Comparing Dunta Robinson and Johnathan Joseph

When the Texans decided to let Dunta Robinson leave in free agency, their secondary took a hit. But, was it ultimately a good decision to let Dunta walk?

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Robinson signed a six year, $57 million deal with Atlanta that offseason, helping out Atlanta's secondary quite a bit. However, he made more of a splash for his hard, borderline dirty hits than he did making All-Pro or Pro Bowls. 

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The Texans took a beating in 2010 in the secondary, in part because they didn't have a No. 1 corner. So, this offseason, they went out and spent five years, $48 million on Johnathan Joseph, who's two years younger than Robinson and been considerably better on the field than Dunta was in his final season in Houston.

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It's a win-win, right? Houston traded one corner essentially for another. They invested in the right guy (right now). 

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It certainly seems that way. Robinson has two interceptions in the last three years while Joseph has 13. He's also only played in 16 games twice in his career, which makes him a bit of an injury risk. So far, he's holding up and has been a spectacular player, having arguably one of the best seasons by a Texans cornerback ever.

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It may have been the right move, but 2010 sure hurt. If Houston had a decent secondary, the Texans could have made the playoffs. Waiting a year to sign the right guy long-term doesn't make up for that, but it comes close.

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