Dolphins' Dansby says he is NFL's best linebacker
Move over, Clay Matthews. Step aside, Ray Lewis. You too, Brian Urlacher, Patrick Willis, and for that matter, any other name you want to throw out there.
Miami's Karlos Dansby is the NFL's best linebacker, and that assessment comes straight from Dansby's mouth after he spearheaded the Dolphins' 20-9 victory over the Washington Redskins Sunday.
After putting up 10 tackles and an interception on Sunday, Dansby told the Miami Herald, without hesitation that he considers himself the best linebacker in the league.
“I’m better than everybody,” he said when asked by the Herald's Armando Salguero if he was better than Ray Lewis. “Everybody. Period. Point blank. I just haven’t had the recognition, man. I’m more versatile than everybody. Period. Pont blank. I’m more versatile than everybody. Hands down. I can do it all.”
Asked if he was a superior player to Urlacher, this was Dansby's assessment of the Chicago Bears' star. “Aging. He’s aging fast, man. He’s a great linebacker, but he’s aging fast. I respect all the linebackers. But I’m better. That’s just how I feel.”
If confidence is half the battle, then Dansby certainly has that battle won already.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com