Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Extras from Brandon Gibson interview
By James Walker
I caught up with injured wide receiver Brandon Gibson over the weekend. You can read my story on Gibson here.
But there were several topics that I didn’t get to in Monday’s feature. Here are Gibson’s thoughts on several additional Dolphins topics:
On what he’s learned through injury and rehab
Brandon Gibson: I know I can’t play this game forever. For me it’s just taking everyday day by day and not cheating myself. I want to give myself every opportunity to be a good football player, whether it’s watching film, lifting or running extra routes.
On teammate and receiver Rishard Matthews
Gibson: He’s just as talented as the rest of us. He’s got a great skill set. He’s faster than people think he is and he’s a physically imposing player, especially if he gets his hands on you. He can do a lot. He’s a pretty smooth talent. Once he gets more reps and continues to be in more situations I feel like he can excel. He makes our receiver group stronger along with Armon Binns. If you have all of us together as a unit, I think we’re pretty special.
On Binns rehabbing his knee
Gibson: I talk to him just about every day in the rehab room. ... He’s good to go. He’s moving well. I like him as a player a lot and I think he can help the team, as well.
On quarterback Ryan Tannehill entering Year 3
Gibson: I think the sky is the limit, everybody knows that. There is no question about his talent. He’s been in the same offense since his freshman year in college, but this will be something new for him. Once he puts in the time and the effort, he will be just fine. He’s got a lot of offensive weapons.
On the New England Patriots adding star cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner
Gibson: I think the Patriots definitely went the defensive route. Their defense is somewhat easy, as far as a two-high team. But when you add Browner and Revis, I think it really, really makes a tough matchup. It’s exciting because the fact you know what you’re going to get this year and you look forward to it.