MIAMI - OCTOBER 4: Danny Woodhead #39 of the New England Patriots battles for a touchdown against Karlos Dansby #58 of the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Field on October 4 2010 in Miami Florida. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby is not afraid of a challenge. And, once those challenges are put before him, he is not one to shy away from them. According to a South Florida Sun-Sentinel report, Dansby is setting the challenge for the Dolphins 2012 season pretty high.
"As I team, I'm expecting us to win the AFC, period. Point blank," Dansby told the Sun Sentinel at the team's FinsWeekend Fishing Tournament last weekend. "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.
"It's going to be a challenge, no doubt. But that's what you live for. You live for opportunities to have those challenges and we've got the opportunity of a lifetime here in Miami and we've got to take full advantage of it."
But, Dansby isn't only looking at setting goals for the team. He also has a few individual goals he would like to reach this year:
"To make my first Pro Bowl would be awesome. But I'm really focused on trying to get to this 20-20 club, that's my main goal," Dansby said. "I set that goal so long ago and I'm close. I've got 11 interceptions and 30 and a half sacks, so I'm on track. I'm trying this year to get as close as I possibly can to 20 interceptions."
Dansby reports that he is ready for the 2012 season, even if it started today, and is hoping that the rest of the team is set as well. However, he also knows that it's important for the team to do things like the Fishing Tournament, both to support the community and to come together as a team. But, that doesn't mean Dansby doesn't find the challenges, even in fishing:
"Trying to tackle a sailfish, it was an awesome challenge, went down to the wire and I ended up coming out on top. Great feeling," Dansby said. "I love challenges."