Karlos Dansby has left the Arizona Cardinals for the second time in his career and on both occasions he has left behind a reeling teammate.
Darnell Dockett certainly wasn't happy with the departure of the linebacker and in his words described his motivation for Dansby's exiting as "chasing the money".
Arizonasports.com reported Dockett's feelings on the matter: "He chased the money, I’ve got a lot of respect for our guy that left, I love him like a brother. But we were one or two pieces away from really making a lot of noise.”
Dockett should speak with conviction of his belief that the Cardinals are on the brink of something great, they somehow failed to make the playoffs last season despite having a quite remarkable record of 10-6, a few modifications to the roster could see Arizona as a genuine title contender for next season.
For Dockett, he believes Dansby's decision comes down to a simple choice, Championship or cash.
The defensive end went on to say: "I personally feel like he chased the money versus chasing a ring, No knock towards Cleveland — I don’t want people to try to think I’m saying Cleveland doesn’t have a chance; everybody has a chance — but I just felt like it was made for him to be here."
Most players in the NFL feel the need to seek money rewards early in their career for safety reasons above anything else, Dansby has made a decision to move franchises and perhaps Dockett wouldn't for a difference in ambition.