Kould Karlos Be A Phin?


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.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals Bill Parcells Dolphins Rumors Karlos Dansby Miami Dolphins NFL Free Agency NFL Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl XLIII

  • Built4Glory

    Its refreshing to see free agents saying they would like to play in Miami.  Perhaps their desire to play here, and for Parcells could translate to them taking less money?  I guess the next issue would be if Ross is willing to open up the wallet.  Do you think his $$$ issues when it came to purchasing the team could affect signing some players?

  • Todd

    AZ should try to sign Carlos at all costs.  If they win the Super Bowl, I think we’ll have a better shot at getting him.  If they don’t, I think their thirst might be too high to reach the big game again. 

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Ross has told BP that his wallet is completely open and that it is totally at Bills descretion where it’s spent.

  • Todd

    I guess when you spend $550 million… what’s a few more, right? LOL. 

  • Todd

    I guy like Ross is like a kid in a candy store right now with all his allowance in hand. 

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    his financial issues with his realestate stuff won’t have an impact on his spending for the team.  his inability to come up with the investors probably won’t either…at least I don’t see how it really could as you have to be able to have that money and more available by league rules.

  • Built4Glory

    That’s is good news then.  I can’t recall Parcells being very free wheeling when it came to spending.  I guess you can feel comfortable that he will not get into a contract like the one that was given Porter. 

  • Todd

    I agree Brian… but he’s still in the high of owning a pro football team.  That said… he will be more inclined to spend rather than not (hence my reference to a kid in a candy store).  Giving BP freedom to spend $ will allow Ross to feel like he’s contributing.

  • Matt

    He would be a heck of a signing…how much money do we have in free agency?  I just hope that Crowder doesn’t want ridiculous money, because in my opinion, he is NOT worth it!

    If we sign Dansby, that would be bigtime, then we can focus on WR/DB in the draft as well as depth at DT/OL