Denard of All Trades

Monday August 19th, 2013

JENNY VRENTAS: Does being listed as the league’s first "offensive weapon" raise expectations for you?

DENARD ROBINSON: I want to try to live up to those expectations. I actually said [offensive weapon] one time in a meeting, and then by me playing and showing I could do multiple things, I’ve just got to keep working and live up to it.

VRENTAS: You were the starting quarterback at Michigan for three seasons. Does it feel weird not lining up behind center now?

ROBINSON: It’s fun, because you get to learn from a different perspective on the field. It’s been a learning experience. I’ve got a lot of veterans who have been helping me, like Maurice Jones-Drew and Justin Forsett, as I learn different positions in this offense. They tell me to keep my pads low and work on the little things that are going to make you a better player.

VRENTAS: What’s the biggest challenge of playing as a running back, and will we ever see you listed as just a QB again?

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.