Dunta Robinson Still An Upgrade

March 2nd, 2013


Joe was interested to learn yesterday that the Dixie Chicks washed their hands of hard-hitting cornerback Dunta Robinson.

Now Robinson may not be the same player he was before he got dinged up the past couple of years. But as rotten as the Bucs were at cornerback last year, Robinson is still an upgrade.

Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune just stopped short of suggesting Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik was going to work out Robinson at One Buc Palace.

@RCummingsTBO: Bucs fans are wondering about team’s interest in CB Dunta Robinson. I can almost assure you Bucs will investigate him, at the very least

Now the numbers crunchers at ProFootballFocus are not enamoured with Robinson, basically saying he’s done and was torched far too often in 2012, so Twittered Pete Damilatis.

@PFF_Pete: Dunta Robinson allowed the 5th-most yds (835) and 7th-most YAC (300) of any CB this season.

Yet if you look at a defensive passing statistic that Pro Football Focus concocted, Robinson wasn’t as bad as the Adderall Twins, Eric Wright and Aqib Talib.

Per something called “Yards Per Coverage Snap,” Wright was No. 102 and Talib was No. 114, both in the bottom 15 in the NFL.

In fact, Talib was second-worst in the NFL in this stat. Who was worse? Why, it was none other than the wet dream of Bucs fans everywhere, the immortal Standord Routt.

Joe is not saying Robinson would be an All-Pro with the Bucs, but he certainly be an upgrade to what the Bucs trotted out last year as starting cornerbacks.

16 Responses to “Dunta Robinson Still An Upgrade”

  1. @MikeInTampa2 Says:

    Need 3 New CB’s this year….maybe 4. Don’t wanna be forced to draft 2…so need @ least 2 Free Agents

  2. Pinnacl3 Says:

    This dude is a walk cat scan waiting to be examined. He knocks himself out. How does that help at all? The defensive play calls and scheming need to be looked at as much as anything. I think the BUCS need two bigger than average man press specialist CBs. Two that can are or can become starter quality. I think having a veteran CB there to help lead in the locker room is an important Free Agency signing though. And Robinson wouldn’t be in the top 3 or 5 for that purpose.

  3. the_buc_realist Says:

    He had better stats because Atlanta has a much better pass rush than the Bucs.

  4. DallasBuc Says:

    Amen Joe. This guy is a clear upgrade over the JV talent we fielded last year. That said, he should come at a cost commensurate with all the stated knocks on his history as a player and person.
    Many of you out there are always saying we need such and such player with all the great skills which is fine but that always costs through the nose if your perfect player is even available. The coaches and execs know what they want and it is their job to fix the issues. If they pick up Robinson then I am fine with it.

  5. DougMartin22 Says:

    No, no, no. Don’t sign the garbage from a division rival. They would be laughing their pants off.

  6. Paul Says:

    “7th-most YAC (300)”

    That’s because he doesn’t wrap up. He leaves his feet and flys through the air leading with the crown of his helmet every time he tackles.

  7. Macabee Says:

    We’d better raise our sights here Buc fans if we’re just willing to settle for used up CBs who are simply an upgrade over the CBs we had last year. We won’t have to reach far to accomplish that!

    Thomas Dimitroff is a savy GM who has just cleared up 18mil in cap space for a reason. He is a Stephen Jackson and a Michael Bennett plus a Tyler Eifert pick in the 1st round away from the SuperBowl. If you listened to John Abraham on NF Network last night, the man is assured he will be back on a 1 year contract as a situational pass rusher with Atlanta.

    So forget about their cast-offs and focus on protecting our franchise and getting proven players in FA that can helps us defeat Atlanta rather than taking their hand-me-downs!

  8. bob Says:

    lots of fa db out there already just dont over pay

  9. BucfaninMi Says:

    well said Macabee!!

  10. Bucnjim Says:

    So many players are a product of a certain system that you have to be careful during free agency. Then you have to factor in how they are going to act after receiving the guaranteed money. A perfect example is the Eagles signing both Asomugha & Rodgers-Cromartie. They must be in it for $50-$60 Million just in guarantee’s. Not only does this effect the salary cap, but also effects the attitude of other players on the team.

  11. tha truth is... Says:

    hell f*ckin no. He’s 5″10 and will be 31 in April. On top of that he doesn’t get many int’s and if Mike Williams can constantly beat him imagine what Colston, Moore, Jones, White and Smith is gonna do 2 him. We’re better off either signing someone else or getting a CB via tha draft

  12. Tomcin Says:

    I think there will be better FA CBS out there. Don’t panic & overpay like we did with Wright last year. The last thing we need is to take a chance & let Bennett go & have The Atlants buzzards pick him up.

  13. BamBamBuc Says:

    A guy with a beer helmet and a big cardboard sign reading “DON’T THROW TO THIS GUY!” would be better than the Adderall Twins.

  14. SirustheVirus Says:

    I wouldn’t mind getting 2 in free agency. I really like Sean Smith and Keenan Lewis. Both stays healthy and while not great there 2 solid starters. I like having two starting CB’s going into the draft. You never know who could turn out to be the next M.Lewis in the draft and both of these guys are young while having a few years under the belt. Cary Williams would be a nice to pick up also.

  15. gotbbucs Says:

    Dunta Robinson has been massively overrated since his days in Houston. Mike Williams was earting him alive as a rookie. He’s a big upgrade on our current roster of CB’s in the same sense that really smelly poop is an upgrade over really really smelly poop. If I had to choose between Robinson and Wright from a talent stand point I would choose Wright.

  16. Jonny 3.3 Says:

    Robinson isn’t the best CB in free agency and the guy tends to get injured often, but Schiano will like the way Robinson plays if he watches him on film. Much like Xavier Rhodes in college, Robinson plays extremely aggressive. He always does not think twice about getting involved in run support and getting his jersey dirty. He also gets on the grill of WRs in coverage even though he does allow many completions. If Robinson is obtainable at around 2.5-3 Mil/yr, I think our front office pursues him and I would not be too pissed about it considering they paid more than twice of it to Eric “scrub” Wright last season.