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Bengals Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden On Quarterback Zac Robinson

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May 22, 2012; Cincinnati, OH USA;  Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Zac Robinson warms up during organized team activities at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-US PRESSWIRE
May 22, 2012; Cincinnati, OH USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Zac Robinson warms up during organized team activities at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-US PRESSWIRE

I know what you're thinking: We need a Zac Robinson post. Actually we're not sure the last time we had one specifically for him, beside mentions of a third-string quarterback battle. But damn it we're due. Despite the Bengals being his fourth team in the NFL, Robinson has largely been relegated to third-string status during his short NFL career.

With rookie Tyler Hansen challenging him for the spot this year (there we go again), Jay Gruden, by way of Dan Hoard (the voice of the Cincinnati Bengals), believes that Robinson has the physical tools, but needs to develop the mental aspect of his game.

"Today he got stuck with the ball in his hands way too many times," said Gruden after one of the Bengals minicamp practices in June. "He would have been carted off. He has to pick up the tempo and his decision making has to be quicker."

Yet Gruden does see some talent in the quarterback when he throws the football.

"He’s shown some signs of being pretty good," said Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. "He has the arm to make all the throws, now he has to translate it mentally and make quicker decisions."