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Robison pondering new role as line leader

Brian Robison (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY)

With the exodus of Jared Allen, Kevin Williams and Letroy Guion, Brian Robison is not only the sole returning starter, he is elder statesman of the defensive line. He said he has thought about his new role in that regard often in the past few months.

Brian Robison is beginning to experience a transition in his NFL career. After cutting his teeth in the NFL with Ray Edwards in front of him on the depth chart and Jared Allen joining the team in Robison's second season, there wasn't much pressure on Robison to take a lead role. Pat Williams was the sheriff of the defensive line during his time with the Vikings and Kevin Williams was the soft...

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