Kristian: Sharper says P-Rob not ready for the season?
by Kristian Garic,posted Jul 19 2013 6:21PM
Former Saints safety Darren Sharper dropped by Sports Talk on Friday. Sharper, now an analyst with NFL Networks, talked about his upcoming camp for youngsters, this year's Saints defense, and also mentioned in passing that cornerback Patrick Robinson might not be ready for the season due to injury.
Wait, say WHAT?
While Sharper was talking with me about whether he thinks the Saints had a shot at the playoffs this year, he said that P-Rob might not be ready to go.
"I'm going to go out and guarantee that (a return to the playoffs,) also," Sharper said. "I think the addition of Coach Payton coming back, having Rob Ryan, some of the key pieces they've picked up via free agency, adding Keenan Lewis, who now I think is going to be the free agent acquisition of the year, due to the fact that Patrick Robinson might not be ready for the start of the season."
That caught me a little off-guard. I asked Sharper to elaborate about why Robinson might not be ready.
"Well, you know he's dealing with a knee injury that he suffered from off-season, so I don't know he'll be back in time for the season."