NFL shies away from spread offense because it puts QB at too much risk

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.

“This is America, so we love to see the ball fly all over the place. But if you are going to make a living in the National Football League, you can’t do it in the spread or shotgun formation, throwing the ball for 60 plays a game,” Terry Robiskie said. “In the NFL, if you repeatedly leave those two tackles open, they are going to get beat. You can say it’s a quick offense, and the ball is going to come out quick. That’s accurate. But just as the ball comes out, that $80 million-dollar quarterback is going to get hit in his mouth and hit often. That’s just the history of this game. Continue Reading

Frantz Joseph rallies Nation to win over Texas all-stars

Florida Atlantic’s Frantz Joseph returned an interception 26 yards and a fumble 32 yards to set up scores and the national team won the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game 27-24 on Saturday.

Texas trailed 20-17 after a 27-yard field goal from UTEP’s Jose Martinez on the first play of the fourth quarter. But Joseph returned an interception to the Texas 31 on the next Texas possession. Purdue’s Chris Painter then threw a 9-yard scoring pass to San Jose State’s Yonus Davis for a 27-17 lead.

With 37,054 watching at the Sun Bowl, the Nation scored two touchdowns and a field goal off three Texas turnovers in the third annual game, which pits collegiate players with Texas ties against the rest of the U.S. and Canada.

Tulsa’s David Johnson threw two touchdown passes for the Texas team.

Texas closed to 27-24 with 1:08 left on a 22-yard pass from Johnson to Northwestern (La.) State’s Dudley Guice, but the Nation recovered the onside kick.

Joseph’s fumble return helped give the Nation a 6-0 lead when UAB’s Swayze Waters made the second of his two field goals on the first play of the second quarter.

Florida Atlantic’s Howard Schnellenberger coached the winning team, and his player, Joseph, was the defensive MVP.

Hartwick College’s Jason Boltus connected with Stanford’s Anthony Kimble on an 8-yard touchdown pass that put the Nation ahead for good at 13-7 in the second quarter.

Buffalo’s Drew Willy threw a 5-yard third-quarter touchdown pass to East Carolina’s Davon Drew in the third quarter for the Nation’s other score.

For Texas, New Mexico State’s Chase Holbrook threw a touchdown pass to UNLV’s Frank Summers in the second quarter and Johnson threw a 28-yard touchdown to Abilene Christian’s Johnny Knox in the third quarter.


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