Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett recently took issue with linebacker Karlos Dansby’s decision to sign with the Browns as a free agent, claiming that Dansby chased the money.
“He chased the money,” Dockett said. “I’ve got a lot of respect for our guy that left, I love him like a brother. But we were one or two pieces away from really making a lot of noise. . . . I personally feel like he chased the money versus chasing a ring. No knock towards Cleveland — I don’t want people to try to think I’m saying Cleveland doesn’t have a chance; everybody has a chance — but I just felt like it was made for him to be here.”
On Wednesday, Dansby responded.
Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Danbsy said Dockett’s comments revealed much about Dockett’s faith in his remaining teammates.
“I feel he doesn’t believe in the guys in his locker room,” Dansby said.
As to the idea that Dansby chased the cash, he said of Dockett, “I can’t stoop to his level and go down that road with him.”
There’s no low road on this, however. Dansby got paid. So what’s wrong with that? Guys should get paid, as much as they can when they can.
While it’s great to be a contender, there are way too many variables on the road to the Super Bowl. There’s only one variable on the road to the bank: How much is being deposited?