Biggs: Would Dansby be a good fit for Giants?
It was at about the same time that Karlos Dansby named the New York Giants, in a radio interview, as one of the teams he would like to join in free agency that Big Blue cut loose its decorated middle linebacker Antonio Pierce.
Where there is a desire, there is a need, let’s put it that way. Of course, Dansby later came out and said he really didn’t have a list of four teams he preferred (what free agent wants to limit his marketplace?) and that he would consider all offers. He’ll get that opportunity soon. The Arizona Cardinals are not going to place the franchise tag on him for the third consecutive season. That will make the 28-year-old Dansby one of the more attractive defensive players on the open market come March 5.
Would the Giants be an ideal fit? The New York Post’s Paul Schwartz tackled the issue, pointing out that the Giants don’t usually go trolling for the big prizes in free agency. New York was a considerable spender on the open market last year, working to fortify the defensive line, and the series of moves were a bust.
"I think it's been proven that (spending big in free agency) doesn't work," Giants co-owner John Mara said after the season. "If there are players we are interested in, we're going to go after them, but how many times do we have to see evidence of the fact spending a lot of money on free agents in the offseason doesn't necessarily improve your team?
"A lot of times it's about chemistry and having the right nucleus and having leadership in the locker room. We're going to look at the free agency market and make decisions where we think we can improve the team."
Dansby didn’t have his finest season for the Cardinals, but he’d look awful good in the middle of the New York defense. We’ll see if they make a match when the time is right.
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