I thought about opening this post with the words “Brian Robison has waited patiently for his chance to start” but I’ve attended enough of his live chats over at Viking Update that I actually think he probably hasn’t been waiting all that patiently and has been champing at the bit since entering the league.
Robison sounds as if he is glad that Ray Edwards, who can’t seem to call Robison anything other than “my backup” in recent interviews, appears to be moving on from Minnesota in search of a bigger paycheck.
“I know Ray and I’ve seen some of the comments he made and we’ve talked about it,” Robison said in a radio appearance on Tuesday.
“He means no harm about it — he’s doing what he has to do to get his payday, and he definitely deserves a payday. He’s had two great seasons playing left defensive end for us. He’s definitely made a name for himself.
“He deserves that payday, and at the same time, I feel like I deserve the right to start. I feel like I’ve fought every year for that right to start and haven’t really got the shot that I deserve yet, and hopefully, now I’ll get that shot and he’ll go get his payday and we’ll all be happy.”
I’ve long said that I would like to see Robison get a shot as a full time starter and it appears, for better or worse, I might get my wish in 2011.