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Should The Giants Get Karlos Dansby?

It seems that linebacker Karlos Dansby is one of the prizes of the free agent market. He should pique the interest of the Giants, too. Here’s his scouting report from ESPN:

Dansby is a top-line player who has been a starter and a producer since his rookie year in Arizona. He came in as a second-round draft choice and made an immediate impact. He has the kind of size, speed and athleticism you are looking for in a linebacker. He is explosive, fills the hole with a burst and looks to punish on tackles. He hits with authority and can shock and stun blockers when stepping up to take them on. He explodes through the tackle and consistently drives the ball carrier back. He shows a strong wrap and is a sure tackler. Dansby has the kind of dimensions that fit the OLB spot for an even or odd front. He uses his hands well when taking on blockers and does not stay blocked for long. He looks athletic in his drops and gets good depth when covering tight ends down the seam. About the only limitations Dansby has are himself because he does not have a great reputation as a worker in the offseason and his conditioning can suffer. He did appear to be maturing with this new staff and could be on the verge of a breakout season as the team learns how to win. He has yet to play all 16 games of a season and durability could be somewhat of an issue.

So, I ask you, fine readers of GiantsGab. Should the Giants get Karlos Dansby? Leave your answers in the comments.


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3 Responses to “Should The Giants Get Karlos Dansby?”

  1. Michael S says:

    NO, draft a MLB in the draft and let him and goff compete for the starting job.

  2. horsecack says:

    hell no! hes getting old and i highly doubt he has 2 seasons left in him before his age catches up to him and he will want a lot of money and at least 5 year deal worth 30 million it would be a bad move dont do it jerry! i think he is an outstanding player but we wont have a long time with him due to the fact he is close to 30 years old. we need a mlb who will anchor our defense for at least 6 to 8 seasons if we do sign him its to keep philly or washington from getting him. trade up for mcclain if we are that desperate at mlb free agents are not dependable as we Giants fans learned last season. GO GMEN!!!!!!!

  3. Steve B says:

    Agreed with the rest, No.

    Look at that article: “he does not have a great reputation as a worker in the offseason and his conditioning can suffer”

    Sounds like pierce a little bit, when everyone was on his case.

    And this one: “He has yet to play all 16 games of a season and durability could be somewhat of an issue.”

    This is what 30 mil guarentee gets you? In retrospec, Eli is getting 35 mil guarente, so Dansby will be the second highest player, I say no thanks.

    Get someone in the draft, let them compete with Goff and Blackburn. My vote, is for McClain

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