View Full Version : Thaddeus Gibson

10-30-2010, 08:48 PM
rotoworld.com... maybe someone we put in a waiver claim on?

Steelers waived OLB Thaddeus Gibson.

The No. 116 overall pick in the 2010 draft, Gibson was inactive for the Steelers' first six games. Though the Steelers are deep at linebacker, most fourth-round picks don't get cut the same year they were drafted. Gibson should get a look from another team.

10-30-2010, 08:55 PM
Gibson was a productive defender for the Buckeyes over the past two seasons. He has a good combination of size and athleticism, runs well and shows good range in pursuit. He also shows good awareness and instincts to react quickly as plays unfold. He is a solid tackler in a confined area but very inconsistent in the open field. Gibson has good foot agility and quickness and should be able to develop his overall pass-rush package. He lacks great hand use and creativity to counter as a pass rusher but is likely to improve in this area. Gibson needs to gain bulk and strength (especially in his lower body) to make him a more complete defender. He has a chance to be a versatile player who will contribute early on special teams and have a chance to develop into a starter.


10-30-2010, 08:57 PM
Gibson primarily played defensive end at Ohio State, but the 6-foot-2, 243-pounder played linebacker in high school.

Last season, he was named second-team All-Big Ten Conference as he led the Buckeyes with 13 tackles for losses and ranked second on the team with four sacks.

He also forced two fumbles, recovered two fumbles and intercepted one pass.

In 2008, Gibson registered five sacks and nine tackles for losses.

For his career, he recorded 10 sacks and 25 tackles for losses.

He decided to leave school after his junior season to help his family with medical expenses when the NFL draft advisory board gave him a second-round grade.

Gibson hasn't been active for any games this season, but the Steelers are deep at linebacker.

ďLinebacker is our deepest position,Ē Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement. "He is the low man on the totem pole, so we had to make that necessary move. We were thin at defensive line.

"Itís just one of the casualties of this profession. Itís very much a reality, and thatís why we donít take what weíre doing here for granted and we acknowledge that itís precious.Ē


10-30-2010, 09:00 PM
Hell to the YEA!!!

10-30-2010, 09:01 PM
Bring him in!

10-30-2010, 09:17 PM
Isn't he just a poor man's vernon gholston?

(I'm sure that's over simplifying it, but honestly, gholston has been relatively useless in the NFL)

10-30-2010, 09:24 PM
Edge guys from Ohio State just don't seem to pan very often.

Vrabel maybe if you include his TD receptions...

10-30-2010, 10:15 PM
Can he play RB?

10-30-2010, 10:27 PM
One of the few times I advocate the OM "Bring him in!" meme

orange crusher
11-01-2010, 05:54 PM
49ers claimed Gibson off waivers. Sounds like the Steeler fans weren't too happy about him getting cut. Why in the world did we not take a chance on him?

11-01-2010, 06:10 PM
49ers claimed Gibson off waivers. Sounds like the Steeler fans weren't too happy about him getting cut. Why in the world did we not take a chance on him?

Mcd didn't know him from New England.