- Feb 24, 2004
I’m not sure this is the case. My take has been that Gibbs is too willing to bounce those inside runs to the outside instead of following the blocking. It is a risk reward balance. Sometimes he his a big one, but most of the time it ends up with a shorter gain or TFL. It is hard too fault him too much as he does get the big gainers. But it also puts the O behind schedule when it fails.utilize Gibbs in a smarter way (i.e. quit pounding him btwn the tackles that sh!t does not work)
Of course, a lot of this is dictated by the D. Some teams try to funnel everything inside by putting pressure on the tackles outside shoulder. Some teams stack the middle to force the O to run laterally.
Smith tends to follow the play design more often.