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a lot of maneuvering - ggp - 03-10-2012 12:31 AM
The Falcons have made some interesting moves this off season. Recently, they restructured Dunta's contract.
According to ESPN's Pat Yasinskas, the Atlanta Falcons and cornerback Dunta Robinson have come to an agreement that restructures his contract to free up some extra cap space for the team. Overall, the team will save $1.75 million in 2012 thanks to Robinson's new contract. The cornerback also agreed to waive a $3 million option bonus and he agreed to lower his base salary by $1 million this season.
This isn't totally a one-sided deal, though. Robinson gets a few benefits in return for the new deal.
But Robinson gets some benefits in return. His new $5 million base salary for this year has been fully guaranteed. The Falcons also increased Robinson's 2013 base salary to $8 million from $7 million and his 2014 salary was raised from $9 million to $10 million. His base salary for 2015 was increased from $9.5 to $11.[/i[i]]5 million.
The Falcons have made an additional 1.75M in cap space. They have already signed a number of players and still have about $21M in space. They must have some dramatic plans to be scratching for extra space. Clearly, teams do not make such moves unless they have a specific target in mind. Perhaps all the Mario rumors are true.
RE: a lot of maneuvering - Beef - 03-10-2012 09:40 AM
Gezuz that dude is getting paid too much. At least after this year. I can handle $5M this year, but then it gets ridiculous. Thank goodness only this year is guaranteed. If he continues to be just average and miss every pre-season and come in unprepared, at least we can cut him with minimal loss.
RE: a lot of maneuvering - swanlee - 03-10-2012 12:15 PM
I think Dunta will be alot better in Nolans system. But even beyond that he did help the team with his re done contract so it shows he is a team guy.
I know alot of people hate on Dunta but I think he could be a very good CB. I totally respect the fact the guy is reckless with his body in order to make sure the WR's he faces feel the pain. Is is not soft in the least and will kill opposing WR's and is not scared to put his body on the line. Given these factors I have a pretty high respect for Dunta and hope Nolan can use his skillset alot better than BVG did.
Nothing worse than a soft CB who is afraid to hit, Dunta is probably one of the hardest hitting CB's in the NFL right now.
RE: a lot of maneuvering - Paprika Neck - 03-10-2012 12:20 PM
dunta, has a lot of receivers in the league shook to catch passes in his area. Those bone jarring legal hits are in my mind worth his "high price". One of his hits basiically won us a game causing a few receivers develop aliigator arms on critical downs
RE: a lot of maneuvering - Paprika Neck - 03-10-2012 12:21 PM
(03-10-2012 12:15 PM)swanlee Wrote: I think Dunta will be alot better in Nolans system. But even beyond that he did help the team with his re done contract so it shows he is a team guy.
He hits like a safety
RE: a lot of maneuvering - Radical - 03-10-2012 01:04 PM
I'd like to see him cover more consistently. Skull crushing hits every now and then are great and all, but I view that the same way I view a QB that can run or a RB that can catch. It's nice, but that is never priority one.
RE: a lot of maneuvering - Paprika Neck - 03-10-2012 01:48 PM
I thin a hard nosed attitude is a top priority for a defense. You have to impose your will on both sides of the ball. The harder you hit the better.
RE: a lot of maneuvering - Radical - 03-10-2012 02:08 PM
(03-10-2012 01:48 PM)Paprika Neck Wrote: I thin a hard nosed attitude is a top priority for a defense. You have to impose your will on both sides of the ball. The harder you hit the better.
That's great up until you're giving up big completions and missing tackles.
RE: a lot of maneuvering - pauliwood - 03-10-2012 02:28 PM
I would imagine Robinson will be more effective at coverage when he isn't playing 10-15 yards off the ball on 2nd and 6.
RE: a lot of maneuvering - Radical - 03-10-2012 02:31 PM
(03-10-2012 02:28 PM)pauliwood Wrote: I would imagine Robinson will be more effective at coverage when he isn't playing 10-15 yards off the ball on 2nd and 6.
Didn't stop Grimes... and that number keeps getting bigger and bigger.