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Can Demarcus Dobbs play OLB?

Leave people at their positions!! I hate these threads! Hell next one will be "Can Alex Smith play outside linebacker?"
Hmmm, probably not as a starter by any means...at either the SAM or WILL spots. But perhaps, if he shows dominant pass rush ability and instincts off the edge, he could be lined up outside the DE to rush off the LOS (essentially, an OLB). He could becomes of those 3rd down specialists.
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Originally posted by valrod33:
you guys know he played on our special teams unit?

Yes but that doesn't really affect this question.
Originally posted by NCommand:
Hmmm, probably not as a starter by any means...at either the SAM or WILL spots. But perhaps, if he shows dominant pass rush ability and instincts off the edge, he could be lined up outside the DE to rush off the LOS (essentially, an OLB). He could becomes of those 3rd down specialists.

Kind of like the old "elephant" position?
We should put a ban on OLB threads
Originally posted by OKC49erFan:
Kind of like the old "elephant" position?

Yeah, totally. If he's 275, no worries. Only needs to drop about 5 pounds and hone in on burst speed drills and his natural pass rushing skill set and learning to work off DE's.
If he can continue to progress and rush the passer like he's done in preseason, I dont care where he lines up just let him pin his ears back and go on passing downs. Aldon was technically a OLB this season, but really played the end position more. Dobbs could possibly do the same on a situational basis.
Originally posted by 5280High:
If he can continue to progress and rush the passer like he's done in preseason, I dont care where he lines up just let him pin his ears back and go on passing downs. Aldon was technically a OLB this season, but really played the end position more. Dobbs could possibly do the same on a situational basis.

You said it better!
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Heres why this can work.

Melvin Ingram is getting a lot of buzz as 3-4 OLB prospect and he is the exact same size as Dobbs, Dobbs might even have longer arms as every talking head repeatedly points out Ingram's short arm length. If Dobbs is anywhere near the athlete that Ingram is then the answer is yes to this question.
Not a good idea at all. Keep Dobbs at DE.
What makes this so stupid? It is not really even a position change. And the special teams comment I imagine is to point out he has athletic ability.

Mario Williams
Shawn merrimen
Jarret johnson
Shaun philips
Numerous people his size have done it.
Originally posted by jdt84_2:
What makes this so stupid? It is not really even a position change. And the special teams comment I imagine is to point out he has athletic ability.

Mario Williams
Shawn merrimen
Jarret johnson
Shaun philips
Numerous people his size have done it.

A lot of the time that 3-4 OLB is really just coming in to play DE in a nickle D anyway. It's possible I guess.
Hell no!

Have u seen how Big and slow he is???? He's a 3rd stringer at best maybe backup
Originally posted by gold49er2183:
Leave people at their positions!! I hate these threads! Hell next one will be "Can Alex Smith play outside linebacker?"

With your way of thinking Bruce Miller would not be playing full back. I think Dobbs is a good player. I think you try to get the best players on the field. Some times that calls for some creative thinking. We have very good depth on the line but not at OLB. He is listed as 6'2" 275 lbs. I think if he loses 15 to 20 lbs he can learn OLB. He may not start but could be a specialist like Aldon last year. I think that would be the best way to get him on the field and secure depth.
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