Posted August 28, 2012

Dolphins players sound off on Vontae Davis trade

NFL

There are mixed emotions in the Dolphins locker room about the trade of cornerback Vontae Davis. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

The Miami Dolphins are making moves so they can compete in the tough AFC East. Yesterday, they shipped  cornerback Vontae Davis to the Indianapolis Colts for a second-round pick and a conditional sixth-rounder.

Dolphins players had plenty to say about how they felt about the trade.

Linebacker Karlos Dansby was asked if the trade was discouraging.

“I’ll leave that up to you all,”  he told the Miami Herald. “I don’t know what the situation was or what occurred to cause the trade. “He’s a great player, one of the best corners in the game. I’m not sure about the direction of the team. That’s not my place. My place is to play hard and be the leader of men… There’s nothing I can do to control that. It’s not my place to recommend or OK a trade.”

Cornerback Richard Marshall, who is expected to start this season said, “None of us saw this coming. I don’t know how to take it.”


7 comments
ggtot123
ggtot123

Don Shula needs to take over again.

Ed-MycesterYang
Ed-MycesterYang

miami should trade jake long too while at it and cameron wake

leftcoastnative
leftcoastnative

Karlos - Just shut up and play and let your actions on the field speak for you.

mike719wright
mike719wright

I hope Karlos doesn't have to take a drug test anytime soon. With comments like "One of the best corners in the game", I think he must be smoking something. Vontae has no smarts and it showed throughout his 3 years with Miami. 

 

PS You can trade draft picks for a player , just like Indy did to get VD. You dont have to wait until the draft.

jrestero
jrestero

He should just play, like  Parcells  thought he could..as far as Davis...trouble, trouble.. great ability..low brain power..good athlete not a good locker room presence..i guess the hood never leaves you.

help4mac1
help4mac1

Not sure how trading a starter for a draft choice helps them compete

YouSayWhat
YouSayWhat

This is going to be yet another long year for Miami's Fish (mammals actually).  Hopefully, they won't be trading away Jake Long as well.  Geeze it's been tough to hang with this team.  Any Dolfans missing the Don Shula days ?!?!  I think I may have an old videotape of a couple of games from that era, now I only need a videotape machine.