James Robinson on joining Patriots: I just like the way they do things around here

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Running back James Robinson had an excellent 2020 season as an undrafted rookie, rushing for 1,070 yards with seven touchdowns for the Jaguars.

But then Robinson tore his Achilles late in the disastrous 2021 season with Jacksonville. And while he was able to play at the start of 2022, he ended up being traded to the Jets midway through the year. He was then inactive for New York’s last five games.

Robinson signed a two-year deal with the Patriots in March, keeping him in the AFC East. Via Zack Cox of NESN, Robinson told reporters on Thursday that while the 2022 season was “not ideal” for him, he’s “really looking forward” to showing he’s still the player who reached 1,000 yards rushing as a rookie.

“I just like the way they do things around here,” Robinson said, mentioning he felt New England was a good fit for him.

Robinson also has displayed some dual-threat ability out of the backfield, catching 91 passes in his first three seasons. He had 49 receptions for 344 yards with three TDs as a rookie.

“I feel like I do it quite naturally,” Robinson said of catching passes, via Mark Daniels of MassLive.com.

The Patriots also have Rhamondre Stevenson, Kevin Harris, Pierre Strong Jr., and J.J. Taylor at running back on their 90-man roster.

20 responses to “James Robinson on joining Patriots: I just like the way they do things around here

  1. He likes a well run professional football team unlike the last two he played for

  2. James you have no idea how they do things around “here” but you are goiung to find out and you rae going to regret it!!!

  3. If this dude is healthy, could be a nice little addition especially if he blocks well and can catch. The one flaw in the RB group is a guy who can catch well.

    James White is a hard guy to replace and this isn’t that, but to spell Stevenson in between the tackles, hopefully he is healthy. Had a heck of a rookie year.

  4. translation: he likes loyal guys getting cut then resigned then cut again, paying for his own food and having no time to eat and then getting cut

  5. Pat’s love taking flyers on guys like this. Most of the time you never even hear about them, until he comes out of know where and get’s a 1,000 yards.

    They’ll stash him on the depth chart, coach em up, and let him heal up…. Pat’s love carrying five (5) running backs. They always do and know they’ll need them as running backs are often injured and can’t make it through a full season. Very expendable position these days and the Pats have mastered running back by committee……

  6. Glad he likes it there, 31 other teams have zero interest in this guy.

  7. He’s finished. Cinderella story that’s turned back into the pumpkin.
    Welcome to last place….

  8. If he’s fully healthy he’ll be a great complement to RS… they both allow the Pats to have the option of running the ball or coming out of backfield on play action options…. Believe Pierre Strong will also be that guy but with game breaking speed will add another element to the game plan…. Harris Is a ground & pound guy thumper to get those short yard downs keeping RS from taking on too much wear & tear or unnecessary punishment…. Real good stable of backs….last spot is totally up for grabs if they decide to carry 5 RB’s this year

  9. Here’s hoping he can rekindle some of that ability. Good luck on the season JR!

  10. Solid Running Back that will be a great addition.
    Jag fan here and he was solid.

  11. trentdilfer08 says:
    May 11, 2023 at 12:42 pm
    James you have no idea how they do things around “here” but you are goiung to find out and you rae going to regret it!!!


    His comments are after being in the facility and seeing first hand and even being told how they do things there. So he does too have an idea.

  12. The big question is what week Bob turns to Bill and say time for a fresh start?

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