WR Marcus Robinson - Detroit Lions

6-3, 215Born: 2-27-1975College: South CarolinaDrafted: Round 4, pick

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2006 Week 1 vs WAS (5 / 1 / 20 / 1 rec)

Most of Robinson's targets were deep balls. He only managed to catch one of them, but it resulted in a 20 yard touchdown after he outran CB Carlos Rogers. Robinson dropped one long pass that was catchable, and drew a penalty on another play when Sean Taylor was called for unnecessary roughness.

2006 Week 2 vs CAR (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Robinson saw two targets in the first half, but neither was close to being a completion. One was nearly intercepted. At the onset of the fourth quarter his lone target was intercepted on a terrible pass by QB Brad Johnson.

2006 Week 4 vs BUF (8 / 5 / 78 / 1 rec)

After being inactive last week, Robinson saw plenty of action in this game and was the leading receiver for Minnesota. Robinson had six of his eight targets in the fourth quarter including a 29 yard touchdown catch from Johnson. His biggest target came late in the fourth quarter on deep pass down the right sideline, aided by blown coverage by the Bills, but he was unable to hold on to the ball. The incompletion would have put Minnesota in the red zone with under a minute left in the game. Robinson caught five passes for 78 yards and a touchdown.

2006 Week 5 vs DET (4 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)

Robinson had a fairly standard quiet game, about par for the course for him. He never came close to scoring or breaking a big gain, and saw very little action his way.

2006 Week 7 vs SEA (6 / 4 / 77 / 1 rec)

Robinson was the leading receiver for the Vikings in this game, catching four passes for 77 yards and a touchdown. He found himself open 40 yards downfield in the Seahawks' end zone after beating zone coverage.

2006 Week 11 vs MIA (5 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

Robinson returned to the field after being out with a back injury the last three games. He had one good scoring opportunity in the game when a ball was thrown to him in the back of the end zone, but he and defender got there legs tangled and the ball fell incomplete. His first and only catch came in the fourth quarter on 17 yard reception for a first down.

2006 Week 12 vs ARI (11 / 7 / 82 / 1 rec)

Robinson was clearly Brad Johnson's favorite target in the game and he was the Vikings most effective receiver in the game. Things started slow for him as his first catch came on an 11 yard reception in the second quarter for a first down. The Vikings went deep to him on a fade route but the pass was little short and was broken up. Had the pass been on target it probably would have been a big play. He caught a 17 yard touchdown pass with less then a minute left in the first half on fade route into the end zone. Robinson went up and caught the ball over a much smaller defender. Robinson had 22 yard reception on the second play of the second half and added another 21 receiving yards in the second half.

2006 Week 13 vs CHI (11 / 5 / 37 / 0 rec)

Robinson had a tough first half as he caught a six yard slant for a first down, but fumbled the ball in the first quarter. Luckily for Robinson, Minnesota recovered the ball. He also had a couple of drops in the half. Robinson made a nice double move along the left side line to get open deep, but Brad Johnson overthrew him on what could have been a very big play. He had only two receptions for 14 yards in the first half. In the second half, he was a open on a deep fade route late in the game, but Bollinger missed him along the side line on what could have been a another big play because he had beaten his man. Robinson's only real scoring opportunity came on a seven yard reception that he brought to the Chicago four yard line. He finished the game with five receptions for 37 yards.

2006 Week 14 vs DET (4 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)

Robinson started out well catching a short pass across the middle and taking down the right side line for a 25 yard gain on the Vikings first drive. He would add two more catches for another 20 yards in the first half. The Minnesota passing game came to grinding halt in the second half and so did Robinson's numbers. He did not catch a pass in the second half.

2005 Week 1 vs TB (4 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)

Robinson's longest catch was for 14 yards, but he didn't make his presence known for the rest of the game. Culpepper's rough day didn't help Robinson put up fantasy numbers, but he didn't look like one of the top targets for the Culpepper because of all the different options.

2005 Week 2 vs CIN (5 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)

Robinson made a couple of nice grabs and played the Randy Moss role in catching Culpepper's two-point conversion pass on a high fade route.

2005 Week 3 vs NO (4 / 2 / 80 / 0 rec)

Robinson caught two of the six balls thrown his way. One reception, a 68 yard grab, set up a Viking FG, but the attempt failed.

2005 Week 4 vs ATL (4 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

Robinson was not a factor in the game and saw his only catch late in the fourth quarter.

2005 Week 6 vs CHI (6 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)

Robinson had 41 yards on the day on four catches.

2005 Week 7 vs GB (5 / 3 / 60 / 1 rec)

Robinson caught his first touchdown of the season and a perfectly thrown 27 yard pass from Culpepper. He beat Packers' CB Ahmad Carroll in man to man coverage down the left sideline for the easy score. Robinson finished the game with three receptions for 60 yards with a touchdown. Robinson also received a couple of additional end zone targets in the game. His first was on a Hail Mary before halftime that Robinson managed to get his hands on but the ball was tipped in the air and almost caught by teammate Nate Burleson. His second was overthrown but the play was nullified because of offsetting penalties.

2005 Week 8 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 77 / 1 rec)

Robinson caught four passes for 77 yards and a touchdown and was by far the most productive receiver for the Vikings. For the second consecutive week Robinson has found the end zone. His longest catch of the game went for 45 yards before he was tackled at the Panthers' four yard line. Robinson's touchdown came on a fourth and one from the Carolina five as he broke open in the back of the end zone on a corner route for a five yard touchdown catch.

2005 Week 9 vs DET (2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Robinson's targets and numbers were significantly down from last week's contest which included a touchdown. He managed just one reception for 12 yards and primarily used as a fourth receiver. Robinson did have an end zone target but a couple of defenders on him, Johnson elected to throw the ball out of the end zone.

2005 Week 10 vs NYG (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Robinson caught one pass for eleven yards. He was targeted deep on an incompletion.

2005 Week 11 vs GB (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Robinson has no catches in the game.

2005 Week 12 vs CLE (3 / 3 / 32 / 3 rec)

Robinson made the most of his three targets, catching a touchdown pass on each of them. Despite lining up in multiple formations throughout the game, Brad Johnson and the Vikings seemed determined only to throw his way in the red zone, but appeared to have absolute trust in the big receiver's ability to come down with the jump ball or on the fade route.

2005 Week 13 vs DET (6 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)

Marcus Robinson had three catches for 32 yards and was Brad Johnson's leading target. Johnson just missed a wide open Robinson on a bomb in the first half and again on a touchdown throw that was thrown a little low.

2005 Week 14 vs STL (2 / 1 / 49 / 0 rec)

Robinson had just reception in the game but he made it a big one for a 49 yard gain. He found an opening across the middle on a beautifully executed play action pass and streaked down the right sideline before being pushed out of bounds at the Rams' 13 yard line.

2005 Week 15 vs PIT (5 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)

Robinson matched the Vikings inconsistencies by making a sensational leaping 20 yard catch while being pushed out of bounds in mid-air. He also dropped a four yard touchdown catch on a fade pattern in the first quarter. The play was originally called a touchdown, but replays showed DB Ike Taylor's hand rattled the ball loose just before Robinson's second foot landed and he then lost control of the ball for the incomplete pass and the Vikings had to settle for a field goal.

2005 Week 16 vs BAL (3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Robinson saw only one target in the first half. He opened the second half being targeted on a fade down the right sideline to the goal line, but the pass was overthrown. His only catch was a short five yarder.