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Is there a bigger crock of offseason bull than the reports of Greg Robinson and his supposed "struggles" at practice? Absolutely not.
Robinson, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft last month, spoke to the media following OTAs last week and made it known that he still has plenty of work to do before he's ready for the starting lineup, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN:
It's frustrating that I'm not up to pace right now because the playbook is more intense and things are changing, but once I get back to where I'm comfortable, things will calm down and I can be myself out there.
As many Rams fans already know, these comments have made numerous headlines and are fueling fear and doubt regarding the team's top pick, but that should not be the case.
You see, Robinson made the unforgivable mistake of giving the media an honest assessment of his progress. Rather than spewing out a PR-friendly slogan stating how everything is grand and flawless, Robinson decided to tell the truth.
And it was quite a mistake, obviously. Especially during a month where there's nothing else to report.
This is not an alarming story. Robinson is in the midst of his first month of NFL practice and is learning a new position. Reporting that he's not quite up to speed yet is merely stating the obvious.
Unless you were expecting Robinson to be playing at a Pro Bowl level at a new position in June, this report carries little weight.