Gibbs leaves Redskins a better team

Joe Gibbs is healthy enough to coach the Redskins in 2008, but the drain of four long seasons apparently was enough, John Clayton writes.

Updated: January 8, 2008, 1:58 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

On Monday, Joe Gibbs was noncommittal about his future when asked at a news conference. Now we know why.

The Redskins' coach -- who was entering the final year of his five-year, $37.5 million contract -- rejected a two-year extension from owner Daniel Snyder and resigned Tuesday. For Gibbs, it's not about the money. He resigned because the job has taken its toll and he wants to spend more time with his family, especially his 2-year-old grandson Taylor, who was diagnosed with leukemia ...

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