying the moment together."
DB-BOB SANDERS (on what he thinks of Lucas Oil Stadium)
"It's huge. I'm excited. I think it's going to be a great time for us to get started on a new year, a fresh year. Guys are coming back. The fans, for the community, I think it's just all around great for this city and this state to bring a new stadium here and have us start doing bigger things and start a tradition of continuing to win like we have."
DB-BOB SANDERS (on if anything stood out at Lucas Oil Stadium)
"Everything. It's massive. This thing is huge. I really like that the fans are close to us. I thought they would be much farther away, but they are right behind our benches. That's definitely exciting because they can experience it with us. The fans keep us in it. They keep us going throughout the game, whether we're losing, whether we're up by 20 points, whatever it may be. The fans are always in it and we need it. They help us get going when the other team's offense is on the field. With them out there cheering and getting them out of whack helps us out. It's definitely exciting to know that they'll be right there next to us."
DB-BOB SANDERS (on how much his shoulder injury frustrates him)
"It really doesn't because I understand that when you have an injury you have to make sure you get back. You can't go out there at 80 percent or 90 percent. You have to be 100 percent and ready to go. That makes me want to work even harder to get back, to show everyone that even though I had an injury, even though I was out, even though I may have missed some time, I can get back and do my job as well or even better than the way I've been playing. The injuries, for me, makes me be on my job even more. It makes me pay more attention to detail in what I'm doing and mentally being fresh and being prepared, since I'm not getting those reps on the field, that mentally I'm sharp and I'm on it when it's time to go play."
DB-BOB SANDERS (on being healthy until the end of last year)
"To me it's just a part of it, but you've got to do what you've got to do. It's tough. You don't want to get injured. You don't want to have to rehab year in and year out, but to me it's a part of what I've been doing. My rehab is what I'll continue to have to do throughout my career, to keep rehabbing and making sure I'm staying on that, making sure I'm continuing to get stronger. It does help me stay mentally focused in because physically I have to get my body right, but being mentally sharp is most important to me in this game. We all can do it physically, but the more mentally sharp you are and assignment-oriented, you'll make plays."
DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on how it felt to practice)
"It felt good. I felt almost like a rookie again. For me, it'