Robinson garnered his first NFL interception in that game against rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert. He would snag another interception the next week against another rookie quarterback Cam Newton when the Saints played the Carolina Panthers. Robinson returned this one for 25 yards and came close to scoring a touchdown.
It would be another ten weeks, but Robinson would bust the bubble of another rookie quarterback when he intercepted Minnesota Vikings Christian Ponder on the very last play of the game. Robinson not only began to impress me with his interceptions, but with what seemed to be his playing style.
He’s begun to play with what seems to be more confidence. He has begun to slow the game down and attack each play with some fire. When he does make a mistake, he seems to make up for it in some way or another. What some in the secondary profession call “having a short memory”.
For example, when the Saints faced the Detroit Lions in Week 13, Robinson was expecting safety help on a play when Lions WR Titus Young got behind him for a big gain on a passing play. After another play and only a few seconds left on the game clock before halftime, the Lions settled for a field goal attempt. Robinson broke around the corner, laying out, and blocked the field goal. Effort play, period.
Tags: Blaine Gabbert Cam Newton Carolina Panthers Christian Ponder Detroit Lions Drew Brees Jabari Greer Jacksonville Jaguars Jason David Minnesota Vikings New Orleans Saints Patrick Robinson Titus Young Tracy Porter