Written by Luis Sung | Twitter: @FLSportDebater
Last season, wide receiver Brandon Gibson seemed to be have a great rapport with quarterback Ryan Tannehill as they connected on several big plays before Gibson tore his patellar tendon. Although they missed each other on the field, head coach Joe Philbin says that their chemistry has not been thrown off.
“He’s a quarterback friendly guy,” Philbin said of Gibson. “He has very good hands. He’s smart. He can read coverages… I think the quarterbacks, most of them get pretty comfortable with him pretty quickly.”
Obviously tearing anything is a significant injury and takes a significant amount of time to recover from, but Gibson has made sure to pace himself while at the same time not being too careful about it.
“It’s taken some time, no question about that,” Philbin said. “I think we did a good job managing some of his repetitions early in camp. He now looks to be hopefully rounding to form. I thought he played well the other night and hopefully that will continue. We’re still monitoring the reps. We don’t want to give him too many yet.”
In the first two preseason games that Gibson's played, he and Tannehill have connected on quite a few big catches right when they needed to make a play the most, and that is a trend that seems to have every intention of continuing.