Coming Up
  • Wed., Jun. 29, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT The Sports Reporters

    Coming up today on the Sports Reporters:  Czaban and Andy are in.   Chris Knoche joins the guys in studio from 5-7pm.  Andy is back from his one week stay at home vacation.    Billy Hurley III wins the Quicken Loans National.   Wizards out of the Kevin Durant chase.   Bad weekends for quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson and Johnny Manziel.

  • Wed., Jun. 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT DMV Gametime

    Tim Murray (@1TimMurray) and Nick Ashooh (@NickAshooh) will stay connected to local listeners as the night’s action gets underway on “DMV Game Time”, Monday thru Friday 7pm-10pm on ESPN 980!

  • Thu., Jun. 30, 2016 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM EDT The Morning Blitz

    The Morning Blitz with Al Galdi is a fast-moving, high-energy show that covers everything you need to begin your day.  Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, Capitals, Terps, Hoyas, Orioles…Galdi covers them all in addition to hitting on the national sports stories that matter to you.  Galdi is a DMV-lifer, a huge proponent of analytics and a big fan of old-school hip-hop.  He also hosts The Official Redskins Postgame Show after every Redskins game and Chin Music with Al Galdi on Saturdays from 9am-10am.  Tweet him: @AlGaldi

  • Thu., Jun. 30, 2016 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Cooley and Kevin

    Monday on Cooley & Kevin! Kevin is away on his Euro Vacation! Nick Ashooh of DMV Game Time is sitting in with Cooley! Guns & Roses from over the weekend, Cooley will tell us all about it! Nats Insider Mark Zuckerman joins the show discussing the Nats-Brewers series and moving on to the Mets. Plus, what did you miss with “Weekend DVR”!

  • Thu., Jun. 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT Andy Pollin Andy Pollin on ESPN 980
  • Thu., Jun. 30, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Inside the Locker Room

    Join Doc Walker, B-Mitch and Scott Jackson weekday afternoons at their new, expanded time – 1pm-4pm on ESPN 980!

  • Thu., Jun. 30, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT The Sports Reporters

    Coming up today on the Sports Reporters:  Czaban and Andy are in.   Chris Knoche joins the guys in studio from 5-7pm.  Andy is back from his one week stay at home vacation.    Billy Hurley III wins the Quicken Loans National.   Wizards out of the Kevin Durant chase.   Bad weekends for quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson and Johnny Manziel.

  • Thu., Jun. 30, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT DMV Gametime

    Tim Murray (@1TimMurray) and Nick Ashooh (@NickAshooh) will stay connected to local listeners as the night’s action gets underway on “DMV Game Time”, Monday thru Friday 7pm-10pm on ESPN 980!

  • Fri., Jul. 01, 2016 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM EDT The Morning Blitz

    The Morning Blitz with Al Galdi is a fast-moving, high-energy show that covers everything you need to begin your day.  Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, Capitals, Terps, Hoyas, Orioles…Galdi covers them all in addition to hitting on the national sports stories that matter to you.  Galdi is a DMV-lifer, a huge proponent of analytics and a big fan of old-school hip-hop.  He also hosts The Official Redskins Postgame Show after every Redskins game and Chin Music with Al Galdi on Saturdays from 9am-10am.  Tweet him: @AlGaldi

News

Print
RSS

Robinson Has A 'Guaranteed Opportunity'

Posted Nov 2, 2012

Following his four-reception, 52-yard performance in Pittsburgh, Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan guaranteed WR Aldrick Robinson more playing time.

A healthy and productive receiving corps has been essential to the early success of the Redskins offense, which currently ranks seventh in the NFL. 

After injuries to speedy receivers Pierre Garçon and Fred Davis, the Redskins have been forced to get creative with packages, utilizing more of the depth chart to stretch the field.

First year receiver Aldrick Robinson was an early favorite to step in for Garçon, following a strong preseason and season opener. 

However, his disappearing act in the following seven weeks (five receptions, 62 yards), left him glued to the bench.

“I’ve just got to take a better approach at it,” Robinson said at the time.  “I’ve got to be well-prepared and ready.”

Robinson's greatest skill is his 4.3 speed, earning the intrigue of his head coach, who called him "one of the fastest players in the NFL."

After spending most of his rookie season on the practice squad, Robinson solidified his spot on the 2012 active roster with an impressive training camp.  His 104 yards in the final 20 minutes against the Chicago Bears was the team's only 100-yard receiving performance this preseason.

Robinson knows that consistency is the key to his coaches' trust, and has worked hard prove his reliability.  

“I’ve been practicing hard and looking good at practice,” he said.  “[The coaches] are seeing that and want to see it in a game now.”

Head coach Mike Shanahan told reporters that Robinson has put himself in a position to earn more playing time if he can seize the opportunity now.

“Aldrick has gotten back in the mix. We expect him to play a high level,” Shanahan said.  “He is going to get some more playing time--I can guarantee you that."

After a four-reception, 52-yard performance against the Steelers, Shanahan saw the execution he anticipated all season.

“I was pleased [with him] against Pittsburgh," he said.  “There were a couple of routes that he ran that I was really impressed with.”

Robinson came to the NFL from the unorthodox Run-n-Shoot offense at Southern Methodist University.  He admits that it took some time to learn the Redskins’ playbook, but his comfort level has made him a more polished receiver.

“I’m just putting a lot more focus in [everything I do], trying to work on the details and little things,” Robinson said.  “Things that will help me do better than I did last time when I had this chance.”

Going up against a Panthers’ pass defense ranked 15th in the NFL, Robinson plans to show his coaches and teammates that he can be a consistent performer.

"This is definitely another chance for me," he said.  "I had the opportunity after the Saints game to establish myself--now I have that chance again."

.

.

.