In Gibbs We Trust

In Gibbs We Trust.

I am going to delve into a little bit of what I find entertaining. I am going to explore the prospects of "my team" (that would be the Washington Redskins) of achieving a playoff berth this year.

Shortly after Joe Gibbs agreed to once again attempt to lead my team as coach, I saw a bumper sticker locally that had this simple statement "In Gibbs We Trust". I found myself saying "Amen brother, Amen." While I might not look to Joe Gibbs on how to run a Nascar race team, when it comes to football, Joe Gibbs represents my style of football.

What is my style of football? A smash mouth running game that opens up the passing game for big plays. Success with the run enables the big plays that can be made with limited reliance on the passing game.

Perhaps my version of football is too old school. Perhaps the new kids on the block will leave my thinking of how to play football back in the dust while they win the Superbowl and my thinking on how to do it relegates me to, from now on, being an also ran.

I would rather support Joe Gibbs in an endless pursuit of doing it the Redskins way without benefit of achieving the brass ring, then in endlessly trying to adopt new leadership that attempts to remold the team toward every last new way of achieving a Super Bowl victory.

It is my belief that Joe Gibbs represents the eternally wise way to come up with a contending team. Shove the football down their throats with the run game. When they attempt to stop the run game, go long and go deep for the big play.

I think the Washington Redskins are going to be over matched in their next game with the Dallas Cowboys. However Joe Gibbs has kept our team from embarrassing us. I am willing to stick with Joe Gibbs next year. Even if my team loses against Dallas, I am going to look forward to what Joe Gibbs can achieve next year.

You see, I agree with Joe Gibbs' style of play. I believe that if Joe Gibbs is provided with the talent pool necessary, his style of play will achieve victory. You can not blame Joe Gibbs for failure.

Win or lose against Dallas, I say we keep our wagon hitched to Joe Gibbs. Joe Gibbs represents the long time honored tradition of deeply physical, Redskin style, football.

When it comes to football, "In Gibbs We Trust". I say Amen, and I thank Joe Gibbs and the entire roster of Redskins players and coaches for an entertaining season. Icing on the cake would be victory against Dallas. But even with a humiliating loss, I am going to continue to argue for the leadership Joe Gibbs provides to my team. With Joe Gibbs providing the leadership, I can rest assured that the problem is that we did not provide him with the tools necessary to get the job done. Give Joe Gibbs the tools necessary to get the job done and victory will be assured, just like the old years.


Blogger Cory said...

Let me get this straight...all Gibbs needs is a boat load of pro bowlers and he can win....

What a concept.

Gibbs has the tools (or had). He has an owner who will buy him whatever he wants, he has a perennial thousand yard back, one of the better offensive lines in football, a top notch receiver and tight end, one of the best back up running backs in the game, and, until Sean Taylor passed, probably a top 5 secondary talent wise.

What he doesnt have, is the ability to realize the game has left him behind. Teams that run dont win, teams that allow big plays and play too aggressively on defense dont win.

Check out the Patriots, Colts, Cowboys, Packers, and even Giants to an extent.....they all open the running game with the pass, not the other way around.

2/07/2008 03:31:00 PM  
Blogger Little David said...

First off, Joe Gibbs announced he decided he was going to retire shortly after the Redskins lost to the Seahawks in the playoffs. However I am left wondering just how voluntary his retirement was or whether he was forced out.

Joe Gibbs has the performance track record to show that he knows how to coach football. The present owner of the Redskins has shown he has little patience for the time it takes to build a contending team. He is too willing to chase after the latest fad in football without allowing the coach sufficient time to remold the team.

2/09/2008 04:25:00 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

Joe Gibbs has proven he could win in another era....how many years has he been head coach of the Redskins this time around? What has been his record? 30-34? He has had Clinton Portis and a very good offensive line for his whole stay in Washington. Portis eclipsed the 1200 yd mark 3 of the 4 years, and the only he didnt, he was injured. He managed the playoffs twice in the soft NFC, including with a 9-7 record this year, but exited first round both times to a quick pass west coast offense type team.

A grind it out running game and decent defense doesnt get it done now like it did in the 80's. The 85 Chicago Bears would finish 5-11 today, and thats just the way things are.

2/12/2008 03:10:00 PM  
Blogger Little David said...

I'd rather stick with Joe Gibbs and lose.

The playoff game against the Seahawks was actually closer then the final result. The bloated score only came about because of PASS INTERCEPTIONS in the closing minutes.

Soft NFC? Who won the Superbowl and who won the Pro Bowl? The Redskins played in the strong East within the NFC which includes the Giants, the Cowboys and even the Eagles (who are better then their record indicates).

2/15/2008 02:47:00 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

A super bowl win is not indicative of the strength of the conference. Half of the AFC teams could have won 3 of the four NFC divisions. The Cleveland Browns did not make the playoffs at 10-6, and that would have won them two divisions in the NFC.

2/18/2008 03:09:00 PM  
Blogger Little David said...

Perhaps you think the Cleveland Browns would have better represented the AFC in the Super Bowl?

2/18/2008 03:56:00 PM  

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