Emmanuel Sanders played a key role in the Denver Broncos' victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2, recording six receptions for 62 yards and two touchdowns.
One of those touchdowns came on this beautifully-executed whip route against Cowboys rookie cornerback Jourdan Lewis:
@ESanders_10 didn't have to do em' like that ! That's his 2nd TD for the day ! @drobalwaysopen I know you hype right now too pic.twitter.com/ShDIqKviqR — footwork_king (@footwork_king1) September 17, 2017
Emmanuel Sanders just put Jourdan Lewis in a blender. — Jonah Tuls (@JonahTulsNFL) September 17, 2017
That's an ankle-breaker of a route if I've ever seen one. How did Sanders manage to make an NFL cornerback look like a clumsy dude who ignored the "wet floor" sign?
It all goes back to his training. Sanders is a long-time client of wide receiver coach David Robinson. Robinson, who owns the skill training company D-Rob Always Open, also trains the likes of Antonio Brown and Jordan Reed. Shortly after Sanders ran his devastating route, Robinson shared a clip of them working on the exact same technique:
Love seeing my boy @ESanders_10 Dropping His Weight and applying it in the Game is key !!! 2 TDs Today Securing the bag pic.twitter.com/RZfu65n1HP — David Robinson (@drobalwaysopen) September 18, 2017
Fortune favors the well-prepared.
The 30-year-old Sanders is one of the most consistent receivers in the NFL, as he's compiled over 1,000 receiving yards in each of the last three seasons. He's quick to credit Robinson with a role in his success. A testimonial from Sanders on Robinson's personal website reads, "I love working with Coach Rob! He is very technically sound and demands the best out of you on every rep and harps on consistency! I've been training with him for years and I love working with him."