In what was supposed to be a homecoming of sorts for Los Angeles Rams left tackle Greg Robinson, instead turned into a day of frustration. The former second overall pick’s season-long troubles had finally taken its toll after head coach Jeff Fisher decided to list him as a healthy scratch in their matchup against the New Orleans Saints.
According to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN, Robinson, a New Orleans native, was not too pleased with missing out on the chance to play in front of his hometown family and friends:
“I tried my best to support the team as much as possible, just to show that it didn’t really bother me,” Robinson said. “But deep down it was frustrating. My mom and my grandmother, they didn’t get to see me play back home, and I don’t know when’s the next time I’ll probably be back at the Dome. But it was good to see my family and just to get them outside the neighborhood, just to get together for once and do something in terms of supporting me. It was a great experience. I wouldn’t trade it for nothing in the world. I would like to get that opportunity back and play in front of my family.”
Robinson’s benching comes at an unfortunate time for him after starting nearly 40 straight games for the Rams. However, it surely does not come without reason as he has been the most penalized left tackle in the league in the last two years.
Luckily for him, the benching will only last one week as Fisher confirmed Robinson will be back in at left tackle with Rodger Saffold still dealing with a hand injury.