What is Going On With Cleveland Browns WR Brian Robiskie?

In the Cleveland Browns’ first two games of the season, wide receiver Brian Robiskie has had two balls thrown to him, but no catches to show for it. Robiskie didn’t even see a pass come his way in the team’s win over the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday.

In his first two seasons, Robiskie never exactly lit it up, but that recent stat line still begs the question: What is going on with Brian Robiskie? He is in the much-anticipated third season, the time for a wide receiver to prove his worth in the NFL. Many feel that if a receiver can’t make much of an impact in three seasons, he never will.

Head coach Pat Shurmur addressed Robiskie’s lack of production so far this season, denying that he has soured on the young receiver. Shurmur cited the fact that Robiskie was on the field for more than 25 snaps, so he’s at least getting the appearances. It might just come down to the fact that Robiskie can’t get open in his routes. It’s been three seasons and Browns fans haven’t seen much development.

Perhaps he is being used in the wrong way, or maybe he just can’t cut it in the NFL. Either way, Robiskie doesn’t have much time left to prove that he belongs on the Browns roster past the 2011 season.


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  • wallaceterry4

    They let Josh Cribbs start in his place and look what happened. Production. Robiskie has really only shown a few flashes. I honestly think he’s just not starting WR caliber. He can’t separate and has had way too many drops. I’d rather see Cribbs in his place- or possibly even Jordan Norwood- and trade Robiskie for whatever they can get.

  • tldawg

    He drops 7 out of 10 balls thrown his way, trade him or cut him, let someone else play

  • dawgpounddaily

    As the season wears on, I think you’ll certainly start to see his time taken away even more, especially with the emergence of Greg Little.

  • dawgpounddaily

    @wallaceterry4 At this point, you’re probably right. Three years in and Robiskie has been unable to establish himself at any point. He’s on the field, but it’s probably not a coincidence that the ball is never thrown his way. With the way Greg Little has played in these first two games, Robiskie is quickly becoming expendable.

  • Willcal69

    Although I like Colt McCoy, McCoy rarely throws to his left. When McCoy gets comfortable throwing to his left, Brian Robiskie’s production will increase.

  • black.man.in.disguise

    Robiskie can play. That’s what stinks. But obviously, since he had major issues getting on the field in 09, and then couldn’t do much last year until the end, and this year he isn’t getting any looks… the dude has to be doing something wrong. I heard that he just didn’t wanna play special teams his rookie year… which is kinda understandable. The guy is a receiver. He was supposed to be a big time receiver, the most NFL ready receiver in the draft. Maybe he needs to be more dedicated and start workng with old pros in the offsesason. Cris Carter usually works with some guys.

  • LeeStover

    @dawgpounddaily i totally agree. believe you nailed it.

  • ClintMayo

    In this week’s “Hey Tony” on cleveland.com/browns he answered my question about Robiskie:

    Hey, Clint: I can’t put my finger on why Robiskie has not blossomed. I thought it would happen by now. I don’t see any receiver working any harder than him. I don’t see him dropping passes. It just seems on game days, he is not in the flow of the game or game plan. There are no issues or problems, to my knowledge. He is a really good person and dedicated player. A lot of people have been rooting for him and I am one of them.

    He is just as mystified as I am. I’ve seen him make some plays. I don’t think any other receiver on the team is better than him. Really. Obviously, right now it doesn’t look like that’s the case though.

  • dawgpounddaily

    @ClintMayo It truly is bizarre what’s going on with him. Like Tony said, I doubt it has anything to do with his talent, at least not during games. Maybe he just can’t get over that hump to become a viable NFL receiver. It can’t just be because the Browns coaching staff is ignoring him.