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Terry Robiskie...

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. The Atlanta Falcons today named Terry Robiskie the team s new wide receivers coach.

Robiskie comes to Atlanta with 26 years of coaching experience, all of which spent in the NFL. Last season, he served as the wide receivers coach for the Miami Dolphins and guided the team s first-round draft selection, wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. who finished third on the team in receiving.

Prior to joining Miami, Robiskie spent six seasons with the Cleveland Browns in a number of coaching capacities. In 2001, he started his tenure with the Browns as wide receivers coach, held the position until 2003 and then again from 2005-2006. He was promoted to offensive coordinator for the 2004 campaign and was named the team s interim head coach for the final five games of the season after the resignation of Butch Davis. Robiskie tutored wide receiver Kevin Johnson to a 1,000-yard season (1,097) in 2001, which included nine touchdowns and accomplished the same for wide receiver Antonio Byrant (1,009) in 2005, which were the most productive seasons in their careers respectively.

From 1994-1998, Robiskie guided the Washington Redskins wide receivers. He was named Washington s passing game coordinator in his final two seasons and served as interim head coach for the final three games of the 2000 campaign. In his seven years with the Redskins, there were five different individual 1,000-yard receiving seasons, including one each by Michael Westbrook (1,191) and Albert Connell (1,132) in 1999.

Robiskie got his start in the NFL as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1982, and spent the next 12 years with the team. He served in a variety of roles including assistant special teams coach (1982-1984), assistant running backs coach (1985-1987), tight ends coach (1988) and offensive coordinator (1989-1993). During his tenure with the Silver and Black, the team made seven playoff appearances, won four division titles and defeated Washington in Super Bowl XVIII.

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Robiskie lettered in four years as a running back at LSU and was named Southeastern Conference MVP following his senior season. He and his wife Cynthia have three sons, Brian, Andrew and Kyle. Brian just completed his junior season with the Ohio State Buckeyes and led the team in receiving with 55 receptions for 935 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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chickenfried (1/26/2008)
Ok, now I'm a little pessimistic -- how can you brag about having five players in a seven year span with more than a 1,000 yards per year. This doesn't make any sense.

Just look at the guys that HAD those 1,000 yard seasons. He is widely considered one of the best WR coaches in the league. Just a notch below Hue and he wouldn't have stayed for a demotion IMO.

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chickenfried (1/26/2008)
Ok, now I'm a little pessimistic -- how can you brag about having five players in a seven year span with more than a 1,000 yards per year. This doesn't make any sense.

He coaches whomever the team drafts or picks up in free agency! Talent has a lot to do with a receiver having a good year too. Bottom line, Robiskie has 26 years coaching experience in the NFL, has experience as a Offensive Coordinator...GREAT HIRE.

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