Texans sign former Chargers, Dolphins LB Tim Dobbins

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  1. Tailgate

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    From twitter...

    http://twitter.com/#!/davidcanter/status/99902506628419584

    Apparently he played in all 16 games last year, started 6 and had 47 tackles and a sack.... and brings some 3-4 experience and has played for Phillips before.

    Anyone know anything else about this guy?
     
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    Not only that, but he was really good in the Shawshank Redemption.
     
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    Here's an analysis of him coming out of college, but of course, this was 5 years ago. He could have changed a lot.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/historical/518531


    I don't know much about how he was in the pros though. Seems like a decent depth signing who can spot start.
     
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    Played inside LB in the 3-4 for both Miami and San Diego. Probably depth/insurance for DeMeco and maybe ST. No idea what he's like on ST.

    Drafted by the Chargers before Wade's final season as their DC.
     
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    No doubt! Way better than anything Nnamdi has ever been in....
     
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    I can live with this. He wasn't one of the guys on my radar (like Cooper or Morrison) but he'll do, I guess.
     
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    Well, that sucks. The past is what we've got to fix.
     
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    Haha.... nice one!
     
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    Actually, I would rather fix the future. :kitten:
     
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    no, no, no. you're mixing up your Tims
     
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    They signed Dobbins and lost Mark Anderson to New England
     
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    Has Mark Anderson ever played as a OLB in the 3-4 before? I know the Pats are supposedly switching to more of a 4-3 apparently, and he will be a DE there just like here. Losing Anderson doesn't really bother me. We get Barwin back and we drafted Reed.

    I am more worried about the health of our two starting ILBs.
     
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    Would of rather they have kept Diles but understood why the Texans couldn't. A definite need for depth purposes.
     
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    Nice pick up. I don't think we have any 3-4 experienced LB's in our roster. Dobbins is experienced not just in 3-4 but familiar with Wade's system(In 2006,only one year but better than nothing) which is a plus for us.

    Go Texans!!!
     
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    I may have come across the reason why an ILB move was finally made. Did anyone know that Sharpton was sidelined for a shoulder injury?
     
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    Aww, crap. I was thinking he'd be impact this year. Hope it's minor?

    I was thinking he was signed because of Cush's knee.
     

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