James Robinson happy to join winner, Jets plan to ‘take it slow’

James Robinson happy to join winner, Jets plan to ‘take it slow’

By two-plus NFL seasons in Jacksonville, working again James Robinson appeared in 35 video games. His Jaguars gained 4.

A startling new actuality of the 2022 Jets is gamers are being added, not subtracted. Acquired items are becoming a member of the ship and fleeing the one they left sinking.

“Feels fairly good, I’ll say that — 5-2 [record] from 2-5,” Robinson mentioned after observe Wednesday, his first together with his new crew after the Jets traded for his or her Breece Corridor substitute this week. “[Winning] makes it very thrilling truly.”

The query is: When will he be part of that successful? Robinson mentioned the crew is retaining the playbook easy, which a minimum of opens the door for a debut Sunday in opposition to the Patriots. However the Jets, who additionally promoted working again Zonovan Knight to the lively roster, mentioned they’ll “take it gradual” with Robinson and wish to see how he seems to be.

The 24-year-old tore his Achilles final December in a recreation in opposition to the Jets. He returned 9 months later, in a position to open the season because the Jaguars’ beginning working again.

James Robinson practices with the Jets on Wednesday.Invoice Kostroun

However his utilization declined because the weeks handed. Throughout the loss Sunday to the Giants, Robinson had no carries as Travis Etienne, their 2021 first-round decide, grew to become the Jaguars’ workhorse. After the sport, Jacksonville head coach Doug Pederson informed reporters Robinson was “coping with some lower-body points.” A day later, he was despatched to the Jets for a conditional decide.

“The communication was actually not there. Final Sunday I felt like I ought to have performed however clearly [I didn’t],” mentioned Robinson, who added he’s wholesome. “I assumed it was going to be like a one-two punch, that type of factor. I really feel like they in all probability type of fell out of that a little bit bit. I feel they had been utilizing my ‘not being wholesome’ as an excuse, I suppose.”

Robinson handed his Jets bodily. He practiced Wednesday and was not listed on the damage report. He acknowledged “there’s going to be soreness” in his knee, however nothing irregular.

Robinson went undrafted out of Illinois State in 2020. He caught with the Jaguars and have become a outstanding story, speeding for 1,070 yards and 7 touchdowns in his rookie marketing campaign. He was averaging 4.7 yards per carry in 14 video games earlier than the damage value him the top of final season.

This season, he had for 340 yards on 81 carries (4.2 per) earlier than the commerce.

James Robinson speaks to the media.Invoice Kostroun

“I’m a tough runner. I attempt to not get too cute with a number of issues,” mentioned Robinson, who’s listed at 5-feet-9 and 219 kilos — a barely stockier model of Michael Carter, who figures to type a complement with Robinson after Corridor, the star rookie, tore his ACL on Sunday.

“[Robinson] seems to be like Michael in stature, however he’s a one-cut runner, he will get downhill in a rush,” head coach Robert Saleh mentioned Wednesday. “Actually, actually good complement to what Ty Johnson and Michael carry to the desk, so simply hold attempting to maintain that versatility in our room.

“Clearly dropping Breece is a giant blow, however James Robinson is a reasonably good soccer participant, too.”

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