Terry Robiskie

Terrance Joseph "Terry" Robiskie (born November 12, 1954) is an American football coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League 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.

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
Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Running backs coach
Personal information
Born:November 12, 1954 (age 64)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Edgard (LA) Second Ward
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)
    Wide receivers coach
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2019-)
    running backs coach
Career highlights and awards
As player
As coach
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:159
Rushing yards:553
Rushing touchdowns:5
Receiving yards:147
Receiving touchdowns:0
Head coaching record
Regular season:2–6 (.250)
Player stats at PFR
Coaching stats at PFR

Early life and playing career

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

Los Angeles Raiders

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

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

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

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

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

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

On February 14, 2018, Robiskie was hired by the Buffalo Bills as the team's wide receivers coach.[9] He was fired after one season on January 2, 2019.

Head coaching record

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

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


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

External links

1976 All-SEC football team

The 1976 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by various selectors for the 1976 NCAA Division I football season.

1980 Miami Dolphins season

The 1980 Miami Dolphins season was the 15th year of existence for the Miami Dolphins franchise. Quarterback Bob Griese retired after the season, following a 14-year career with the Dolphins. However, in Griese's final season the Dolphins would only play mediocre football finishing in third place with an 8-8 record.

1995 Washington Redskins season

The 1995 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 64th season in the National Football League. The team improved on their 3–13 record from 1994, but missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

1997 Washington Redskins season

The 1997 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 66th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 61st in Washington, D.C.. The team failed to improve on their 9–7 record from 1996 and finished 8–7–1, knocking them out of playoff contention for the fifth straight year. This was the Redskins' first season playing in their new stadium, Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, that would be later called FedExField. In an infamous game with the New York Giants on November 23, 1997, The Redskins missed the potential game-winning 54-yard field goal when Scott Blanton shanked the ball wide right, It what would have been a 37-yard field goal. However, Michael Westbrook was called for unsportsmanlike conduct and crazy sequences lead the redskins to their first tie since 1971.

1998 Washington Redskins season

The 1998 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 67th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 62nd in Washington, D.C.. The team failed to improve on their 8–7–1 and finished fourth in the NFC East, with a record of 6–10 and missed the NFL playoffs for the sixth consecutive year. They started the season 0–7, before adding 6–3 after their bye week.

After ranking 28th out of 30 NFL teams in defense against the run in 1997, the Redskins had tried to revamp their interior defensive line during the off-season. They had signed Dana Stubblefield from the San Francisco 49ers, and Dan Wilkinson from the Cincinnati Bengals. The acquisitions, in particular Stubblefield's, were eventually considered to have been costly failures though.

1999 Washington Redskins season

The 1999 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 68th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 63rd in Washington, D.C. The team improved on their 6–10 record from 1998 to 10–6. They succeeded to the extent of reaching their first postseason appearance since 1992 and beating the Lions in the first week of the playoffs, before losing to the Buccaneers by a single point in the divisional playoff round. The season would also be the first for new team owner Daniel Snyder. It would be the final season that the Redskins have qualified for the playoffs in the 1990s and for the next five seasons, the team fell out of contention. They returned to the playoffs in 2005.

2000 Washington Redskins season

The 2000 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 69th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 64th in Washington, D.C.. They failed to improve on their 10–6 record from 1999 and they went 8-8 and missed the playoffs.

Norv Turner, in his sixth season as the Redskins head coach, was fired the day after Week 14, in which they went 7-6. He was replaced by Terry Robiskie for the final two games.

This was the final season the Redskins wore the screen printed name and numbers on jerseys.

The off-season dominated when owner Dan Snyder acquired veteran free agents Bruce Smith, Deion Sanders and Mark Carrier. Smith would remain with the Redskins until 2003 while both Carrier and Sanders left the team at the end of the season, though Sanders returned to play for the Baltimore Ravens in 2004.

The season is notable for the Redskins drafting future Pro Bowlers Lavar Arrington and Chris Samuels with the second and third overall picks respectively in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

2001 Cleveland Browns season

The 2001 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 53rd season and 49th with the National Football League.

2004 Cleveland Browns season

The 2004 Cleveland Browns season was the team’s 56th season and 52nd with the National Football League. The Browns were looking to improve on their 5–11 record from 2003 and return to their 2002 playoff position; however, hindered by a tough schedule they regressed further and only won four games. On November 30, Butch Davis resigned as Head Coach and General Manager of the team. He was succeeded by offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie. Robiskie promoted tight end coach Rob Chudzinski to offensive coordinator.

Andrew Robiskie

Andrew Robiskie (born May 18, 1989) is a former American football center. He played college football at Western Illinois. He is the son of Terry Robiskie and the younger brother of former wide receiver Brian Robiskie. He is also the older brother of current Western Illinois Leathernecks wide receiver Kyle Robiskie.

Bill McPeak

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Freddie Kitchens

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Jemal Singleton

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Kirby Wilson

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List of Cleveland Browns head coaches

The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football franchise based in Cleveland, Ohio. They are a member of the North Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team began playing in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC), and joined the NFL as part of the AAFC–NFL merger in 1950. The team played their home games at Cleveland Stadium from 1946 to 1995 before moving to FirstEnergy Stadium, where they have played since 1999. The Browns did not play from 1996 to 1998 when the team's owner, Art Modell, moved the team to Baltimore, Maryland and formed the Baltimore Ravens. The team was re-activated under new ownership in Cleveland in 1999. The team is currently owned by Jimmy Haslam III, and Joe Banner is their Chief Executive Officer. Tom Heckert was their general manager until the end of the 2012 season, when he was fired along with the team's incumbent head coach Pat Shurmur.There have been 17 non-interim head coaches for the Browns franchise. Their first head coach was Paul Brown, who coached for 17 complete seasons. Brown is also the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular season games coached (214), the most regular season game wins (158), the most playoffs games coached (14), and the most playoff game wins (9). Brown is the only Browns head coach to win an AAFC championship with four, the NFL championship with three, the Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year three times, the United Press International (UPI) NFL Coach of the Year once, and to have been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach. Blanton Collier, Dick Modzelewski, Sam Rutigliano, Bud Carson, Jim Shofner, Chris Palmer, Butch Davis, and Rob Chudzinski have spent their entire NFL head coaching careers with the Browns. Eric Mangini had been the head coach of the Browns since the firing of Romeo Crennel, but was himself fired on January 3, 2011. Shurmur replaced Mangini as head coach, but was fired after posting a 9–23 record over two seasons in charge. On January 11, 2013, the Cleveland Browns officially named Rob Chudzinski as the replacement for Pat Shurmur. Chudzinski compiled a 4–12 record during the 2013 season, but he was fired on December 29. On January 23, 2014, the Browns hired Mike Pettine as their head coach. Pettine was fired on January 3, 2016, hours after the Browns lost their 2015 season finale. On January 13, 2016, Hue Jackson was named the Browns' new head coach. He was then fired on October 29, 2018 after only 3 wins in 40 games. He was replaced by defensive coodinator Gregg Williams on an interim basis. On January 9, 2019, Freddie Kitchens was promoted from interim offensive coordinator to head coach.

List of Washington Redskins head coaches

This is a complete list of Washington Redskins head coaches. There have been 28 head coaches for the Washington Redskins, including coaches for the Boston Redskins (1933–1936) and Boston Braves (1932), of the National Football League (NFL). The Redskins franchise was founded as the Boston Braves, named after the local baseball franchise. The team changed their name to the Redskins in 1933 and moved to Washington, D.C. in 1937.Joe Gibbs is the only coach to have more than one tenure. Two different coaches have won NFL championships with the team: Ray Flaherty in 1937 and 1942, and Joe Gibbs in 1982, 1987 and 1991. Gibbs is the all-time leader in games coached and wins, and Dudley DeGroot leads all coaches in winning percentage with .737 (with at least one full season coached). Mike Nixon is statistically the worst coach the Redskins have had in terms of winning percentage, with .182.Of the 28 Redskins coaches, seven have been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including Ray Flaherty, Turk Edwards, Curly Lambeau, Otto Graham, Vince Lombardi, George Allen and Joe Gibbs. Several former players have been head coach for the Redskins, including Turk Edwards, Dick Todd, Jack Pardee and Richie Petitbon.

In addition, former players have become assistant coaches, such as Earnest Byner, Russ Grimm, and Keenan McCardell. On January 5, 2010 the Redskins hired former Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders coach Mike Shanahan. Shanahan went 24–40 during four seasons in charge, before he was fired on December 30, 2013.

Norv Turner

Norval Eugene Turner (born May 17, 1952) is an American football coach who is currently the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Turner has also served as offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings, and the Dallas Cowboys, where he won two Super Bowls, both over the Buffalo Bills. He has served as head coach of the Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, and San Diego Chargers. He is the older brother of Ron Turner, the former head coach at the University of Illinois and a former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator.


Robiskie is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Brian Robiskie (born 1987), American football wide receiver

Terry Robiskie (born 1954), American football player

Smashmouth offense

In American football, a smashmouth offense is an offensive system that relies on a strong running game, where most of the plays run by the offense are handoffs to the fullback or tailback. It is a more traditional style of offense that often results in a higher time of possession by running the ball heavily. So-called "smash-mouth football" is often run out of the I-formation or wishbone, with tight ends and receivers used as blockers. Though the offense is run-oriented, pass opportunities can develop as defenses play close to the line. Play-action can be very effective for a run-oriented team.

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