Dolphins have Big Plans for Tim Dobbins
Mon Jun 14, 2010www.ffmastermind.com
The Palm Beach Post reports the Miami Dolphins have big plans for ILB Tim Dobbins, who was included in the Dolphins’ trade with the San Diego Chargers that netted the Dolphins the 28th and 40th overall picks in exchange for No. 12.
HC Tony Sparano said Dobbins will not only be an important contributor on special teams – a “four core guy,” as Sparano puts it, meaning Dobbins will likely play on all four special teams units – but he will also push ILB Channing Crowder for a starting spot next to ILB Karlos Dansby.
To prove their faith in Dobbins, the Dolphins cut ILB Reggie Torbor three weeks ago. They also parted ways with ILB Akin Ayodele this offseason. Dansby, Crowder and Dobbins will be the top three linebackers in 2010, with rookie fourth-rounder ILB A.J. Edds also likely pushing for playing time.
“We had our eye on him, to be honest, for some time,” Sparano said of Dobbins after one of the Dolphins’ recent organized team activities. “This guy was an active player out there in his number of plays. Played somewhere around 357 or 347 snaps during the course of the season. Played a few different positions. Had some position flexibility and was darn good on all special teams. So we looked at a player here that in my mind had a pretty clear vision of being able to get some solid plays at the game from in whatever the package might be.”