One of the more overlooked draft decisions by the Miami Dolphins last weekend was to acquire Restricted Free Agent linebacker Tim Dobbins from the San Diego Chargers as part of the deal that saw the Dolphins trading down from #12 overall to #28 overall in exchange for the Chargers’ #40 overall pick, where they selected OLB Koa Misi of Utah.
by Chris Kouffman I find draft grades to be all but meaningless. They are purely a function of how you rated players prior to the draft, and which teams took your favorite players. The notion that you could grade a draft after the fact, but within days of the actual event, is kind of absurd. [...]
The Pro Bowl continues to be a measuring stick for a player’s worth in the league, despite those who chide the voting results every year. It figures prominently into contract incentives, and I will personally continue to put at least some store in the accolade so long as player and coach voting figures at least two-thirds into the final results. [...]
The Miami Dolphins were one of the surprise teams in 2008. Tony Sparano guided the biggest one year turn around in NFL history by taking the 1-15 Dolphins to the division crown and playoff berth. The team was subsequently handed an early exit by the Baltimore Ravens, but the franchise has seen its fortunes change [...]