Aldrick Robinson got his first chance after the season-opening win at New Orleans. It didn’t go so well: he dropped pass at the 12-yard line and missed a few blocks.
But Robinson is about to get another chance. Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that Robinson would play more after watching his route-running improve vs. Pittsburgh.
“Just putting a lot more focus in it and trying to work on the details and little things,” Robinson said. “Things that will help me do better than the last time when I had that chance. … I didn’t play as well as I wanted in the St. Louis game, but I’m grinding and now I have another chance. …I have to take a better approach.”
Robinson, in his second season, offers speed and quickness in the open field. The Redskins could use both attributes, especially with Pierre Garcon sidelined. Robinson averages 14.3 yards on eight catches.
Robinson did not catch a pass against Pittsburgh, though he nearly had a touchdown catch. Corner Keenan Lewis had good coverage, but his right arm is holding onto Robinson’s left as the ball arrives.
“I tried to scoop it and I couldn’t get to it,” Robinson said. “The refs didn’t make the call, but I still have to try to make the catch. It should have been pass interference.”