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The Houston Texans finished last season at 9-7 and just narrowly missed the playoffs. The Texans expect to build on last year’s success and make the franchise’s first playoff appearance. Some will look to the loss of starting cornerback Dunta Robinson as cause for concern, Robinson got a major payday from the Atlanta Falcons in the tune of 6 years and 57 million dollars. The Texans then utilized their first round pick in the draft to select Kareem Jackson the cornerback out of Alabama. I am going to talk about how I feel that there isn’t a drop off from Robinson to Jackson.

Stand Robinson and Jackson next to each other and you’re going to see they both have similar builds; they are both 5-10 and Jackson weighs about 10lbs (194lbs) more than Robinson (184lbs). Both utilize their excellent ball skills to intercept and break up pass attempts. Another similarity is they are able to use their fluid hips to easily get in and out of breaks, and maintain tight coverage. They couple their fluid hips with overall quickness which allows them to break on the balls entering their coverage area. This is where the similarities end.

Here is a bold statement; Kareem Jackson will be an upgrade over Dunta Robinson. The only skill that Robinson has over Jackson is top end speed. And some will argue that he has lost a step after his ACL injury. Jackson is a versatile corner and can play several types of coverage. He enjoys getting physical with receivers and playing bump and run coverage. Jackson possesses the speed and quickness to match up in man coverage. And he has great instincts that allow him to read and react in zone coverages. Jackson’s versatility is what separates him from Robinson, who has often been accused on relying on his physical ability too much. After comparing the on the field attributes I look at the money aspect (I really hate this part). Robinson received a 6 year 57 million dollar deal with 25 million of that guaranteed, and Jackson could be looking at a contract just above that of last year’s 20th overall pick Brandon Pettigrew. Pettigrew received a 5 year 14.6 million dollar contract with 9.4 million guaranteed. Expect Jackson to receive more than Pettigrew’s contract because salaries rise year to year and Jackson plays a more expensive position. None the less the Texans could be looking at saving at least 10 million dollars in guaranteed money and not losing any on the field production.

http://nflmocks.com/2010/05/19/kareem-jackson-replacing-dunta-robinson-in-the-texans-secondary/

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The Houston Texans finished last season at 9-7 and just narrowly missed the playoffs. The Texans expect to build on last year's success and make the franchise's first playoff appearance. Some will look to the loss of starting cornerback Dunta Robinson as cause for concern, Robinson got a major payday from the Atlanta Falcons in the tune of 6 years and 57 million dollars. The Texans then utilized their first round pick in the draft to select Kareem Jackson the cornerback out of Alabama. I am going to talk about how I feel that there isn't a drop off from Robinson to Jackson.

Stand Robinson and Jackson next to each other and you're going to see they both have similar builds; they are both 5-10 and Jackson weighs about 10lbs (194lbs) more than Robinson (184lbs). Both utilize their excellent ball skills to intercept and break up pass attempts. Another similarity is they are able to use their fluid hips to easily get in and out of breaks, and maintain tight coverage. They couple their fluid hips with overall quickness which allows them to break on the balls entering their coverage area. This is where the similarities end.

Here is a bold statement; Kareem Jackson will be an upgrade over Dunta Robinson. The only skill that Robinson has over Jackson is top end speed. And some will argue that he has lost a step after his ACL injury. Jackson is a versatile corner and can play several types of coverage. He enjoys getting physical with receivers and playing bump and run coverage. Jackson possesses the speed and quickness to match up in man coverage. And he has great instincts that allow him to read and react in zone coverages. Jackson's versatility is what separates him from Robinson, who has often been accused on relying on his physical ability too much. After comparing the on the field attributes I look at the money aspect (I really hate this part). Robinson received a 6 year 57 million dollar deal with 25 million of that guaranteed, and Jackson could be looking at a contract just above that of last year's 20th overall pick Brandon Pettigrew. Pettigrew received a 5 year 14.6 million dollar contract with 9.4 million guaranteed. Expect Jackson to receive more than Pettigrew's contract because salaries rise year to year and Jackson plays a more expensive position. None the less the Texans could be looking at saving at least 10 million dollars in guaranteed money and not losing any on the field production.

http://nflmocks.com/...xans-secondary/

Time will tell I'll take a proven Starter over a rookie cb.

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Wow, how is it a bad thing that Dunta rey's on being physical? When your physical sometimes you get beat, but when your physical sometimes you make the WR's get physical and really thats what you want when you only have so many seconds to get rid of the ball. Get physical and turn it into a fight at the line every play.

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Wow, how is it a bad thing that Dunta rey's on being physical? When your physical sometimes you get beat, but when your physical sometimes you make the WR's get physical and really thats what you want when you only have so many seconds to get rid of the ball. Get physical and turn it into a fight at the line every play.

I've watched Jackson since he was a junior in high school @ West Side in Macon. He played cb as a junior but only sparingly as a senior.

Why? Cause he is a better running back than cb. Jackson is average at best. He doesn't come close to Dunta as a cb.

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Kareem Jackson has't played an NFL snap and already he's better than a proven #1 starting veteran NFL CB?

Wow, recall Audrey Bruce was going to be as good as Lawrence Taylor too, as Bruce was a less expensive alternative to LT at the time. How'd that bargain signing work out for us ?

Before we go too much further here with the speculation, let's see what happens when Kareem lines up in front of veteran a #1 NFL veteran WR as Dunta did each week.

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Kareem Jackson has't played an NFL snap and already he's better than a proven #1 starting veteran NFL CB?

Wow, recall Audrey Bruce was going to be as good as Lawrence Taylor too, as Bruce was a less expensive alternative to LT at the time. How'd that bargain signing work out for us ?

Before we go too much further here with the speculation, let's see what happens when Kareem lines up in front of veteran a #1 NFL veteran WR as Dunta did each week.

Even though I've been probably the biggest critic of the Dunta signing, or at least the biggest skeptic, I have to agree with Gazoo.

Rookie corners have the potential to be disasters. No matter what happens with Dunta, we know he's probably not going to be a disaster, i.e. a guy who gets torched deep on a routine basis.

Jackson first has to get on the field and prove that he's not that guy, before we start talking about which NFL players that he is better than. The SEC is good, but the NFL is not the SEC. Ask Chevis Jackson, who was considered a great SEC corner.

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I'm all for being a homer, but even most of the people here wouldn't make this kind of outlandish prediction.

If Jackson was a few years in and the guy went out on a limb and said it was his breakout year or something to that affect, fine. But this is nonsense.

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Hmm, I think this sounds an awfull lot like the articles we had concerning the departure of Patrick Kerney and how J. Anderson would fill that gap to perfection.

I would try to convince myself of the same thing if I just lost a great CB like Robinson. LOL, I just noticed that this also reminds me of the discussions we had on this board when we lost DeAngelo Hall and Chris Houston was about to be our #1. Only thing is, Hall wasnt any good and that was part of the discussion also ^^.

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I dont often agree with you, but this is the truth.

My first instinct after reading your post was to retract my statement immediately, but I suppose it is possible we could agree on something without it somehow sparking armageddon ;)

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My first instinct after reading your post was to retract my statement immediately, but I suppose it is possible we could agree on something without it somehow sparking armageddon ;)

Just got a scary picture:

Gazoo and K46dinah strolling along like a married couple, wearing matching jogging set and sweat bands agreeing on everything :blink: :blink: :wacko:

Its just not right, make it stop!!! :P

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Javier Areanas > Kareem Jackson I personally don't think he was the best corner on his own team last year. That was college so I highly doubt he is a upgrade over Robinson. Obviously, whoever wrote this article is a homer and doing some wishful thinking.

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Except Houston had to spend a #1 to replace Robinson. We got a starting CB and drafted a starting OLB. How did the Texans come out ahead again?

So far, the only winner in the Dunta Robinson free agency is Dunta Robinson. Time will tell.

That being said, there really is no way for the Texans to come out ahead in that deal. They paid Dunta 10 mil last year to basically continue his rehabilitation, and then lost him without compensation.

Sure, they might get a compensatory pick for him, maybe even as high as a 3rd rounder. But if they do get a 3rd rounder, that means he is a d*mn good player for the Falcons and probably a guy they should have tried harder to resign.

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Kareem Jackson has't played an NFL snap and already he's better than a proven #1 starting veteran NFL CB?

Wow, recall Audrey Bruce was going to be as good as Lawrence Taylor too, as Bruce was a less expensive alternative to LT at the time. How'd that bargain signing work out for us ?

Before we go too much further here with the speculation, let's see what happens when Kareem lines up in front of veteran a #1 NFL veteran WR as Dunta did each week.

Agree with you, the Texans' publicist could have written that article. Sounds like the article was designed to stem negative criticism from the media and fans, maybe help sell some season tickets. As in, Robinson leaving didnt hurt us, it made us better!

I dont think the teams vets are gonna buy it.

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