Ben Johnson: Jahmyr Gibbs could be used in unexpected ways

Date:

The Lions surprised many in the draft by making running back Jahmyr Gibbs the 12th overall pick. That might not be where the surprises will end.

Via Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson tipped his hand a bit on Saturday regarding the manner in which the new weapon will be deployed.

“We might use Gibbs in some ways that people don’t quite think we might,” Johnson said.

The comment created plenty of fascination, especially among the fantasy football crowd. Some Lions fans likely would have preferred a little more discretion — unless the comment was a misdirection.

Currently, the Chiefs are preparing a plan for defending against the Detroit offense. That comment will likely prompt Steve Spagnuolo and company to prepare answers for the different ways Gibbs will be used.

Maybe it won’t matter. The chess-match aspect of football becomes irrelevant when one team has superior pieces. Gibbs, who was overlooked in all the Bijan Robinson hype, could be one such piece.

That said, how creatively can a running back be used? It was already expected he’d line up as a receiver. Unless the Lions plan on deploying the Wildcat with Gibbs playing quarterback (or having him play offensive line), there aren’t many things they can do with him that would be surprising.

Share post:

Subscribe

Popular

More like this
Related

Directv Pulls A&e, Lifetime, History and Vice from Entertainment Plan; Where to Stream These Channels Now

It appears high carriage fees are driving select channels...

Texas Tech rallies to best Mountaineers | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo courtesy of BlueGoldNews.com WVU’s Jesse Edwards goes up for...

US issues Mexico travel warning as spring break looms

As the spring break vacation looms, the United States...

As banks buy up bitcoins, who else are the ‘Bitcoin whales’?

Image source, .By Joe Tidy & The Visual Journalism...