Dunta Robinson

This was one of those games I couldn't even bring myself to write a pre-game article about this past weekend. My feelings towards Michael Vick, the Eagles and their fan-base and the frustration from the Chicago game led me to take a week off. I went into this game with a strong belief that the Falcons, at home, could handle anything Andy Reid and Michael Vick could throw at them. At this point, I'm just glad Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan came out of the game alive. Anyways, back to the analysis. The game began on a good note. The Falcons stopped the Eagles on their first possession and forced a punt merely four plays into the game. Upon taking possession, they began establishing the running with Michael Turner who took two carries for 23 total yards. Again, the wheels on the bus go [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , ,
I just finished my article on how ludicrous the penalty on Falcons corner Dunta Robinson was and now 20 minutes later, he's fined for it. The NFL is walking a fine line here. Even reply shows that Robinson used his shoulder to level the bone-jarring hit on Jackson. But even after repeated replays somehow the NFL decided that it was a helmet to helmet hit. Listen, if you want to stop hits like this than stop letting guys under 200 pounds play the game. Slow them down to about a 4.8 40 yard dash and there you go! No more destructive hits! As long as guys can run at the speed of light and the opponents are expected to stop them I'm not sure what you [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
I'm pretty livid over the bad press cornerback Dunta Robinson is getting for his hit on DeSean Jackson. Yes, it was a brutal hit. But was it really illegal? Lets see... Helmet to Helmet? Nope. Defenseless receiver? Seems he was turning to make a "football move" to me. It's absolutely ridiculous how the same networks that glorify two helmets smashing into one another to start their Monday Night Countdown pass so much judgment. The same network that has a section of their highlight recaps called, "Jacked Up" specifically for bone jarring hits. These are the same people who try and tell us that Dunta Robinsons hit was uncalled for Sunday. Here is an excerpt from Gregg Easterbrook of ESPNs column today. "DeSean Jackson of [...] Continue reading → | , , , , ,
...I figured I drop an article on NFL Touchdown about this whole helmet-to-helmet biz. Midway through the second quarter of the game between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, Ravens TE Todd Heap ran down the seam while covered by Patriots ILB Jerod Mayo.  Ravens QB Joe Flacco's pass was too high for the 6'5", 245-pound Heap, and as he left his feet to make a play on the ball, all he could do was tip it in the air.  At that point, Heap became defenseless.  At that point, Patriots FS Brandon Meriweather took the initiative to launch himself high into Heap, knocking him in the head so hard that you could see Heap's mouthpiece fly into the air.  15-yard penalty.  But Meriweather stayed in the game, laying influential hits on all kinds of Ravens receivers.  He expects a [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , ,
I realize it's just a pre-season game but you have to admit it was great to see Football again. Unfortunately for me, I live out of State so I had to wait on yesterdays NFL Network replay. That's fine however. The Sunday Ticket will keep me from going through that again when the 2010 season kicks off. Not to mention, I do have plans to see them play live in New Orleans both games this season. Side note: I hate plugging Verizon because their signal sucks where I live, but NFL Mobile Live may be the greatest phone application ever created. I'l start with the 1st team guys. I expected everything to be pretty vanilla. It was exactly that. Ryan looked decent. The offensive line looked ok. Michael Turner looked amazing. I love the way he pushes a pile. Any [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , ,
See what happens when you're a cornerback that can't turn your head to play the ball? According to Schefter, the Lions have agreed to swap picks in the 5th round of the 2010 draft and also surrender their 6th rounder for Falcons cornerback Chris Houston. Houston is a talented guy who could be a very solid cornerback in the NFL. His problem is he simply cannot play the ball. Due to that inability, it seems Houstons worn out his welcome. He missed the last five games of the 2009 season due to injury. At the time, I felt it was a nice way of moving rookie Chris Owens into the lineup while allowing Houston to keep his dignity. It's possible I was correct based on Schefters tweet. It's not surprising with the aquisition of Dunta Robinson this weekend. It left an odd man out with Chris [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , ,
Well, after much speculation and rumors coming from every talking head in the media it's official, Robinson is a Falcon. As much as any other Falcons fan, I wanted to see them upgrade the secondary. I held out hopes for Chris Owens and Brent Grimes. They stepped it up at the end of the season but adding Robinson creates some much needed depth. Now when you have an injury in the secondary you can rely on either Grimes, Owens, Brian Williams or Chris Houston to be game ready. For a very young secondary, there is a lot of veteran experience now. But what price did the Falcons pay to sign Robinson? Did they break the [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , ,
This isn't Pete Carroll's first go around as an NFL head coach but it is his first off season as a NFL head coach AND executive vice president.  Not only is Carroll the EVP and head coach but if there is a discrepancy between Carroll and new general manager John Schneider, Pete Carroll would win the coin flip 100 percent of the time. According to Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke the team will be built around both Carroll and Schneider but should their be a discrepancy about a trade/signing/draft pick Carroll would be awarded his decision because the team is going to be built around Carroll's philosophy. Now as [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Or how to talk to Dunta! With training camp only days away and most of the Texans key pieces signed I thought we should look at Dunta Robinson and the contract situation.  By now everyone knows that Dunta is not happy with the franchise tag. While I agree that Dunta is a big part of our defense, especially the secondary, I do not agree that he is worth the top money for CB's that he and his agent seem to think he is worth.  Dunta showed that he is a better than average corner last year when he came back from a possibly career ending injury and played very well for the most part.  He brings a lot of attitude to the secondary and is the leader back there however he is not the shutdown corner that he thinks he is. Here are Dunta's career stats:  gms 68, total tackles 332, sacks [...] Continue reading → | , , , ,
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