JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Denard Robinson picked up speed, faked left, cut right, then burst between two defenders and into the clear. He was gone. His left shoe, however, was not.
Back in college this was a cool thing: seeing the Michigan quarterback known as "Shoelace," famous for not tying his shoes, fly down the field in a sock after running out of a cleat. But here in the NFL? Not so much.
One of the position coaches for his new team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, instructed Robinson to lace 'em up, which he immediately did, without a word of protest. Robinson knows things are different now that he's in the NFL; he understands that if he's going to make it here, he has to adapt. If that means lacing up his shoes, so be it.
And if that also means he's done playing quarterback, well, he's done playing quarterback.
For months now, Jaguars fans have waited and hoped (and even petitioned!) for the second coming of Tim Tebow, their favorite son. The answer to the Jaguars' prayers, however, mayRead More »from Denard Robinson's NFL future rides on his ability to adapt to a new position