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Karlos Dansby dishes on Pats, prep, past

I am convinced Karlos Dansby was an amazing offseason pickup for the Miami Dolphins. He means nearly as much to the Dolphins defense as fellow offseason acquisition Brandon Marshall means to the offense. And I am convinced because of his even-keel nature and consistency, he might become a better investment for the Dolphins long-term than Marshall.

I am not, however, convinced I've done a good enough job of letting you hear from Dansby so far this season. So let me attempt to correct that a little bit.

What follows is the transcript of the conference call Dansby did today with the New England media. Enjoy:

(On what he’s seen from the Patriots on film this week) – “They’re pretty efficient. They do a lot of things to get defenses off balance and then like say they…they attack - they’re an attacking style offense and like I say they don’t hold anything back. Tom Brady is an efficient quarterback and he’s going to get it to the right guy at the right time.”

(On if this week’s preparation is more complicated due to how much is being thrown at him) – “No, not at all. You just have to be sound at what you do and go out and try to execute better than the opponents. That’s what you have to try to do every week and there’s nothing different this week that I wouldn’t do in the past weeks.”

(On what it’s like preparing for the tight ends and the receivers) – “They got two guys that could block very well and then you got a receiver. They say, they’ve been making a lot of plays on their offensive side of the ball. Like I say, they’ve been getting down the field and scoring touchdowns left and right and making big plays left and right. So, like I say, we just got to be sound in our technique and finish plays. I think that’s what we didn’t do against Dustin Keller and it allowed them to have a lot of success out on the field. Like I say, we were playing with bad technique and the communication was off - it was a lot of things that allowed him to have success out on the field.”

(On if he’ll carry the adjustments that he has made after the last game against the Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski) – “Definitely, those (are) two great guys right there. Like you said, they are efficient in they offense and like I said, Tom Brady gets those guys the ball a lot. And like I said, those guys tend to get open a lot and he tends to find them. We got to be…we got to be in position and be in place to…in order to disrupt some of the balls being thrown to them or knock the timing off a little bit.”

(On if he’s ever played with Jonathan Wilhite in the past) – “Nah, I don’t think I played with Jonathan Wilhite. I haven’t had the opportunity to play with him.”

(On if the last time he played with the Patriots sticks with him going into this week (due to it not being a successful game for him)) – “Nah, I kind of left that where it was. (You know) that’s the year we went to the Super Bowl I think and like I say, we left that game there in New England. Like you said, it was a bad outing by our team. We didn’t get an opportunity to finish the way we…well it didn’t seem like we got a chance to start that game (you know what I’m saying) (laughing). They put a beating on us pretty bad. And like I say, they taught us a lesson though and it showed and it carried over through the playoffs when we had that opportunity, so. This year it’s a totally different team, totally different personnel right now and like I say I’m just looking forward to this opportunity to get our opportunity to play against these guys, so. After, like I say, after seeing them play for so long and seeing some of these guys - like I say I never had the opportunity to play against Tom Brady, I played against Matt Cassel, so, I think it’ll be fun for me.”

(On the defensive unit and if he sees some of his personality in this defense) – “Right now our unit is…I think we’re tough, we’re smart and we’re disciplined. Last Sunday we didn’t have a great outing and we knew that. Like I said, we’ve been here working for the last couple days; we’ve been getting it in, and guys have been putting in extra time. Like I said I think they’re following suit right now. I’m always in, always trying to get the information, always trying to figure out what it is that I can do to make this team better and make the guys around me better. Like I said I think the guys are starting to catch on and pick up, the intensity is starting to pick up in practice and in the weight room and in the film room asking questions just all around. We’re simply just trying to get better as a team and as a unit and hopefully we can show Monday that we, that we have done that.”

(On Brandon Marshall and what he brings to the Dolphins offense) – “He’s very dangerous, he’s very dangerous. Like I said we’re doing a good job of getting him the ball right now. Chad Henne and him are trying to build their relationship as the season grows and goes on. Like I said, we’re just trying to get better as a team all the way around. The offensive line is doing a great job of protecting and giving him an opportunity to get the ball down the field, and Brandon is making plays left and right. He’s an awesome addition to this team. Like I said him, just bringing him in the locker room has made us ten times better.”

(On if signing with the Dolphins has been everything he’d hoped for) – “And more, and more, and more. Everything I hoped for and more. Like I said, I checked the personnel out. I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. Having the opportunity to play for Bill Parcells and under Coach Sparano, it couldn’t be a better two, two guys to play for and represent. Like I said the history of the Miami Dolphins period; you have to be perfect man. You got to live up to this perfect atmosphere day in and day out, you know what I’m saying? You guys went what, 16-0 the 1972 Dolphins; you got to live up to that day in and day out. That’s what we’re working to; we’re just trying to be great in every aspect of the game on and off the field. I knew exactly what I was getting myself into and it’s been everything I expected and more.”

(On how he and Mike Nolan getting along and whether he likes his aggressive style) – “Oh definitely man, definitely Coach Nolan has a lot of trust in me right now. I’m always in his ear always picking his brain trying to figure out what he’s thinking. Not only what he’s thinking, I’m trying to add a little bit of myself to him also just to let him know, hey coach we, we got your back. Whatever you want to call, we can get it done and just letting him, having the confidence in us to go out and execute his plan. Like I said last night we kind of let him down a little bit and I know that so we’ve been here working and grinding just trying to build his confidence up so he can call anything he wants to call and let us go play.”

(On whether he has kept track of his old team, the Arizona Cardinals) – “Well you know, I talk to Adrian (Wilson) on a regular basis. Like I said he’s, he’s kind of frustrated over there a little bit I think, but he’s playing hard. He’s not going to lay down, and like I said he’s just trying to rally the guys just like I’m trying to do, rally the troops. We got to play at a whole other level in order to have success in this league because it’s getting better week in and week out. Like I said guys are around you, man your peers are definitely getting better day in and day out. He’s got a good head on his shoulders, so he’s trying to lead his team over there also.”


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IS IT TRUE MARC antony owns ... .10 of one percent of team .that comes to 1/2 of the sod .

Aloco, one of the three people you just mentioned in your post is dead, and the other two should also be considered dead too......

who's that cuban ?

James Stwart, or did you mean Rod Stewart???(Who should also be considered dead)..

Going to go read a bit before sleep.

Buy gold, buy oil!

i meant ....james taylor cuban...thank you

Gotta go too Phin fans, Till we meet again, Have a "PHINTASTIC" Nite...........

good night to all .






Ok, we've got 23 "Like I said's", 2 "Like you said's", 2 "You know what I'm saying's" and one "Like they said". Please tell me he wasn't a Communication major in College. The rest of it was fine (even if some of it seemed a little canned). I wonder if he's considering a career in broadcasting or commentating after football. Just saying...lol!

This next game will decide the fate of the season. Losing to the jets and pats back to back at home will mean this team just ain't there yet. A win and things get very interesting.

i would love to know the thought process to come up w/that name armando .

Simple, it was just the impression I had when I heard Armando on the radio for the very first time, he really struck me as childish and immature and kind of a dick. I should really just bail on the name, I only meant to use it one day. I will say though that I never really find his writing insightful or profound, just very generic. Seems like Cote has a lot of bashers here but I think he is an excellent writer, and at least can consistently write with perfect grammar and spelling, where as Mando doesn't, and which I find totally unprofessional and unacceptable even on a blog if it is coming from a nation newspaper columnist. I hope that answers your question.

Oops! My dyslexic thumbs on my crackberry forgot a question mark (or two) in my last post. Dansby has problems in interviews and I have problems typing on a 1X3 inch keyboard! Lol!

i understand armando .it's a nice name ,it has it's own ring .ypu writing is very good grammar wise . first time i read a post for you it was real good then i asked who wrote that nice post ?armando the ........head .lol

new records keep coming

who would have ever known

GOLD today 9.29.2010

tracy474, quit making fun of our best player .he makes 43 million in 5 years .how mush you make a year ?

Gold settled above $1,310 an ounce after hitting its 10th record high in 12 trading days as investors worried that aggressive measures by the Federal Reserve to prop up the economy could undermine the dollar and spark inflation.

“If you adjust for inflation, gold can go up to the $2,000-area,” said Kapito.

hmmm ... who woulda known
hmmm ............................

Miami 38 Redcoats 31

***** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****


you r right on this prediction home.GOLD keeps climbing .
dollar lost 5 percent of it's value last few weeks .

p.s when gold goes down,it goes down hard .

Well, like I said is better than " you know " you know what i mean? That is better then what some players say, you know, and like I said, who cares as long as they do there job. Bill

GOLD is not going down ALoco
any dip in the price is a further buying opportunity

This is the beginning of the real rise in GOLD
as Home has been posting for several months now

Propped up stock market going down hard in October as Gold surpasses $1400.00 per troy ounce
and on the way to $1500.00 by Christmas

Hope this info helps U

Miami 38 Redcoats 31

Sean Smith to get his 1st NFL INT on MNF

**** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****

home , the stock market is sure is cooked ..every day it goes down 50 0r 70 points and some how it comes back ,every day .

Home knows everything. He sees the future. He is so profound. I know this because he tells everybody so.

Gee, get a life...looking for strokes on a football blog is pretty weak...and desperate.

Agree ALoco
Would not recommend holding stocks from now til year end
The market is has been rigged, just like the Florida housing market
Propped up trying to throw all kinds of bailouts and schemes to keep them from sinking to their real free market abysmal value before a "real turnaround can naturally occur
which is way too much truth for the oblivious slaves to handle

of course this turnaround is not in the cards of the New World Order

and for the uneducated or mainstream media ignorant sheep
what Home is saying is ...
U can only polish a turd, so much

U get that, Huh?

Institutional buyers which have been ordered to buy on recent dips r the ones buying Billions of Dollars worth of USA stocks in order to prop up the market as our current government tries to put some perfume on this pig

That is why small individual investors that buy 1000 share or so at a time must keep a keen eye on the rigged & propped up game

This game will soon blow up
Do not be victim

All the blind sheep will soon lose almost all their 401 Ks and retirement that is tied up in this stock market

The plan is in place
Exactly When
Is the $64,000.00 question

Have a good evening

on espn2 they r going to show JT G shower shortly

Oh just to clarify...

TyFATasaurus Rex thought JT was on fire. Like I said...

Go Phins! Vote for Pedro! (Armando)


Brindle is actually the term for the striped markings on many breeds. Non-Brindles' are referred to as Fawns as I'm sure you know Bro. He is right around 60 lbs. 7 years old.

Go Phins! Vote for Pedro! (Armando)

DEZ bryant paid a 55 thousand dollars bill for his teammates dinner .

WHY NOT US................

great comments by Dansby

Tony: Come on in Karlos, have a seat.

Dansby: Thanks coach, whats up?

Tony: Well Karlos, you see, I'm just trying to get a feel, actually you know about this thing and how it's, well, how you think it going so far.

Dansby: Like he said coach, you know we're all, ah...............

Tony: Like who said ? I'm not sure like, you know, if you're talking about players, you know, you could mean.......

Dansby: Like you say coach, I'm talking bout coach, like he said. We're working and practicing...........

Tony: Wait a minute Karlos, I'm not sure I'm understanding, you know, when it's all said and done, I mean you could be talking about things and well it just seems at the end of the.......

Karlos: No, no coach, I'm not talking bout whud I say, like you said, I'm talking bout like what he says, you know, coach Nolan.

Tony: Oh! Coach Nolan, I get it, why didn't you just say so ?

Dansby: Why didn't I say what?

These two pull in about 15 million a year.


Wow, this guy's comments compared to typical Joey Porter fare are like day and night. The team is definitely heading in a better direction all around.

Good to see(read) everyone is back..ODIE,ALoco,rob OC,HOME and new guy redsky,I'm in pa and need the input.Luv reading ya'll.Not gay (NOT THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT)just need info.work alot of sunday's,Quotes ala the man cuban.

ODIE,Thats a junk yard dog

Hey, guys, give the guy a break. I have the habit of saying "You know what I mean?" a lot after stuff I say. I don't type it, because it seems to be a verbal tic, much like what Dansby was doing in the interview. Had he been typing it, you probably would never have seen a single "Like I said."

We all have little quirks when we speak. This is no better than riding a guy for misspelling words, because he/she grew up thinking something was said the way they spelled it( like typing use to, rather than used to). I see professional columnists make this error quite often, but I let it slide, because I know what they mean, and what they mean is far more important than whether or not they can spell, or use spell check.

dansby should be called like i said

Sure are a lot of English majors on this site.

I don't care if Dansby speakes swhali and writes Chinese.

He is one he'll of a play maker


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i agree Kris... home boy(Dansby) makes plays left and right!

wish all Dolphins can follow his lead. a true play making leader, w/much respect for his teams history who wants to win... talks it, plays like it!

he said, "like I said..." about 15 times!

Miami 38 Redcoats 31

***** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****

The situation around the Defense covering TE/RB's really took a big hit IMHO when AJ ebbs went down. He was kind of overshowed at Iowa by Pat Anger (think i misspelled his name). I though picking him up in the 4th round was a find maybe a reach nut the guy can flat out cover TE/RB and he would have filled in nicely.

We will see next year however the team is close to becoming a strong top 10 elite team. Next year or if they can improve the following:
1- return man is needed
4-Another TE to compliant Fasano

Maybe a trade for a return man or LB will happen in the upcoming weeks but you have to be excited how far the team has come.

The Patriots have won six of their past seven Monday Night Football games. ... New England's Wes Welker has 371 receiving yards in his last three games against Miami. ...

and with this Home takes Miami to win Monday Night

***** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****

Brady has 8 TDs
Henne has 3 TDs

and with this Home takes Miami to win Monday Night

***** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****



The most underrated player on the Miami Dolphins is ... #15

Simply The Bess

***** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****

@Jason with first post.....
He can't speak too well, but you can't spell too well either, moron.
It's too, not to.....in that situation.

I feel better about this game than the sunday night one against the jets...we have a great history of putting brady out of his gameplan and predict a convincing fins win on monday...marshall will have over 100 yds and karlos "like I said" dansby will have 3 sacks

ALoco, i ditched GOOG today. Bought it at $479 on Sep 10, sold it today for $528. 10.23% return in 20 calendar days. now if gold stocks would only make up their minds. Up down up down. I'm also heavy oil.

sell gold now...it's at its peak!

NH, like Home said, Gold is nowhere near done. He spews a lot of stuff that is out of this world, but he is right about gold.

US Treasury $1 trillion deficit - oh yeah, good for gold.

MARK. i told you few days back,sell gold and take your profits .short THE ticker ( gold )

As rigged & bullish as the momentum may seem in stocks right now, Home chatter is growing that it will all come to a screeching halt on Friday October 1st once the month and the quarter close.
Sell stocks now
Go For the GOLD & HOLD


Personally don't care if he says "Like I said" ten or twenty times. The guy's a leader, and we're better off for having him on our team.

U really think GOLD is going back to $1100.00 or lower

Get a grip man
or bettet yet go head and short a few days ago like u claim
say at 1250.00

and we will see where GOLD goes in October and a year from now

Think u put the Loco in ALoco on this idea of short selling GOLD now

Your Pal

Stocks may retreat in October but in 2011, we will reach an all time high on the Dow Jones.

how you know all that mark ?

home. long run gold may pay off but short term ,let's go down 70 bucks ,it's time .

the only thing @ an all time high will be
Mark in Toronto smoking hash and saying
"how did it all go so wrong man," eh?

Expect devastation as reality kicks in and bargain basement prices are available for houses , commercial real estate and stocks

get a grip, man

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