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    Re: Robison:Physically skilled, mentally obsessed

    "Webby" wrote:
    I like guys that work hard vs primadonnas.... think Chris Walsh who had tremendous unheralded impact whereever he was called on versus pseudo pretty boys like Hovan that couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag.
    CountryGirl knows how awesome Walsh was, eh?!
    Now there's a guy who could catch in the clutch & moved the chains many a time for the Vikings on 3rd downs. He definiteley didn't get the praise he deserved.

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    Re: Robison:Physically skilled, mentally obsessed


    Living here in the Austin, Tejas area, I'm pretty excited to have this guy. He may be just a special teamer this year, or a third down player, whatever... he brings hustle and relentlessness on every play. He may be put in some zone blitz's as he can drop and cover a area or a swing pass, when we bring the heat from a different area. Solid draft pick. SKOL

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    Re: Robison:Physically skilled, mentally obsessed

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    Does anyone know (this is somewhat more of a empirical knowledge question than something that can be easily discovered in stats) how difficult is it for Defensive Ends to transition into the NFL?
    I hear it's of course most difficult usually for QBs, and also rather difficult for Corner Backs.
    What about Robison's chances of shining early?
    Does it usually take a year, two, or can a guy settle in after training camp and pre-season?

    Maybe Del Rio would know something on this.......
    You could pull up some names of great DE's and check thier stats for thier rookie years to get a feel for the difficulty involved.
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    Re: Robison:Physically skilled, mentally obsessed

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "douginc" wrote:
    Does anyone know (this is somewhat more of a empirical knowledge question than something that can be easily discovered in stats) how difficult is it for Defensive Ends to transition into the NFL?
    I hear it's of course most difficult usually for QBs, and also rather difficult for Corner Backs.
    What about Robison's chances of shining early?
    Does it usually take a year, two, or can a guy settle in after training camp and pre-season?

    Maybe Del Rio would know something on this.......
    You could pull up some names of great DE's and check thier stats for thier rookie years to get a feel for the difficulty involved.
    I would assume, aside from the transition from the college level to the pros, obviously, it depends on the type of defensive scheme they ran in college to the type of scheme they will run in the pros & the amount of intracacies of that scheme.

    Through in the factor that some players are quicker at learning those schemes than others & I don't think you can set a general timetable that covers a certain position. Everyone will be different.

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: Robison:Physically skilled, mentally obsessed

    im glad we finally have people who want to play and will give it their all and more!

    Thanks josdin00

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    Re: Robison:Physically skilled, mentally obsessed

    Hell Yeah!!
    Looks like a great pick to me!!!


    I think he dropped a bit because of his size...6'3" 259 lbs translates more to OLB in a 3-4 than to DE in the NFL.
    But, his relentless attack, combined with the speed and leap, sure seems to get the job done!!
    I wonder, with NFL players being bigger in general, how he'll hold up against running plays directed at him?
    He might be more of a passing downs rusher, ala good ole Lance Johnstone!
    We've got some guys that are stout against the run, so that still looks like a good fit!!

    I've got to say, I can't remember the last time the Vikes blocked a kick...Wouldn't it be nice to see our ST pull some TDs off of that!!?! ;D

    SKOL!!!
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    Re: Robison:Physically skilled, mentally obsessed

    I havn't seen a link for this robison video anywhere so I thought you guys might like to see this.

    The motor on this guy is amazing.

    http:www. youtube. com/watch?v=83iG-b3kjQA
    Edit: ugh I'm such a net noob tried to make a link and failed looking it up. . .
    /sigh
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    Re: Robison:Physically skilled, mentally obsessed

    "mountainviking" wrote:
    Hell Yeah!!
    Looks like a great pick to me!!!


    I think he dropped a bit because of his size...6'3" 259 lbs translates more to OLB in a 3-4 than to DE in the NFL.
    But, his relentless attack, combined with the speed and leap, sure seems to get the job done!!
    I wonder, with NFL players being bigger in general, how he'll hold up against running plays directed at him?
    He might be more of a passing downs rusher, ala good ole Lance Johnstone!
    We've got some guys that are stout against the run, so that still looks like a good fit!!

    I've got to say, I can't remember the last time the Vikes blocked a kick...Wouldn't it be nice to see our ST pull some TDs off of that!!?! ;D

    SKOL!!!
    i believe last year, or mabye hte year before that jimmy k blocked a punt.

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    I think this guy and Rufus are starting to show the fans a bit of how B-Chill and Spielman are trying to buil this team into a contender year in and year out. Whether it pans out is yet to bee seen. However, I'm liking what's happening so far. Hopefully the whole TOA will start to get some recognition and props.

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    Re: Robison:Physically skilled, mentally obsessed

    "douginc" wrote:
    Does anyone know (this is somewhat more of a empirical knowledge question than something that can be easily discovered in stats) how difficult is it for Defensive Ends to transition into the NFL?
    I hear it's of course most difficult usually for QBs, and also rather difficult for Corner Backs.
    What about Robison's chances of shining early?
    Does it usually take a year, two, or can a guy settle in after training camp and pre-season?

    Maybe Del Rio would know something on this.......
    My thinking is that it tends to be easier than other positions, but each player is different.
    Undersized speed rush guys (e.g. Javon Kearse - 14.5 sacks rookie season) tend to peak quickly.
    Power/move guys (e.g. Michael Strahan - did not have 10+ sacks until his fifth season) tend to take longer to develop their game .


    I think Robison fits more in the speed rush category, even if he doesn't have elite speed.
    If he has what it takes to be good, hopefully we'll see some sign of it this year.
    Based on everything we've heard, he at least has the work ethic to be good.
    Can't complain about that.
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