To follow up a bit on quarterback Jamarr Robinson‘s attempts to make it onto the field as a holder. …
Robinson is the sort of guy who doesn’t always provide expansive answers, but he does give direct ones with some substance. It’s much better to be like that than fill up 10 minutes of tape with nothing, especially when you can tell a story.
And Robinson certainly can. Take this example of just how he started holding.
“Coach [Danny] Pearman has been talking to me forever, since he got here, about doing it. ‘Youve got to come do this. I think you can be a great benefit for us. We can fake it because you’re athletic and you can throw.’ At first, I was hesitant. As I saw the quarterback position not going that well I thought, ‘Hey, why not? That’s a way to get in.’”
But there was a minor glitch. Robinson, accustomed to all the meetings a quarterback must attend, didn’t really know where he had to go.
“I went along with it, but then he left me blank,” Robinson said. “When do I need to do it, where, what to do. As time went on, we got together and got me into doing it.”
As for his early work at the position, it’s a mixed bag. He bobbled his initial snap in practice last week, but rebounded the next day to hold an Obi Egekeze kick that shaved a few laps off the offense’s running duties.
“He wants to get in the game, and I admire that about him,” coach Ralph Friedgen said. “We’re giving him a shot. Maybe that’s something he can do and it gives us a threat if we want to do some things. [The first day], it was bad snap and he didn’t handle it well. That’s why we all ran. I told him ‘Hey, anybody can handle a good snap. You have to be able to handle a bad snap. That’s a great play.’”
And it’s one Robinson hopes to have the chance to make in the near-future.
—- Patrick Stevens