James Robinson: I was upset about being inactive

NFL: NOV 06 Bills at Jets
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The Jets made running back James Robinson a healthy scratch for last Sunday’s win over the Bears and that was not a happy turn of events for the veteran.

Robinson was traded to the Jets late last month after Breece Hall tore his ACL and he appeared in three games for the team before being dropped from the lineup last weekend. Robinson ran 25 times for 75 yards and caught two passes for five yards and a touchdown.

Robinson said that “obviously, I was upset about” not playing and that he doesn’t know what the team’s plans for him are moving forward.

“Obviously, I didn’t come here not to play,” Robinson said, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. “Obviously, they brought me here for a reason. I don’t expect anything unless I work for it, and I’ve been working my ass off. Me not playing pisses me off.”

While Michael Carter‘s ankle injury may lead to a change this week, Robinson’s bid to return to the lineup probably won’t be helped by the performance of rookie Zonovan Knight. Knight ran 14 times for 69 yards and caught three passes for 34 yards against Chicago.

8 responses to “James Robinson: I was upset about being inactive

  1. For a productive player, Robinson has been benched several times in his brief career. He must be a pain to deal with.

  2. I was wondering why Robinson was out, but I’m sure the jets don’t want him to get enough yards to give up a 5th round pick.

  3. Fans for some reason have out James Robinson on some sort of pedestal. The reality is that he is not exceptional at any one thing, he wasn’t a great athlete and a bit slow before the injury now he is really slow. This is not hard to figure out – If the Jets saw blue chip talent, he’d be playing. Period. Especially since they traded for him. Michael Carter – not much better. The Jets took a huge hit losing Breece Hall. Now HE had difference making talent

  4. He’s played 3 games as a Jet

    17 yards on 5 carries
    48 yards on 13 carries
    10 yards on 7 carries

    Plus 2 receptions for 5 yards.

    With that lack of production why would anyone not expect to get benched?

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