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DerekLee1
03-05-2010, 05:29 PM
http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-blog/2010/03/05/dunta-robinson-set-to-meet-with-falcons-today/

GP
03-05-2010, 05:43 PM
from the story:

By signing Robinson, the Falcons are hoping to improve their pass defense which ranked 28th in the league last season, giving up 241.9 yards per game.

LOL.

WolverineFan
03-05-2010, 05:45 PM
I would love to find out the terms of this contract after he turned down our offer last year.

Ryan
03-05-2010, 05:46 PM
I bet it's somewhere in the range of 32-35 mill...why anyone would throw that kind of money at Dunta i don't know.

dc_txtech
03-05-2010, 05:47 PM
I would love to find out the terms of this contract after he turned down our offer last year.

Yeah, I can't wait to see the details.

Dutchrudder
03-05-2010, 06:02 PM
I bet it's somewhere in the range of 32-35 mill...why anyone would throw that kind of money at Dunta i don't know.

I heard it contains a clause that allows the team to cut him without pay, if he writes anything on his uniform. :kitten:

Hardcore Texan
03-05-2010, 06:07 PM
I am really interested to know how much money they threw at him?

Double Barrel
03-05-2010, 06:08 PM
Man, I wish we played the NFC South next season. AJ would have a field day against this fool.

dc_txtech
03-05-2010, 06:10 PM
I am really interested to know how much money they threw at him?

6 years, I'm guessing somewhere around 50 mil, probably front-loaded with around 30 mil guaranteed.

Just a shot in the dark though.

dc_txtech
03-05-2010, 06:11 PM
Man, I wish we played the NFC South next season. AJ would have a field day against this fool.

We'll get em in 2011 DB. (I think)

GP
03-05-2010, 06:43 PM
This is the sort of deal Capers would have done.

What a horrible mistake by the Falcons.

kiwitexansfan
03-05-2010, 06:43 PM
this is the sort of deal capers would have done.

What a horrible mistake by the falcons.

qft

brakos82
03-05-2010, 07:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaTElBljOE

Texan_Bill
03-05-2010, 07:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsatelbljoe

lmao!

barrett
03-05-2010, 08:51 PM
Being reported as 27 mil. guaranteed. via Mclain's twat.

Section516
03-05-2010, 08:59 PM
That'd move his overall to around 45-50 mil?

edo783
03-05-2010, 09:10 PM
Being reported as 27 mil. guaranteed. via Mclain's twat.

27 Mil...... man the league needs to start some serious front office drug testing. Between the Falcons with Dumbta and Chicago giving an over 30 DE a 6 year deal with 40+ mil guaranteed ... there must be some sort of serious drug issues.

jaayteetx
03-05-2010, 09:18 PM
So how much did he turn down here?

b0ng
03-05-2010, 09:21 PM
So how much did he turn down here?

I'm pretty sure he turned down the same numbers the Chris Gamble got in Carolina.

WolverineFan
03-05-2010, 09:23 PM
He is now (allegedly) the 2nd highest paid CB in the NFL, behind Nnamdi Asomugha. He even makes more than Darrelle Revis right now lol. This is the exact reason we let him walk. He is a top 25 CB in the league, not top 5.

edo783
03-05-2010, 09:23 PM
23 mil. bankable. We dodged on major bullet there IMO, but it looks like the Falcons may have taken one to the spine. Not a good thing.

NitroGSXR
03-05-2010, 09:25 PM
I'm pretty sure he turned down the same numbers the Chris Gamble got in Carolina.

So Dunta was right. He was lowballed by the Texans. He won in the end. I'm glad it wasn't us who ended up paying him that much money but he was worth more on the open market afterall.

Texan_Bill
03-05-2010, 09:51 PM
So Dunta was right. He was lowballed by the Texans. He won in the end. I'm glad it wasn't us who ended up paying him that much money but he was worth more on the open market afterall.

There was never a question that a team was going to overpay Dunta. As you are, I'm glad it wasn't us.

Thorn
03-05-2010, 09:56 PM
I just wrote on my shoes "Pay me Wall Mart"

and then threw them away

beerlover
03-05-2010, 10:11 PM
I just wrote on my shoes "Pay me Wall Mart"

and then threw them away

I think it should read "Pay me Home Depot" :handshake:

edo783
03-05-2010, 10:11 PM
I just wrote on my shoes "Pay me Wall Mart"

and then threw them away

Did the Guatemalan who made them catch them?

Texan_Bill
03-05-2010, 10:15 PM
I think it should read "Pay me Home Depot" :handshake:

You suck! You beat me to it...

:jk:

keyser
03-05-2010, 11:21 PM
I'm wondering what compensatory pick we'll get next year thanks to this...

texanskan
03-05-2010, 11:50 PM
I'm wondering what compensatory pick we'll get next year thanks to this...

we should of franchised him and traded him to Atlanta

Nawzer
03-05-2010, 11:55 PM
Goodluck to Dunta! I wish him the best except when the Texans and Falcons play each other.

Mr. White
03-06-2010, 07:56 AM
He is now (allegedly) the 2nd highest paid CB in the NFL, behind Nnamdi Asomugha. He even makes more than Darrelle Revis right now lol. This is the exact reason we let him walk. He is a top 25 CB in the league, not top 5.

That says more about the CB market than it does his skills. No wonder why he was so pissed when he got franchised.

Revis' next contract will dwarf this one.

Good luck to D-Rob.

Koolaid Time
03-06-2010, 08:32 AM
I think it should read "Pay me Home Depot" :handshake:

Blank isn't on the Board of Home Depot any longer. He retired 10 years ago, but still owns like 15% of the stock.

Errant Hothy
03-06-2010, 09:51 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/06/dunta-robinson-gets-255-million-guaranteed/

The numbers are out on Dunta Robinson's new contract with the Atlanta Falcons, and the numbers are big.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Robinson's contract is a six-year, $57 million deal, with $25.5 guaranteed.

Wow!

Pantherstang84
03-06-2010, 09:56 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/06/dunta-robinson-gets-255-million-guaranteed/



Wow!

Good for him and even better that Rick Smith was not that stupid.

JB
03-06-2010, 09:57 AM
:spit: http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy358/sanjacal/lmao.jpg?t=1267890939 :lol: :lol:

Hardcore Texan
03-06-2010, 09:59 AM
Good for him and even better that Rick Smith was not that stupid.

+1 :fans:

Kaiser Toro
03-06-2010, 10:00 AM
Wow, I am amazed at that contract. He got what he wanted, but doubt the Falcons know what they got.

jaayteetx
03-06-2010, 10:09 AM
Man, just think of how much he is going to get per interception! What he get last year here? My math is a little fuzzy, what is 10 million divided by 0?

BigBull17
03-06-2010, 10:10 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/06/dunta-robinson-gets-255-million-guaranteed/



Wow!

Hot damn. WTF did they watch last years game tape? Holy ****.

Pantherstang84
03-06-2010, 10:10 AM
Man, just think of how much he is going to get per interception! What he get last year here? My math is a little fuzzy, what is 10 million divided by 0?

Actually division by zero is undefined.

Stemp
03-06-2010, 10:11 AM
That's big money for a 6 year pro 1 year removed from major surgery and who NEVER MADE A PRO BOWL!

Dunta may upgrade their defensive backfield, but not enough to warrant that kind of contract.

Goatcheese
03-06-2010, 10:15 AM
Wow, that is some crazy bank.

It's not really surprising though. Gamble got $53 million last year, and gave up 27.3% more yards than Robinson did in '09. Some teams place a high value on a guy they don't have to worry about getting torched all the time. Aso's ~$16 mil/year contract undoubtedly dragged the rest of the market up with him.

Overall I'm glad we didn't give up that kind of cap eating contract over the long term, but I'd still have preferred to tag him in an uncapped year until we could get a replacement, or trade him to another team.

Kaiser Toro
03-06-2010, 10:18 AM
Wow, that is some crazy bank.

It's not really surprising though. Gamble got $53 million last year, and gave up 27.3% more yards than Robinson did in '09. Some teams place a high value on a guy they don't have to worry about getting torched all the time. Aso's ~$16 mil/year contract undoubtedly dragged the rest of the market up with him.

Overall I'm glad we didn't give up that kind of cap eating contract over the long term, but I'd still have preferred to tag him in an uncapped year until we could get a replacement, or trade him to another team.

The Falcons must be reading your posts on Dunta's statistics.

Goatcheese
03-06-2010, 10:27 AM
The Falcons must be reading your posts on Dunta's statistics.

Glad I could help out one of the guys who worked hard for this organization, even when the rest of the team laid down and quit. He was one of the players that made the Texans worth watching for half a decade, and he deserves better than the sour grapes crap a lot of fans are pulling.

Kaiser Toro
03-06-2010, 10:33 AM
Glad I could help out one of the guys who worked hard for this organization, even when the rest of the team laid down and quit. He was one of the players that made the Texans worth watching for half a decade, and he deserves better than the sour grapes crap a lot of fans are pulling.

He was my favorite player up until the Pay Me Rick episode. Dunta had a difficult time here in Houston off and on the field - perhaps his new found happiness will have a positive impact on his play. He is a fighter, a big reason why I liked him, and found last year's efforts were more of a lack of will, than skill. Those are the type of guys that can kill a season.

rmartin65
03-06-2010, 10:36 AM
Lets see, comp picks are assigned by salary right? I could live with this...

Kaiser Toro
03-06-2010, 10:38 AM
Lets see, comp picks are assigned by salary right? I could live with this...

Yep, and cross off CB as a need for ATL at #19.

brakos82
03-06-2010, 11:01 AM
Actually division by zero is undefined.

Chuck Norris can divide by zero. :bubbles:

Pantherstang84
03-06-2010, 11:05 AM
Chuck Norris can divide by zero. :bubbles:

Maybe the Dos Equis man can too.

brakos82
03-06-2010, 11:10 AM
Maybe the Dos Equis man can too.

Nah, he just knows the exact value of pi.

Hagar
03-06-2010, 11:43 AM
I'm wondering what compensatory pick we'll get next year thanks to this...

Do we get a compensatory pick for him???

I wish Dunta the best of luck and I hope is works out well for him. Sometimes a change of scenery can do wonders for an athlete.

CloakNNNdagger
03-06-2010, 11:58 AM
With that contract , expect Dunta not be playing out many years unless he proves that he is a "shut down" CB............and that's not going to happen.
Nevertheless, he should enjoy his $25.5 million..........and the Texans should enjoy that it's not their $25.5 million.

TEXANRED
03-06-2010, 12:07 PM
Hot damn. WTF did they watch last years game tape? Holy ****.

Only his rookie year.

I heard they may want to trade there 1st round pick for Bennett too.

ChampionTexan
03-06-2010, 12:26 PM
It's kind of interesting that in the '04 draft, the Falcons went with DeAngelo Hall as the #8 pick, and the Texans took D-Rob two picks later at #10. History has shown that even though Hall may have had more sheer ability and potential, Robinson has been the better pick between the two.

I've never been as down on Robinson - the football player, or the person - as many on this board appear to be, but it still doesn't bother me too much that he's gone. It will be interesting to see if Atlanta finally got it right with Dunta, or whether they've made their second mistake in as many opportunities. I could see it playing out either way.

beerlover
03-06-2010, 12:32 PM
It's kind of interesting that in the '04 draft, the Falcons went with DeAngelo Hall as the #8 pick, and the Texans took D-Rob two picks later at #10. History has shown that even though Hall may have had more sheer ability and potential, Robinson has been the better pick between the two.

I've never been as down on Robinson - the football player, or the person - as many on this board appear to be, but it still doesn't bother me too much that he's gone. It will be interesting to see if Atlanta finally got it right with Dunta, or whether they've made their second mistake in as many opportunities. I could see it playing out either way.

we must address CB high in the draft despite Rick Smith rational the corp group as a whole is still intact. thats clearly a subtraction, step backwards, especially when the terms are not really that far out of line afterall. burn bridges burn :chili:

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-06-2010, 01:34 PM
Do we get a compensatory pick for him???

I wish Dunta the best of luck and I hope is works out well for him. Sometimes a change of scenery can do wonders for an athlete.


Most likely a 3rd round compensatory pick. :doot:

ChampionTexan
03-06-2010, 01:40 PM
Most likely a 3rd round compensatory pick. :doot:

Yes, but just to clarify, that's in the 2011 draft.

Ryan
03-06-2010, 01:52 PM
Why do we get a draft pick for him?:pirate:

ChampionTexan
03-06-2010, 01:54 PM
Why do we get a draft pick for him?:pirate:

In addition to the 32 picks in each round, there are a total of 32 picks awarded at the ends of Rounds 3 through 7. These picks, known as "compensatory picks," are awarded to teams that have lost more qualifying free agents than they gained the previous year in free agency. Teams that gain and lose the same number of players but lose higher-valued players than they gain also can be awarded a pick, but only in the seventh round, after the other compensatory picks.
LINK (http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:8bM2ZAcTgS8J:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_Draft+NFL+Compensatory-picks&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us)

TexanBacker93
03-06-2010, 01:59 PM
we must address CB high in the draft despite Rick Smith rational the corp group as a whole is still intact. thats clearly a subtraction, step backwards, especially when the terms are not really that far out of line afterall. burn bridges burn :chili:

I agree that they need to add someone in the secondary, I don't think his terms were in line with his play. That's way too much money to give a player that has had one good season, a few average seasons, and one bad year. I wish him the best, but his play last season left no doubt that he didn't want to be a part of the Texans.

Heath Shuler
03-06-2010, 02:02 PM
Good luck Dunta. I think his best days have past him by. I respected how he told the truth about that pos carr but the writing on the shoes was chicken sh*t.

Dutchrudder
03-06-2010, 03:18 PM
Yes, but just to clarify, that's in the 2011 draft.

Most likely a 3rd round compensatory pick. :doot:

The only problem is that a new CBA could wipe the board clean and remove any compensatory picks for 2011 and beyond. It certainly will warrant a 3rd round pick, but only if they keep the current system and the Texans don't sign any other team's free agents of equal or greater value.

mexican_texan
03-06-2010, 03:28 PM
I think the Falcons signed Lewis Sanders and Von Hutchins after we let them go a few years back.

TexanSam
03-06-2010, 03:49 PM
Man, must be nice being an average players and hit free agency at the right time.

Big Lou
03-06-2010, 04:43 PM
Hot damn. WTF did they watch last years game tape? Holy ****.

Exactly!!!!

I'm going to hire Dunta's agent to represent me, cuz damn 25-27 mil guaranteed for damaged goods, sheesh.

I used to love Dunta, I cut him slack early and then jumped all over his case. I wish him the best, but what a bunch of morons in ATL.

Atlanta will end up the next Detroit Lions with bone headed moves like that!!!

I'd take any CB in this years draft in the first three rounds over Dunta!!!

Dutchrudder
03-06-2010, 04:52 PM
I think the Falcons signed Lewis Sanders and Von Hutchins after we let them go a few years back.

OMG!!! The Texans are the Falcon's Denver Broncos!!!
:facepalm:

Maddict5
03-06-2010, 05:30 PM
best of luck dunta. thanks especially for the first few years. i still respect that he came back from the injury even if it affected his level of play. did some dumb stuff lately to antagonise fans but overall hes still in credit with me and will keep an eye and wish him the best

steelbtexan
03-06-2010, 05:49 PM
Wow, that is some crazy bank.

It's not really surprising though. Gamble got $53 million last year, and gave up 27.3% more yards than Robinson did in '09. Some teams place a high value on a guy they don't have to worry about getting torched all the time. Aso's ~$16 mil/year contract undoubtedly dragged the rest of the market up with him.

Overall I'm glad we didn't give up that kind of cap eating contract over the long term, but I'd still have preferred to tag him in an uncapped year until we could get a replacement, or trade him to another team.

Stats may say one thing.

Watching Duntas play my eyes tell me another.

SAMURAITEXAN
03-06-2010, 05:53 PM
OMG!!! The Texans are the Falcon's Denver Broncos!!!
:facepalm:

Just call them Houston East.

mexican_texan
03-06-2010, 06:30 PM
OMG!!! The Texans are the Falcon's Denver Broncos!!!
:facepalm:
It's a fair deal, Alex Gibbs was in Atlanta before Houston.

Napa Auto Parts
03-06-2010, 08:26 PM
Good luck going againts 89 and 12 Dunta

Pantherstang84
03-06-2010, 09:53 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/06/duntas-guarantee-lower-than-advertised/

Hmmm. Not $25.5 mil guaranteed?

gtexan02
03-06-2010, 10:26 PM
So what kind of compensatory pick will we get next year? A contract that large is a 3rd or 4th rounder right?

Mr teX
03-07-2010, 10:55 AM
Atlanta can generate a pass rush with just their front 4....something he's NEVER enjoyed here & i think its a good look for them. Still overpaid him in my opinion, but I wish the kid well.

Now, if we don't snag Leigh Bodden, i'm not going to be too optimistic about our defense again next year unless we have the draft of a lifetime.

bckey
03-07-2010, 11:04 AM
Now, if we don't snag Leigh Bodden, i'm not going to be too optimistic about our defense again next year unless we have the draft of a lifetime.

Why? What did Dunta do last season that some of our current cb's can't? I'm sure whether we sign Bodden or not that the Texans will still draft a cb. I see our defense being as good this year without Dunta as last year with Dunta and most likely even better with the draft and free agency.

stingray
03-07-2010, 11:05 AM
Atlanta can generate a pass rush with just their front 4....something he's NEVER enjoyed here & i think its a good look for them. Still overpaid him in my opinion, but I wish the kid well.

Now, if we don't snag Leigh Bodden, i'm not going to be too optimistic about our defense again next year unless we have the draft of a lifetime.

Actually, the Falcons ranked lower than the texans in sacks last year. That is one of the reasons they signed Dunta, they want to concentrate on drafting a DE in the first couple rounds this year and not worry about a CB. I heard they are mighty high on Brandon Graham out of Michigan. John Abraham pretty much dissapeared last year.

NitroGSXR
03-07-2010, 11:09 AM
Atlanta can generate a pass rush with just their front 4....something he's NEVER enjoyed here & i think its a good look for them. Still overpaid him in my opinion, but I wish the kid well.

Now, if we don't snag Leigh Bodden, i'm not going to be too optimistic about our defense again next year unless we have the draft of a lifetime.

It's the same factor that concerns me about Bodden having Vince Wilfork and the rest of the Patriots defensive line then coming to ours. Just how good is he really? Don't misunderstand... I'm for signing him.

No matter who we sign or don't sign... We have to have the draft of our lifetime. Our defense isn't going to surprise anybody without the draft.

Unless we make a trade...

stingray
03-07-2010, 11:12 AM
It's the same factor that concerns me about Bodden having Vince Wilfork and the rest of the Patriots defensive line then coming to ours. Just how good is he really? Don't misunderstand... I'm for signing him.

No matter who we sign or don't sign... We have to have the draft of our lifetime. Our defense isn't going to surprise anybody without the draft.

Unless we make a trade...

He was pretty good with the Browns.

infantrycak
03-07-2010, 11:17 AM
New England Patriots - 31 sacks
Houston Texans - 30 sacks
Atlanta Falcons - 28 sacks

This isn't a distinguishing issue for these teams.

WolverineFan
03-07-2010, 11:18 AM
New England Patriots - 31 sacks
Houston Texans - 30 sacks
Atlanta Falcons - 28 sacks

This isn't a distinguishing issue for these teams.

Atlanta was in the top 10 in sacks two years ago, that's probably what he was recalling. John Abraham put up about 15 sacks that year. Last year they were terrible though as you pointed out.

ChampionTexan
03-07-2010, 11:23 AM
Atlanta can generate a pass rush with just their front 4....something he's NEVER enjoyed here & i think its a good look for them.

In '09, Atlanta's sack total was a whopping 28 - compared to a slightly more whopping 30 for the Texans. During '09 the Falcons front four had 1.5 fewer sacks than the Texans front four did. John Abraham's getting long in the tooth, and Jamal Anderson was the #8 overall pick 3 years ago, and he's got a career sack total of 2.5. I don't see how in the world you view that as a better pass rush situation for Dunta.

I agree, the pass rush situation here hasn't done Dunta - or any of our other DB's any favors. However, about the best thing you can say about his new situation is maybe it's not a whole lot worse.

Mr teX
03-07-2010, 11:24 AM
Actually, the Falcons ranked lower than the texans in sacks last year. That is one of the reasons they signed Dunta, they want to concentrate on drafting a DE in the first couple rounds this year and not worry about a CB. I heard they are mighty high on Brandon Graham out of Michigan. John Abraham pretty much dissapeared last year.

Abraham's older, but he managed 16.5 sacks in 08'..

Abraham & Babineaux their 2 main guys really weren't fully healthy though they played & The light seemingly has came on for Anderson at least a little. If they're fully healthy, & doing what they do, their defense isn't nearly as bad as is it was this past year.

ChampionTexan
03-07-2010, 11:28 AM
Atlanta was in the top 10 in sacks two years ago, that's probably what he was recalling. John Abraham put up about 15 sacks that year. Last year they were terrible though as you pointed out.

They were tied for 11th with 34. In '08, the Texans were 25th in the league with only 4 fewer. I don't see the argument now - or any time in the past few years that the Falcons pass rush was a big help to their secondary.

BigBull17
03-07-2010, 09:02 PM
Only his rookie year.

I heard they may want to trade there 1st round pick for Bennett too.

So, they P-Burnt it? You know, watch one tape and say "sign him!!!!!". Only to get a slighty down graded version.

HOU-TEX
03-08-2010, 09:25 AM
Congrats, Dunta, glad you got what you wanted.

That said, he gone.....buh bye now

Second Honeymoon
03-08-2010, 09:35 AM
Good luck Dunta. I think his best days have past him by. I respected how he told the truth about that pos carr but the writing on the shoes was chicken sh*t.

pretty much my feelings. i would have liked for him to have just been franchised again but its not my money.

i loved when he called out David though. he was the only one with balls to do it after Sharper basically got run out of town for it.

infantrycak
03-08-2010, 09:44 AM
he was the only one with balls to do it after Sharper basically got run out of town for it.

Sharper got run out of town for having a bad knee, and he did. His career ended 8 games later.

Double Barrel
03-08-2010, 03:51 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting it's $22.5 million guaranteed, not the other figures mentioned here.

The Dunta Robinson Signing Perfect Fit or Reach? (http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-fans/2010/03/07/the-dunta-robinson-signing-perfect-fit-or-reach/?cxntfid=blogs_atlanta_falcons_fans)

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.

idonno:

Runner
03-08-2010, 05:01 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting it's $22.5 million guaranteed, not the other figures mentioned here.



idonno:

Plus almost $10M last year. I guess he came out all right. The "NFL minimum because he sucks" revenge fantasies didn't quite come true.

I guess the only thing he needed to do was not get hurt last year to cash in. It's not like he played anywhere near "great".