Each Thursday throughout the 2007 season (except for Week 15), we will conduct interviews with players and stream them live on Texans TV. This week, we featured starting cornerback Dunta Robinson, who is considered to be pound-for-pound one of the fiercest hitters in the NFL.
The best part about this series of live interviews is that fans can submit their own questions for the player by clicking [here](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=question for Dunta Robinson). Please include your name and where you're from.
Click on the window to the right to view the archived version of the Dunta Robinson interview. Below is a transcript of the interview.
1) Jason Mata (Tyler, TX): Out of all of the receivers you have faced in your career, including college, is there one in particular that stands out as being the most difficult to cover or just seemed to have your number?
Dunta Robinson: The hardest receiver I would have to say would be Marvin Harrison because I see him year in and year out, twice a year. My second would be Randy Moss. Those are the two toughest guys in the NFL to cover.
2) Jason Mata (Tyler, TX): If you could go one-on-one against any receiver in NFL history, who would it be?
Dunta Robinson: Probably Jerry Rice; he's the greatest of all time, so it would be a guy I would love to face. I faced him towards the end of his career, which was my rookie year when he was in Oakland. But if I could face him in his prime to see what it would be like to face the greatest ever, I would like to do that.
3) Doug Lacy (Clear Lake, TX): Are there things that you learned from Aaron Glenn when you first came into the league that you are now passing onto Fred Bennett?
Dunta Robinson: What I learned from Aaron Glenn, it wasn't a lot of physical things, it was all mental – how to study in the film room. And that's one of the things I'm trying to pass to Fred. That's the most important thing. Physical ability, nobody will question that, it's what you can do mentally. I'm just trying to show him how we study in the NFL, and that is what I learned from Aaron Glenn.
Brooke Bentley (Texans TV): Well, Fred went to your alma mater, South Carolina.
Dunta Robinson: He's a Gamecock also, and I like helping fellow Gamecocks.
4) Daryl Micham (Jal, NM): Last year, the defense kept getting stronger and playing with more aggressiveness. Do you see the same pattern happing this year?
Dunta Robinson: The first two games we were getting a lot of four-man rushes, so we didn't have to run all our cover-one's and we were able to sit back in zones and make plays. Teams have kind of figured out what we're doing and double teaming a lot of the guys up front, so now we are getting more aggressive and we are starting to bring more a lot more pressure than we did the first couple of games.
5) Daryl Micham (Jal, NM): How would you grade the defenses play so far?
Dunta Robinson: I would say we're inconsistent; that's what I would say. I really wouldn't put a grade on it. I would just say we're inconsistent right now. We play some games very well and then we don't play some games well, so we've got to get some consistency on defensive side of the ball.
6) Ram Aiyer (New York, NY): What are your thoughts on the Travis Johnson-Trent Green situation?
Dunta Robinson: I understand why Travis was upset. That was a block that could have possibly ended his career, possibly ended his season. So I can understand why he was upset. You've just got to be smarter with some of the things you say once it's all said and done. That's the only I would tell Travis. The play is over; you had time to think about it, so just don't react that way. But I do understand why Travis was upset.
Brooke Bentley (Texans TV): Well, it was an interesting play that will likely come under review in the NFL, because it was almost like a special teams play behind the line of scrimmage.
Dunta Robinson: You're right. You're running sideways and somebody takes out your knees, that can be career or season-ending. It was one of those weird things that happened. We're just thankful that Travis is okay and able to play this week.
7) Charles: You need a nickname like cornerback Dick "Night Train" Lane of the Detroit Lions. How about Dunta "Locomotive" Robinson?
Dunta Robinson: That's a nice nickname, but I'll just stick to Dunta Robinson. I think people best know me by Dunta Robinson.
8) Jason Reyes (San Antonio, TX): Why did you decide to be involved with the JDRF run/walk to cure Diabetes?
Dunta Robinson: Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death; I think the sixth-leading cause of death in America. So it's very important. Two millions people every year are affected with juvenile diabetes; kids are really affected every year with juvenile diabetes. It's just one of those things that they came and approached me about it; I read up on it and made sure I knew what I was getting myself into and I chose to do it. And you can visit HoustonTexans.com for even more information.
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