January 8, 2008

Joe Gibbs retires

A sad day, but it's probably time. He led the Redskins to 2 playoff appearances in 4 years after inheriting a franchise in turmoil. (They had made the playoffs only once in 10 years after he retired the first time in 1993.) The Redskins' foundation is set, and ready to starting winning championships. Hopefully they'll promote Gregg Williams to head coach from defensive coordinator to keep everything together.

Portis on Gibbs (copied from the DC Sports Bog)
From his recent NFL.com feature:
Q: What does it mean to be a running back for Joe Gibbs?
Clinton Portis: I think Coach Shanahan is probably one of the top coaches in the NFL. But I think Joe Gibbs is probably one of the top people in life, just for the knowledge, the faith, the love of the game, everything that he stands for.

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