Space Coyote

June 25th, 2013 at 4:10 PM ^

They're just innovative in very different ways than the college game (the college game is actually probably more cyclical than innovative in it's own right, it's just got a lot broader spectrum). The only real revalation of late is that they are willing to look to the college game for some different ideas rather than think up new things on their own.

That being said, it will be interesting to see if the rigid NFL front office will allow someone to be at a position called "offensive weapon" rather than one of their defined positions with a defined number.


June 25th, 2013 at 3:36 PM ^

If the folks at Big Cat Country are to be believed, this is a special creation by the Jaguars for our muti-talented former quarterback. According to their blog, it began as something of a joke in interviews and it has now become his official position, in part because the team didn't seem to feel comfortable listing him just as a running back or wide receiver.  If there are players that could be justly listed as an "offensive weapon", Denard Robinson is certainly one of them. 


June 25th, 2013 at 5:36 PM ^

1) The guy had a huge target painted on him while at UM

2) As I understand it, a big part of football in the NFL is creating issues for a defense and then having counter-strategies. The Jags may very well want Ds focusing on Denard so that they can use him as a decoy and the rest of the offense can be more effective. Then, when the D responds to other parts of the Jags O, they can counter-attack with Denard again.

Mr. Yost

June 26th, 2013 at 10:36 AM ^

I don't think it would be a slight to say he's better at both than Denard.

But Denard can play RB, QB, Wildcat in addition to those positions. Sanders is a straight slot/returner.

I think both will stick in the NFL and succeed

The thing I love about Denard's skill set is outside of QB and Wildcat, you can move him all over the field without messing up the rhythm and timing of the offense.

To me he's also MN - Matchup Nightmare.

I'd play him at RB, FB, Outside WR, Slot, and TE. Just create mismatches all over the field. And because he can play multiple don't get him subbing in and out tipping off the defense on what is coming.

For me, Denard, the QB and the OL would never leave the field. You can line him up in the backfield and run a regular pass play, you can put him out wide and run wouldn't be tipping your hand or giving up anything in either situation.

Then the 1-2 times he is lined up at QB, he actually is a threat to throw the ball.

Both Sanders and Robinson are labelled correctly in my eyes...


June 25th, 2013 at 4:15 PM ^

A weapon of mass destruction if he runs/ catches for over 150 yards and scores a rushing, receiving, and special teams TD in one game


June 25th, 2013 at 4:27 PM ^

Anyone else like me... it continues unabated after the past 3 years, every mention of Denard in any context immediately puts a smile on my face.  It's like a drug -- a few moments of unadulterated bliss.  Then it passes, reality sets in, and I go back to scowling at my work.

Dude can be the first to get a $200M contract, be named POY for 10 years in a row in the NFL and POY in another sport he doesn't even play, have an NFL team named after him ("The Los Angeles Denardians"), convert to Mormon so that he can marry the world's 5 hottest models at the same time... and yet I still won't think he's getting all the accolades and happiness he deserves.

Blue in Denver

June 25th, 2013 at 4:41 PM ^

What does it say about me that my first thought was "shit, how will we deal with that in fantasy football?

Nevermind.  I know exactly what it says about me.

EDIT:  Apologies for repeated thought.  Didn't read all the comments.