Hall of Famer Mike Singletary expects Karlos Dansby to thrive under Mike Nolan

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    ORLANDO - San Francisco head coach Mike Singletary, a pretty good linebacker in his day, believes Karlos Dansby is going to take his game to another level with the Dolphins.
    New defensive coordinator Mike Nolan is a big reason.
    Nolan knows linebackers, said one of the greatest to ever play the position.

    “That’s his forte,” Singletary said this morning during the NFC coaches’ breakfast at the NFL Owners’ Meetings.
    Singletary, who coached under Nolan with the Ravens and 49ers, expects Dansby to go from a good player to a game-changer under Nolan.
    Nolan wants inside linebackers with Dansby’s size (6-4, 250) and wide range of skills. Singletary expects Nolan to inspire Dansby to do things he didn’t do during six seasons with the Cardinals.
    “He’s very solid as a football player,” Singletary, an eight-time All-Pro and Hall of Famer with the Bears, said of Dansby. “I think there’s some things that maybe he can do that maybe he hasn’t shown as much. I’m not sure how often he blitzed when he was at Arizona.
    “I can guarantee you that Mike is going to get the absolute best out of him. He has the blitzing ability and Mike is going to ask him to do it more.”
    Singletary ended his Hall of Fame career 1992.
    When he returned to the game as a coach, he learned the ropes from Nolan in Baltimore.
    Singletary coached linebackers in 2003-04 when Nolan as the Ravens defensive coordinator and Ray Lewis, Peter Boulware, Adalius Thomas and Terrell Suggs were Pro Bowl linebackers.
    Singletary became Nolan’s assistant head coach and linebackers coach when he left for San Francisco in 2005. In 2007, the 49ers drafted Patrick Willis, who’s been to three straight Pro Bowls.
    “The thing about Mike Nolan is he has a tremendous work ethic,” Singletary said. “He’s very bright in terms of looking at personnel and he really gets deep into personalities and really tries to utilize the personalities on the defenses, making sure those guys who have the talent, he lets them know, ‘Hey, I’m going to call your number.’
    “He will challenge a guy to be the best he can be.”
    Dansby has been a productive player, but never a Pro Bowler even though he’s now the highest-paid inside linebacker in the game.
    Nolan should help Dansby earn it.

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    Let the Blitzing begin!!!!
     
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    Cameron Wake is gonna be such a beast next year I expect double digit sack totals
     
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    ^^^ I can't freaking wait to see Cam Wake out there... he's such a beast!

    Nolan is the reason why I think we'll go OLB in the first.
     
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    Dansby better step up his game
    109 tackles with 1 sack ,1 forced fumble,1 interception does not translate to the highest paid inside line backer in football.
     
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    It does in "FREE AGENCY" when you have to overpay for good players in their prime.
     
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    That's a feel good set of quotes if ever I've seen some.
     
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    I think its a given that the first pick will be either OLB, S, or WR.
     
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    Excellent Thread, five stars. Finally some talks about out our big FA signing. So, tired ,of hearing about fat *** Ryan, the Jets signing and the jets.
     
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    Absolutely, pretty refreshing nontheless.
     
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    I agree aswell .. My excitement about this guy grows every time i think about him and nolan collaborating.
     
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    Are you talking about Dansby's 2009 stats or Crowders career?

    All kidding aside we need production at NT, so Dansby can roam free making plays!
     
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    I have to sound of. Ever since we signed Dansby all you here from the local media & radio host is the Jets this , the jets thats. Dammit this is Miami, how about the Dolphins signing Dansby, the best LB in the market. What about the Fins signing Icognito an O-lineman considered the nastiest player in football. I like us being low ki, but Im tired of this Jets talk in Miami. DONE WITH SALGUERO, KELLY AND BIG O and their hardons for Ryan and Dirty Sanchez.

    Draw a line on the sand, pick your side and choose if you are a Jet or a Dolphin and if you are a Jet get the **** out of Miami and go crawl up Fat Ryans ***.
     
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    EXACTLY!
     
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    I think our defenses are going to be strikingly similiar. Lots of exotic blitz packages, man coverage on the outside...etc. Depending on how much Smith and Davis "grew" last year you could have one of the best D's in the league. Nolan knows his #### thats for sure. Cant wait!!
     
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    On a positive note, ESPN reports than those teams that have been chosen to appear on "Hard Knocks" have failed to meet expectations that season.

    :ponder:
     
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    Man, this gets me excited about what our defense could do. Especially, Wake!
     
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    The hatred by some on here of Rex is borderline psychotic!!

    So you guys must be real pissed we are going to be on Hard Knocks this summer on HBO!! Now...if you like the show you have to listen to him.

    Although I dont live there so i dont hear all the Jets talk on the Miami radio but if I were you I suppose it would piss me off too. Hey when the Jets were kicking butt up here I had to listen to Mike Francesa talk about Eli Mannings plantar facitis everyday.
     
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    The Ravens appeared on the show first the year after they won the SB so anything short of a repeat was below expectations for them.

    The Chiefs would have been 4-12 anyway.

    The Cowboys are the Cowboys.

    Cincy was on it last year...they swept their division and got the AFC North title. I'll take that. Of course their playoff run was cut short but a bunch of bad mother*******
     
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    JetsDefense you can keep your Hardknocks, what matters is the Fins have beat you three straight games and took the Division away from you.
     
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    While this is very true, I kinda like it. It ignites the fire in my belly and reminds me of all the amazing Phins-Jets games in the history of the league.

    I wish there were more rivalries as storied as ours. Also, I think with the new era of both franchises starting so close to each other, the rivalry will continue for a long time.

    On a side note, everyone who sees this ought to follow the following link and vote for Ricky_Fan34 for FHMM... He stands for upholding the Parcells/Sparano dream regime.

    http://www.finheaven.com/forums/f137/fh-march-madness-yepremain-bracket-16-joe-r-vs-9-rickyfan34-a-272686.html
     
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    I never said I was excited about Hard Knocks...and dude...

    As I have said on here before...what happened last year or the year before means nothing. Its over...its about the upcoming season. When you talk about things you did last year or even the year before its just pointless.

    I could sit here and say yea...you took the division and beat us 3 straight times but mean while we won two road playoff games...you won none and we got to an AFC Champ. game.

    But really who cares now??
     
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    Two things:

    First, this is a Miami Dolphins fansite, after all. Would you expect anything less?

    Second, since the guy runs his yap more than Joey Porter you would expect for a lot of fans, to take an instant dislike to this guy. If Rex Ryan was a wrestler (he's larger than Yokozuna ever was), he would be the classic "heel." The guy fans LOVE to hate.
     
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    I would agree with you, but you a JETS fans, lol.
     
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    :hsmash: This thread does not help when you are already so excited for the season to start. Don't get me wrong that is great to hear that other teams see great stuff happening in Miami.
     
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    Thats fine, but in head-to-head matchups we are on a streak. Rex has a grudge for this and if you guys lose to us in your first game, fatso will probaly burt into tears.(again):rolleyes2:
     
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    Singletary Speaks Highly Of Nolan And Davis


    http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/2...-left-his-mark-nfc-coaches-other-notes-part-5
     
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    Who was that user who had a mancrush on Mike Singletary? I bet he'd like this thread.
     
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    singletary has a man crush on alot of the things the fins have been doing lately. maybe when he loses his job he will hope on board as an assistant
     
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    I like singletary a lot, one of my favorite coaches in the league, maybe he will jump ships? i like him better than Sporano, thts for sure. Nolan+Singletary+New offensive coordinator+BP+Ireland= AMAZING.
     
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    People say we need a NT. Couldn't Solai thrive under Nolan??. our biggest need id FS atm. Thomas or Berry will be the pick unless there both gone, then Graham or Griffin IMO
     
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    F**K Rex. If we lose to you guys in our first game of the year...in our new place...on monday night...I'll cry.

    Back to the OP...IMO not only will Dansby thrive but just his persence is going to make Channing better...Id expect a big year from him as well
     
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    Do you promise? Don't tease me! :tongue2:

    Seriously if that happens that stadium will never be the same for you guys!
     
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    Look...living here my entire life and knowing the fans and the media. If you guys come here Week 1 in the new place and beat us...especially after we do this Hard Knocks thing...the "has Rex lost the team", "Sanchez is a bust", "LT is a mistake" thing will start right away.
     
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    hahah, yeah that would be a nightmare.

    And I also believe Channing will have a big year, especially if he can worry about the run most the time.

    Great players make the players around them better.
     
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    Totally agree. Channing's best skill is his run stopping ability. Dansby is we everything IMO
     
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    DT still isn't out of the question.
     
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    I can't wait to see our new defence in action.
     
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    It's good that people are recognizing the good players and coaches we have on the team.
     
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    I agree i think solai will have his best year as an nfl player this year. Now will he be starting calibur? imo no even though he does have the potential to be one.

    BRING HOME BERRY
    GO FINS
     
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    I don't think parcells would take dt in the 1st
     
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    Should be a fun season.
     
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    I would agree with this.
     
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    Wow cool. I can't wait to see Cromaties baby momma drama lol
     
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    He'll probably have a woman or two knocked up again by the time it airs.
     
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    That gives me a warm fuzzy feeling in the pit of my stomach, or maybe it was that chimichanga for lunch. Either way its all good!!
     

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