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I thought I would try and get a little background on this guy as he is quickly becoming a fan fav in MN lately. Since he sobered up he is playing well and acting like he cares about winning. Now I know he had a ton of issues in Sea, but was he this kind of player also. And do you think he can get his off field stuff under control long term? He had a problem catching the ball in Sea but seems to be sure handed here in MN, and what a burst of speed. He definately has another gear than other players. So before I start liking this guy tell me some things so I can hate him too. I guess I am just a wanna be follower! :D

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I think he could really emerge into something next year. He has much more talent than Marcus Robinson and Travis Taylor. If he keeps up the 'good behavior' and realizes this is his shot to revive his career.....he could turn into a very solid WR. All big 'IFs' though.

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someone local reported yesterday that Holmgren thought he was the most talented player on the Seahawks...just a matter of the off the field stuff which seems to be under control...

 

...so far...

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It's hard to make catches when you see 3 footballs coming at you.

 

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Catch the one in the middle!!!! :D

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He seems to be the real deal up here. He clearly has the most natural talent out of all the receivers on the Vikings at this point.

 

The prevailing thought is that if he can stay on the right path off the field that he will/is turning into the number 1 WR on the Vikings.

 

My friends and I all guffawed when they signed him but it seems to be working out.

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His talent was never really in question in Seattle. He was rountinely being disclipined for numerous problems. He also had a tendency to drop balls at the most crucial time. I believe he cost the Hawks a playoff win in Green Bay.

 

 

Here is hoping he has his life turned around.

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The second coming of Cris Carter. (Hopefully)  :D

 

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Anything is possible. He is different than Carter, but he could do it. You should bring Carter in or send KRob to workout with CC in the off season.

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Anything is possible. He is different than Carter, but he could do it.  You should bring Carter in or send KRob to workout with CC in the off season.

 

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Zygi has done a good job of bringing former players back to the dome for games on the sidelines etc. He's trying to bridge the past with the present. I'll love to have Cris be hired in some sort of contracted status as an offseason conditioning coach for the WRs.

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Zygi has done a good job of bringing former players back to the dome for games on the sidelines etc. He's trying to bridge the past with the present. I'll love to have Cris be hired in some sort of contracted status as an offseason conditioning coach for the WRs.

 

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I suppose that would violate some union rule though about practicing with the team in the offseason.

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Koren was lazy when he played in Seattle, he would laugh when he dropped balls or clap his hands together and shrug his shoulders like it was no big deal. I think the release from the Hawks was a big wake up for him. Then to have to find a team and earn a WR spot from special teams play was impressive. I think the Vikings could reap big rewards with Robinson.

 

He sure wouldn't be the first prima donna player to blow his first chance to land on his feet elsewhere.

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Here is a good article from last week after the Detroit game. He says alot of good things about where he had been and where he is going.

 

Vikings' Robinson making the most of a second chance

 

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer

December 7, 2005

 

 

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Koren Robinson came to the Minnesota Vikings a broken man. The No. 9 pick in the 2001 NFL draft was cut by the Seattle Seahawks after four years in which trouble off the field overshadowed one very good season on it.

Fresh out of an alcohol treatment facility, Robinson's voice trembled as he spoke of getting a second chance with the Vikings.

 

"I prepared myself for the worst, not even taking a snap," Robinson said Wednesday, three months to the day after he signed with the team. "But just being on a team, that would have been fine with me. That's what I was prepared for coming in." It's been much more.

 

The former North Carolina State star is making the most of his second chance. Robinson steadily has become the Vikings' most dangerous receiver, beginning to fulfill the promise he once showed in Seattle.

 

Last week he had four catches for 148 yards in a 21-16 victory at Detroit, including an 80-yard touchdown from Brad Johnson on the Vikings' first play. He leads the team with 18.1 yards per catch and also has been returning kicks, including an 86-yard TD in a stunning victory over the Giants in Week 10.

 

That's when things started to click.

 

"He has certainly had an impact and that's sometimes what special teams can do for you," offensive coordinator Steve Loney said. "He got confident and was feeling good about things, and that's when the offensive production started to come."

 

Robinson also had a 45-yard reception against the Lions, giving the Vikings a vertical element to their offense sorely lacking since they traded Randy Moss to the Oakland Raiders in the offseason.

 

"They've given me a role and opportunities to make plays," Robinson said. "But I feel like my confidence picked up and it got started on special teams."

 

Robinson's plight is eerily similar to the Vikings' 2005 season. Things started off rough with a 2-5 record on the field and the now infamous boat party scandal off it.

 

But as Robinson's production has increased, the Vikings have got back on track. They have won five in a row and are back in the playoff picture.

 

A big smile crept across his face as he talked about the 80-yard TD against the Lions, a play Johnson called "Louisiana," as in "blew by you." He's smiling a lot more these days while he answers questions about his performance on the field, and not his troubles with alcohol off it.

 

After he was released by the Seahawks, Robinson spent 28 days in a rehab facility in South Carolina, wondering if his career was over before it really started.

 

He caught 78 passes for 1,240 yards and five touchdowns in 2002, before getting caught up in the fast-paced NFL lifestyle that led to him pleading guilty in July to drunken driving.

 

Robinson speaks with a humility and maturity that seems genuine, a far cry from the problem child in Seattle. But he is quick to point out those days will always be with him.

 

"I can't never let that slip out of my mind, as far as everything that I've been through," he said. "I think about it every day. I'm mindful of where I've been, what I went through, where I'm at now, how I got here.

 

"Everybody should be mindful of what they've been through. It lets you know how you are thankful for things or are lucky to have certain things."

 

On the field, however, Robinson is anything but humble.

 

"I think he believes he's the best player on the field bar none," coach Mike Tice said. "And that's pretty good, when you have a player who thinks he's the best player on the field."

 

And the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder has the physical skills to back it up.

 

"I always felt that way. That's how I approach everything," Robinson said. "I feel like you have to play with a lot of confidence. You have to see yourself making plays. You have to say, 'I don't care who I line up on. No matter how fast he is, I'm going to run by him."'

 

He ran right by Lions cornerback R.W. McQuarters last week, but that has never been the problem for Robinson.

 

"The guy has a lot of talent," linebacker Keith Newman said. "He had some rough moments out in Seattle, but when we all were young, we all had some rough moments. I think sometimes, when you have high expectations, you're held to a higher standard because you are an NFL player, and in his case a first-round pick making millions of dollars. He understood, 'I made some mistakes.' He got some help, and he's having a tremendous year on the field."

 

Most importantly to Robinson, he's earned the respect of his teammates, who voted him the winner of a team honor for courage and overcoming adversity.

 

"Coming to Minnesota, it's opened his eyes that this thing is for real," safety Darren Sharper said. "He has to go out each week and play at that level. Then when he goes home, he has to take care of himself. You see the rewards that it's reaping for him right now."

 

For the first time in a long time, he feels comfortable in his own skin. And he can't help but look ahead.

 

"I love the front office, I love the organization, the atmosphere, the morale of the team, it feels home," Robinson said. "So I can see myself here for the rest of my career, if that happens. I don't want to go from team to team, or whatever, like that. If I could stay here, then I would love it."

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How many catches does he have? 10? Yeah, he's a new man.

 

A few rides on the Love Boat and he'll be back to dropping them as usual.

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How many catches does he have? 10? Yeah, he's a new man.

 

A few rides on the Love Boat and he'll be back to dropping them as usual.

 

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You're just bitter he shunned the Packers who showed interest in him after the Vikings released him momentarily before he resigned with them. :D

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You're just bitter he shunned the Packers who showed interest in him after the Vikings released him momentarily before he resigned with them.  :D

 

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Well that article was a tad bit sappy, but I did pick him up on the WW in my dynasty league.

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Koren was lazy when he played in Seattle, he would laugh when he dropped balls or clap his hands together and shrug his shoulders like it was no big deal.  I think the release from the Hawks was a big wake up for him.  Then to have to find a team and earn a WR spot from special teams play was impressive.  I think the Vikings could reap big rewards with Robinson. 

 

He sure wouldn't be the first prima donna player to blow his first chance to land on his feet elsewhere.

 

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This is exactly right. He was immature when he went to the NFL and he hasn't come a whole lot further since he's been here. He should have never left NCSU early to enter the draft. Lots of potential but it was just not developed enough for the pros. All I can say is that MIN better get used to dropped balls. The more balls he gets his way, the more drops there will be.

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This is exactly right.  He was immature when he went to the NFL and he hasn't come a whole lot further since he's been here.  He should have never left NCSU early to enter the draft.  Lots of potential but it was just not developed enough for the pros.  All I can say is that MIN better get used to dropped balls.  The more balls he gets his way, the more drops there will be.

 

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Seems to me this phenomena (sp?) applied to all SEA players for the last few years. I guess they're all immature? :D

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Another spoiled athlete who gets another chance. Same kind of guys who root for Ron Artest now root for Robinson. Can't wait to see the Steelers #43 rack him a couple of times. :D

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