A'Shawn Robinson doesn't necessarily love the media responsibilities of his job. Answers can be brief.

But when he sinks into a question, his power of description is impressive. There's an art to painting a picture, and the former Alabama defensive lineman just has it. The image he creates is often, well, brutal.

Take his Friday answer for beating blockers, for example. Robinson recalled what was taught by Bo Davis, Alabama's defensive line coach.

"He told us to try to choke someone," Robinson said matter of factly. "If anybody ever made you mad, just try to choke them ― choke them to death. So you once you start squeezing, grabbing the pads inside, just squeeze them, shake them, shake the feelings out of them so that's what we try to do every time we get our hands inside."

Got it.