clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

The Sun's Arizin: Should Villanova QB John Robertson run less to stay healthy?

New, 26 comments

His legs are his best asset - but without him, the Wildcats can't win a title.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! John Robertson is the best player in the FCS. There's no doubt about that. But a concussion kept him out of the playoffs last season, and was a contributing factor in Villanova going home early. Now entering his senior season, Andy Talley is faced with the same decision he has every summer: to run or not to run Robertson?

With the wide receiver rotation a big question mark and just Gary Underwood (coming off a serious injury) returning as an experienced running back, the load is going to fall on Robertson to create the offense. At what expense though? Once you get one concussion, another is more likely and it's not something to mess around with.

Should Talley protect Robertson and ensure he's out there every Saturday, or unleash his running ability and roll the dice?

And now, the "news."

Keeping Robertson healthy a Villanova priority | Inquirer
The conundrum that exists for Villanova coach Andy Talley this season is attempting to build on the Wildcats' success of 2014 while keeping all-American quarterback John Robertson in one piece.

Villanova’s Robertson wants to use arm more than legs | The Reporter Online
Don’t be surprised if the Villanova coaching staff calls fewer designed runs for All-America quarterback John Robertson this season, and you might even see Zach Bednarczyk a bunch.

Villanova focused on playing well, not preseason ranking | Philly.com
The Wildcats, picked to finish first in CAA, will rely largely on two stars, QB John Robertson and LB Don Cherry.

Travel Packages to Watch Wildcats in Pearl Harbor Now Available | Villanova.com
A cool G will get you over to the Hawaiian Islands!

Eric Paschall is impressing in the Dyckman Summer League | Blacktop TV
Paschall continued his strong play this summer, scoring a game-high 27 points in his most recent action.

5 offseason questions on the Big East | CBSSports.com
Look out, Phil Booth comin'!

Big East Summer School: Key players back for Villanova, Georgetown | CBSSports.com
Villanova, Providence and Georgetown all return key players while Chris Mullin and Dave Leitao return to familiar places as coaches.

A Man’s World: The Birth and Evolution of Brand Malik | SBNation.com
#LongformAlert! With 5-star Malik Monk, colleges are battling over more than just a basketball player -- they're fighting for his brand as well.

A search for Big Blue love on Kentucky-only dating site BBNMeetup | SBNation.com
God help you Russell Steinberg.