The Dunta Robinson Signing – Perfect Fit or Reach?

A Surprising and Emphatic Deal

Most Atlanta Falcons fans expected a quiet and pretty uneventful venture into Free Agency as the deadline approached. Not many expected GM Thomas Dimitroff to be active at all, and if he was it would be for players to come in and compete for backup spots and competition. So it was certainly a pretty big shock when reports began to surface late Thursday night and Friday afternoon that the Atlanta Falcons were extremely interested in free agent cornerback Dunta Robinson of the Houston Texans. Steve Wyche reported on the NFL Network on Thursday evening that the Falcons top brass, in fact, had been interested in Robinson for quite some time.

Reports began to heat up very quickly that it would just be a matter of time as Robinson flew into Atlanta to meet with Dimitroff, Coach Smith, Blank, and Company. It was thought to be a matter of time and how much the Falcons were willing to fork over for the best cornerback free agent on the market. The Falcons finally have their number one cornerback in Robinson, but the contract was pretty staggering, coming in at a whopping 6 years, $57 million dollars with $22.5 million of it being guaranteed. It seems to be a match made in heaven since Robinson is coming back home after growing up in Athens and playing at Clarke Central High School. A look at Dunta Robinson’s career:

Year    Games        Started        Tackle         PDF      Int       FF

2004      16               16                 73              13           6           3

2005      16               16                 69               9             1           1

2006      16               16                 69              10           2           1

2007       9                 9                  29                7            2          0

2008      11                6                   35               6             2           0

2009      16              16                  54                9            0            1

Perfect Fit

The Atlanta Falcons finally got their number 1 cornerback in Dunta Robinson. The new Atlanta Falcon was a top 10 draft pick, was in the running for Defensive Rookie of the Year, and the best free agent cornerback in the market. The Falcons have done their best in trying to make patchwork cornerback corps work, but were exposed in the playoffs against the Arizona Cardinals in 2009 (the Larry Fitzgerald TD highlight will live in infamy) and particularly this year against a very tough schedule and some of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Dimitroff drafted Chevis Jackson and Chris Owens, and the latter seems to have entrenched himself as a legit starter.

Dimitroff put the issue of a weak cornerback roster to rest in one swift move. Robinson immediately brings toughness, excellent cover skills, and above all, experience guarding some of the best number 1 wide receivers in the league. The size of the contract does stick out, but it almost matches exactly the contract Asante Samuel received from the Eagles over two years ago. Robinson is no Samuel, but Dimitroff did scout one certain Asante Samuel when he was in New England. After going several years hoping former picks would turn the corner and waiting on young draft picks to mature, the Atlanta Falcons finally have their number one cornerback.

A Potential Reach

Yes, Dunta Robinson immediately upgrades the secondary and is already firmly entrenched as the number one cornerback, but is he worth the enormous contract Dimitroff just inked? It’s hard to argue against any of Dimitroff’s moves since most of them have turned into gold, but the shear size of the deal surely invites questions. Robinson blossomed in his rookie year, but has slowed down each year since. Is Robinson truly worth the dough or did he benefit from the extremely bare cupboard of free agents with the failure of the collective bargaining agreement? Only time will tell, and Dimitroff deservedly gets the benefit of the doubt, but such a large contract is a bit out of line in the general managers normal dealings. Dunta Robinson’s got a big burden to bear as the new number 1 CB, although it won’t be hard to improve on the previous couple of years.

Although the contract is large and many in the media are quick to point out that Robinson is not on the level of Darrelle Revis (no one else is either) or Charles Woodson, he is only 27 years old and has been one of the better cover corners in the NFL, even if not a playmaking corner. A look at his numbers to Charles Woodson’s, for instance, reveals that Robinson is well ahead of where Woodson was in his career. Through his first 5 seasons in Oakland, Woodson only had 12 interceptions and 12 passes defensed compared to Robinson’s 13 ints and 45 passes defensed. Woodson obviously went to Green Bay and became one of the league’s best, and nothing says that Robinson can’t do the same.

Late rumor has Chris Houston potentially being traded to the Detroit Lions for a sixth round pick and a swap of their fifth round picks this year. Nothing official to this point, but several sources have picked it up, including the following:

AJC’s Very Own DOL 

Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter

Jason La Confora on NFL.com 

Simply put, what’s your take on the Dunta Robinson signing: great move or potential reach for the price?

Enjoy and Go Falcons!!!!!!!…………..

270 comments Add your comment

Eric

March 7th, 2010
11:46 pm

Just what the Falcons needed! Go Birds!

ATLJBO

March 7th, 2010
11:51 pm

The contract is kinda high but if he comes in and be the #1 CB that we need… He would be worth every penny

robertussen

March 7th, 2010
11:53 pm

i hope its a 4th for houston and what about free agent lb kieth bullock and than go after graham or witherspoon still in the draft

ATLJBO

March 7th, 2010
11:57 pm

dboy91

March 8th, 2010
12:01 am

off topic i know but i heard it was a 4th round pick offered for houston

BugKiller

March 8th, 2010
12:05 am

Umm… this post is pointless, rambling, and contains some of the biggest “backhanded” compliments headed Dimitroff and Robinson’s way.

Seriously, to have ANY questions regarding this signing is the height of stupidity.

The Falcons just improved their defense EXPONENTIALLY. Now, in the draft they can focus on a DE, LB, and O-line help.

josh king

March 8th, 2010
12:13 am

great move ,more int’s would be a plus ,but great cover skills are just as important, with a little better health and a few more playmakers ,watch out for our defense in 2010 GO FALCONS

josh king

March 8th, 2010
12:14 am

P.S I SAY DRAFT BEST AVAILIBLE ,WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK

Nookah

March 8th, 2010
12:18 am

Greetings Cagers!!!

I like Dunta but IMHO, that the contract is a little high. However, if he picks a few next year we’ll all be saying “what contract?”

However, the greatest news is Houston finding a new home. I hope it’s at least a 4th round.

Go Falcons!!!

Nuff respect everytime!!!

Box

March 8th, 2010
12:28 am

We all just have opinions. Some may pan out to be truths, others may pan out to be nothing more. Hence, a blog.

TheAntiMe

March 8th, 2010
12:35 am

Dunta Robinson is just what the doctor ordered for the Birds very sickly secondary.

gabuldawg

March 8th, 2010
12:48 am

I think you’ll see us go DE, OLB or OL in the 1st round now.

standing up every 2nd and 3rd down on defense in sec 340

March 8th, 2010
2:44 am

Trading houston for some balls and cleats is fine by me. great pick up by the birds. i appreciate a team that goes out and try’s to improve themselves. they need secondary help, so TD got it.
In Dimitroff and Smith We Trust
Matt Ryan’s the truth
Go Falcons
a biased season ticket holder

Ed

March 8th, 2010
2:58 am

I think Robinson stands every chance to blossom just as Woodson did. Also, anytime you are striking quickly on the free agent market you are going to pay a good price. If Robinson plays as he is capable of the contract will be well worth it and you are getting a quality player without giving up anything.

Big Ray

March 8th, 2010
3:23 am

D3 ,

What?? Controversial blogging?? Say it ain’t so, LOL!!! Great blog my man.

I say that this is the NFL. You’re going to pay big for something , and if you want to WIN, you’re going to pay big for more than ONE something .

It would seem like Robinson’s contract is a bit hefty, but is it worth it to have a very solid veteran, playing under a “new to us” secondary coach, in a whole new pass defense scheme? Time will tell, but I’m going with “YES.” We needed an impact free agent on defense. What we also needed was a guy who wasn’t too old, is near the top of his position, and isn’t injury prone. I like this signing better than I do that of an aging/aged defensive end who might not feel motivated (or healthy) enough to be a big help.

Robinson gives us a #1 CB while we wait for our younger ones to develop. And we’ll draft another one or two (though maybe not this year) in the future, before it’s too late. Not only that, but Dimitroff is known as a CB snob. I say he doesn’t go for Robinson if he thinks the guy is a problem, or won’t produce. Same for Mike Smith.

As for Chris Houston, well, you know how I feel about that guy. I wish him no ill will, I wish him luck ELSEWHERE. Whatever picks TD gets are fine with me. He knows what do do with this. I get excited just thinking about it….

julysun

March 8th, 2010
3:29 am

I think you just flushed a ton of money down the drain.

mo

March 8th, 2010
5:46 am

i know that the other good CB , plays a 3-4 would he be better for us julysun may be , i love it when we get home growen boys that come from the ACC/SEC that are football player . now if we get that 4th for houston, let us recall that the other cb we got for an 7th that better than houston .Chris is an good zone cb not an cover cb . yes they may payed too much for Robinson when was the last time the CB was feared in the ATL (i say a lonngggg time and about time )

mo

March 8th, 2010
6:06 am

HOUSTON WE A? , WHATS THAT’S YOUR 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICK IS THE REASSON YOU MUST GO SO TD WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH JA98. 2ND ROUNDER MAYBE . 5…….. 4………..3……. 2………. 1………… THAT YEAR WAS BUST YEAR FOR OUR DEF . SO SO WE STILLL HERE .

robertussen

March 8th, 2010
6:29 am

im still sayin kieth bullok is still out there

SeminoleWarrior

March 8th, 2010
6:44 am

The Robinson signing is growing on me. I had reservations about it but for those who are season ticket holders, the message that TD sent out to us, describing the deal, was very pointed. He seemed confident in what he had done, spoke with conviction, and continued to express the commitment to the Process. TD is a very smart, very calculating GM.

With that, I will see how this plays out. As I have preached on many occasions in here, the Process has to have time time Progress so that we all can celebrate the ultimate Success thereof.

SeminoleWarrior

March 8th, 2010
6:48 am

The Robinson deal is the story for sure but be reminded that the FIRST big free agent signing was the signing/hiring of Coach Tim Lewis as the new secondary coach.

Knowledge97

March 8th, 2010
7:46 am

Nice move Birds. The contract is a little high, but Robinson is the perfect fit; and TD knew this. He is absolutely a #1 corner, and I believe that he will only improve know that he is happy. This opens up the draft exponentally, now TD can get better players with the Bird’s picks: we won’t have to reach. I am excited about this pick and if the Birds get the mizzu linebacker in round one the D will be looking solid.

suwaneedawg

March 8th, 2010
8:05 am

Until proven otherwise, I stand firmly behind what TD is doing to build this team into a power house. Robinson is a great signing and allows us to go after someone who can help wreck havoc with a pass rush. In the NFL it don’t matter how good a cover man you are if you don’t have a solid pass rush. GO FALCONS!!!!

LRD

March 8th, 2010
8:33 am

Listening to TD today on both radio channels here, he seemed very secure in his belief in Robinson. I liked him dodging the Houston question, but sounded like its down to the simple details. I guess Houston didnt need to turn his head around to see what was coming with Robinson signing eh?

The Real Falcon

March 8th, 2010
9:02 am

Not worried about the stat sheet when you’re the established No#1 CB you aren’t thrown at as much.
Good move. Just what we needed.
Bring on the DE!

The Real Falcon

March 8th, 2010
9:05 am

By the way Keith Bulluck is 32. Pretty old for a LB.

Marcus

March 8th, 2010
9:25 am

ya know …. DOL is now reporting a potential trade for C. Houston.
Even before that news, this weekend I was pondering if we may snag a “developmental” DB that TD and the new DB coach may have their eyes on. I am thinking someone who had good ‘09 preseason accolades but may have slipped to maybe 2nd day consideration like UK’s Trevard Lindley or injured Oregon DB Walter Thurmond III. It would be nice if we can get one of those types w/ conpensatory pick and develop them.

Marcus

March 8th, 2010
9:30 am

In retrospect … think about the job TD and Smitty have done, considering that basically, the 1st 2 rounds of the ‘07 draft , Petrino’s only draft (JA98, C. Houston) has been a disappointment. Year 3 or 4 is when you would expect these guys to round into solid if not high-level players, and the fact that we have gotten to this point despite tanking in ‘07 speaks to the new regime and its resolve.

Mark

March 8th, 2010
9:44 am

Yes, the Birds needed a CB, but the reason the Texans let Robinson go was that he had been losing a step on the WR’s he had covered. He was great against the run, but after his injury he was not able to cover WR’s as he had done early in his career. There were plays that it looked like the Texans D did not adjust to the Offense , but the fact was Dunta got burned. He just couldn’t make the sharp cuts anymore. The Texans really liked him but weren’t going to give him the long term money Dimitroff gave him. Not a bad move but long term you will eat this contract.

Wesley Brown

March 8th, 2010
9:56 am

I think it is a great move and now we can beef up our offensive and defensive lines. We need big bodies, bangers who can explode off the ball on both sides.

I think of where we were three years ago, and where we are today and I firmly believe T.D. and staff are building us a perpetual contender.

These guys are good and we have many fun and winning years ahead of us. Keep up the good work.

WR

March 8th, 2010
10:15 am

Morning cagers, been out of the loop for awhile, and if staying out means coming back to great news, I might stay out more often. Just found out about the Robinson deal and at first all I could see was the contract, then I thought in TD we trust, and if the Falcons are willing to pay that kind of money they see something we might not, and there letting us know that this team is serious about marching down Peachtree in the very near future. I like this deal for a couple of reasons:

1st: The Falcons don’t have to use picks in the 1st or 3rd on a CB, therefore they could address other holes on the D and on the OL.

2nd: The move takes away a glaring need, which is big when considering the draft, because teams circle like sharks to blood when trying to position themselves in the draft. The Falcons are now set up to move around in the draft without a team knowing what their trying to get, for example, most throught the Falcons needed to add a quality CB, now your team blah blah, you have Ghee sitting there and its your selection, you know the Falcons are desparate for a CB, you trade back pick up more picks from a team because you knew they were desparate, while it may be a good move for them its a better move for your organization. Works the same way from a opposite view standpoint, your the Falcons, you have needs and holes, but your not in any desparate situation, so you can wheel and deal a whole lot better. Leverage and Value mean the world in the NFL, the Falcons just gained both.

WR

March 8th, 2010
10:16 am

Taylor Mays, Spoon, or Spiller, is now the pick, of the three Spoon is most likely to be available. Nothing against the OL but their won’t be a player worthy of the 19th selection available, now Bryant might be sitting there, but its hard to go WR in the first with so much quality throughout the draft. Best case scenario, the Robinson deal now allows the birds to trade out of the 19th slot, pick up a couple of second rounders, or a second and an early third. Either 2 second rounders and a third maybe two(compensatory), or a second and two maybe even three thirds(compensatory) will help improve a team very fast. A team goes from two players in the top 100 to a possible 4 players in the top 100, you can address many needs that way. Its still the Patriot way, even with the big contract because the Patriot way is about putting the best players and team on the field with alot of camoflage when considering the draft, FA, and trades. Anyone could say the Falcons need to improve the DEs, but the Falcons don’t believe that as far as we know, and probably as far as the rest of the league knows, we believe the Falcons need to improve the OL, but no one has heard the Falcons mention it, same for the WRs, the only need that stood out was DB, thats been addressed, so no team can pin point what the Falcons want to do, as fans we can’t exactly either, thats leverage my friends, and thats the Patriot way, in TD we trust and boy is he earning it!

Coop

March 8th, 2010
10:16 am

D3 – No doubt this upgrades our secondary. Without trading for a Revis or Asoumgha (never happen) there was no other way to improve the secondary. Probably no starting CB in the draft at 19. So, it was either get the best available FA CB or roll out what we finished with.

It is a lot of money, but in the current situation, it was the market. It look slike it may also force Detroit to take a CB we really need to get rid of. So it’s a double bonus. Robinson may not be the long-term answer, but it was the only upgrade possibility available.

That makes it a good move, even if it is a reach.

Jasen Bowens

March 8th, 2010
10:18 am

Thats a great move for our defense. We need one or two more moves from you TD! GET RID OF JAMAL ANDERSON…He is not worth that pick wwe chose him with. Get someone on the otherside of JOHN A. so he can have the one on one matchups and not all the two on one he has been getting since evey team knows that JAMAL sucks!

Nookah

March 8th, 2010
10:20 am

Greetings Cagers!!!

Good news on Houston. If we get a 4th and a 5th swap, that would be oh so great. Then we’d be shipping in a CB from Houston and getting rid of Houston. Funny how that shakes out.

Could he play safety where he would not necessarily have to turn his head around? Anyway that’s Detroit’s problem now (assuming this goes through). I wish him all the best however.

I am so looking forward to the next 45 days!!!

Go Falcons!!!

BigRon

March 8th, 2010
10:40 am

What’s up Falcons fans,

I’m a Houstonian and was just checking in here to see what the reax was to the birds’ signing D-Rob, as he’s known in these parts. I actually lived in ATL for 3 1/2 years (went to college there for a while in the 90s) and I’m glad Dunta landed there. You guys have a good thing going, and he’ll help you out for sure. If you’re not familiar with his Pro background, Dunta’s exit from H-Town is viewed with mixed sentiments. First, you’re talking about a guy that gives you EVERYTHING in him and plays with a passion you can clearly see. What you’ll get early and often, even moreso than in coverage, is a CB willing to throw that slim 185ish frame around and put kill shots on guys in the run game with ZERO hesitation. D-Rob is one of the top 3 run support CBs in the League hands down (Bailey/Woodson/Robinson). The guy was a fan favorite mostly because of the way he blasted guys and fired up the whole stadium with his attitude. He was supposed to be a Texans for his career. Then… the 2007 game at OAK changed everything. He was playing at an elite level that year, top 5 for sure, but he got rolled up on by a teammate and jacked his leg up terribly (ACL/detatched Hammy). Hasn’t been quite the same player since. He busted his tail in rehab and made it back during the 2008 season to wild fan ovations. He even made some plays for us. That was a contract year, and he did not handle getting franchise tagged well at all last off-season. Dunta held out until the week before the first game of the season, and played that game with “Pay me, Rick” written on his shoes. He was guaranteed nearly $10MM for the season with that f-tag during an economic downturn mind you. The Texans got blown out 24-7 by the Jets (in their home opener, w/ a rookie QB in his 1st start) and then word got out about the shoe statement just after the game. Needless to say, a lot of folks’ feelings changed about Dunta after the holdout/shoe writing/blowout episode. He was never given a break after that by many Texans Fans after that game, and every mistake he made was scrutinized even more. He had an up and down season, but it was my opinion that the last 4 games were his best and he was finally showing glimpses of the old D-Rob. I was in favor of f-tagging him again, even if only to get something for him in trade. This guy had been the heart of the Texans defense and undoubtedly its best player right up until that injury. He was still a leader and tone setter even after the hold-out drama. His teammates hold him in high regard and he was still a go-to-guy for the media when they wanted solid, candid remarks.

The first we heard was that the ATL deal included $27MM. Many Texans Fans thought the Falcons got robbed at that number. Now we see that his guarantee is at $22.5MM, which is a bit more ‘reasonable’. The Texans actually had offered Dunta a similar contract in 2009 (reportedly w/ $23MM gtd), but he and his agent wouldn’t accept it and did the whole whiny baby thing after he got tagged. Some Texans Fans would never get over that and the rest of the events I mention above. My take: I think you guys are getting a solid starting CB with plenty of game left. He’ll get beat from time to time in coverage, but he’s respectable against any team’s #1. He will give you absolutely everything in his being on Sundays and anyone that runs the ball to his side or catches it in his area will find that out immediately. I will miss seeing him in Houston, as will many other Texans fans that got over the drama and remember the player he had always been for us.

All that to say this: Fairly good signing even though the price was steep. I knew it would be, and it’s all relative when you get into multi-millions anyway -especially considering the odd market this year. I think he’ll be worth the money the Falcons are paying him, with the seriousness of the CB need I’m reading here… at least for the first few years of that deal. With that, I wish D-Rob nothing but the best in the ATL, and good luck to y’all (as long as you’re not playin’ my TEXANS!!)

Rcky_Mtn_Falcon

March 8th, 2010
10:54 am

That’s the price of doing business, especially if you are signing the #1 rated corner in FA.
I think Robinson fits just about the middle of the players listed below.

Nnamdi Asomugha – Signed a three-year, $45.3 million contract. The first two years, totaling $28.6 million, are fully guaranteed.

Marcus Trufant – Signed a six-year, $50.2 million contract. The deal contains $28 million guaranteed

Chris Gamble – Signed a six-year, $53.5 million contract. The deal contains $23 million guaranteed, including a $6 million signing bonus.

Nate Clements – Signed an eight-year, $80 million contract. The deal contains $22.6 million guaranteed

Terrance Newman – Signed a six-year, $50.2 million contract extension through 2014. The deal contains $22.5 million guaranteed

Kelvin Hayden – Signed a five-year, $43 million contract. The deal includes $22.5 million guaranteed.

Deangelo Hall – Signed a six-year, $55 million contract. The deal contains $22.5 million guaranteed, including a $15 million option bonus

Corey Webster – Signed a five-year, $43.5 million contract extension through 2013. The deal contains $20 million guaranteed, including a $5 million signing bonus and a $3.6 million “signing” bonus in the second year.

Asante Samuel – Signed a six-year, $57.14 million contract. The deal contains $20 million guaranteed.

D3

March 8th, 2010
10:59 am

Great Mon(dane) Day Cagers! – Hope everyone’s weeks is off to a good start. Where did the weekend go? Oh well, another week means another set of good convo’s to get in on our Birds.

Eric, ATLJBO, robertussen, dboy91 – Agreed. I think its a major upgrade in so many ways. Would hope its a 4th, but not holding my breath. Getting anything would be excellent since his contract expires after the season.

BugKiller – I happen to think the move was a great one, but try to be give both sides of the argument. We appreciate what you have to say and now that you’ve given your wonderful insight and opinion, you can go back to your mudslinging College Blog.

josh king – Good point. We as fans always want to look at INT’s, but there’s so much more to a cornerback than INT’s.

Nookah – Pretty high contract for sure, but I guess since that he’s only 27 and just signed a deal for life (pretty much) than it had to be big. Most teams don’t let their #1 CBs get that far.

TheAntiMe, gabuldawg – We surely have a nice core to build around in our secondary with Robinson, Owens, DeCoud, Grimes, and possibly Moore. OLB over DE in my opinion.

Standing – Nicely put. The writing was on the wall after the San Diego preseason game for Houston, sad to say.

Ed – Something I didn’t think of for certain. The more time that goes by, the lower the deal. As with the case of TD in last year’s FA.

Big Ray – Not trying to be controversial because I love the deal, but some fans were a little shocked at the price tag. Keep doin’ your thing over at the Nest. Great job over there on the Hawks. Do they have the ammo to do it all?

mo – Very true. Many may say Meangelo Hall, but he was one of the more overrated CBs in the NFL. To his credit, he had a very good nose for the ball, hence his high INT total.

waynester

March 8th, 2010
11:21 am

Yes, from my perspective it was a reach, but only a slight one. The $$ was pretty much right on target and the player is really better than advertised (see Big Ron’s detailed post above). I must agree with those who insist we still need quality depth in the secondary and fully expect to draft one in just over a month’s time, probably in Rd 3-4. Great talent and terrific value will be there when we pick– CAN’T WAIT!!!

rdp59

March 8th, 2010
11:25 am

Great move falcons. Now lets get Antonio Bryant to help out Roddy and Tony. For the money it will take to get him he is the best WR on the list. OH lets doo it!

wkurtz

March 8th, 2010
11:30 am

Have fun watching Dunta Robinson get burned all year! Woodson went from a bad Raiders team to a much better Greenbay team. The Texans aren’t a bad team, but Dunta is not even a top 15-20 CB anymore. He had a good rookie season, but that’s about it, it’s been down hill ever since. Enjoy watching him chase guys into the endzone!

CBrass

March 8th, 2010
11:39 am

D3,

As always great post. I’m reading a lot of mixed comments about this signings. As it has been stated before in TD I trust. Considering he’s a CB snob I have complete trust in his judgment. On another note I was thinking to myself that there could have been a better picture of Houston posted then again I’m sure that the only pictures you could find were of him with his back to the ball watching the receiver make catch.

mountain_jim

March 8th, 2010
11:53 am

Appreciate BigRon’s detailed post from the Texas perspective.

Gamer

March 8th, 2010
11:59 am

Dunta Robinson didn’t depreciate or diminish in skill coverage over the years. Opposing QB chose not to challenge him as much.

Dan

March 8th, 2010
12:08 pm

Got the man I wanted !!! I think TD knows the secret just sign Free Agents in their Mid-twenties and supplement through the draft. Save money for next year free agents if there is someone that is worthy in their 20’s.

wkurtz

March 8th, 2010
12:10 pm

Gamer, how often did you watch Dunta Ronbinson play? How many times did you watch him get burned? Remember, just a couple years ago the guy had a VERY bad injury, and you would be insane to think he hasn’t lost a step as a result of it. He is not as good as he once was in coverage, bottom line. HOWEVER, he can punish running backs if they come his way…. he is a very HARD hitter.

Nookah

March 8th, 2010
12:18 pm

BigRon. nuff respect!!! Thank you for the view from the other side. We always tend to get blinded with our own opinions but your post really adds some value to this discussion. Thanks again partner and if I may have the audacity and speak for the Cagers here by saying, you are welcome anytime. Great to have you.

Rcky_Mtn_Falcon, nice post. Those contracts really put the CB contracts into perspective. I am sure if you compare Dunta’s contract to MeAngelo Hall’s contract, Dunta’s won’t look so bad after all. IMHO he will prove to be a great addition for us. In Professor TD we trust!!! Another building block for the future just went in place. Can’t wait for the draft and I think we may still have some “tweeks” here and there before draft day.

Go Falcons!!!

D3

March 8th, 2010
12:19 pm

Mark Bradley has a new blog out thinking we should take DE Everson Griffen with our #19 pick.

http://blogs.ajc.com/mark-bradley-blog/2010/03/08/with-dunta-signed-do-the-falcons-still-draft-for-d-i-say-yes/?cxntfid=blogs_mark_bradley_blog

What say you?

Knew Money

March 8th, 2010
12:20 pm

Great Pick Up for the Falcons. I’d like to see one more free agent pick up on Offense. Let’s Bring In Terrell Owens. Yes TO. We need another weapon on offense to be explosive to go along with a young Defense.

Knew Money

March 8th, 2010
12:20 pm

HEY D3 HOW WOULD YOU LIKE T O IN A FALCONS UNIFORM?