Karlos Dansby: 'It's must-win right now'

The Miami Dolphins know what it’s like to have a season go downhill fast. Miami started 0-7 last year and subsequently fired its coached before the season ever got off the ground.

This year, the Dolphins are 1-2 and traveling to play the undefeated Arizona Cardinals Sunday. Miami linebacker Karlos Dansby doesn’t want to have another awful start and is putting a lot of emphasis on this game.

"It's a must-win right now," Dansby told the Palm Beach Post. "We're going against a hot team. Good chance to show what we’ve got. They're a very polished team, a lot of veterans, so it’s going to be good for us to get out there and get that experience."

Saying a game is a "must win" this early is always dangerous. Because if Miami loses, there could be a sense in the locker room that the season is all but over.

There is a big difference between 2-2 and 1-3. Dansby has been one of the most vocal veterans about winning right now, and the Dolphins need to pull the upset to avoid digging a huge hole.