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Karlos Dansby thinks the Dolphins are going to the Super Bowl

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In Karlos Dansby’s two seasons in Miami, the Dolphins have gone 7-9 and 6-10. This season, Dansby thinks the Dolphins are going to be better. A lot better.

According to Dansby, there’s no reason at all that the Dolphins shouldn’t be in New Orleans on February 3, playing in Super Bowl XLVII.

“As a team, I’m expecting us to win the AFC, period. Point blank,” Dansby told the Sun Sentinel. “We’ve got the talent. We have the coaching. We’ve just got to put it all together. It’s going to come down to us as players going out and excelling and making sure we do everything we possibly can to win every game. It’s going to be a challenge, no doubt. But that’s what you live for. You live for opportunities to have those challenges and we’ve got the opportunity of a lifetime here in Miami and we’ve got to take full advantage of it.”

Coming off their third consecutive losing season, the Dolphins have a new coach and a quarterback controversy, and they don’t exactly fit the profile of a Super Bowl team. But give Dansby credit for having confidence.

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51 Responses to “Karlos Dansby thinks the Dolphins are going to the Super Bowl”
  1. stubbyjones says: May 27, 2012 7:16 PM

    Unless he means 10 guys makin the trip to go WATCH the game…if he doesnt mean that, then heres another plaintiff in the concussion suit…

  2. bchapman2011 says: May 27, 2012 7:20 PM

    Karlos Karlos Karlos………Just start by earning your 11.5 million salary. We will worry about the rest later.

  3. FinFan68 says: May 27, 2012 7:23 PM

    Keep that stuff inside the locker room Karlos. Any given Sunday, yada, yada, yada… I see no reason to broadcast this kind of stuff. Every team should feel that way and I would be upset if Dansby didn’t think like that. Now, he needs to lead the other players and ensure they put it together each Sunday. Let the play of the team do the talking…stuff like this reminds me of the JETS

  4. markeyh says: May 27, 2012 7:24 PM

    Another positive article on the Dolphins by you folks I see….SMH!

  5. iced107 says: May 27, 2012 7:26 PM

    Why is this news? Every player on every team should believe this, and if they don’t, they shouldn’t be playing football

  6. schmitty2 says: May 27, 2012 7:29 PM

    “Hi Karlos, this is Jim Smith with the league drug testing division. Are you free tomorrow?”

  7. patfic15 says: May 27, 2012 7:33 PM

    Must have been riding shotgun with Fairley.

  8. skolvikesskol says: May 27, 2012 7:38 PM

    I love his attitude! Who predicted niners nfc champ game? Y not the dolphins?

  9. mrsulldog says: May 27, 2012 7:39 PM

    i mean, you never know. parity in the league and all of that. did anyone really expect the Niners to make it all the way to the championship game last year?

  10. finsrule2222 says: May 27, 2012 7:42 PM

    i sure as hell hope he would. i would be more concerned if he came out and said, “as a team, we dont expect to win that many games or even make the playoffs. hopefully we get a high draft pick and start building again next year”

    but as a dolphins fan i hope he’s right :’( lol

  11. david7590 says: May 27, 2012 7:47 PM

    Enjoy 4th place Miami, the Bills are now better than you.

  12. irishgary says: May 27, 2012 7:47 PM

    as doubtful as this may sound, the AFC is so week it could happen, but really doubt it.

  13. slickrick971 says: May 27, 2012 7:49 PM

    I fail to see the issue here. Shouldn’t every player think this? And people seem to forget that Miami went from 1-15 to 11-5 in one season with a less talented team a few years ago. Only time will tell.

  14. djdvd says: May 27, 2012 7:50 PM

    What do you expect him to say? “Well I think we are going to be mediocre and have a top 10 pick once again.” If I had a player like that on my team I’d be more concerned than one who thinks they can go to the super bowl on any team

  15. 305phinphan says: May 27, 2012 7:57 PM

    The question that Dansby was answering was how do you see the Dolphins stacking up against other teams in the AFC East? What are the expectations of this team?

    Coming from one of the teams captains I wouldn’t expect another answer. If a player from your favorite team was asked those same questions would you have liked to hear otherwise?

    As a Dolphin fan I would be happy with a 8-8 season and anything better is a huge success in my book, all of the fans know we have a zero to slim chance at making the Superbowl but it’s nice to hear the players have their spirits up and I wouldn’t want it any other way!

  16. blindshootist says: May 27, 2012 7:58 PM

    Just stop Karlos.. you guys are looking at 2-4 in division at best before it even starts… gad, there’s just so much wrong. Horrible GM, unproven/ first year coach, non-impact #1 pick, DL gutted, a billionaire fan for an owner, QB and WR corps shaky at best in a pass-centric offense… ouch man, my sides hurt from laughing.

  17. raiderapologist says: May 27, 2012 8:03 PM

    Good for you, Karlos. Fear nothing but failure.

  18. joemontanawasthegreatest says: May 27, 2012 8:04 PM

    For anyone to beat the patriots in the afc east you basically need another Tom Brady injury to take place.

  19. MichaelEdits says: May 27, 2012 8:09 PM

    Karlos Dansby thinks the Dolphins are going to the Super Bowl. They’ve already bought tickets.

  20. dwight123 says: May 27, 2012 8:14 PM

    As a Dolphins fan i believe anything can happen, likely? no..but that wont stop me from being in AZ week 4 to support my beloved Dolphins!

  21. Soulman45 says: May 27, 2012 8:17 PM

    It that time of the year when every team can win the Super Bowl wishful thinking ain’t a thing wrong with it.

  22. sportmentary says: May 27, 2012 8:29 PM

    And how did he do on the Wonderlic test?

  23. dolfanatik says: May 27, 2012 8:40 PM

    As a Dolfan, I like His comments. Especially wearing a C. To do that though, will take a MVP DPOY year from him. As well as key injuries to patriots. And last but not least a ProBowl year from David Garrard

  24. dolfanatik says: May 27, 2012 8:41 PM

    It that time of the year when every team can win the Super Bowl wishful thinking ain’t a thing wrong with it.

    You said it best. Amen

  25. XRayTiD says: May 27, 2012 8:42 PM

    The Miami Hurricanes have a better chance at going to the Superbowl this year than the Dolphins

  26. jrcoop says: May 27, 2012 8:52 PM

    Well at least he didn’t “guarantee” it. Believing is the first step towards achieving. Though I believe there’s reason for optimism with the new regime, realistically, it will likely take more than one year to get it to gel. That said… One neva knows, do one.

  27. lostsok says: May 27, 2012 9:37 PM

    Moving inside could help Dansby. He doesn’t have the raw speed to be a pure outside rusher, and calling signals should help him get more on top of the play. A return to form by Dansby is certainly possible, and utterly essential if he wants to fulfill those dreams of his…

  28. j0esixpack says: May 27, 2012 9:50 PM

    Every play should think he’s going to the Super Bowl.

    Having a head coach guarantee it in public like Rex Ryan did is just idiotic though

  29. minibull says: May 27, 2012 10:16 PM

    “The Miami Hurricanes have a better chance at going to the Superbowl this year than the Dolphins”

    Hey, that’s not really a fair comparison – the Dolphins salary cap is over $100 million this coming year and the Hurricanes are below $50 million (after several big boosters left)….

  30. usmarine75 says: May 27, 2012 10:31 PM

    nuckin futs…

    Patriots got better… they drafted 2 studs in first round, a sleeper in 3rd, picked up Fanene, got back Dowling, have B Lloyd added, and have a big play back in Vereen that can finally break a run of more than 5 yards if he stays healthy…

    Jets should have a rebound year and no matter what Rex is a good coach (and entertaining)…

    Bills are sneaky good and if Harvard QB can get back to form they should have a good year with both RBs…

    The Dolphins had to settle for a coach they didnt want, no one wanted to come be their QB so they reached (and I’m an TAMU fan!)… they lost their big play WR and their defense isnt what it used to be.

    Wha-Wha-What?! Sounds like a 3 horse race to me… As a Pats fan I think it’s the Pats division to lose as long as TB is healthy… but I wouldnt be shocked if it came down to the end and Jets snuck past them… But no way a rookie QB that is that raw leads them to an AFC east lead, let alone AFC champs…

  31. randallflagg52 says: May 27, 2012 10:40 PM

    markeyh says:
    May 27, 2012 7:24 PM
    Another positive article on the Dolphins by you folks I see….SMH!

    ===================================

    Between Dez Bryant, Jim Harbaugh, Matt Flynn, Peyton Manning and Alex Smith there hasn’t been a whole lot of positives coming out of Miami…

  32. stairwayto7 says: May 27, 2012 11:03 PM

    What section will the dolphins be in? I want to sit by Tannyhills wife!

  33. billsfan1 says: May 27, 2012 11:42 PM

    I have no problem with what he said, as a Bills fan, i would love to hear Mario Williams come out and say we are kicking the Pats ass this year… even though we know its not likely.

    its a two team race in the AFC, with the Pats and Jets, although its NE far and away..The Bills and Phins will keep it interesting at some point in the season but ultimately fail. Until proven otherwise on a consistant basis, NE is the class of the division.

    ALthough crazier things have happened. IMO i see Miami and Buffalo on the way up in the next few years, NE is holding strong but who knows for how long and the JEts are making a play NOW. could be a very good division in a year or two

  34. bagjr387 says: May 28, 2012 12:04 AM

    I think the fins and the jets will battle it out for last place in the afc east

  35. scottpavek says: May 28, 2012 12:27 AM

    that’s a good one

  36. 305phinphan says: May 28, 2012 1:04 AM

    usmarine75 says: May 27, 2012 10:31 PM

    nuckin futs…

    Patriots got better… they drafted 2 studs in first round, a sleeper in 3rd, picked up Fanene, got back Dowling, have B Lloyd added, and have a big play back in Vereen that can finally break a run of more than 5 yards if he stays healthy…
    —————————————————-

    So the Pats drafted all of these “studs” on defense and a sleeper but those players haven’t taken a snap in the NFL?

    You question the Dolphins first round pick in Tannehill but the Pats automatically got two studs? LOL

    Vereen is a big play back? Really? Thank you for serving are wonderful country but you sir are a homer!

  37. dobberdubinsky says: May 28, 2012 1:21 AM

    david7590 says:May 27, 2012 7:47 PM

    Enjoy 4th place Miami, the Bills are now better than you.

    ================================

    Ya but the Jets aren’t!

  38. 805_9er says: May 28, 2012 3:02 AM

    I’ll be surprised if the Fins win a (1) game.

    Do NOT compare this train wreck to the 9ers…

  39. Fantasy Football Legend says: May 28, 2012 4:14 AM

    I think Karlos needs to get his head checked. Miami is tied for 2 on my fav NFL teams but I know myself they won’t even make playoffs. They have no number 1 WR, still unsure on QB Moore and Reggie Bush is their top back and he has only went over 565 rush yards once in his career and that was last season with 1,086 yards (I was shocked and so was Reggie himself).

  40. lolb23 says: May 28, 2012 4:28 AM

    Patriots will win the East again, easy. Minimum, 6 peat.

  41. opinion157983 says: May 28, 2012 4:39 AM

    “…and a quarterback controversy”

    Lol, what? The Dolphins don’t have a qb controversy. What they have is a competition. A controversy is something like what happened with Rodgers/Favre.

  42. luvnlfe says: May 28, 2012 6:37 AM

    Gotta love the power of positive thinking….

  43. mistrezzrachael says: May 28, 2012 7:31 AM

    Dansby needs to get traded to the jets..he’d fit in perfectly there.

    Win SOMETHING before opening mouth.

    Guy doing purple drank?

  44. mistrezzrachael says: May 28, 2012 7:34 AM

    dolfanatik says:May 27, 2012 8:40 PM

    As a Dolfan, I like His comments. Especially wearing a C. To do that though, will take a MVP DPOY year from him. As well as key injuries to patriots. And last but not least a ProBowl year from David Garrard

    Even if you get all the above to happen…and that is wishful thinking….You do not have the personnel to compete weekly in NFL, never mind your division.

    Dolphin fans are reaching for something, anything…has been a tough 15 years or so for them.

  45. dolfan72 says: May 28, 2012 8:03 AM

    I have no doubt the Dolphins are going to the Super Bowl AS LONG AS THEY HAVE TICKETS! Shula spoiled fans early and went 22 years with no title after the two they won! Jimmy Johnson was a SNAKE IN THE GRASS who won in Dallas thanks to the Minnesota PIGEONS giving him picks galore for Herschel Walker. WANNSTEDT was an IDIOT! Don’t even get me started with Nick SATAN, Cam was a CAMORON, and SPAZANO was in over his head!

    I have referred to this team as the CHICAGO CUBS OF THE NFL and have predicted every other team will win the Super Bowl at least once since Miami won it last! So far we are at 15 teams and counting!

  46. Scott says: May 28, 2012 8:47 AM

    I think everyone on here is crazy thinking the Jets have a chance at the AFC East. Sparano will have Sanchez so worried about throwing ints, that he will play even worse than last season. Then they put in Tebow and his one trick pony show. Jets are done. The Rex experiment will end soon. The Dolphins won’t make the Super Bowl, but will be much improved. I’d expect 8 wins. The Jets will not have 8 wins.

  47. babar61 says: May 28, 2012 9:38 AM

    That’s cute

  48. numba1recx19 says: May 28, 2012 11:00 AM

    Dolphins are like niners but better, they will make it. Dansby and Burnett(bowman/Willis) Moore is better than Smith by far(lol) Crabtree sucks, moss is washed up, vontae and Richard Marshall with Sean smith. Better than niners.

  49. jimmymarlinsfan says: May 28, 2012 4:02 PM

    I guess I missed where the bills and jets got that much better

    And the pats did what they always, load up on defense in the draft and most will never be heard from again

    I’m as optimistic as a phins fan since I have been since Bledsoe was the pats qb

  50. 11jlacy says: May 28, 2012 4:51 PM

    You suppose to think positive.

  51. keepitrealplz says: May 28, 2012 7:24 PM

    Yea very true, the ownership bought the team tickets.

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