WR Robiskie more confident entering second Browns’ camp
BEREA — Brian Robiskie believes finding a comfort zone at the Cleveland Browns’ training camp can help get him into the end zone, too.
The second-year wide receiver from Ohio State did both Wednesday. He looked perfectly at ease grabbing a 45-yard touchdown pass from new quarterback Jake Delhomme to finish the first practice of two-a-day drills performed in high humidity.
“It feels great,” Robiskie said, sweat still dripping off his face after 15 minutes of signing autographs following the two-hour workout. “That was our 2-minute drill. You score, it’s over. That’s the way you always want to end.”
Robiskie faked left, ran right and got open in the corner. He held off a late challenge from defensive back Mike Adams and made a nifty over-the-shoulder catch.
“It will be good to watch that one on film,” Robiskie said. “More importantly, I want to look at three or four plays I didn’t get right. I’ve got to see what went wrong, go back out and do it right.”
Robiskie had almost forgotten what the end zone looked like. After scoring 24 touchdowns among his 127 career catches in college and being a highly touted second-round draft choice, he did little as the Browns started 1-11 a year ago. He had just seven catches in 11 games, and four of them came in a 30-23 loss to San Diego in December.
“The good thing about all the bad stuff is that last season is over,” Robiskie said. “It’s done, finished. We’re all here working on a new season and with a real positive attitude.”
The son of former Browns head coach Terry Robiskie is well-schooled on the game’s finer points, but discovered the transition from college star to professional player is not a snap.
“It helped that my dad told me things, but until you experience it yourself you just don’t know,” Robiskie said. “I’ve learned a lot. I’m more comfortable. I also know I’ll never quit learning and can always get better.”
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