AJC: Q&A with Dunta Robinson

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  1. nero THE zero

    nero THE zero Hall of Fame

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    Pretty brief, but a couple mentions of Houston.

    I'm surprised he hasn't taken any shots at us. I'm still waiting for it.
     
  2. IDEXAN

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    Q: How much did your contract situation affect your play last year in Houston?

    A: I don't think it affected my play. What I will say about that whole situation is that I came right off the street, with no training camp, no mini-camp and started in a new defense. I got the playbook that Monday and I was starting by Sunday. ... I started kind of slow, but as the season progressed I was doing better. Toward the end of the season I felt like my old self.
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    Well that's an obvious contradiction.
    But Robinson is now history for Houston, though I will be curious to see how he does in ATL ?
     
  3. Blake

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    Good for him. I am glad that he is thinking about life after football.

    I hate to see him go, but players go where the money is. And for Dunta it aint in Houston.
     
  4. El Tejano

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    Does anyone believe that if Dunta wouldn't have protested the way he did (missing camps, missing preseason, going public on the radio and especially writing Pay Me Rick after a horrible loss) that he would've got the new contract he wanted?
     
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    Good luck in Atlanta, Dunta! He was a great Texan once. Thanks for the memories. I hope he does great in Atlanta.
     
  6. Blake

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    Choir boy, DeMeco, aka our best player not named Andre Johnson cant even get the contract he wants.
     
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    And Demeco has an argument for being top 5 at his position. Dunta, not so much.
     
  8. El Tejano

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    Man that sux. I hate how I feel about our front office right now.
     
  9. BigBull17

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    They are playing it smart. I know it sucks to see it, but they are acting like the good franchises. The Eagles, Patriots, Steelers, ect...They wait as long as they can befor extending you. It's heartless, but smart. We were nice befor and that cost us alot of misery.
     
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    You can't fall in love with a player just because he's good and/or has been with the team for a long time. It's a business and should be run as such. Everyone loves Demeco but if a team stepped up and offered us the 1st and 3rd round picks that we tendered him at, I'd take it in a heart beat. I'd hate to see him go but a MLB can be replaced.
     
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    Dunta Robinson played hard for the Texans and their fans, so I hold no grudges about his need to go where the money was. His answers in that interview show him to be a mature, wise, and motivated young man. I wish him the best.
     
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    A MLB, yes. One of the BEST MLB's, I dont know. It's hard to give up one of your best players for a 1 and a 3. You don't make yourself better doing that.
     
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    I think it would have to be a high 1 and 3, with the right players in the draft.
     
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    I'm sorta with you on this one. Productive MLB's happen in every single draft.
     
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    Drew Brees is going to torch his ass twice a year. Good luck with all that.
     
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    Drew Brees torches everyone. No surprise there.
     
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    If you could land Rolondo McClain, I could see it. Still think a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
     
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    Yep. Plus, he isnt exactly coming from easy street having to face Peyton 2 times a year in the AFC south.
     
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    Agree with bold 100%. DeMeco has great instincts, passion, ability, and a nose for the football.

    Not to mention he was bred by Alabama football.

    Besides, why would McNair sign the entire coaching staff to extensions so they have familiarity, but get rid of the middle cog in his defense? Doesnt make any sense.

    If Meco gets an offer, expect the Texans to match.
     
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    yeah, good point. But I think D.Rob will get burned more than the other "best CBs in the league". I think the money that Atlanta spent will be looked at as a mistake in eventual hindsight.

    I don't wish bad things for him, but I certainly don't wish him the best. He's just a former Texans player now, so any affinity I had for him is gone. Why would I root for a Falcon player?

    It wasn't like the Texans were offering him nothing. His focus is getting paid, and that's what he got. I'm not loyal to any player that is not loyal to my team, but that's just how I roll.
     

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