HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Allen Robinson has been a key piece of the Jaguars offense since being drafted out of Penn State in 2014.
While he hasn’t put up the same numbers that allowed him to finish the 2015 season with 1400 yards and a league best 14 touchdowns, he remains one of the better wideouts in the game.
When the Texans meet the Jaguars on Sunday at NRG stadium, it will be the sixth opportunity for Robinson to reconnect with Houston Head Coach Bill O’Brien who coached him during his final two years at Penn State.
Robinson met with the Houston media via conference call on Wednesday and spoke highly of his former coach and specifically taking note of O’Brien’s passion for the game, a passion that was evident on day one.
“He’s an intense guy,” Robinson said referencing his first interaction with him at Penn State. “My first experience with him, we had winter workouts and he had just come back from coaching in the Super Bowl. We were going through our morning work-out drills at a round 5 a.m. and he made us start over about five times.”
When O’Brien was asked about this morning workout and if he wishes NFL players could be brought in at 5am, he would not acknowledge that the work-out in question took place as described.
“No. Allen,Come on Allen,” O’Brien said appearing to be a bit flustered. “Allen Robinson’s a great kid, he’s an excellent pro and he did an unbelieveable job for us at Penn State, but I wouldn’t believe everything he says.”
Robinson hasn’t had much success against his former coach on the field as the Texans have won all five match-ups against the Jaguars since both he and O’Brien entered the league in 2014. The Texans are 13-3 in the AFC South under O’Brien which doesn’t surprise Robinson.
“He’s one of those guys who you can tell how much he loves the game,” Robinson said. “I think just his knowledge of the game, I think it shows how much it spreads across to anyone who ever played for him.”
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