Dansby on his 2013 Season: “I got to show the world what I got”
Arizona Cardinal Karlos Dansby feels the Dolphins showed a lack of class in the way they got rid of him after last season. The linebacker thought he deserved a face-to-face meeting, not the phone call the Dolphins used to inform him he’d been cut.
“It would have made it ten times better, they would have shown me they respected me as a man, and not just a player,” the linebacker told The Jim Rome Show.
Dansby also took the release as slight towards his family, too.
“For someone to take money off the table, it was disrespectful,” said the veteran. “There was still money in Miami and they took it off my kid’s table, so that’s very disrespectful to me.”
The 32-year-old linebacker is on a mission to prove to the Dolphins and doubters he’s not washed up.
“I got to show the world what I got,” said Dansby. “A lot of people questioned a lot of things. I played with a torn bicep last year, no surgery, no nothing, I had 134 tackles, had fun doing it showing people I can play the game with one arm. Now it’s healthy, it’s strong, and I’m up for the Defensive Player of the Year.”
Deep down, Dansby says he knew he’d always return to Arizona after spending his first 6 seasons with the organization and wants to finish his career by becoming a Pro Bowler and have a few enshrinements.
“That was the whole game plan: get back and finish strong. Get your name in the Ring of Honor,” said the linebacker. “I want to be in the Hall of Fame one day. These are goals I had set when I first got into the league.”
While the Cardinals are having a strong season, Dansby said Tyrann Mathieu’s season-ending knee injury took an emotional toll.
“The young man had been putting in so much time and effort,” said the linebacker. “He just had the want to, and the will to, win. I hate losing him. He’s a great competitor and to see him go out the way he did is heartbreaking.”