Cornerback Patrick Robinson
Patrick Robinson was the Indianapolis Colts’ biggest free agent signing this offseason. He will be expected to be an effective starting cornerback Week 1 of the regular season.
Over the past few seasons, the Colts have had to deal with the inconsistent play and injury concerns of Greg Toler. This offseason they let Toler walk and brought in Robinson as a replacement. While Robinson is not a huge upgrade from Toler, he is an upgrade nonetheless.
In his six-year career, Robinson has started in 43 of 74 games. Last season, he played very well for the San Diego Chargers. He accumulated 49 combined tackles, one interception and eight pass deflections. The Colts hope he will bring that same production to them in 2016.
There is a good chance Robinson will succeed this season with the Colts because the team recently signed his most recent position coach Greg Williams. Williams and Robinson had a goo relationship in San Diego.
Opposing teams are going to target Robinson a lot because opponents will be reluctant to challenge Vontae Davis, who is the Colts’ best cornerback. By being targeted a lot, Robinson will have plenty of opportunities to make big plays.
Robinson is a proven veteran who is in his athletic prime. He has been productive whenever he has been given a chance to play. Well, the Colts are giving Robinson a starting role. Based on recent history, Robinson should be an impact player for the Colts in 2016.
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