March 27, 2007

RB coach Robinson sees NFL caliber backs

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Q: You've coached Tatum Bell, Emmitt Smith and Ladainian Tomlinson. Do you see NFL potential with these backs you have now?

Robinson: Oh, no doubt. We have some guys here with NFL potential. They all have different things. Charlie Jones is savvy, is a savvy back like an Emmitt Smith. Graig Cooper is explosive. We had Tatum Bell at Oklahoma State and he was explosive like Cooper. Javarris James, he's kind of an in between a Charlie Jones and a Graig Cooper. He can do a little bit of everything, isn't quite as fast or explosive as Cooper, has a lot of savvy about him. He's a good back, a workhorse like Tomlinson -- not talentwise, but he works like LT when we had LT in school. You find some similarities to guys you've coached in the past somewhere when you've been coaching as long as I've been coaching.

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