Darren Sproles has been a thorn in the side of the Indianapolis Colts for years. So you can forgive Colts President Bill Polian for not being thrilled about seeing Sproles when the Colts play the Saints on Sunday night.
As a running back and return man for the Chargers, Sproles has played six career games against the Colts, and he’s been on the winning side five times. Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times has a good reminder of just how effective Sproles has been against the Colts: Sproles has scored against the Colts on the ground, through the air and on both a punt return and a kickoff return.
Remembering all that, Polian isn’t looking forward to seeing Sproles on Sunday, when 0-6 Indianapolis visits 4-2 New Orleans.
“You know, it seems like when things are going wrong, we see our greatest nemesis,” Polian said. “If we never saw him again, that would be too soon.”
Now that Sproles is in the NFC, Polian can at least feel confident that the Colts won’t see Sproles again for a few more years.