On Monday morning, Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press tweeted the following:
Mike Zimmer likes Josh Robinson (hamstring) so much he doesn’t use his name: “Blanton’s going to go today. And the other guy? Who knows”
— Brian Murphy (@murphPPress) August 18, 2014
While it may be humorous and somewhat tongue-in-cheek, an element of [harsh] truth exists.
Cornerback Josh Robinson has been dealing with a nagging hamstring injury, and we have yet to see him in full action. It is already clear that head coach Mike Zimmer holds all his players to high standards, but he seems even more strict when dealing with the defensive backs. Zimmer has several CB’s on the roster, and his patience with Robinson’s rather slow comeback looks to be wearing thin. Robinson sits on the proverbial bubble anyway, after a inconsistent performance last season.
The young corner shows a lot of potential and could be much improved in a different defensive system; however, the longer he sits out, the more uncertain his role becomes. It is in Robinson’s best interest to return to the field as soon as possible.