For much of his career at Michigan Denard Robinson was told he couldn’t play quarterback in the pros. He insisted that was his goal to be a dynamic weapon with the ball in his hands. Now that he’s in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars he is doing that entering his rookie year just not only at quarterback. The Jaguars termed him an “offensive weapon” for his position title and he was tested everywhere in the exhibition season: 39 carries for 130 yards two catches for 10 yards and one incomplete pass out of a wildcat formation. “You’ve got to look to a higher standard” Robinson said last week on the Big Ten Network. “You’ve got to be ready every time you come on the field and come to practice.” It’s unclear whether the exhibition season experience will translate during the season when Maurice Jones-Drew gets the bulk of the tailback carries. But Robinson’s passing needs work.
Rookie Denard Robinson a weapon for Jaguars
Detroit Free Press | Sep 8