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Gibbs resigns

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    AP reporting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs resigned as coach and team president of the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, the Associated Press has learned. <cm-bd>¶
    A person familiar with Gibbs’ decision, speaking on condition of anonymity because the news had not been officially announced, said Gibbs would make his resignation known later Tuesday morning and would discuss it at 3 p.m. news conference. <cm-bd>¶
    The official said the Redskins would begin a search for a new coach immediately. Among the certain candidates are two former head coaches on Gibbs’ staff, Gregg Williams and Al Saunders. <cm-bd>¶
    Gibbs went 31-36, including 1-2 in the playoffs, after emerging from NFL retirement and his NASCAR career to sign a five-year, $27.5 million contract in 2004. He had always maintained that he intended to fulfill the contract, but the 67-year-old coach wavered from that stance Monday when asked if he would return for the final year of his deal. <cm-bd>¶
    Gibbs’ resignation brings an apparent end to a Hall of Fame career in which he twice raised the Redskins from mediocrity into a playoff team, although he failed in his goal of bringing the team back to the Super Bowl during his second stint in Washington. Gibbs won three NFL titles during his first tenure from 1981-92; the second time around he took the team to the postseason in two of his four seasons. <cm-bd>¶
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Look at you, one day out of the business and still breaking stories. 8)
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Impressive, isn't he?
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Nine more days IN the business.
    Then? Eh, Joe who?
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    For someone not intimately familiar with the goings-on with this team, can someone provide an insight as to why Gibbs hs stepped down?
  6. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Just heard it on Mike & Mike. Doesnt surprise me at all.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    So when do Tony Sparano and Jason Garrett interview?
  8. Baltimoreguy

    Baltimoreguy Member

  9. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    Lots of good young players on offense, and the defense seems good enough to contend next year.

    At least Gibbs left the team in better shape than when he started. Or is it that Snyder stopped making stupid free agent buys? Or was it Gibbs that reeled Snyder in? Either way, whoever inherits this team (I'd go with Greg Williams) should have no excuses next year and should challenge for the playoffs.
  10. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    No Sparano, no Garrett.

    They won't go to a team in their own division.

    Any chance Grimm gets a shot?
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    At least he left himself an out...

    "But we can't be absolutely positive. Put the odds at 95 percent. My days as a Gibbsologist began when he arrived in town in '81. For thanklessness, it's a job akin to being a Kremlinologist in the Cold War days. You have to parse a bushel of cliches for an ounce of insight. However, this current puzzle is probably pretty simple."
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Wasn't there some deal in place that Williams was supposed to get the job if this happened?

    If not, how long before Bill Cowher's name comes up?
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