Brian Robison

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I've been saying for years that Robison should have started over Ray Edwards, but Robison was forced to suffer through a ridiculous four year racial apprenticeship before finally getting his opportunity this season. And what a huge upgrade he's been over Edwards, who is now gracing the Falcons with his constant nagging injuries and inability to tackle and get to the passer.

So some of the best moves the front office makes are the players they don't sign. Let's just say that not signing Ray Edwards was a GENIUS move by the VIkings. Robison is a force, and Edwards has all but fallen off the face of the earth. Robison registered two more sacks on Sunday, and is now in the top 10 with 4.5 sacks on the season, while Edwards has 3.5 more tackles than Robison has sacks. And Allen has .5 sack more than Edwards has tackles. Just...wow. http://www.dailynorseman.com/2011/1...s-arizona-cardinals-recap-stock-market-report http://www.dailynorseman.com/2011/1...s-arizona-cardinals-recap-stock-market-report

Don yes you have!! I made sure to point out to my brother and my friend yesterday the type of lackluster performance Edwards has turned in and has turned in the last couple of years. Who would have thought the color of your skin can save your job? I thought the "coaches" played the best player. Anyways Robison's racial apprenticeship was long overdue, just glad he's racking up sacks!
 

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Again Weenieworld states what Don has been saying for some time now. Ray Edwards was overrated and he's not needed.
Through five weeks, Jared Allen leads the NFL with 8.5 sacks.

He would have 9.5, but Kevin Kolb poked him in the eye while in the grasp last week. Allen had to let go because "it felt like Kolb was touching my brain." Allen and Brian Robison have combined for 13 sacks on a still-dominant defensive line. The Vikes haven't missed Ray Edwards in the least.
 
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There is speculation the vikings will switch to the 3-4 defense next year. This writer apparently doesn't think Brian Robison will be part of the scheme.

"If I had to guess, with the current roster, a 3-4 lineup would feature Williams, Ayodele, and Ballard on the front and Allen, Chad Greenway, E.J. Henderson, and Everson Griffen. Of those seven, only E.J. Henderson is not under contract next year. It'll be interesting to see if he re-signs, but he's taken a serious step backwards this year with a lingering knee injury."

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...ense-would-be-great-for-the-minnesota-vikings

also here

http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/...ense_has_Vikings_ripe_for_major_changes121511
 

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I have seen a few articles mentioning having Robison, Allen along with all of the young athletes with "so much upside" on the field at the same time with the 3-4.

but, the move to a 3-4 defense doesn't make sense. They are getting plenty of pressure, but it doesn't matter because the secondary can't cover a guy for a few seconds. Jared Allen who is having a monster year, would be less effective as a 3-4 OLB, similar to Aaron Kampman. Robison might transition better being smaller. I mean they could both do it, one of the best traits of White athletes is their versatility, which is why I like the fact that more teams are switching to a 3-4 defense, it usually results in a few more Whites playing. However, Allen and Robison are doing great in the 4-3, the defense has produced 40 sacks, which is 2nd in the NFL. They need to look at fixing the secondary (which pretty much every team needs to do).

However, if Frazier is going to remain the coach it would be nice to see Allen, Robison, Greenway, Gerhart and Rudolph out of there. Gerhart could be rushing for 1k a season, and I think Rudolph has more potential than Jimmy Graham. He can be a poorer version of Gronkowski, which would still be elite. Allen could go to a team where he has a chance to get a ring. The Saints could use him, along with Greenway at OLB to play alongside Scott Shanle.
 

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rotoworld just figured out what we all knew for a few seasons now... at least they've admitted it!

After reviewing all of the Vikings' 2011 defensive snaps, 1500 ESPN's Tom Pelissero expects LE Brian Robison to "justify his deal and then some" going forward.

The Vikings were criticized in some circles for giving Robison a three-year, $14.1 million contract last March, and letting free agent Ray Edwards walk. The move paid off. Robison played 82.7 percent of the Vikings' 2011 defensive snaps, racking up eight sacks, 13 quarterback hits, and 54 total pressures. Edwards finished 2011 in Atlanta with 3.5 sacks, 8.5 QB hits, and 26 pressures. (Pressure and quarterback hits numbers are from ProFootballFocus.com.)
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Source: ESPN 1500 Twin Cities
 

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A couple more stats -- Robison had total 44 tackles and 10 tackles for loss (TFL). Edwards had 33 total tackles and 6.5 TFL.

But even so a portion of the Vikings DWFs keep clamoring for Everson Griffin to replace Robison, because, of course, of his "tremendous upside."
 

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I remember last offseason how people were claiming Ray Edwards was some sort of prize pass rusher. He really fleeced the Falcons with that deal he got.
 
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[h=2]Jared Allen expecting fellow end Brian Robison to have a big year[/h]
Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is used to double teams. And, after posting 22 sacks last season, he figures to get a steady diet again this season. But he sees the continued improvement of fellow end Brian Robison as a way to make teams pay for that.
Last season – Robison’s first year as a starter – he had 44 total tackles and eight sacks. Allen sees bigger numbers in Robison’s near future. “Brian is having a good camp,†Allen said. “I think his progression as a starting pro has been phenomenal. His recognition of his run and pass stuff? Last year he came in, a first-time starter, and there is an adjustment period. I expect great things (this season). I mean, he’s a double-digit sack guy. I think he’s a 10-plus sack guy every year. You get that kind of production on both sides and they have to choose who they’re going to block

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/166049406.html
 
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