Comes on the heels of poor showing in preseason opener
RB Antonio Gibson is playing the slot on punt (protection), which I believe is a new development.
STs coordinator Nate Kaczor likes RBs in the slot bc the role is similar to pass protection. In the past, it’s been rookie Brian Robinson. (Washington Post – Sam Fortier)
FF Today’s Take: The Commanders want Gibson to be their workhorse, but he isn’t making it easy on the team with his penchant for fumbling and the inconsistency he shows with his vision. It is more likely than not Gibson’s appearance in special teams drills is part of his punishment for his continued lack of ball security. Gibson still figures to be the Week 1 starter, but he could lose more work than expected to J.D. McKissic in the passing game and rookie Brian Robinson Jr. on early down than managers could have expected this spring.