Interesting interview last night on NFL Sirius Radio with wide receivers’ coach Jimmy Robinson. First, the news. Asked whether KRobinson would be taking over kick return duties, JRobinson said: “Oh, I think so…I think that’s an area without a doubt where Koren can help us.” This is not a surprise, of course, since Robinson went to the Pro Bowl as a kick returner. But it’s the first specific thing I’d heard from a Packer coach about his role.
JRobinson said that he didn’t know whether KRobinson will be activated for Monday’s game — same thing we’ve heard from the coaches all week. Ruvell Martin told reporters that he injured his back a couple weeks ago and tweaked again early this week. KRobinson would likely be activated if Martin cannot go.
JRobinson said KRobinson gives the Packers another dimension when he plays WR. “He had a knack for making plays — even when one wasn’t there.” JRobinson talked specifically about a play in Detroit in which the pocket collapsed, Favre scrambled, KRobinson lost his defender and made a spectacular one-handed catch.
JRobinson also gave a strong endorsement to Greg Jennings. “From the very first time we met him after the draft, there was a sense that he belonged,” said JRobinson. “He is very smooth, very natural and a very fast learner…It seemed like he knew what we were doing right from the beginning.”