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Is Vonta Leach's Situation Comparable To Dunta Robinson's? Um, No.

The Houston Chronicle's John McClain has his piece up about the Vonta Leach situation, and as usual, specious reasoning abounds. McClain starts by trying to qualify how great Leach's intangibles are, demonstrates he's a good guy in the locker room, etc. 

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Then we get to the point where the piece jumps off the train tracks:

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Owner Bob McNair, general manager Rick Smith and coach Gary Kubiak misjudged what cornerback Dunta Robinson meant to the defense.

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No, they actually judged it pretty perfectly. He wasn't even the Falcons best cornerback last season, and he made a truckload of money.

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In his last season, the Texans tied for 13th in defense and allowed 19 touchdown passes. While Robinson was helping the Falcons reach the second round of the playoffs, the Texans finished 30th in defense, including 32nd against the pass. They allowed 33 touchdown passes.

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Correlation is causation! In 2009, my parents were alive. My dad died before the 2010 season. Clearly he was the only thing keeping the Texans defense from being horrendous!

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Or we could just look at, you know, the fact that they made no attempt to acquire an actual cornerback to start instead of Robinson. instead drafting Kareem Jackson and letting him get torched on a play-by-play basis.

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And they're still looking for a replacement for Robinson.

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Too true. They should've just overpaid him to be terrible. 

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While he doesn't officially insinuate it in the piece, the reason this is (assumedly) brought up is to compare the situations. And it's a flawless comparison except for the part where fullbacks aren't as important as cornerbacks. And the fact that Leach was actually really good last season while Robinson was horrendous for the Texans in 2009. 

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Other than that though, it makes total sense!

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