Old-age issue for Redskins' Ordinary Joe
The experiment to bring Joe Gibbs back to Washington was a failed one, writes Len Pasquarelli.
On Jan. 8, 2004, in the wake of the Washington Redskins' stunning move to bring back Joe Gibbs for a second incarnation as head coach, I wrote a column in which the final paragraph read:
Maybe we'll be wrong about this but, for the heck of it, here's a bet: Three years from now, the guy who accepted the Redskins job as a Hall of Fame member will be viewed as just another ordinary Joe.And now, with Gibbs' having resigned Tuesday morning in a decision that was not altogether ...
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JOE GIBBS RETIRES
Joe Gibbs retired as Redskins coach and team president Tuesday, three days after a playoff loss ended an inspirational late-season run that followed the death of safety Sean Taylor.
News• Gibbs retires as Redskins coach, president
• Gibbs expected to resume NASCAR team duties
• NFL coaching changes
Commentary/analysis• Pasquarelli: Failed experiment to bring him back
• Clayton: Job took a heavy toll
• Newton: Redskins' loss could be racing's gain
• Clayton: Possible candidates
• Zoom gallery: Gibbs' career
• Hashmarks blog: What about Cowher?
Video/Audio• Gibbs announces his retirement
• Clayton on Gibbs' departure
• Mortensen: It's no surprise
• Gibbs to retire as Redskins coach
SportsNation• Vote: Did Gibbs tarnish legacy?
• Gibbs' 2007 approval rating