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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:40 pm 
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With all the hoopla about this free agent receiver and that free agent receiver, the quest for an available linebacker has fallen somewhat under the rader in Dolphins Country (it's emerging third-world, ruled by The Memory of Dan Marino, and survives on a gross domestic product of middle fingers aimed at New York).

Problem is, the Dolphins' linebacker situation is darn near a tragedy. Were it captured by satellite, you'd see a giant, oozing morass occasionally spitting out hairballs.

Enter Karlos Dansby, possible savior of Miami. The Arizona Cardinal is about to be the best available free agent linebacker on the market, and he's pegged Miami as one of the places he'll go. As he said on WQAM this week:

"It would be huge....to come down there to Miami to a program that’s building up and becoming a contender in the tough eastern conference in the AFC. I like their attitude. I like how they approach the game...Parcells, man, hit your boy Karlos Dansby up, man. I’m ready, man. I think I’m a proven player. I think I can bring a lot to the table. I’m definitely what you need."

Well, we'd love for Bill Parcells to love to have you, Karlos with a K. Though the Dolphins aren't entirely bereft of talent at linebacker, Dansby could be the playmaker the unit didn't have this year. Against the Packers in the playoffs, Ronnie Brown's old teammate tipped an Aaron Rodgers pass for an interception, forced a fumble on the next drive, and scored the game-winning fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Drooling yet?

Dansby is 28, which means he is what he is already. But that's a nice middle ground between aging vets and projects, whether the project is Cameron Wake or a draftee who needs time to adjust to the game. Nabbing Dansby would allow the Dolphins more choice in the draft, too: shore up the spot with someone like Rolando McClain, or look for first-round talent at another position of need.

And he already has the seal of approval:

"Parcells told me one time when we were playing Dallas in Dallas – and they beat us bad, beat us real bad – and leaving that field, Parcells told me, he was like, 'Dansby, you’re a hell of a player.' And that kind of stuck with me ever since that day. That was my second season in and for Parcells to tell a young player something like that – that’s going to stick.'"

GYEAH! Look, we know it's too early for this, and silly to get too excited because if this doesn't happen it's not something that should upset Dolphins fans. But it's a good fit and a tidy solution, and, well, that'd be nice.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/sports/Dan ... 00427.html


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:50 pm 
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Porter was about his age when we signed him to a massive contract


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:52 pm 
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Dansby is 28...Peezy was ...31...?

Not sure. But Dansby does have a lot of good years left in him.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:53 pm 
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Yeah, I would love to have him. Just not trying to get too excited fear of being disappointed agian. We'll have to wait 'n see.


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Phins Rock wrote:
Dansby is 28...Peezy was ...31...?

Not sure. But Dansby does have a lot of good years left in him.


Porter is 32 right now and we've had him for 3 years.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:55 pm 
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Thought Porter was 34...In that case you're right. About the same age.

Dansby plays a position that will let him be more effective, and for longer than Porter, though.


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Dansby plays a position that will let him be more effective, and for longer than Porter, though.

Yep.

Sorry MT, don't see the correlation.

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Joey Porter turns 33 March 22. He was 30 when Miami signed him.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:32 pm 
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It is going to take an insane amount of money to sign Dansby. He's one of the best LB in the NFL and I expect him to play at a pro-bowl level for 3-5 more years. I hope the 'fins sign him.

does anyone know what the salary cap ramifications for contracts signed this offseason will be?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:37 pm 
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Gentlax13 wrote:
does anyone know what the salary cap ramifications for contracts signed this offseason will be?


There aren't any.

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Rich wrote:
Phins Rock wrote:
Dansby plays a position that will let him be more effective, and for longer than Porter, though.

Yep.

Sorry MT, don't see the correlation.


I'm all for bringing this guy in. I was just saying if we bring this guy in for a good chunk of money and he starts to break down in the next couple years then that is our bad for signing another aging star.


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Love seeing these types of articles in the offseason... now lets sign the dang guy!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:54 pm 
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I want to see it happen! Hell lets just violate Arizona of there players! Boldin,Dansby & Rolle! :yay:


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Schefter says that Arizona will not franchise Dansby, allowing him to test the free agency ... we should move quickly on this one.

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joeschmoe wrote:
Schefter says that Arizona will not franchise Dansby, allowing him to test the free agency ... we should move quickly on this one.


I don't think they can franchise Dansby.

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