Now, don't misunderstand — he didn't mind the hits.
Being able to run gave him another option, made the offense more unpredictable and added stress on the defense. The trade-off was an occasionally shot.
Most of the time, he popped up and played on.
But his senior season, not so much.
“I don't know if I ever got hurt on a designed quarterback run,” Robinson said. “It was more, ‘OK, the play's broken down, we're gonna scramble.'
“I think it was just by chance.”
Regardless of how well Walsh plays Saturday, he will eventually return to the back-up role. Perhaps he'll be used in some special packages. Maybe he'll become OSU's version of Tim Tebow or Blake Bell. But because Robinson got to the most important games of the season in the worst shape of his career, it may be a long time before the Cowboys hitch their wagons to a dual-threat quarterback.
That isn't a chance they're willing to take.
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