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Spread offense talent not en vogue in NFL

By: Magnolia Tribune - February 19, 2009

Spread offense talent not en vogue in NFL

Anytime Brian Robiskie mentioned a college team that ran the spread offense during his recruiting process, he’d get a lukewarm, sometimes dismissive response from his father.

Terry Robiskie, who has spent 27 years in the NFL coaching receivers and coordinating offenses, eventually broke it down for his son. He told him spread offenses are “pretty and often productive,” but stressed that playing in one would likely stunt his development as a receiver and ultimately hurt his chances of succeeding in the NFL.

Brian listened, and even though the Urban Meyer-led Florida Gators were high on his list, he picked Ohio State, where he had 1,866 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns during his college career. Four years later, he’s viewed as one of the more polished receivers in the 2009 draft class.

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