One of those 90-and-muggy August practices had just ended when Delhomme began raving about Brian Robiskie.
People don’t realize how good this kid is at adjusting to the ball when it is in the air, the old quarterback said.
Then Robiskie went back into the cave where he lived as a 2009 rookie.
Through 10 regular-season games, the 36th pick of the 2009 draft caught nine passes for 81 yards.
On Sunday, however, the former Ohio State Buckeye made one of the best touchdown catches you’ll ever see at the end of a once-in-a-blue-moon gadget.
Colt McCoy went to the bench for a play, replaced by Seneca Wallace. After a complicated pre-snap shift, Wallace made a simple handoff to Peyton Hillis, who pitched to wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, who took a few steps, straightened up, and let fly a pass to the corner of the end zone. Cornerback Chris Carr seemed to have the best chance at the high floater. Robiskie took a hustling, arcing path to the ball, while Carr dropped out of the picture. Even then, the ball seemed uncatchable, even if it hadn’t been such a cold day.
Robiskie dove. His arms were nearly on the ground when he looked the ball into his outstretched palms. He quickly curled it into his right bicep and tucked it into his body as he thudded in front of the Dawg Pound.