LA Rams NT Robinson tells Lions fired HC ‘you get what you deserve’

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Former LA Rams NT A’Shawn Robinson tells Lions HC and GM ‘you get what you deserve’ after news of their firing

LA Rams newly signed nose tackle A’Shawn Robinson won’t face his former head coach Matt Patricia this season, or likely any other season in the foreseeable future. That’s due to the mildly surprising announcement today that the Detroit Lions have fired both GM Bob Quinn and HC Matt Patricia today.

While the news was expected eventually, the timing of the announcement today, with five games left in the season, was intriguing. As of today, the Detroit Lions are 4-7. While they have a snowball’s chance in hell of running the table and with help getting a berth in the NFL Playoffs, they are realistically playing for pride, position in the 2021 NFL Draft, and for their next contracts.

Robinson relishing the news

Some players did not have a chance to re-sign with the Lions. Former Lions defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson was one such player. After his rookie contract expired, the Lions made no effort to re-sign him. Eventually, he landed with the LA Rams and has just returned from injured reserve.

But bad experiences are not easily forgotten.  It’s clear that Robinson felt slighted by the way the Lions handled him in the past. When news of the Lions firing both HC Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn, Robinson was quick to chime in.

Immediately afterward, he followed up with another comment, perhaps the reason why he was so quick to comment the first time.

The NFL is a tough business. Player careers hang in the balance to a coach’s scheme. Today, the players for the Detroit Lions hope that their careers can be saved with a new head coach.

Robinson was a good signing

The Rams signed A’Shawn Robinson to help anchor the defensive line in the off-season. While the Rams have not seen much playing time from Robinson just yet, He has been part of the Rams’ two-game winning streak after the bye.  While he hasn’t shown up big on the box score, he’s certainly been felt at the final score.

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The LA Rams have slowly been increasing Robinson’s workload. That’s good because he has already proven to be very difficult to move out of the running lanes. With the Rams losing ILB Micah Kiser to Injured Reserve, Robinson will be critical for the Rams run defense. So, in many ways, the Rams can be grateful for the job Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia did during their time with the Detroit Lions. But don’t tell A’Shawn Robinson that.  I don’t think he’s very happy with either man right now.