Despite Loss, Josh Robinson Shines in Rookie Debut


While the Indianapolis Colts fell 36-10 to the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday’s preseason matchup, rookie running back Josh Robinson stood out as one of the team’s few bright spots.

The 6th round pick out of Mississippi State had impressed recently at training camp in goal line drills, demonstrating tremendous power and a low center of gravity.  He didn’t disappoint in actual game action, as the 5’8″, 221 pound “bowling ball” was as good as initially advertised.

In impressive fashion, Robinson rushed for 44 yards on 10 carries for a healthy 4.4 yards per carry average, including a 9-yard rushing touchdown with 7:14 left in the 3rd quarter:

While returning running back Zurlon Tipton got the start and received the majority of the backfield reps with 16 carries to Robinson’s 10, that very well could change as the preseason progresses.

The former wasn’t nearly as ineffective, as he rushed for 34 total rushing yards on 16 carries, resulting in a rather uninspiring 2.1 yards per carry average:

There’s no doubt that Colts fans wish the outcome had been different, but Robinson looks like a keeper for the team’s backfield going forward. His exceptional play today warrants more carries and attention going forward:

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