Dominique Robinson

Dominique Robinson plans to meet with Robert Mathis this offseason

Robert Mathis is a Super Bowl champion, five-time Pro Bowler and once All-Pro defensive end in the NFL.

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Dominique Robinson, the second-year defensive end, joined ESPN 1000's Bears Weekly to discuss what he's been working on this offseason.

Last season, Robinson opened his rookie year with seven starts on the defensive line, playing in all 17 games. He earned 30 tackles and 1.5 sacks, evidence of his need to improve this offseason. One of the ways he plans to enhance his game is by meeting with some of the league's best.

"I'm supposed to get with Rob(ert) Mathis; I think I'm gonna get with him after OTAs going into camp," Robinson said. "I've been working with different guys trying to improve. Watching tape and stuff like that."

Mathis played 13 seasons in the league, entirely with the Indianapolis Colts. During his time, he earned five Pro Bowl selections, one All-Pro honor and a Super Bowl ring in 2006 against the Bears. He recorded 123 career sacks, leading the league with 19.5 sacks in 2013.

Robinson also mentioned he's met with BJ Jordan, the pass rush specialist for the Seattle Seahawks.

One thing Robinson highlighted from his offseason work is his pass rush angle. He mentioned he kept getting caught in unideal positions last season. He believes he's fixed that already this offseason, along with adding new moves to his arsenal.

Robinson spoke humbly, mentioning his original goals coming into the league were surrounded by making the team and finding the field. Once he completed those on a diminished defensive line, he set loftier ones centered around stuffing the stat sheet and becoming a more lethal pass rusher.

He isn't satisfied with how he performed on the field last season. Robinson mentioned there was plenty of tapes where correcting was needed. He has a long way to go, and he knows it, too.

Last season, the Bears owned arguably the worst defensive front, responsible for the fewest numbers of sacks in the NFL. In response, Poles and the front office went out and signed Rasheem Green, DeMarcus Walker and Andrew Billings to the defensive line. They also drafted Zacch Pickens and Gervon Dexter Jr. to the team.

The Bears are expected to sign another edge rusher this offseason, too. Responding to the Bears' plethora of moves, Robinson was humble and self-aware.

"I haven't earned it yet," Robinson said when asked about fans clamoring for better edge rushers. "There's gonna come a time when people will be talking. That doesn't bother me at all. This league is always moving, trying to find the next best guy."

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