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Dansby off on the right foot

Posted on: August 1, 2010 4:19 pm
Miami coach Tony Sparano doesn’t like to single out his players for praise. So, it really means something when he actually does it. Which is what happened today when he met with the media.

LB Karlos Dansby, who spent his entire six-year career in Arizona before signing a five-year, $43 million deal with the Dolphins during the offseason, was the one who has made a good impression on Sparano.

“I’ve been really impressed with what’s happened with Dansby right now,” Sparano said. “The combination of him and Channing (Crowder) right now when you’re watching them communicate and you’re watching them go through what they’re going through in the huddle together has been really impressive to me. To have somebody like that with that kind of range and them kind of skills I think has been really good out there.”

What Sparano really likes about Dansby is the football instinct he shows.

“When Karlos sees it, he pulls the trigger right away,” he said. “And some people, they don’t do that, they see it, and they don’t quite pull the trigger and now, there’s a missed tackle or it’s an almost. With him, he sees it pretty fast and gets there in a hurry. I’ve been really impressed with that part of what he’s done.

“I think it’s instinct, I really do. I think it’s rare when you find some of those kinds of players that have that ability to do that. He has that ability.”

--Josh Katzowitz

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