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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:00:12 -0700
Retired Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said during an interview at NASCAR's Quaker State 400 race in Kentucky that he feels the team's nickname is a source of pride. "Never once did I hear anybody ever say anything negative about the name Redskins," Gibbs said. "It was always prideful, it was courage involved. We have a song, 'Hail to the Redskins," and so everything, everything, about that name has been positive for me and my past."
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 07:49:27 -0700
The Washington Times reports former Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said Sunday, Oct. 25, he has no plans to return to the franchise as an adviser or general manager, contrary to various rumors and reports.
Wed, 09 Jan 2008 11:02:48 -0800
The NFL announced Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs has been nominated for the Motorola NFL Coach of the Year Award. Gibbs coached the Redskins to a 9-7 record and a Wild Card Round playoff game.
Tue, 08 Jan 2008 07:29:16 -0800
ESPNews reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs is retiring as the team's head coach. He will, however, remain part of the team and serve as a special adviser to owner Dan Snyder.
Mon, 07 Jan 2008 15:58:09 -0800
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said he will meet with owner Daniel Snyder to discuss if he will return to the team next season. "At year's end, Dan and I always sit and talk and go through things, and we're doing that. We will be doing that starting [Monday] evening and going forward. Of course, everyone's situation will be taking into context here, including mine and my future here," Gibbs said.
Tue, 11 Dec 2007 11:57:05 -0800
NFL.com reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs has been nominated for the Motorola NFL Coach of the Week Award for Week 14.
Tue, 08 May 2007 16:02:34 -0700
Joseph White, of The Associated Press, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs has decided to change the policy he has used for a long time. Gibbs made all of the team activities and practices voluntary until the mandatory minicamp in June. Gibbs said he would try anything to get an improvement from the 5-11 record in 2006. Some of the players who took advantage of the time off include RB Clinton Portis, FS Sean Taylor, WR Santana Moss and WR Brandon Lloyd.
Sat, 05 May 2007 09:51:44 -0700
Jason La Canfora, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said the team has not considered signing free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers).
Tue, 01 May 2007 19:15:58 -0700
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs is comfortable with the team's defensive line. Gibbs said the team did not feel any sense of urgency to add defensive lineman during the draft, and hopes better talent in the secondary will help improve the team's sack totals. "When you look at the overall structure of the defense, what we felt hurt us last year with the pass rush, a lot of it was the coverage. That was the problem for us. With the guys we added at corner [in free agency] and now what we added at safety, hopefully what we can do is play much tighter coverage and much better coverage. It's going to force [quarterbacks] to hold the ball," Gibbs said.
Mon, 16 Apr 2007 11:19:21 -0700
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports the Washington Redskins are hoping to improve in the red zone in 2007. Last season, the Redskins scored 21 touchdowns in 42 opportunities in the red zone - a 50 percent clip. "I'd sure like to see us have someone make some individual plays and get us in the end zone," head coach Joe Gibbs said. "When the field gets tightened up like that, it takes someone to make a big individual play. I'd say (the red zone) is one area where we haven't run the ball as well as we would have liked, too."
Tue, 20 Mar 2007 14:36:25 -0700
David Elfin, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs expects the team to retain CB Shawn Springs, despite his inflated cap cost.
Sat, 17 Mar 2007 09:21:14 -0700
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports the Washington Redskins will begin their offseason workouts Monday, March 19. Head coach Joe Gibbs will allow veterans to work out on their own until early May this offseason. "Several of [the players] thought it might help in being fresher towards the end of the year, which is great," Gibbs said.
Sat, 30 Dec 2006 20:51:16 -0800
The Associated Press reports the Washington Redskins lost 34-28 Week 17 to the New York Giants. The Redskins finished the 2006 season with a 5-11 record, the worst in head coach Joe Gibbs' 15-year career. Since coming out of retirement in 2004, Gibbs has a 21-27 record in the regular season.
Thu, 28 Dec 2006 21:59:17 -0800
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins S Adam Archuleta has not played a snap on defense in seven weeks. Head coach Joe Gibbs and assistant Gregg Williams have not offered an explanation for the benching. Archuleta said, "Do I deserve an explanation? I don't know if an explanation matters anymore because what's done is done. I pretty much know what's going on. I pretty much know what it all stems from." Archuleta did not go into detail, but he added he hopes the team will be more upfront with him when they meet for exit interviews next week. "I'm a grown man. I don't like getting lied to," Archuleta added. "All people want is for people to be straight up with them. I don't mind bad news. I don't mind negativity. I don't mind if somebody says to my face what my flaws are and what I'm doing wrong and what kind of person they think I am." Archuleta was signed in March to the richest contract for a safety in NFL history.
Tue, 19 Dec 2006 11:18:02 -0800
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs plans to use both RBs Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts often in 2007. With Portis sidelined with shoulder and hand issues, Betts has stepped up and shown he can perform at a high level, posting four 100-yard performances in a row. "We feel great about those two guys carrying the ball for us," Gibbs said. "They've been great partners in the past. Clinton leads off and Ladell had a huge portion of the offense and what he's done this year has been great -- great for him and great for us."
Sun, 10 Dec 2006 13:48:26 -0800
The Associated Press reports the Washington Redskins lost 21-19 to the Philadelphia Eagles Week 14, officially eliminating them from playoff contention. The loss also ensures head coach Joe Gibbs' second losing season in three years since coming out of retirement.
Sun, 26 Nov 2006 10:12:34 -0800
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs informed his team Wednesday, Nov. 22, that he doesn't care how long it takes to "turn this thing around," he's going to stick with the team until they do. One source close to Gibbs said, "The only way he goes is if he has a health issue. But that hasn't been an issue at all. He's on the treadmill every single day. He seems extremely healthy so unless something unforeseen happens, he's back."
Wed, 22 Nov 2006 21:30:06 -0800
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs met with the team Wednesday, Nov. 22, and is demanding they play sound fundamental football for the rest of the season. Several players took Gibbs' message as a challenge, with the team evaluating who will be kept after the 2006 season.
Tue, 10 Oct 2006 08:34:33 -0700
Howard Bryant, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins PK John Hall (thigh/groin) is suffering from a strained groin and thigh and head coach Joe Gibbs believes Hall's struggles are a result of the injuries. "We definitely have to do something about this," Gibbs said. "It seemed to act up on John and I thought he was compensating." Hall missed one of two field goal tries during Week 5 and the club is auditioning several kickers Tuesday, Oct. 10, to potentially replace Hall.
Mon, 25 Sep 2006 21:55:21 -0700
Howard Bryant, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs is getting frustrated with the amount of penalties the team is committing and the nature of some of the penalties. The Redskins committed 12 penalties for 126 yards against the Houston Texans Week 3. On one play, Redskins RB Clinton Portis was given a 15-yard taunting penalty after he appeared to spin the ball in the face of Texans LB DeMeco Ryans. Gibbs is frustrated to the point where he has asked his new coaches for suggestions on how to cut down the amount of penalties.
Mon, 21 Aug 2006 20:47:31 -0700
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports the Washington Redskins intensified their practice Monday, Aug. 21, after head coach Joe Gibbs voiced his displeasure with the team's effort Saturday, Aug .19, in their loss to the New York Jets. WR Brandon Lloyd said, "We thought it was going to be a light day, but it was definitely faster paced. There wasn't as much rest time between plays and there were higher repetitions." FS Adam Archuleta added, "It was a tough practice. But our pride was a little bruised after the Jets game. Our performance wasn't what we expected, so we had to come out and have a blue-collar day."
Sun, 20 Aug 2006 18:16:06 -0700
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs is upset with the team's slow start this preseason. "We need to take a serious look at all this. ... I haven't done my job. ... It was all the way across the board. When we show up and do stuff like that at home, I take it real serious," said Gibbs. After reviewing tape of the game Sunday, Aug. 20, Gibbs added, " Special teams -- very poor showing. We gave up a lot of yards rushing. ... Our third downs were 3-for-11, very poor. ... I thought we would get a great effort playing extremely hard coming home, and we play a game like that. It does a number of things to you. You get upset about it."
Sat, 05 Aug 2006 18:52:35 -0700
Melinda Waldrop, of The Daily Press, reports the Washington Redskins offense struggled during their scrimmage against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Aug. 5. The team gained a total of two yards in their first six tries on their first drive. Head coach Joe Gibbs said, "I think we've got a long ways to go. That would probably be my assessment."
Tue, 01 Aug 2006 23:21:51 -0700
Melinda Waldrop, of the Daily Press, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs has moved the team's single practice for Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tue, 25 Apr 2006 07:16:54 -0700
Howard Bryant, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said Monday, April 24, that it was unlikely that the Redskins would attempt to move up from their spot in the second round of the NFL Draft. "Obviously, when you're at 53, you need to calculate who will be there," Gibbs said. "I think you could always move up, and when you get through with your final calculations you have to decide if it's smart. We've had some people talk to us about it, but it is not very likely we'll be able to do something."
Thu, 16 Mar 2006 08:21:46 -0800
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs defended the team's aggressive approach to free agency. He also dismissed any implication that the team was circumventing the NFL's salary cap in any way. Gibbs said, "The thing I want to emphasize is this: We haven't done one thing that anybody else can't do. ''We have certain rules in the league. Here's the cap, here's the numbers, here's what you can spend, so everybody in the league can do what we're doing, it's just that they choose not to, many of them."
Sun, 22 Jan 2006 10:30:26 -0800
ESPN.com's Chris Mortensen reports for the first time in Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs' career he will turn over play-calling duties to someone else. New offensive coordinator Al Saunders will take over those duties for the 2006 season. Team sources say Gibbs will embrace more of a CEO/GM mentality and turn his attention even more to the personnel side.
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 09:17:13 -0800
ESPN.com reports Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Gregg Williams could earn an extra $1 million if he is still on the Redskins staff and not named the successor to head coach Joe Gibbs.
Sat, 07 Jan 2006 18:01:38 -0800
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs took sole possession of third place on the career postseason wins list with his Wild Card game victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gibbs currently sits with 17 wins in his postseason career, including three Super Bowl rings.
Wed, 28 Dec 2005 18:49:08 -0800
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs has not read LB LaVar Arrington's latest comments, but said he takes exception to anything that might distract the team from its critical Week 17 game. Gibbs said, "Right now, for anybody in this organization - I would hope in the entire town - to be focused on anything other than Philly would be ridiculous. We're getting ready to play the most important game that a lot of our players will play. ... If we lose the game, we're not going anywhere. So my mind-set is on one thing, Philadelphia. That's the way I feel about it."
Mon, 21 Nov 2005 21:30:55 -0800
Howard Bryant and Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs sent film from the Week 12 loss to the NFL. Oakland Raiders RB Lamont Jordan was ruled down by contact when he tried reaching for the goal line and the ball came loose. Redskins LB LaVar Arrington said it was a fumble, as did Gibbs, who sent a copy of the film to the league. Gibbs sent film in after the Week 10 loss of Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Mike Alstott falling short of the goal line on a critical two-point conversion play. The league told Gibbs that they couldn't see it.
Fri, 18 Nov 2005 20:29:02 -0800
Leonard Shapiro, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs will not be fined by the NFL for comments he made about the officiating during the Redskins Week 10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gibbs had sent film from the game to the NFL, showing that Buccaneers FB Mike Alstott fell short of scoring the two-point conversion that sealed the game for the Buccaneers. Gibbs was fined after the Redskins Week 5 loss when he complained about the officials.
Wed, 16 Nov 2005 19:35:35 -0800
Paul Woody, of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs softened his stance on comments he made Monday, Nov. 14, about the officials making mistakes during the Week 10 game. Gibbs said, "You get emotional, you get carried away with things and you say things that you wish you hadn't said." He went on to say, "I never feel like the referees cost you a game. You play your way out of a game. It's never one play, it's never one call. Everyone who was in that game, including me, that was making calls, could have won the game somehow. An official is never going to cost us a game, in my opinion."
Mon, 14 Nov 2005 20:56:53 -0800
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs sent film from the Week 11 game, claiming officials were wrong in several calls they made. The most controversial call was the two-point conversion Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Mike Alstott scored on, which won the game for the Buccaneers. Gibbs said, "We have a very clear film shot of the ballcarrier on the ground about six inches short."
Sun, 30 Oct 2005 18:02:18 -0800
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs was shutout Week 8 by the New York Giants, the first time for Gibbs in 207 regular season games. The only other time he was ever shutout was Jan. 11, 1987, during the 1986 NFC Championship Game. That game ended in a 17-0 loss for Gibbs, also at the hands of the Giants.
Sun, 23 Oct 2005 20:44:10 -0700
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs won his 150th game. Only 13 other coaches in NFL history have reached the milestone.
Mon, 17 Oct 2005 17:11:08 -0700
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the NFL has fined Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs for comments he made about game officials after the team's Week 5 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Wed, 12 Oct 2005 22:27:28 -0700
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said he is addressing the LB LaVar Arrington situation "for the last time." When Arrington claimed that no explanation had been given for his benching, Gibbs said, "I've talked to LaVar more than any other player I've ever coached in 30 years, probably three times more. I've told him exactly what he needs to do." Assistant coach Joe Bugel added that the team can't play someone who mixes one flashy play with four or five bad ones.
Mon, 03 Oct 2005 20:26:28 -0700
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs adopted the shotgun formation this season and it has been paying off well so far for the team. The Redskins converted eight of their nine third-down conversions using the shotgun formation.
Thu, 09 Jun 2005 14:31:00 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said he has spoken with S Sean Taylor for the first time since Taylor's arrest. Agent Drew Rosenhaus assisted in making the phone call happen. "I did talk to him, had a good talk with him, and Drew," Gibbs said. "We just kind of talked a little bit about the situation and everything and just kind of had a personal conversation. So we're hoping the issues can get cleared up to give the Sean the time to work on this."
Thu, 02 Jun 2005 11:20:24 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said the team plans no cuts for Thursday, June 2.
Thu, 02 Jun 2005 08:09:13 -0700
Redskins.com reports NFL officials are looking at a videotape of a recent Washington Redskins' organized team activity session. An employee of the NFL Players Association viewed the Redskins.com video and notified the league of their concern that the O-line vs. D-line work was too physical. The team's union representatives have been in touch with the league and the NFLPA to represent the players' view that nothing in the OTA workouts is outside the rules. "When we decided to give Redskins.com access to these sessions we knew fans would be seeing things they never have seen before," head coach Joe Gibbs said.
Thu, 26 May 2005 23:26:19 -0700
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said Thursday, May 26, that he is still excited about working with FS Sean Taylor despite the second-year player's absence from Organized Team Activities at Redskins Park. Taylor has not taken part in the team's voluntary offseason workouts that started in late March or the voluntary OTA sessions that began May 17. "I'm still excited about working with him," Gibbs said. "I'm just trying to get him to join in on what everybody else is doing." Gibbs called it "disappointing" that Taylor has chosen not to attend the OTAs.
Sat, 14 May 2005 23:38:48 -0700
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said he "feels great." He made the comments to the media Saturday, May 14. "I've been through some tough times," Gibbs said. "The two things that challenge us are real success and real adversity." Gibbs insisted his health was fine following what he described as a precautionary procedure to insert a stent in a blocked artery last month.
Thu, 12 May 2005 05:56:24 -0700
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs underwent a common procedure to open a clogged artery to his heart last month. Gibbs said he will be able to continue with his normal duties and that he is not feeling any side effects. The team had not disclosed the procedure, but Gibbs confirmed the information when asked by a reporter yesterday afternoon at Redskins Park. Redskins spokesman Karl Swanson said the team left it up to Gibbs to disclose the operation if he wished.
Thu, 24 Mar 2005 11:50:12 -0800
Updating a previous report, Leonard Shapiro, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said he was encouraged by the progress made by S Matt Bowen (knee) in his recovery from a knee injury suffered last season.
Thu, 10 Mar 2005 21:25:57 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said he is "satisfied" with the team's current crop of wideouts, but would not rule out acquiring another pass catcher either through free agency or the NFL Draft, reports Gary Fitzgerald of Redskins.com.
Tue, 22 Feb 2005 20:46:46 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said that a Washington Post report suggesting WR Laveranues Coles may be released by the Redskins is "inaccurate and untrue," reports Gary Fitzgerald of Redskins.com. "[Coles] and I have had several talks and we understand each other," Gibbs said. "We're just working our way through everything during the offseason, and that's really it." Asked if there's a chance Coles might not be with the team next season, Gibbs said: "My statement is how I feel about it and I'm making plans and we're going forward with what we have and [Coles] is part of those plans."
Mon, 31 Jan 2005 14:06:34 -0800
Joseph White, of the Associated Press, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs reiterated his commitment to the organization Monday, Jan. 31, dismissing speculation that initialized after a misinterpretation of remarks he made at a NASCAR media day last week. "I signed a five-year contract when I came here," Gibbs said. "My commitment to the Redskins, I want to do every single thing I can to restore the Redskins to winning football games." Last week, Gibbs said during a NASCAR media tour in Charlotte that his "time in football will be short" compared to his commitment to his racing team. Gibbs later labeled his remark "a joke."
Tue, 07 Dec 2004 20:42:34 -0800
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs would like to see his team win its remaining four games to help establish momentum for next season. "I think the best way to build for the future and build for our team is to try and win every single one of our games," Gibbs said. "We want to play great for our fans here at home. I want to say to our fans that I really appreciate them sticking with us. I think they gave our guys a lift, which is a big deal."