As time ticks closer to free agency, Karlos Dansby is that much closer to — as he said last offseason when the contract extension he seemed close to with the Cards suddenly wasn’t — “making a splash.” The question is how splashy will it be? Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post breaks down his pros and cons about paying Dansby big money. In the piece, Brandt talks about the scheme being important to Dansby, and while Karlos is versatile, obviously that will make an impact.
Then again, if a team ponies up big money for a guy, I think they do it with the idea that the scheme will fit and the team will even make the extra effort to make sure the scheme fits. The key line: “With sources telling me that three teams are making aggressive plays for Dansby and that the Cardinals are still in the picture, he could possibly eclipse the markers set by (Calvin) Pace and (Bart) Scott.”
Now, who chases Dansby? Is it the Dolphins? The Redskins? The Giants? The Cards haven’t shut the door, but judging by what Dansby looks like he’ll get on the open market, I don’t expect the Cards to stay in that bidding war. It’s funny too, the Dolphins are mentioned for every Cardinal who might be available (Antrel Rolle and Anquan Boldin too), even though each wants big money — which is why they are available in the first place. Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland acknowledged his team needs linebackers (not that he specifically said Dansby) and also said the team was counting on safety Gibril Wilson to play better this season (which would seem to eliminate a chase for Rolle).
But in the end, I still think someone will give ‘Los the contract he has been waiting so long to get.
Tags: Anquan Boldin, Antrel Rolle, free agency, Karlos Dansby
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