Robinson is another Jaguar who sometimes doesn’t get the credit he deserves since he plays for a team that has a lot of issues currently on the field and with their head coach off of it.
After bursting onto the scene as an un-drafted rookie last season, many thought his carry load would be in jeopardy with the addition of Travis Etienne in the first round of the 2021 draft. With the season-ending injury to Etienne, Robinson has handled the workload as the primary back in Jacksonville and has delivered.
After 5 games, Robinson has 387 yards on the ground with 4 touchdowns (stats courtesy of ESPN.com). He has proven to be a quality runner who can gash defenses that aren’t playing well. Insert the Miami Dolphins.
If the Dolphins aren’t careful, Robinson could have a big game. He’s good between the tackles and on the edges and solid on the passing game, which sounds like a recipe for disaster for this Dolphins defense which is playing at its worst.
With Miami’s struggles on defense, they are going to need to step up their game to keep Robinson out of the end-zone. Outside of the Raiders game, Miami’s defense has been somewhat decent against the run. The problem, however, is when the running backs become receiving threats, similarly to how the Buccaneers used Leonard Fournette last week. They will also need to be better at wrapping up, something that they clearly forgot how to do last week.
Honestly, if Miami can right their defensive ship, then they should be alright in this one. But, not game-planning for Robinson could be the beginning of the end for their winning hopes.