Antonio Gibson: Washington offense is going to be “something to deal with”

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In his first season, Washington running back Antonio Gibson showed he has potential to be something special. He gained 1,042 yards from scrimmage and scored 11 total touchdowns.

Gibson missed two games in December with turf toe, an injury he said he has fully recovered.

It’s fine,” Gibson told JP Finlay of NBCSportsWashington.com. “When I’m out there I’m running, I’m making my cuts, jumping, whatever I need to do. Of course, it still gets sore, but every day I’m still out there running, so it’s not a problem on the field. It’s just something I’m going to have to take care of. Other than that I’m completely fine.”

Gibson expects the team’s offense to be something special this season. Washington signed veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and receiver Curtis Samuel and added speedy receiver Dyami Brown in the draft.

That’s why Gibson said he’s “super excited” about this season.

“We’ve got a lot of weapons,” Gibson said. “I feel like we’ve got a lot of deep threats, and that’s going to do nothing but open it up for me and for the offense. I feel like we’re going to be something to deal with.”

If the Washington Offense is something special, Washington as a team could be something special considering how good its defense was last season.

19 responses to “Antonio Gibson: Washington offense is going to be “something to deal with”

  1. Still waiting for that first NFL player to claim, “ Our offense will be so-so this year.”

  2. They may give other teams fits. Can’t claim to be a fan besides being an NFL fan in general but they have something going for them. Love the Fitz signing. All they needed was a competent passer last year and they could have probably made it a little further. Their division is primed for a fight this season after being the worst in football last year.

  3. “Still waiting for that first NFL player to claim, “ Our offense will be so-so this year.””

    The reason this is a headline is because NFL players usually aren’t saying “wow everyone look at us we’re going to be amazing” because it does nothing to brag about how good you’re going to be. All it does is put unnecessary pressure on the team if they’re bad. Show don’t tell.

  4. You can have all the deep threats in the world, but the one thing every team really needs is a QB who can make all the throws / all over the field. i.e., An arm that can stretch the field horizontally as well as vertically (e.g., throwing to the far side of the field while rolling out to the other) – with accuracy and speed.

  5. this is something that WFT haters dont believe and dont want to hear! The truth!!!

  6. Fitzmagic goes deep to Samuel.
    Washington loses 34-17
    Finishes the season 6-11

  7. Two keys to our season,,,

    No.1 ,,, owner Daniel Sydner staying away from football decisions has allowed coach Rivera to coach

    No.2,,, when we won the NFC east in 2015 we had a 9-7 record with a 31st ranked defense,,,but we drafted a suspect wide receiver Josh Dotson in the 1st round,,,after winning the division last year with a OK offense Rivera has addressed the offense in the off season while improving an already top notch defense by drafting a position of need linebacker,,,as a fan I feel strongly about our team direction to repeat as NFC east champions and with a little luck to make it to the Super bowl,,,this is the best team we’ve had in a long time,,,

  8. I’m a lifetime Washington fan. Love Rivera’s approach. Our owner is a demented, narcissistic, egotistical cretin who’s not going to be able to control his urges to screw this up much longer! So, I live in daily fear and little hope of what we can do as long as he’s around.

    Outside of that; I think people are sleeping on the Giants. They’ve done everything right. The Cowboys have a chance, too. But even as a rabid Washington fan, I’d put my money on the Giants winning the division.

  9. They already proclaimed their defense was great, now the offense too. Next baseless brag has to be special teams, right?

  10. You still play in the weakest division in Pro football. So your scary offense is relative to the crappy teams you get to play twice a year.

  11. Im a Giants fan. The smart money is on Washington. Dallas and the Giants will both have better records than they did last year. The NFC east wont be the worst division in the NFL in 2021….the top 3 teams are all trending up.

  12. Fitz has the best supporting cast around him that he’s ever had. He can be a ‘game manager’ and play smart for the first time in his career. WFT should be the favorite to take this division.

  13. My win/loss floor and ceiling predictions for the WFT in 2021:

    6 – 11
    10 – 7

  14. supercharger says:
    June 12, 2021 at 12:56 pm
    Best team in the NFC East. They’ll stay there too if they get the right QB.

    ——————

    You do realize the only reason the Giants didn’t win the division last year was because the Eagles tanked the last game of the season, right?

    The Eagles didn’t just put in their 3rd string QB, decline to kick easy FG, and play practice squad players because they were trying to win.

    I have no idea which team will win the NFC east this year but to use last year as proof your team is a winner is ridiculous.

    That’s as bad as the Cowboys declaring if they had Dak the whole year they were going to the Superbowl.

  15. everyactionhasanoverreaction says:
    June 12, 2021 at 11:56 am
    Fitz has the best supporting cast around him that he’s ever had. He can be a ‘game manager’ and play smart for the first time in his career. WFT should be the favorite to take this division.

    Ummm…what?!?! He had Evans and Godwin in Tampa. Either player is better than anyone Wash has….

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