Terry Robiskie

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Terry Robiskie
Candid knees-up photography of Robiskie on a football practice field wearing a grey Atlanta Falcon t-shirt, dark grey shorts and a white Falcons baseball cap
Robiskie with the Atlanta Falcons in 2013
Buffalo Bills
Position: Wide receivers coach
Personal information
Born: (1954-11-12) November 12, 1954 (age 63)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Edgard (LA) Second Ward
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 8 / Pick: 233
Career history
As player:
As coach:
  • Los Angeles Raiders (1982–1984)
    Special teams assistant
  • Los Angeles Raiders (1985–1987)
    Assistant running backs coach
  • Los Angeles Raiders (1988)
    Tight ends coach
  • Los Angeles Raiders (1989–1993)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Washington Redskins (1994–1998)
    Wide receivers coach
  • Washington Redskins (1999)
    Passing game coordinator
  • Washington Redskins (2000)
    Passing game coordinator & interim head coach
  • Cleveland Browns (2001–2003)
    Wide receivers coach
  • Cleveland Browns (2004)
    Offensive coordinator & interim head coach
  • Cleveland Browns (2005–2006)
    Wide receivers coach
  • Miami Dolphins (2007)
    Wide receivers coach
  • Atlanta Falcons (2008–2015)
    Wide receivers coach
  • Tennessee Titans (2016–2017)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Buffalo Bills (2018-present)
    Wide receivers coach
Career highlights and awards
As player
As coach
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts: 159
Rushing yards: 553
Rushing touchdowns: 5
Receptions: 23
Receiving yards: 147
Receiving touchdowns: 0
Head coaching record
Regular season: 2–6 (.250)
Player stats at PFR
Coaching stats at PFR

Terrance Joseph "Terry" Robiskie (born November 12, 1954) is an American football coach and former player who is the wide receivers coach of the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He has also served as an assistant coach for the Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, and Los Angeles Raiders.

Early life and playing career[edit]

Robiskie was born in New Orleans and was raised in Lucy, Louisiana, a city 25 miles (40 km) west of New Orleans. He attended Second Ward High School in Edgard, Louisiana, where he was a star quarterback. After high school, he went to Louisiana State University, where he was converted to a running back for LSU's football team. During his senior year, in 1976, he was a first-team All-SEC running back. He was the first LSU running back to run for over 200 yards in a single game, gaining 214 yards in 30 attempts against Rice University in 1976. He was also the first LSU running back to run for over 1,000 yards in a season (1976), and the first LSU running back to run for over 2,500 yards in a career (1973–76).

Robiskie was drafted in the eighth round by the Oakland Raiders. He spent five years in the NFL as a running back with the Raiders (1977–79) and the Miami Dolphins (1980–81), while playing for acclaimed coaches John Madden, Tom Flores, and Don Shula. He was a role player, gaining only 553 yards for 5 touchdowns in five seasons before injury forced his retirement.

Coaching career[edit]

Los Angeles Raiders[edit]

Robiskie entered the coaching profession with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1982 as the assistant running backs coach where he tutored Marcus Allen to two Pro Bowls and two 1,000-yard seasons. Robiskie was the assistant special teams coach for the Raiders from 1985–87, and he tutored tight ends in 1988.

Robiskie was the offensive coordinator for the Raiders from 1989-93. In 1990, the Raiders ranked 9th in the NFL with 126.8 yards rushing per game and quarterback Jay Schroeder ranked 6th in the NFL with a 90.8 QB rating. In 1992, the Raiders ranked 11th in the NFL with 112.1 yards rushing. In 1993, Oakland ranked 5th in the NFL in passing and 13th in total offense as Robiskie helped quarterback Jeff Hostetler pass for 3,242 yards and 14 touchdowns. Robiskie’s 12 years with the Raiders included seven playoff stints, four division titles, and a 38-9 victory over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Robiskie spent the next seven years with the Washington Redskins as an offensive assistant coaching receivers. He began the 2000 season as passing game coordinator in Washington and helped the Redskins rank fifth in the NFC in total offense (337.3 yards per game) and passing (228.0 yards per game). He helped running back Stephen Davis total 1,318 yards and 11 touchdowns on 332 attempts, including five 100-yard outings. He concluded the 2000 season as the Redskins head coach for the final three games of the regular season following the departure of Norv Turner.[1] Robiskie’s record as head coach was 1-2, including a 20-3 win over Arizona on December 24.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Robiskie joined the Browns in 2001 as wide receivers coach and held that role through 2003. In 2004, he was named offensive coordinator, but late in the season was named interim head coach replacing Butch Davis, who resigned under fire for producing the lowest offensive yards, lowest points scored, and most turnovers in the league.[2] His record was 1-4 in the interim role. Robiskie interviewed as permanent head coach, but that job went to Romeo Crennel. Robiskie then openly campaigned to remain as an assistant due to the fact that he garnered no attention from any teams and was named wide receivers coach in February 2005.[3] Robiskie was fired in January 2007.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Shortly after being fired by the Browns, Robiskie was hired as an assistant coach for the Miami Dolphins.[4] His new assignment with the Dolphins was wide receivers coach. Robiskie was on the same Washington Redskins staff as former Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron from 1994 to 1996.

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

On January 26, 2008, Robiskie was hired by the Atlanta Falcons to be their wide receivers coach.[5] He served in that capacity for eight seasons and was considered influential in the development of homegrown stars Julio Jones and Roddy White into legitimate offensive targets for Matt Ryan. Robiskie's contract with the Falcons was not renewed after the 2015 season.[6]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On January 18, 2016, Robiskie was hired by the Tennessee Titans as the team's offensive coordinator.[7] His contract with the Titans wasn't renewed following the 2017 season.[8]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On February 14, 2018, Robiskie was hired by the Buffalo Bills as the team's wide receivers coach.[9]

Head coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
WAS* 2000 1 2 0 .333 4th in NFC East
CLE* 2004 1 4 0 .200 3rd in AFC North
Total 2 6 0 .250

* – Interim head coach

Personal life[edit]

Robiskie and his wife, Cynthia, have 3 sons, Brian, Andrew, and Kyle. Brian was a wide receiver and Andrew was a center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garber, Greg (December 5, 2000). "Turner-Snyder divorce was inevitable". ESPN. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 
  2. ^ Hack, Damon (2004-12-01). "As Browns Plummet, Davis Quits as Coach". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Browns release Jeff Garcia". chronicle.augusta.com. February 15, 2005. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Miami Dolphins | All Time Roster - Coaches". Retrieved 2018-02-18. 
  5. ^ Wyche, Steve (November 14, 2008). "Mularkey has given Falcons extreme makeover on offense". NFL.com. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 
  6. ^ McClure, Vaughn (January 18, 2016). "Atlanta Falcons receivers will miss departing coach Terry Robiskie". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 
  7. ^ Sessler, Marc (January 20, 2016). "Titans hire Terry Robiskie as offensive coordinator". NFL.com. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 
  8. ^ Lambert, Terry (January 22, 2018). "Titans will not retain Terry Robiskie, two other assistants". Music City Miracles. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 
  9. ^ Brown, Chris (February 14, 2018). "Bills name Terry Robiskie receivers coach". Buffalo Bills. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 

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