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    Re: Koran Robinson's Story @ ESPN

    it quiet a story when you think about it. i never wanted him from the start, and look at him now. we need more stories like this in nfl instead of those who commit drug crimes
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    Re: Koran Robinson's Story @ ESPN

    He is amazing, I really think there is something about this guy. I went to a few games this year and he just seems like he could do something amazing everytime he touches the ball. I am very happy for him and hope he is with us next year

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    ^^^
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    Re: Koran Robinson's Story @ ESPN

    "slimerg0d" wrote:
    He is amazing, I really think there is something about this guy. I went to a few games this year and he just seems like he could do something amazing everytime he touches the ball. I am very happy for him and hope he is with us next year

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    hehhehehehehehehehehehe

    that is ironic.. or poetic justice..

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    Re: Koran Robinson's Story @ ESPN

    lol... honestly I didnt even put it together, probably not the best icons to use in this thread.

    Sorry

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    That's a good story.. Glad he is on the right path and is a member of the Minnesota Vikings..

    I knew he could do it.. I was following him for awhile and read things like this.. I knew he would be a good fit here

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    Friday, February 10, 2006 - Volume 18, Issue 12

    [size=18px]The Minnesota Vikings find help in unlikeliest of places [/size]

    How Koren Robinson has suppressed his inner Randy Moss to spark the Vikings

    Zach Koenig
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    The University Register


    Last spring, after hearing that Randy Moss had been traded to the Oakland Raiders, I promptly sat down and wrote about the "cancer" being removed from the Minnesota Vikings and how they would be a better team because of it. Without Moss's negative attitude and pouty demeanor, the Vikings would finally take strides towards becoming a more disciplined team. Not only had Moss jumped ship, but Kelly "it is what it is" Campbell and Ontario "The Whizzinator" Smith were also jettisoned, setting the tone for off-season workouts. With quality defensive players brought in and foul attitudes shipped out, the Vikings were clicking on all cylinders in mini-camps and the pre-season.

    Of course, in all of my brilliant wisdom, the Vikings (once the games started to count) began the "Moss-less" era 2-5 and became a national embarrassment to the NFL and the state of Minnesota. Discipline? Only as it pertained to flying in strippers, not just settling for the local fare. Without Moss, the Vikings struggled (the biggest understatement in any of my articles this semester) to move the football down the field, a fairly important task.

    On the Vikings' first play from scrimmage last Sunday against the Detroit Lions, Brad Johnson threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to a controversial, troublemaking wide receiver. Eight years earlier, fans would have obviously thought that Brad was throwing the ball to Randy Moss. On the contrary, the pass was caught by the unlikeliest of players...

    When wide receiver Koren Robinson was playing for the Seattle Seahawks, he was famous for two things: dropping passes and getting drunk. Though a steady receiving threat for the Seahawks (78 receptions and 1,240 yards in 2002) for his first few seasons, Robinson was suspended four games in 2004 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. In an almost comical series of events, Robinson cemented his reputation as a player not to be touched. Upon his return to the team, Koren was benched for the last game of the season (with Seattle fighting for a playoff spot) because he hadn't shown up for practice the day before the game. The Seahawks went on to win, make the playoffs, and were so desperate for receiving help they reactivated Robinson. In a first-round playoff loss against the underdog Rams, Robinson dropped more balls than he caught and his future with the Seahawk organization looked dim.

    In the off-season, Koren entered the NFL's program for recovering drug addicts. Upon his exit, he proclaimed that the treatment he received was a "wake-up" call. Six days later, Robinson was cited for suspicion of DUI and reckless driving. His defense? He claimed he drank the alcohol after driving but before taking the breath tests. The only problem? His blood-alcohol level was tested at .191, the equivalent of 10 drinks in one hour. Maybe he and the officer stopped at a pub on the way down to the station. Robinson was sentenced to only one night in jail with 364 days suspended, but his case was reopened when he arrived to serve his one night with alcohol on his breath. This was the last straw for Seattle, who released the troubled wide receiver.

    Koren Robinson was so reviled that his departure from Seattle was met with the same kind of anti-Moss revelry seen here in Minnesota (though Robinson was not even close to Moss as far as athletic talent was concerned). In early September of this season, the entire NFL enjoyed a collective laugh when Robinson signed with the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes, having peddled Randy Moss to any bidder, had no apparent reason to take a chance on another troubled soul. The most ringing endorsement for Robinson? Mike Tice saying "He was a good guy in college." You know people go through stuff sometimes." Yeah, and Randy Moss was just misunderstood. However, it was a no-lose situation for the Vikings. Robinson, having no status in the NFL whatsoever, could be cut loose if he misbehaved. If he contributed in any way, it would be a welcome addition.

    For the first two weeks of the season Robinson was deactivated, working himself back into playing shape without any off-field incidents. He was slowly introduced to the Viking system by returning kickoffs. His first spark came in the Oct. 23 game against Green Bay, where he returned a kick 72 yards to give the Vikings some life. Of course, in typical fashion, the Vikings fumbled on the next play from scrimmage, but Robinson had impressed his coaches. He continued to do pretty well on special teams until November 13 versus the Giants, where he exploded for an 86-yard kick return TD in a crucial victory.

    After that game, Robinson has not only continued to handle kickoff returns, but also has become a bigger contributor to the passing game. Though his lines on the stat sheet may not look significant, he seems to manage at least one great kickoff return and one key reception per game. In the "Diet Vikings" offensive approach since Brad Johnson took over as quarterback, yards of all kind are needed to try and reach the coveted end zone. Currently, Robinson is ranked second in the NFL for average yards per kick return (25.9) and is one of eight returners (out of 30 total) to have scored a return touchdown.

    In practice before the Lions game last Sunday, Steve Loney (Vikings offensive coordinator) decided he wanted to go deep on the first snap. Staying away from the Lions Pro-Bowl corner Dre Bly, the plan was to throw to whoever was being covered by the Lions other cornerback, R.W. McQuarters. As the offense jogged up to the line, Koren saw McQuarters lined up in front of him.

    At the snap, Robinson took off running and never stopped until the ball was in hand and both feet were in the end zone. As the longest touchdown catch of Robinson's career, it gave the Vikings an early lead in a game they needed to win to keep playoff hopes alive. As the offense slowed to a grinding halt at the end of the game, the catches Robinson made (four for 148 yards) allowed the Vikings enough first downs to win the game.

    This Minnesota Viking season has been like no other. It is a mirror of 1999, yet the polar opposite of 2003 and 2004. The offense was expected to be explosive, but it has been meek. A troubled wide receiver was supposed to help the team by departing, but a troubled wide receiver helped the team by signing. As this is the last issue of the UR until mid-January of 2006, the Vikes may be packed up and home by the time we get back to Morris. If they are not done, however, and are able to top off this crazy season with a playoff berth, it will be (in part) thanks to the biggest troublemaker in the NFL. Whichever one you choose.

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    Re: Koran Robinson's Story @ ESPN

    [size=18px]Hawk Notes: Pro Bowler Robinson is back on track[/size]

    By José Miguel Romero
    Seattle Times staff reporter


    KAPOLEI, Hawaii — The sight is a little strange, especially if you've followed the Seahawks for a long time.

    There is Koren Robinson, sporting one of coolest looks in the NFL with his ponytailed braids flying from underneath a skull cap and his goatee and sideburns well-trimmed, a shiny diamond earring in his left ear. He's jogging into the end zone, hauling in a pass from Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck..............

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