WR Laurent Robinson - Free Agent
|6-2, 195||Born: 5-20-1985||College: Illinois State||Drafted: Round 3, pick|
2012 Week 1 vs MIN (9 / 5 / 66 / 0 rec)
So this is what he looks like when he lacks Tony Romo throwing and Dez Bryant pulling off coverage. Robinson barely caught half of his targets and overall didn't look terribly impressive in his Jaguars regular season debut. I didn't see a great deal of separation by him, nor did he look particularly shifty in his routes. Gabbert went with more uncommon targets for his touchdowns (Marcedes Lewis and Cecil Shorts) but it remains to be seen if that's a trend or an aberration. We'll see if Robinson has better luck next week against Houston, but we may see another light game from him based on what we've seen this week against a weaker secondary.
2012 Week 2 vs HOU (6 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
After a quiet week one, Robinson finally made his presence known in week 2 against the Texans. He had three receptions including a game-long 32 yard catch that accounted for more than half of Blaine Gabbert's total passing yardage. Robinson continues to be slow in to the breaks of his routes but can get up to top speed in the open field quickly. The Jaguars most often call on Robinson to run go patterns and deep outs. While quarterback Blaine Gabbert occasionally completes the deep ball, he is woefully inaccurate on the out pattern. Robinson was targeted six times but realistically only had a chance to catch four balls. The fact that Robinson is not a disciplined route runner no doubt plays a part in the woeful accuracy of his quarterback.
2012 Week 3 vs IND (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Robinson dropped his first target over the middle on a pass that he really should have caught. It was a low pass, but a very accurate one as Gabbert led him away from the two defenders in his area. Robinson got down well, but simply couldn't hold onto the football.
2012 Week 4 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Robinson's lone target came in the second half, resulting in a nice gain. Unfortunately, he left the field after the play when he was hit in the head with a defender's knee. He was checked for concussion symptoms on the sidelines following the play and was not involved in the offense after that play.
2012 Week 9 vs DET (9 / 6 / 41 / 0 rec)
Robinson was Gabbert's favorite target in the second half and led the team in receptions for the game. Virtually all of his routes were within six yards of the line of scrimmage but he looked like the closest thing the Jaguars have to a professional receiver. He ran crisp routes and showed easily the best hands on the team.
2012 Week 10 vs IND (15 / 9 / 77 / 0 rec)
Laurent Robinson was at times the most targeted receiver for Jacksonville but failed to make a big impression on this game. The Jags got the ball to him 9 times but a lot of these catches were on very short routes. Robinson ran out patterns and curls very often and the defense began to catch onto this strategy. A Colts DB was even able to get an interception that was returned for a touchdown due to the predictability of the Jags offense. Robinson was not asked to do very different things for the entire game, simply catch short passes that left very little room to work with after the catch due to the defense guessing correct most of the time and being right there to make the tackle. Robinson did manage to break one tackle on the outside which resulted in a big first down conversion. He also lost the ball due to a fumble which was initially down by contact but upon further review the play was controversially overturned and called a turnover. Robinson has considerable talent but the passing game of Jacksonville is not helped by inaccurate QB play and a lack of rushing threat on the ground which will continually hurt the production of Robinson. The play calling/decision making by Gabbert was also very predicatable and few shots were taken downfield.
2012 Week 11 vs HOU (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Robinson took a back seat to Justin Blackmon after he had been one of Blaine Gabbert's favorite targets in recent weeks. He is clearly the third wide receiver in the target pecking order, as Henne did not rely on the short timing routes that Gabbert used to feed Robinson in recent weeks.
2011 Week 3 vs WAS (5 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
Robinson dropped what could have been a touchdown on the right pylon. In fairness his defender was blanketing him, and it would have been a very difficult catch. He rebounded on the games final drive to make a huge play, by hauling in a catch on a comeback route, then spinning away from the defender and getting deep into Redskins territory. He also caught a 22 yarder on a "smoke route" that setup the Cowboys 3rd field goal. The impressive thing was that he did this after getting absolutely annihilated early in the game by Laron Landry on a huge hit. At this point, Robinson is still trying to learn the Cowboys offense, as he was only resigned a week ago. But he seems like the only WR aside from Bryant who is making much of an impact. If he can continue to make the most of his opportunities, he could potentially play himself into the role of the number 3 receiver once Austin returns.
2011 Week 4 vs DET (10 / 7 / 116 / 0 rec)
Robinson proved that he deserved a spot on the Cowboy roster. With Miles Austin out due to injury, Robinson came in as the #3 guy behind Kevin Ogletree and Dez Bryant. Yet it was Robinson who became the 'go to' guy for Romo, and he finished the game as the top receiver for both Dallas and Detroit. While Dez Bryant was the guy who the Cowboys looked to in the Red zone, it was Robinson who worked the middle of the field for Dallas. Robinson worked both the sidelines and the middle of the field, running 8-12 yard curls, crossing routes, slants and even deep in routes over the middle of the field, and he always seemed to find the hole and make the tough catch. His biggest play helped set up Bryant's second TD - it was a bomb down the middle of the field. Robinson broke on a deep crossing route, beat the defender and made a great catch for a big 44 yard gain. He also had two receptions for 16 and 10 yards to open the third quarter and helped set up Witten's TD reception. The Cowboys intend to keep Robinson around, even after Austin comes back and you can expect that he'll continue to be the #3 wide receiver in Dallas after the bye week.
2011 Week 8 vs PHI (8 / 5 / 103 / 1 rec)
Laurent Robinson led the Cowboys in receiving yardage against the Eagles, but much of this was the product of a single big catch long after the game was out of hand. Robinson lined up on the right side of the field and quickly raced past the corner covering him. The Eagles safety was out of position, allowing Robinson to catch an easy throw from quarterback Tony Romo resulting in a 70 yard touchdown. Otherwise, Robinson was used primarily on out routes and hitches from the right side. The Eagles played off of him at the line of scrimmage allowing Robinson to catch a few short, inconsequential passes on a night when the Dallas offense was not making great gains. Robinson seems comfortable in the WR3 role for Dallas.
2011 Week 9 vs SEA (5 / 5 / 32 / 1 rec)
Robinson has finally found his place in the NFL as the Cowboys third receiver and occasional deep threat. On Sunday against Seattle, Robinson scored a fourth quarter touchdown to essentially put the game out of reach and secure the Dallas victory. On the play, he lined up to the right side and initially ran a hook to the middle of the end zone. Tony Romo was under pressure and stepped up in the pocket, faking a run. At the last moment, Romo zipped the Ball to Robinson who was crossing from right to left and had gained two yards of separation on the man defending him. While his other four catches gained only 6 yards each, Robinson clearly has Tony Romo's trust as an outlet when Jason Witten is left in to block. He is primarily running quick outs and hitches but is occasionally sent on deeper go routes to help open up the middle of the field.
2011 Week 10 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 73 / 2 rec)
Robinson started at WR in place of the injured Miles Austin and had a huge game. Romo spun away from an all-out blitz in the first quarter and found Robinson open in the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown pass. On the very next play, Robinson got behind the secondary for an easy 58-yard touchdown catch. He faked a route to the outside and then turned it inside while the safety jumped up to double Jason Witten, leaving Robinson wide open. He only had one more catch in the game, a 10-yard gain on a curl route along the sideline, but he clearly has some good chemistry with Romo.
2011 Week 11 vs WAS (11 / 4 / 34 / 1 rec)
Robinson has been so good the last few weeks, but the connection with Romo wasn't great in this one. He was able to grab a 7 yard touchdown that tied the game, but on other occasions the two couldn't hook up. Early in the game, Robinson run upfield and then slipped as he was trying to make a double move and almost caused the ball to be intercepted. Then later on in the half he made a great move to get past the defender and Romo sailed it over his head. Robinson is still being heavily targeted though and will continue to put up numbers as long as Austin is out.
2011 Week 12 vs MIA (12 / 7 / 79 / 2 rec)
Robinson continues to develop a rapport with Tony Romo ins Miles Austin's absence. He is being placed in a number of one-on-one matchups and has come through more often than not. He did have one drop on the Cowboys first drive that would have picked up a first down. Otherwise, he was reliable throughout the game and sure-handed. Robinson's best catch came on a diving touchdown grab in the second quarter. On the play, Robinson lined up split to the right side. Tony Romo faked play action before throwing a hard pass to Robinson. The ball was low and Robinson showed great agility and concentration in going to the ground and making the reception. Robinson also had a touchdown in the fourth quarter on a play where Tony Romo scrambled from the pocket as Robinson snuck behind the defense in the back of the end zone.
2011 Week 13 vs ARI (6 / 4 / 72 / 0 rec)
Robinson did a great job as the team's second receiver. He excelled in getting position on the defender before the ball arrived, which is exactly what he did to catch his first pass, a 36 yard gain over the middle. In the final frame, with Romo on the run, Robinson headed up the sideline and outleapt the defender for the well thrown ball. With Miles Austin's status iffy, it's tough to roll with Robinson, but if he gets the snaps, then he's got the potentioal to produce.
2011 Week 14 vs NYG (5 / 4 / 137 / 1 rec)
Laurent Robinson is quickly becoming a staple of this offense and continues to make a case for being the number one receiver in this offense. Robinson started off the game with a touchdown in the red zone as he went across the formation, allowing Romo to fire a pass to him on the move. Robinson caught a deep ball late for a 74-yard gain and also ran a terrific crossing route for a huge gain in the second half. Robinson has good separation skills and will continue to benefit from the attention given to Bryant and Austin.
2011 Week 15 vs TB (3 / 3 / 29 / 1 rec)
Robinson is now officially the #3 wide receiver for the Cowboys, but he is still an important part of the offense. While he never had any huge plays on the day, his three receptions were all for first downs, and his TD reception capped off an 89 yard TD drive to give Dallas a 21-0 lead. He finished the day with just 29 yards receiving, but he was still a key component to the success of the Cowboys.
2011 Week 16 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Laurent Robinson was not a factor in this game at all and perhaps had been the benefit of amazing Chemistry with just QB Romo these past few weeks as McGee rarely even looked his way. Robinson caught a very short pass where he was tackled almost immediately and was not an early read option for McGee in any of his pass attempts. Robinson had a shot at a deep pass play but it was overthrown and holding was called on the particular pass play anyway. McGee was a big drop from Romo and Robinson's production took probably the biggest hit.
2011 Week 17 vs NYG (5 / 4 / 61 / 2 rec)
Laurent Robinson had a nice stat line and was productive on Sunday despite the small workload of only 4 catches. Robinson benefitted heavily from single coverage as the Giants focused their efforts on hitting Romo and bracketing TE Witten and WR Bryant. Robinson was able to score early in the second half, as the Cowboys were shut out in the first half where no DAL player was productive. Robinson got behind a CB deep in zone coverage, the Safety failed to pick him up in time and Romo threw perfect pass for the touchdown. Later in the game Robinson was able to get on the inside shade of CB Ross and caught a touchdown on a slant pattern, making it look fairly routine. He then proceeded to imitate WR Cruz' salsa dance, which proved to be a bad omen. Robinson was shut out for the rest of the game as the Giants pulled away on the score board and the Cowboys drives came up short and the touchdowns were too little too late.
2010 Week 1 vs ARI (9 / 3 / 18 / 1 rec)
Robinson only caught 3 passes for minimal yards and was upstaged by Clayton and Amendola. He caught the touchdown to save his fantasy value for this week, but looks to be now a #3 WR in this offense and a match up based starter at best.
2010 Week 2 vs OAK (4 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Bradford's lone interception came on a ball intended for Robinson. While it was a bit underthrown, Robinson didn't make a great play on the ball in the air to prevent the pick. Robinson was knocked off balls by physical defensive play and failed to make an impact.
2010 Week 7 vs TB (3 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Robinson caught one short target and blocked well on a short Amendola catch and run, but the hopes that he would emerge as the #1 receiver in the offense after Mark Clayton's injury seem to be unfounded.
2010 Week 8 vs CAR (6 / 5 / 33 / 0 rec)
Laurent Robinson made a few nice catches for Bradford in this game to keep the offense churning along, most notably his 16 yard catch on a quick slant which once again was positioned perfectly by Bradford. Robinson is third wheel to Gibson and Amendola in this offense right now.
2010 Week 10 vs SF (6 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Laurent Robinson was targeted deep in this game but the pass fell incomplete, his only deep target of the game. Robinson played second fiddle on the outside to Brandon Gibson today, but it was not through lack of effort. He ran decent routes and his day may have been a product of the Rams game plan more than anything else, with the offense opting for the short, safe throws to Amendola and the tight ends.
2010 Week 11 vs ATL (11 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)
Robinson made improvements in this game, as he worked the outside of the field, but he was unable to make much of a spark in the passing game, which is what Bradford needs. Robinson has his opportunity to make a name for himself on this diluted WR corps, but thus far has been unable to do so. At times he makes big plays, as evidenced for his 24 yarder in the first quarter, but then he disappears for long stretches, as he can't seem to get open, especially downfield.
2010 Week 12 vs DEN (6 / 4 / 58 / 0 rec)
Robinson caught short routes and was a check down option for Bradford in this game and little more. He is reliable when called upon to catch the ball when Bradford is in trouble, but can do little with these opportunities with the ball in his hand. He had a drop, but Robinson also gained a number of yards after Denver simply did not cover him as he had a big catch and run over the middle, which was his biggest contribution on the day.
2010 Week 13 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Laurent Robinson was a small part of the passing game today as Bradford relied more on Jackson and Gibson, but Robinson did make a nice toe tapping catch along the sideline on a designed rollout by Bradford.
2010 Week 14 vs NO (7 / 2 / 61 / 0 rec)
Robinson led the team in targets (along with Brandon Gibson) and could have broken the century mark (and possibly added a touchdown as well) but failed to recognize the ball in the air in time while looking over his shoulder for a long reception. Robinson has established himself as the Rams primary deep threat, although his consistency issues haven't made him a viable fantasy starter.
2010 Week 15 vs KC (7 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Robinson got some downfield targets, but could only actually grab the short targets that went his way. He has been a great disappointment after a fast start to his 2009 that was ended by an injury.
2010 Week 16 vs SF (4 / 3 / 25 / 1 rec, 1 / -5 / 0 rush)
Laurent Robinson came up with essentially the game clinching touchdown catch as Bradford found him working hard to get open in the end zone against solid coverage. Robinson also contributed in the intermediate passing game, working underneath on shallow crossing routes very often.
2010 Week 17 vs SEA (7 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec, 1 / -9 / 0 rush)
Robinson was relegated to spot duty this week but still managed to lead the Rams in targets. Not that he was able to do much with those targets as he had a couple of brutal drops and a couple of balls sail over his head in the red zone on multiple attempts. His role looks to be fading in this offense.
2009 Week 1 vs SEA (10 / 5 / 87 / 0 rec)
Robinson was basically the #1 receiver in this offense, and he converted the only long pass of the day for the Rams, even though it was in garbage time. Bulger was willing to give Robinson the chance to make a play in double coverage on deep balls, and Robinson also caught a goal line fade, but he couldn't get both feet down. His production was modest until the final few drives when the game was out of hand, but Robinson looks like he's worth hanging onto if you drafted him late, and he's worth a waiver pickup if you are hurting at WR.
2009 Week 2 vs WAS (9 / 6 / 54 / 1 rec)
Robinson was the top receiver for the Rams in Week 2, which is not saying much. Robinson helped out Marc Bulger and the Rams with six catches including a leaping fade catch for the only St. Louis score for the day where he beat single coverage in the red zone. Robinson later added some nice shorter catches including a 13-yard snag on a square-in route to move the chains on third and long. Robinson was the featured guy since Donnie Avery could not get on track at all against a tough Redskins secondary.
2009 Week 3 vs GB (4 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Robinson was the favourite target of both Boller and Bulger, but went down with an ankle injury in the second quarter. He did not return and was on crutches after the game - early reports are that Robinson will out be out for the remainder of the season.
2008 Week 2 vs TB (5 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
Laurent Robinson was targeted five times in the game and finished with three receptions for 26 yards. On two of his catches, Robinson showed great concentration and athleticism, as he made both a juggling catch on a ball thrown behind him and a catch on a jump ball while being covered by Tampa Bay DB Ronde Barber.
2008 Week 3 vs KC (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Robinson caught one pass early in the game, but later left the game with a knee injury.
2008 Week 11 vs DEN (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
WR Laurent Robinson left the game with a hamstring injury and did not return.
2007 Week 1 vs MIN (4 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Robinson was not targeted until late in the third quarter, and finished with 32 yards on three receptions. Robinson's first reception was on a first down making the catch on the sideline. Later on the same drive, Robinson picked up another first down making a catch getting just deep enough for the first. Harrington looked to Robinson on the very next third down, making a twelve yard reception on a third and seven. He also had a false start penalty.
2007 Week 4 vs HOU (4 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)
Robinson was used on short and deep routes, and managed to draw a defensive penalty in the end zone on a play where he went deep.
2007 Week 5 vs TEN (8 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
Robinson seemed to be open with regularity in this game, including late in the game, when he found himself wide open in the left side of the end zone, though was badly overthrown by Byron Leftwich.
2007 Week 6 vs NYG (7 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
The rookie Robinson almost made a very nice catch along the side line for a first down on the first drive, but was unable to get his feet in bounds. The Falcons had to settle for field goal on the drive. He would only catch one pass for eight yards in the game, even though he led the team in targets.
2007 Week 7 vs NO (5 / 3 / 53 / 0 rec)
Robinson made a very nice catch on a timing pattern from Joey Harrington as he slipped behind the defender, though saw fewer targets than his counterparts in this game.
2007 Week 9 vs SF (3 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Robinson caught one ball; it was just short of a first down. With Alge Crumpler out, there was opportunity for him to stretch the field a bit, but since Dunn was running the ball well, and Harrington was throwing badly, there was nothing there for him.
2007 Week 10 vs CAR (5 / 5 / 32 / 0 rec)
Robinson was targeted five times and caught all five passes. He gained 32 yards on those plays but he had a big fumble that was scooped up and returned for a touchdown by Carolina.
2007 Week 11 vs TB (7 / 2 / 43 / 0 rec)
Robinson was targeted seven times, most of which came on long pass routes downfield, and caught two passes for 43 yards. Two of his targets came on passes thrown to him in the end zone, but Robinson was not able to capitalize.
2007 Week 12 vs IND (5 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Robinson was targeted six times and came down with zero catches. Two of the passes thrown his way were intercepted. One of the interceptions he had in his arms and took a decent hit and it ended up being intercepted. He and Harrington did not look like they were on the same page.
2007 Week 13 vs STL (6 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Robinson was getting looks before Horn in the first half, and then was targeted three more times in the second. His numbers tell part of the story; the other is that once Redman entered the game, Robinson did not see the ball come his way at all.
2007 Week 14 vs NO (4 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
Robinson saw minimal targets on the night. He caught three of the four balls thrown his way, including a 41 yard reception when he burned the corner on the outside with a double move.
2007 Week 15 vs TB (2 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Despite getting just two targets, Robinson led the team in receiving with one catch for 18 yards.
2007 Week 16 vs ARI (10 / 7 / 114 / 1 rec)
Laurent Robinson was one of the two Atlanta receivers with 100 yard games. He beat the Cardinals secondary on a 74 yard pass in the second quarter to tie the game 14-14. Robinson ran a post pattern and easily beat Antrell Rolle of the Cardinals.
2007 Week 17 vs SEA (3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Robinson caught one pass, for an 11 yard first down.