Dec 9, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brandon Gibson (11) catches a pass for the winning touchdown as Buffalo Bills cornerback Ron Brooks (33) defends during the fourth quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Rams beat the Bills 15-12. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins Gibson Struggles In OTA's

The Miami Dolphins spent a lot of money this past off-season.  Well over 200 million spread out over the next four to five years and while not all of it is guaranteed, 3.75 million is guaranteed to WR Brandon Gibson.  So far, Gibson isn’t impressing anyone at the OTA’s.

The Dolphins invested in the WR who has playmaking ability but struggles with consistency.  This past OTA, Gibson has been outplayed by Armon Binns who is a journeyman WR who has played three seasons for three different teams.  According to some in the local media, Gibson is struggling moving into the slot role.  The Dolphins are relying on Gibson to replace the traded Davone Bess who now slots in Cleveland.

There are those that believe Gibson is a safe roster spot due to the almost 4 million dollar guarantee but reality dictates otherwise.  Jeff Ireland will allow money to enter the equation but he will not solely base a decision to keep a player on the roster simply because he is expensive.  Ireland has pulled the rug out on previous mistakes mostly draft picks.  Still it is only OTA’s and Gibson is learning a new system.  What happens in training camp will have more to do with Gibson’s future than what happens in an off-season OTA.


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  • Chad Ronnebaum

    struggling how? Routes , condition, dropping? Balls?

  • Kballgame

    Brian Miller has no idea. Not that I do either but creating controversy during a slow news period is an age old blogger tactic. “According to some in the local media…” eh? That’s a big leap from Omar Kelly mentioning that Armon has played well.

  • Emin Andreasian

    I’ve heard otherwise… some of the practice squat guys and Binns are solid WR’s and can very well make the team this year. Ask Tannehill what he thinks of Gibson.. He said he can run every route possible and his speed is deceptive. LOL, struggling in OTA’s? jeez man how desperate are you to write content?

    • David Galligan

      Yeah, I think we all heard what RT said about him. I have not watched the OTA’s but, just hope he is pulling down receptions. I only read Omar’s updates.

  • tsfrye

    I knew we should have kept Bess damn it. I know he’s more expensive but he RARELY drops balls. He’s a slot machine. Congrats Cleveland.

    • tpl

      With Bumphis, and Tyms reportedly impressing in the OTA’s, Miami will be fine if Gibson struggles.

  • Chris Buhr

    Binns is also facing the 2nd team defense. Besides, Gibson doesn’t know the playbook yet. Give him a bit. It’s way too early to worry about people.

  • Mike

    Should NOT have traded Bess.
    That was a garbage move.
    I’m not sweating this yet, but in comparison, Bess is the better man and player.

  • jeremy161616

    Brian Miller is a Jets Fan. Nobody should listen to his rabalrousing!!!

    • Randy Carlson

      Trolls suck

      • jeremy161616

        I’m no troll. I’m a Dolphins fan. Brian is the most negative Ireland basher in the world. He only writes negatively slanted articles bashing the team. they’ve done wonders without Parcells around and I believe the best is still to come, but Brian whines along like a sissy .
        BTWRandy you’re right though, trolls do suck.

  • tpl

    No worries here. There are enough WRs in camp to make Gibson expendible if he struggles.

  • Jason Klenetsky

    First I’ve heard of Gibson not playing well. I had heard the opposite up until now. It’s only hearsay, but sounds to me this reporter is going by the same…hearsay. So, not putting too much thought into this article. Gibson will be on this team as will Binns. Not a doubt in my mind.