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Vikings: 1 on 1 with Josh Robinson

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In a world where most of the individual press is given to athletes that are getting into trouble for whatever reason,  a lot of  people don’t realize that most of the guys in league are good guys with a lot to offer as role models, and in the community. I was lucky enough to get to talk to one of these players when Minnesota Vikings second year DB, Josh Robinson, agreed to grant me an interview.
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 Hey Josh!
 I want to thank you again for taking the time to do this, I along with everyone at The Viking Age are excited to have a little insight into your world as it pertains to the Vikings.  So let’s get started…
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TVA: As I’m sure you are aware there’s going to be quite a few new face’s around when you report back to Winter Park, What offseason acquisition are you most excited about getting to work with this season?
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JR21: I’m excited about all the new help we acquired, looking very promising! 
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TVA: Obviously this young secondary will miss the presence  of someone like Antoine Winfield, what are some of the things that you learned from him that you use to help develop your game, and that you can also pass along to someone like Xavier Rhoades who’s just coming into the league?
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 JR21: well I think in time I’ll know what type of areas he need help in and when, or if the things Antoine has taught me are useful I will share! 
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TVA: You grew up down in Florida and played your high school and college ball down there, after this season it looks like you guys will be playing outdoors in the FRIGID Minnesota winters for two years, are you ready for that?
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JR21: right now probably not, but by that time Lord willing I hope so!
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TVA: I think that with both you, and Harrison Smith going into your second years, along with additions like Sharrif and Xavier, that this has the potential to be a top ten defense, whats one area you think this defense MUST improve on to reach that goal?
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JR21:  I think consistency is key for us we have shown some good things last year and if we are consistent then we can be THE top Defense! 
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TVA:You had a good rookie season, and i think 2013 could be a breakout year for you. Whats one area of your game that you want to improve on the most from 2012 to 2013?
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JR21: technique. I want to become better with my technique in all areas! A technician! 
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 TVA: Conventional wisdom says that Cordarelle Patterson will handle the bulk of kick returns, but we all know you are beyond fast and can also do some special things with the ball in your hands, are going to be in Coach Priefer’s ears trying to get some reps in the return game as well?
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JR21: definitely!
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TVA: I know you bring your own skill set to the table, but is there any player in the league that you most look up too and maybe try to model your game after?
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JR21: I try to grow by watching all DB’s, no one guy in particular! My all time favorite player was Brian Dawkins! Loved the way he played the game!
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TVA: I agree! Dawkins Just looked intimidating lurking back there. Now, you guys open up the season on the road in Detroit, against Megatron and the Lion’s, he’s just one of many big name recievers you will go up against this year. Is there one particular WR you are most looking forward to going against this year? (I personally am looking forward to seeing you guys try to lock down Dez Bryant!)
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JR21: both of those guys are great WR’s but I’m excited just to have another year Lord willing of playing in the NFL and look forward to all the top receivers this year!
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TVA: From everything I know about you, you seem to be a real respectable, humble guy. I know you’re a family man, and you’re also a very outspoken man of God. Do these personal traits help you in your professional life as player at all? If so, how?
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JR21: Well because of God those things can be said, without Him I couldn’t be in this position so yes it helps me as a professional player! 
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 TVA: Finally, as you know there are some lofty expectations for this team going into the season, and we all know what a competitive division the NFC north is. Whats it going to take for the Vikings to win this hyper-competitive division?
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JR21:  show up playing good ball week in and week out! As I said earlier, consistency!
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 TVA : Again, on behalf of myself along with everyone at TheVikingAge.com,  thanks for taking some time out of your day to let those of us out here in Viking land get to be a little more familiar with you as a player and a person, it’s been a pleasure!
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JR21: thanks for having me, good questions I appreciate the interest and opportunity!
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If you want to follow someone who’s got his head on straight and will will give your Twitter feed some positivity follow J-Rob, @JRob_2one
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 I really look forward to seeing what this kid can do in his second season, I think that with him, Xavier, Chris Cook, Sanford and Harrison Smith the Vikings have a secondary in place that can compete with the explosive passing attacks in the NFC North.
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Skol!
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- Jordan Nadel
Staff Writer
TheVikingAge.com
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  • 3kolu

    Great interview, I have high expectations for Josh and the Vikings defense, I predict he takes back a couple to the house and hopefully 4 or 5 int’s total would be great.

    • http://www.facebook.com/disko37 Jordan Nadel

      yeah i agree, like he said above i also think we will see some more of him in the return game as well

  • Adam B. Carlson

    Great interview, great person. I really like Robinson’s potential and love his character. Look forward to seeing what he can do moving forward.

  • Lockesme

    Put them both in kick returns at the same time cause either one is a homerun threat. Opposing teams have no other option than to kick it past them…that is if their kicker can even do that.
    Only down side is that it does increase risk injury to both, and could prove fatal if either one is needed at their primary positions. The risk and reward is 50/50.

  • Billy Schwandt

    This story is old and was posted 3 or 4 days ago. How about some new story’s!!