For the many upset Miami Dolphins fans who didn't like my six-win prediction for 2012, here's something to balance that out. Dolphins starting linebacker Karlos Dansby believes Miami is going to the Super Bowl this season.
"As a team, I'm expecting us to win the AFC, period. Point blank," Dansby told the Sun-Sentinel. "We've got the talent. We have the coaching. We've just got to put it all together. It's going to come down to us as players going out and excelling and making sure we do everything we possibly can to win every game.”
Dansby didn't go as far to say the Dolphins will win the Super Bowl. (Maybe he thinks an NFC team is better.) But Dansby does think Miami is the top team in the AFC, which is stacked with quality clubs like the New England Patriots, Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens. That would be a huge jump for a Dolphins team that went 6-10 last season.
Dansby has been known to say zany things in the past. Last year, Dansby proclaimed he's the best linebacker in the NFL.
But is Dansby correct this time? According to the linebacker, Dolphins fans should plan a trip to see their team in New Orleans next February.