Tough to fool Cardinals linebacker Dansby

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

TAMPA, Fla. -- We conclude our look at memorable plays from Arizona defenders by sampling coordinator Clancy Pendergast's mental highlight reel for Karlos Dansby's contributions.

  • Seahawks at Cardinals, Dec. 10, 2006: "He had a big-time hit on the throwback screen to [Maurice Morris]. He really leveled him, which was very impressive. He just diagnosed the play. They sprinted one way and tried to throw it back to try to bait the defense, to get us off of our key, so to speak. He's got such great instincts, he's pretty hard to fool."

  • Titans at Cardinals, Oct. 23, 2005: This one was so good, Pendergast remembered the year off the top of his head. "He sacked Billy Volek in 2005 on a blitz off the edge. Gave him a concussion, I believe. It was one of those where everybody in the stands heard it. It was a very impactful hit." It also set up a quick touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Cardinals scored the game's final points in a 20-10 victory.

One of the plays I found most memorable: Dansby's sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery deep in Carolina territory during a Week 8 game this season. The Cardinals scored on the first play of the ensuing series to take a 10-0 lead.

See also: previous items on Darnell Dockett (here), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (here) and Adrian Wilson (here).