TE Adrien Robinson returns for minicamp

Posted Jun 12, 2012

Because of a league rule that required the fourth-round draft pick to first finish up school, Adrien Robinson missed OTA training but will return to the field this week.

As Mike Pope recently said, coaches like to have training camp be the third “revolution” in digesting information for rookies.  

For his pupil Adrien Robinson, it is going to be “only the second – at best.” 

That’s because the fourth-round draft choice out of Cincinnati missed OTA training as a league rule required him to first finish up school, which operates on a quarter system. But with commencement ceremonies this past weekend, Robinson will return to the field today for the first time since rookie minicamp concluded in May.

“I’m real excited, I’m just happy to be here and finally get back,” Robinson said during Tuesday’s media session before practice. “I feel like I missed so much. So my head is spinning a little bit trying to understand everything and terms and all that. But I think now that I’m here, I think I’ll be able to pick it up pretty quick.

“It’s not really frustrating. You just have to roll with it. It’s a rule. There’s nothing I can do about it so I made the best of it.”

As coach Tom Coughlin said today, Robinson “has a lot of meeting time to make up” as he wasn’t allowed to have a playbook over that period.

“It’s going to be just a lot of individual study,” Robinson said. “I’m studying on my own and watching film with coach Pope and learning from all the other tight ends that are here – following them and being their shadow, basically. This is my first day. Coming in, to me, everyone has been telling me what to do and helping me out. They’re all leaders to me.”