If Denard Robinson is going to be featured in the running game for the Jacksonville Jaguars he will need to put on a show this preseason.
“I’m intrigued to see,” coach Gus Bradley said at the NFL Scouting Combine, via Florida Times Union. “He’s really competitive, and he’s really spirited. I think he went through last year and said, ‘OK, I don’t want to go through that feeling again.’ ”
Of course that is suggesting that Robinson lasts until the preseason which is not a sure bet. Robinson played on just 52 of the 1,056 offensive snaps last season.
Robinson was drafted by the Jaguars for his athletic ability but there is no place to play him consistently. He does not do anything great and as a running back has been prone to putting the ball on the ground.
“I don’t think [Robinson] is a gimmick guy,” Bradley countered. “He can maybe run outside zone and get to the point where he runs north. But how can you tell off 10 runs?”