The Atlanta Falcons continue to tune up their team for action, and not just with the players. Wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie has been promoted to assistant head coach as of June 1. Falcons head coach Mike Smith is pleased with the choice, stating Robiskie’s “experience is invaluable to our coaching staff and to our team. We are fortunate to have him on our coaching staff.”
Robiskie’s thirty-plus coaching years in the NFL have included stints with the Raiders (then the Los Angeles Raiders), Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns, and the Miami Dolphins before his current success with the Falcons. As assistant running backs coach for the Raiders, he guided Marcus Allen to two Pro Bowls and two 1,000 yard seasons. During his time with the Redskins as offensive assistant coaching receivers in 2000, the ‘Skins ranked fifth in the NFC in offense and passing. He also served as interim coach during his time with the ‘Skins and the Browns.
In the “what have you done for me lately” department where the Falcons are concerned, Robiskie led Roddy White and Julio Jones to a combined 171 catches, 17 touchdowns and a total of 2,549 receiving yards for the 2012 season. It was also only the fourth time in the Falcons’ history that two players each totaled over 1,000 receiving yards in the same season; White with 1,351 yards and Jones with 1,198 yards, respectively. A wide receiver has gone to the Pro Bowl in each of the five years of his tenure.
Not too shabby, Mr. Robiskie. Now it’s time to add a Super Bowl victory with the Falcons to that impressive résumé.