Keenan Robinson speaks after last week's rookie minicamp"
(his years at Texas)
I think my four years were very well spent. I learned a lot, I became a good linebacker, good enough to get me to the NFL and I think that the learning starts over again. I feel like I’m a freshman starting out again and I’ll just have to work my way all the way back up.
(about his game)
My game is just like any other linebacker. I try to play tough between the tackles. I’m good in pass coverage, that’s another element I bring to my game, and I feel like I can play sideline to sideline.
(prefer inside or outside)
I don’t really care. I played 3-4 before I played 4-3 and I played inside linebacker, which I’m going to play here. I really don’t have a preference but I have three years under my belt at inside linebacker in a 3-4.
(saying RG3 won’t win the Heisman on his watch)
That’s something that every team probably said. I feel like we did alright. We had some bad drives where they scored pretty quickly. He had an alright game, it wasn’t his best game but not matter what he did he might have won the Heisman that day.
(RG3 putting Baylor on the map)
Texas is still the big dog out there but Baylor still, I’d say, is No. 3, after Texas A&M.
(how good can RG3 be?)
He’s going to be great. He’s a guy who works hard, he studies really well, he’s really a smart guy, really bright. The sky’s the limit for him, I think that he’ll come in here and work hard, he’ll hard in minicamp, OTA’s, and in training camp and be ready to go once the season starts.
(what he has to do to maximize his chances here)
I just need to continue to work hard, keep doing the little things I did in college, make it a habit. Make sure I do everything I can to learn from London Fletcher, learn from Orakpo, Kerrigan, learn from guys around me and be able to put myself in position to hel p this team any way I can.
(how he feels he did over last few days)
I feel like I did pretty well. . . All the guys have done really well. We’ve been able to work through the meetings, work through the multiple practices. We’re able to come out here and just i give it our best shot. The most important thing is coming out of here knowing you gave it your all and at the end of the day, no matter what happens, for the guys that might not get signed or might get signed, you know that gave it your all and you left it all on the field.
(adjustment going to inside LB)
It feels more comfortable. I played with Muschamp for three years at Texas, my freshman through junior year, and I feel like I’m back at it. The coach said ‘you look real familiar in this defense’ and I said I played it for three years with guys like Orakpo, Sergio Kindle, Roy Miller, a whole bunch of guys who have gone into the league. I feel comfortable and I feel like this is right where I need to be.
(is the playbook daunting)
Once you get the concepts down with the defense you can pick it up real quickly. Once you just get the concepts and the terminology everything else kind of flows from there. That’s one thing that this minicamp can really help the rookies do is just get acclimated with the terminology and concepts and then you can apply it to all the other defenses they’ll give you later on.
(did they give you the whole playbook)
Yes, it was about a triple cheeseburger worth. It was pretty big but Muschamp had a big playbook in college so I’m very used to it and I know I’ll be able to handle it.
(familiar with Redskins defense prior to draft)
I watched the Redskins because of Orakpo, . . . I’m very familiar because I’m a fan of football. So when they played the Cowboys, someone where I could watch them on TV, I’d watch the game, watch my boy Orakpo do his work. London Fletcher, he’s one of the best, LaVar Arrington, I watched him when he was playing.
(stick with London to learn?)
I’m going to be right there, trying to learn everything I can from the man especially since he’s one of those guys who have done it for so long and able to play injury free. So I’m going to learn everything I can from him and use his advice to my advantage.
He’s a guy who came out, what, two years ago. He’s from LSU. He’s doing the same things I’m going to be doing. I’m going to try to learn from those two guys and be able to help this team.