We liked Reggie Gilbert last year. We like him even more this year.
Gilbert has shown a consistent ability to get to the quarterback. He did it during the preseason last year. He did it in his brief run with the Green Bay Packers at the end of last season. He’s doing it again now.
And that should get Gilbert a roster spot.
It should also put him in the regular rotation at outside linebacker.
Gilbert rang up 2.5 sacks against the Steelers on Thursday night. And he did so against guys who are actually going to play in the regular season.
How can you tell if Reggie Gilbert's 2.5 sacks last night could translate to the regular season or it was just a preseason fluke? "He was playing against their No. 1 group, and I thought he did some good things against the Steelers," Packers coach Mike… https://t.co/v8tQ3rCOsd
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 17, 2018
We’ve all railed on the Packers for not bringing in another viable edge rusher. They were seemingly relying on Vince Biegel or Kyler Fackrell to develop. That’s something that hasn’t happened. Perhaps they figured if it wasn’t one of those guys, it would be Gilbert.
A big risk, but it looks like there is going to be a reward.
Gilbert looks like the real deal.
As much as most of us disliked Ted Thompson, he was good at one thing. Undrafted free agents.
Gilbert would just be the latest find.
Gilbert was signed by Thompson after going undrafted in 2016. That seems absurd now. Absurd as in, why would no one draft this guy?
Not going to get ahead of ourselves here, but James Harrison, anyone?