Aldrick Robinson is, without a doubt, the fastest wide receiver on the Redskins' roster. The past two games, though, he’s added some big-time production to that elite speed. In Sunday’s loss to the Falcons, Robinson equaled his career-high for receptions (4) and set a new high for receiving yards (99). And that came a week after he hauled in four catches for 67 yards against the Chiefs. “He’s got some great speed and the ability to make plays,” Coach Mike Shanahan said this week. “So it was nice for him, and us, to capitalize on his ability. He’ll just keep getting better as time goes on. He’s a lot more comfortable with our offense, our system. You like to see games like that.” On the season, Robinson, 25, has also established personal bests in receptions (14), yards (318), yards per catch (a team–leading 22.7) and first downs (11). “Right now, I’m not just a take-a-shot guy,” Robinson said Friday at Redskins Park. “I’m more a part of the offense, so I’m getting a chance to run more routes and get open.” Indeed, losing Leonard Hankerson to a season-ending knee injury depleted the Redskins’ receiving corps. But it also presented a new opportunity for Robinson, who started the season as the team’s No. 5 wide receiver behind Pierre Garçon, Hankerson, Josh Morgan and Santana Moss.
Redskins Aldrick Robinson capitalizing on opportunity
CSN Washington | Dec 21