Falcons Confirm Plans To Use Dunta Robinson As Slot Cornerback

FLOWERY BRANCH GA - JULY 30: Dunta Robinson #23 of the Atlanta Falcons runs drills during opening day of training camp on July 30 2010 at the Falcons Training Complex in Flowery Branch Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

We speculated with some cause that Dunta Robinson would be shifted inside on passing downs, allowing the coverage-minded duo of Brent Grimes and Asante Samuel to do what they do best on the outside.

The advantages to this approach are manifold. Robinson is arguably the most physical corner on the roster, and that's a good fit against slot receivers. It gives Dunta a better shot at chipping in on surprise run plays, since he should have a better line of sight to the back. And it put Grimes and Samuel outside, where both really belong.

This is the approach the Falcons are planning to take, according to Comrade Dimitroff. He told Bill Polian on Sirius that Dunta not only fits inside as an aggressive, take-chances, spear-a-dude kinda corner, but that he actually wants to play the slot. You won't see a lot of controversy around this move, at least.

Given how often the Falcons are likely to trot out three corners and the emphasis they'll put on stopping some of the NFL's deadly passing offenses, you'll probably see this arrangement a lot.

Ultimately, this is probably the ideal arrangement for passing downs, at least in my mind. Do you agree?

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