Meet Dumpster Dan

Posted by Darren Urban on December 28, 2010 – 10:31 am

Nose tackle Dan Williams — along with cheerleaders and Big Red — will be meeting fans today at Berge Ford from 1-3 p.m. (that’s 460 E Auto Center Dr. in Mesa). Williams, or as Cards radio analyst Ron Wolfley likes to refer to him as, “Dumpster Dan,” has come on of late to play his best football of the season. He’s a large man, but when you meet him, you’d be surprised with how friendly he is.

That’s off the field. Here was coach Ken Whisenhunt describing Williams after Williams had gotten riled up recently: “I know in the game where he was getting into a fight with one of their players, I think it was the Denver game, I went out on to the field and when I grabbed him on the shoulders he really looked possessed in his face. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but if he plays good that way then okay, I guess I’m for it. But a guy with his size, his athletic ability, with that kind of passion leads you to believe he’s going to be a very good player for you.”

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16 Responses to “Meet Dumpster Dan”

  1. By Jesse Robles on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Love this kid

  2. By Phoenixraven1 on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Dumpster Dan! Classic!

  3. By TILLMAN#1 on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Him and Washington will be good players for a long time. Kudos for picking them up.

  4. By Brad on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    I think I heard Wolfley refer to him as “A dumpster with Arms. The man with no hamstrings because his rear starts at the end of his ankles” This kid is a beast and will pay huge dividends to our team for years to come! A total stud.

  5. By Pheenic Cromartie on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    One of these days I should meet the team of people who decide who to draft for us, and shake their hands.

  6. By Voice of Reason on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    He has played great ball the last few weeks. It’s no wonder our run defense is soft early until the Williams Wall comes in and shuts things down.

    The way he, as a NT, can go sideline to sideline is impressive. Seeing pro bowls in this guy’s future…

  7. By WNY Card fan on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Saw on some other site the rumor mill starting on Breaston unhappiness, akin to Boldin. Anyone see/hear this? HE’s a FA next year, even with the potential no season, its a bit worrisome. I HOPE someone is talking to him and looking at keeping him here.

  8. By Don't Take Losses on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Dan Williams: amazing progress. Nice reporting Urb, loved Whiz’ take as quoted above. Surprising speed for such a wide body. Notable speed from O’Brien as well…even with that awkward brace. If only we had a tight end with good hands and who could actually knock a guy down.

  9. By Don't Take Losses on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    PS: Just saw Williams vid. Bryan Robinson…really admire him.

  10. By Voice of Reason on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    The Breaston rumor is just that — rumor. He’s as humble as they come and I don’t see him making waves.

    That said, it is a bit ridiculous that they haven’t approached him about an extension. Just another illustration of Rod Graves’ incompetence.

  11. By brad oneill on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    its tough to do extensions with a lockout coming out. but I would lock up breaston for years to come if it was up to me.

    as for dan williams, it sucks to be a nose tackle in the 3 -4 but he seems to have the right personality for it, and i keep seeing this guy getting involved in plays that would be way out of the range of your typical rock in the middle fat guy. maybe they should put this guy between duece and a luau this offseason and both of them will come back in shape and mean as hell.

  12. By AndyStandsUp on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Now maybe Bryan Robinson can officially retire this off season.

  13. By Pheenic Cromartie on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Voice of Reason, they probably want to wait until the season is over, and until the NFLPA and NFL come to an agreement before signing Steve Breaston to a new contract (If they want to sign him to a new one at all, because they could have new plans in mind).

  14. By bmoreaz42 on Dec 29, 2010 | Reply

    i like dan williams 2 i just don’t understand cards 3-4? most sucessful 3-4 nt r 6-4 330-350 ibs. ngata,jenkins,rogers,wilfork,hampton, williams(san diego).cards don’t have anyone close 2 that! put dockett next 2 williams, draft and sign a de; d-will at mike lb draft or sign a sam and a will(scho can take one of these)! =monster 4-3

  15. By bmoreaz42 on Dec 29, 2010 | Reply

    would love to see mcnabb in red &white, also the drafting of cam newton. mcnabb could hold the fort down for 1-2 years while tutoring both skelton and newton. look what mcnabb did 4 vick and when mcnabb leaves we’ll have similar qb situation as philly.

  16. By UC on Dec 30, 2010 | Reply

    Voice of Reason, we don’t know if not extending Breaston thus far is Graves’ decision, or King Whiz’s decision. But yeah, if Cardinals’ management wants the fanbase to know that they are trying to retain the players who are the soul of this team, then they would be trying to extend those players AND they would be doing so publicly. Because, of course, not doing so runs the risk of making Breaston want to leave, and of the fanbase losing confidence in management.

    HINT, Michael Bidwill, HINT.

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