WR Wan’Dale Robinson
May 13, 2022
Q. How was the first practice?
WAN'DALE ROBINSON: It was good. It was still a little bit surreal, finally on an NFL team, just being out there. It was a really good practice, though.
Q. What are you trying to accomplish over these couple of days while you're here?
WAN'DALE ROBINSON: Really just learning as much as I can with the playbook, just getting all the terminology down with my coaches and things like that. Just getting really comfortable out here so when it’s time for a real practice, I’m really full speed and ready to go.
Q. When you look at the playbook, it’s different than the one you had in college. When you look at it, are you looking at it saying there's definitely things in here for me?
WAN'DALE ROBINSON: Definitely. We go through it, me and the coaches, and they tell me some things they want to see me do and things like that. I just want to try and learn it all, the most I can. The more and more I learn, the more I will be able to do.
Q. Is it a lot? It’s not just like: you line up here…
WAN'DALE ROBINSON: Yeah, there’s a lot more to it. It's alignment, assignment. You've got to know everything that you've go to do and then even learn different positions as well, too. So I’ve got to know everything.
Q. Are you trying to peak your head in that running back room a little bit?
WAN'DALE ROBINSON: Whatever they ask me to do, I'll get back there and do it. I haven't been asked to get back there in the running back room, yet, but if they ask me to get back there, I'll get back there.
Q. What would you like to do, if you could carve out an ideal role for yourself, what would that be?
WAN'DALE ROBINSON: Whatever they want me to do, whether that be run the ball, catch the ball, catch a bunch of screens, sweeps, whatever they ask me to do, I'll be able to do it. That's just what I want to do.
Q. Is there more excitement for you knowing that your role is undefined and you can contribute in so many different ways?
A. Definitely. That's something I’ve always liked to be able to do, just kind of contribute on both sides of the game with the running game and passing game. So whatever they choose and want to use me as, then I'll do that.
Q. How difficult was the mindset going from running back knowing you're going to get the ball to playing receiver hoping to get the ball?
WAN'DALE ROBINSON: It wasn't too much different. At the end of the day, if you’re open, you're going to get the ball. Just try my best to be open at all times and it all works out.
Q. When he got drafted, Cor'Dale Flott said you were the toughest receiver he recovered. Did you see that?
WAN'DALE ROBINSON: I saw -- somebody sent it to me. I just try to go out there and make some plays, and I’m glad he said that.
Q. Do you want to return the favor? How tough a cover? How tough was he to beat?
WAN'DALE ROBINSON: Probably the best slot corner, definitely the best slot corner I had to play against this past year, so I will definitely give him that, too.
Q. Are you just saying that?
WAN'DALE ROBINSON: There were a couple times I came over to the sideline to my coach, and I said, it’s like he knows what I’m running a couple times. That was really the only guy I felt like that against.
Q. What do you think the biggest advantage is for you playing at your size?
WAN'DALE ROBINSON: Just my quickness and my versatility. You never really know where I'm going to line up. Just being able to do a lot of different things, a lot of different things with the offense is what I try to do.
Q. Have you heard from a lot of the veteran receivers yet, had a chance to meet them, talk to them?
WAN'DALE ROBINSON: I talked to a couple of them, just seeing them in the locker room, just saying what's up. Really right now I'm just trying to make sure I'm doing what I’m supposed to do so that when I am actually around them, they know what I'm doing.
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