27 year old Arizona Cardinal LB Karlos Dansby is concentrating on the biggest game of his career. A Super Bowl XLIII date with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is also flirting with a different stage, the free agent one. Dansby will be a free agent after the season concludes and with a team like the Cardinals, it’s very possible that he sees that market.
So the question of course is could he become a Miami Dolphin? The Phins need a LB in a bad way and Dansby’s 119 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 INT’s is very enticing for a team with some question marks. Dansby is young by NFL standards at 27, something the Phins pay close attention to. Still, is it possible, for him to come to Miami? Is this just pure speculation or is there some legitimate reason behind the talk?
According to a report today in the Sun-Sentinel, the Phins may be the top choice on Dansby’s docket. The LB played college ball across from Ronnie Brown in Auburn. In his 2nd season he was approached by then Dallas head coach Bill Parcells and was told, “Your a heckuva player“.
Dansby knows the Phins need a LB and he has stated that he loves South Beach and would consider it an immense honor to play for a team that is run by Bill Parcells. For now, he is more concerned about the Pittsburgh Steelers and then he will start lining up what happens come February 27th when the 2009 free agency period opens. Dansby knows one thing, he likes being in Arizona and he likes his teammates, but he also knows what is real and what is not when it comes to dealing with the Bidwells. Money.
“It’s a blessing to be in this position to receive a huge payday,” Dansby said. ” I think I’ve been playing well. It all depends on the organization and how they feel about our future together. I’m trying to win right now and be a winner. I definitely want to stay. History is they let big-time players go and hopefully we can keep everybody together and make a couple runs.”
Could the Arizona LB be headed to a visit in S. Florida come the end of February? Maybe, maybe not. Either way, it will be an entertaining thought that could steer the way the Dolphins head into the draft, with one less position to fill.