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Karlos Dansby, Not Surprisingly, Will Not Join Packers

Karlos Dansby

Anyone who had dreams that the Green Bay Packers might sign former Cleveland Browns inside linebacker Karlos Dansby, well… you should have known better.

Dansby is joining the Cincinnati Bengals today. The Bengals were one of the teams Dansby identified — along with the Packers — as teams he was interested in after being being released by the Browns.

Despite being 34 years old and playing for the Browns — two things that would probably disqualify most individuals from playing for any other NFL team — Dansby looks like he can still contribute.

He had 108 tackles, two forced fumbles and three interceptions in 2015. What is more impressive is the Browns used Dansby regularly in coverage. Not only did he fare well against tight ends, but he returned two of his interceptions for touchdowns.

Despite his age, Dansby is the rare inside linebacker who can cover and make plays.

In other words, exactly what the Packers need.

With Clay Matthews moving back to outside linebacker, the team’s best coverage linebacker is Joe Thomas. Unfortunately, that’s all Thomas is adept at. He’s too small to be any every-down linebacker (and he’s probably too small to even be a one-down linebacker).

Jake Ryan’s coverage skills are reminiscent of A.J. Hawk’s, which… don’t even get me started.

Can Sam Barrington cover? Will Sam Barrington even be healthy? If he is, will he return to form this season?

Well, unless the Packers draft an inside linebacker in the first couple rounds, we’re going to find out.

No doubt Dansby would have been a short-term solution for the Packers, but then, Thomas was a short-term solution for them last season. We don’t see much difference, other than Dansby being a proven playmaker.

We don’t have the details of Dansby’s contract, but you can bet it isn’t a significant or long-term one. Plus, since Dansby was released by the Browns, his signing wouldn’t have been a detriment to next year’s compensatory pick formula for the Packers.

Did they even bother to call? We have our doubts.

Ted Thompson and Co. are probably still busy patting each other on the back for signing Jared Cook.

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Mordecai Jones

Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!

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25 Comments

  1. Kato March 29, 2016

    Haha wow. They signed a free agent right end and that isn’t good enough. How do you even know what their plans are for the draft

    1. PF4L March 29, 2016

      Well, we needed a right end.

  2. Kato March 29, 2016

    PF4L- I would tend to agree with you. I think they will go defense heavy, hopefully with better results than the last time they did so in 2013.

  3. Empacador March 29, 2016

    Didn’t take the Bengals long to see they needed to replace A.J.Hawk did it?

    1. PF4L March 30, 2016

      Keep dumping on A J, but i seem to remember he had a fairly decent impact on the 2010 Super Bowl team playing ilb and calling the defensive plays.

  4. g March 29, 2016

    Kato seriously shut the fuck up

  5. Kato March 29, 2016

    g- wow, internet tough guy. Or what, you going to cry to mother?

  6. Mike Ditka's Mom March 29, 2016

    Here we go again…

    I could point out the logical fallacies and knee-jerk emotional reactions again, but what’s the point?

    Stupid is as stupid does.

    1. Fart_Tosser March 29, 2016

      We get it. You don’t like this site. There’s dozens of knob sucking ones you can go to. Go divulge your thoughts on fart box tongue punching at any one of those.

  7. Mike Ditka's Mom March 29, 2016

    Nah, this is more fun.

    FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!!
    FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!! FIRE THOMPSON!!

    I think I just summed up every post ever written here.

  8. Mike Ditka's Mom March 29, 2016

    They don’t know and they don’t care. It always comes down to wanting to fire Thompson and/or McCarthy. This is the epitome of almost every NFL armchair QB fan who *thinks* they know what they are talking about. It’s the DK effect. Fortunately, the Packers kniw better than to listen to idiots, unlike some NFL franchises.

    “The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which relatively unskilled persons suffer illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than it really is.”

    1. Howard March 29, 2016

      Mike ditka’s momma is so dumb she doesn’t realize she just described her own condition.

      1. Phatgzus March 29, 2016

        Not necessarily true, Howard, he’s MDM isn’t claiming to know more than the actual professionals, just the starving wolves whose singular desire in life is for said professionals to be fired whenever they make a move the wolves agree with, i.e. always.

        1. Howard March 30, 2016

          Since you appear to be the self proclaimed fact or opinion checker on this site, I find it interesting you would proclaim that individuals are calling for someone to be fired. There are only two people in this article or comments that used or even came close to using the word fire (now there are three for the sake of making sure you are completely satisfied). The two people, other than me, who used the word fire, or even insinuated fire are you and MDM. So if you want to be completely accurate did anyone else use the word fire either in the article or comments? If you can show me were the word was used other than noted, please let me know and I will apologize. If not I do not expect an apology from you, however if you are going to play the sheepdog maybe you should consider not being the wolf in sheeps clothing watching over the flock.

          1. Phatgzus March 30, 2016

            Wow, Howard, first off NEVER have I proclaimed to be nor intended to give the impression that I am this site’s “fact-checker”, that would be far too large a waste of my time.
            Second the wolf comment was not directed towards you (because I have never witnessed you make a comment that would land you in that category) nor anyone in THIS articles comment section, it was a general statement about the (rabid and all too often uninformed) faction, a small portion of whom reside on this SITE (not ARTICLE) who ceaselessly demand the brass be fired for any and every apparent failure by this team. If you don’t believe those people exist, just go back as far as the middle of last year’s season. I don’t know how you perceived this as a personal attack on YOU, as I have never laid into you before (I certainly hope you don’t view my disagreement with you vis a vis Freeney as a personal attack) because I see no need to-you actually use LOGIC and PERSPECTIVE and I respect that whether I agree with you or not-but it was not.
            And no, I’m not going to apologize for your misunderstanding my statement, sorry.
            Please explain how I’m a wolf in sheep’s clothing-I don’t go after just anyone, just those people who make a habit out of ranting and raving and attacking others (be they other posters or football professionals), especially those who don’t use any form of logic to back up their claims. Otherwise I attempt to have logical conversations about the Packers and the state of football in general (granted not as often as I used because, quite frankly, there are better venues on the internet for such discourse than TP).

        2. Phatgzus March 30, 2016

          disagree*

          1. Howard April 1, 2016

            Wanted to make sure I responded back. No I do not view your disagreements with me over football related matters an attack. We will all have differences of opinion and I appreciate those differences.

            My problem was in part, MDM or Bob adds nothing to the discussion. His or her comments are nothing but gibberish and have been going on for a while. It almost reminds me of that seahawkownyoudipshit. If MDM or bob explained or debated why they believed the authors or commenters were wrong they maybe could change my thoughts on the subject. Gibberish will not do it. So MDM does appear to be an unskilled person as it relates to football who believes he is superior to the others who voice their concerns and define those concerns. Have you ever seen MDM discuss or debate anything football related? No he just cuts down those not in line with the Pack, TT, or MM can do no wrong narrative. In other words just sit down, shut up, watch the Pack and say nothing negative.

            You can defend the gibberish of MDM if you want and call the others who for the most part define their position wolves. I just thought that you were acting as the sheepdog defending the wolf, thus wolf in sheeps clothing comment. Sorry if that was not your intent.

            The one thing that surprises me about this site is some of the shit the authors take for their opinions. I believe authors or moderators on other sites would sensor the likes of MDM.

          2. Phatgzus April 2, 2016

            I wasn’t defending him so much as I was defending his logic. I’ve said this before but it bears repeating: I am a major proponent of logic. There is no way we can always agree with each other-that is a good thing, one of the best ways to learn and develop new perspectives on subjects-but if you come to your conclusion using logic I have no problem with that. The problem is that many fanatics like to take all their frustrations out on others and then when you question their logic they immediately resort to ad hominems and red herrings and never defend their original points, THOSE were the “wolves” to which I (and MDM) were referring.

            As for the mods, they could give a fuck less what you say as long as they get hits, that is until you personally attack them in a manner they don’t like.

  9. icebowl March 29, 2016

    Respectful counter MDM….
    Never thought I’d see the day that Dunning-Kruger is cited on TP.com….
    My go-to reference for all stoopidity at work….

    1. Phatgzus March 29, 2016

      He is the 3rd different poster to reference it on this site in the past year, pretty sure it’s become the go-to diagnosis for cyber psychologists everywhere.

      1. PF4L March 30, 2016

        Holy shiminy shit, you must take good notes.

        1. Phatgzus March 30, 2016

          Mind like a steel trap, and people tend to better remember topics that are related to their areas of interest, just how the human brain functions.

  10. icebowl March 29, 2016

    Great fact checking PhatG ….
    Guess I’ll need to take back my praise for MDM ….

  11. icebowl March 29, 2016

    oh, and good point about the cyber psychs ….

  12. PF4L March 30, 2016

    I like coming here to just to banter and learn, you guys are fucking awesome!