Jaguars coach wants to see any angrier Allen Robinson in 2015
As he works his way back from a broken foot that cut his rookie season short, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson has been one of the team's top performers through OTA's and this week's minicamp. The second-year wideout, who missed the last six games of 2014 is healthy and displaying the talent that spurred the Jaguars to take him with the 61st overall pick in last year's draft.
“He’s been unbelievable,” quarterback Blake Bortles said, according to the team's official website. “I know he worked really hard in the training room to rehab and get back as quickly as he could and he’s done that....He’s physical, he can run and do everything out in the open field, so he’s been fun to throw to.”
But while the Jaguars are pleased at the progress Robinson has shown over the offseason, head coach Gus Bradley said he would like the former Penn State star to change the way he approaches the game in order to reach his potential.
"The challenge is for him is to play angry," Bradley said Wednesday, via the Florida Times-Union. "Play where he is competing to get the ball and competing in all of his routes. I think he is extremely competitive. He's got a 40-plus vertical jump. We want to be able to throw it up to him and know he's going to come down with the ball. Sometimes when you do that in training camp, when we have the pads on, you'd like to see that part of him. I believe he has that and hopefully we see that."
The 21-year-old Robinson caught 48 passes for 548 yards and two touchdowns during his injury-shortened rookie season.
(h/t Florida Times-Union)
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