There’s no denying the fact that Washington Redskins wide receiver Aldrick Robinson is one of the biggest fan favorites on the team. Each and every time he steps onto the field, defensive coordinators cringe at the thought of him burning their secondary—and he usually does.
Hey, Redskins fans love the long ball. There’s nothing wrong with that.
Although he may have only recorded 11 catches last season, his numbers (237 yards and three touchdowns) lead one to believe that if given enough repetitions, he has the tools necessary to be an elite receiver for years to come. While it remains to be seen if he’ll measure up to his potential, a third season for any NFL player is usually the time in which the cream rises to the top.
Now away from what is actually going to take place in NFL stadiums across the country starting Thursday, everyone has a bold fantasy football prediction. For fantasy football expert/ the envy of every man across this great land, Matthew Berry, he’s running with the biggest prediction of all—850 receiving yards and seven touchdowns for No. 11.
“I say Aldrick Robinson has 850 yards and seven touchdowns this year, or basically what T.Y. Hilton had last year. What I’m thinking: I just love this kid’s talent and the Skins need to throw deep to keep defenses honest around Alfred Morris, and throwing out of play-action is a staple of the offense.”
At first glance you’d think ehh that might be too much of a stretch especially for a guy that only has 237 career receiving yards and three touchdowns. But then again for the Washington Redskins—nothing seems too crazy anymore. Because everyone predicted a Redskins playoff appearance during the Bye Week, right?
The key for Robinson, or any player for that matter, is going to be the number of snaps he sees. Despite back-to-back 45-plus yard touchdown catches against the Eagles and Cowboys in Weeks 10 and 11, Robinson’s last catch of the season was his 61-yard touchdown catch against Dallas on Thanksgiving.
In training camp, Robinson received high praise from quarterback Robert Griffin III and wide receiver coach Mike McDaniel in reference to his improvement from last year to this.
“He had an awesome offseason. He’s had one of the best on the team,” McDaniel said during the last week of training camp in Richmond. “The biggest thing we are looking for him is to recover from his mistakes and come back even better. We are confident he can do this.”
So will we be seeing this seven times this year?
If Berry’s correct than we will. Besides, why would you ever disagree with a man who’s referred to as a guru?
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