Argos' Robinson looks strong at linebacker

Argos' Jamie Robinson seems to be handling the switch from cornerback to linebacker quite well,...

Argos' Jamie Robinson seems to be handling the switch from cornerback to linebacker quite well, judging by his debut performance against the B.C. Lions. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:02 PM ET

The more Jamie Robinson gets reps in practice, the more he sees on the field during game action, the more comfortable he’ll be in his new football environment.

The switch from cornerback to strong-side linebacker requires one to be more physical when stopping the run, reading an opposing backfield and reacting, dropping back into coverage.

For one night, Robinson made it look very easy as he started his first regular-season game at linebacker when the B.C. Lions came to town on Tuesday.

A lot of the attention was focused on quarterback Zach Collaros, Toronto’s second-year pivot who was making his CFL starting debut against a very solid Lions defence.

Collaros more than lived up to the challenge by helping direct an Argos offence that would produce five touchdowns, including three touchdown passes delivered by Collaros.

 


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