We all know Dunta Robinson is a much needed upgrade at cornerback, but who is this guy? I say that sarcastically, although there is more to Robinson than crushing wide outs with bone-breaking hits. In 2004, Robinson made a name for himself by racking up 6 interceptions, 3 sacks and 73 tackles; earning him the title of Rookie of the Year. Although Robinson’s production has gone down since 2004, one thing remains; wide receivers do not want to get hit by this guy.
He will play on a Falcons team that is desperately looking for leadership in the secondary. One would hope that a Georgia native like Robinson would be willing to show up and do work. Hopefully the days of writing “pay me Rick” on his shoes are over. Speaking of money, the Falcons signed Robinson for $57 million. However, $22.5 million of that is guaranteed. One could say that he definitely cannot complain about the Falcons not paying him. This is the second highest contract for a cornerback in NFL history.
Robinson is unfortunately a bit injury-prone though. He was hit with the injury bug during the 2007 and the 2008 season. Let’s hope that as a whole, the Falcons avoid injuries this year. But, it should be noted that Robinson played last year basically injury free.
So, let’s hope that we get the ball-hawking, bone-crushing Robinson, and not the injury-prone, small cornerback who is pushed around by big wide receivers.
What do you guys think? Will Robinson be the solution to a mangled secondary?
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