When Joe Gibbs used to coach football, he apparently liked to stock up on tight ends. A lot of coaches who like to keep their options open do this throughout the offseason. During an appearance on ESPN Radio and ESPN News Wednesday, Gibbs spoke about how he used to keep a lot of tight ends on the Redskins roster and how a lot of guys who used to be tight ends in high school and college play in the NBA. Unfortunately, he used a regrettable description.
“They always said I was queer for tight ends,” Gibbs said. “I had more tight ends running around there with the Redskins … I look out there and I go, ‘That’s where all the tight ends are they’re out there playing in the NBA.’”
Obviously, there are a number of better ways Gibbs could have made his point. At least when someone like Roddy White makes a completely inappropriate comment on Twitter they can claim they were hacked or quickly delete it. Gibbs doesn’t have that luxury. When you’ve been out of the game for five years and don’t have a microphone in front of your face on a regular basis, things like this can happen.