You're right fun gus, I don't believe the article is true at all, and therefore have put little credence into it.
But even if I were to buy it and get on the F*ck BG bandwagon, then the way the Falcons have proceeded to handle that situation is a poor method. If you're going to say F BG, then why tag him in the first place? Of course, you wan to get something for nothing, but if you don't want any part of the guy, then tagging him and being forced to eat $10.6 million cap hit is not an ideal option.
But even then, if you tag him fully intent on trading him, then why aren't you actively shopping him at the beginning of March, when teams are more willing to bite because they have money to spend? Now, the market is significantly less than what it was because some of the CB-needy teams have already spent money (e.g. St. Louis, Denver, Tampa Bay, Dallas, Jacksonville), and thus will probably be much less willing to negotiate the long-term deal with Grimes that would likely be required to facilitate a trade, and several other CB needy teams who haven't spent, have already gone out and signed a number of low-level veterans fully intending to finish the job in the draft if need be (e.g. Chicago, Minnesota, etc.)
Strike while the iron is hot, and that iron is considerably cool at this point in regards to Brent Grimes. Now that you've dealt a #7 for Asante, do you think another team is going to jump at the chance to deal a #2 or #3 for Grimes now?
The core issue for me is even if you think Brent Grimes is a piece of crap, that this team is subsequently committing to a lesser player in Robinson simply because they are unable to admit the mistake that they overpaid him. You have this festering piece of animal dung already in your locker room in Robinson, yet you're ignoring that because you're completely involved in getting rid of another piece of dung in Brent Grimes. And after you've gotten rid of Grimes, you walk back into the locker room and are shocked to discover that the s*** smell is still lingering. If you're in the business of shoveling s***, then shovel all of it right out the door.
So you say Brent Grimes (allegedly) did something that means he deserves to be kicked to the curb. Ok, fine. So it begs the question, what has Dunta Robinson done that means he deserves to stay? OK, so Dunta is apparently the lesser of the two evils. But this is football, there shouldn't ANY evils.