Fire Joe Gibbs


What?  You heard me.  That’s what these morons over here say, anyway. Most of you, including me, saw this first on DC Sportsblog on Monday.  The reason I waited until today to talk about it was because I wanted to give some serious thought to the issue.  I have been on record as saying that if Joe Gibbs went 0-16 for the next 20 years, I would still want him as my coach.  He’s earned it.

On the other hand, I do feel as though there have been some mistakes made in games that are directly related to the coaching staff.  Bad time outs, poor clock management, plays coming in slowly, etc.  The 2 pt. conversion attempt in the first half last week was inexcusable and cost us the game. I believe the Packers game was lost to poor coaching decisions as well.

Is this Joe Gibbs?  Al Saunders?  Ultimately the weight falls on Coach Gibbs, but you know I’m on record discussing the “too many cooks problem” as well.

At any rate, the more I got to think about it the more I started talking myself into this.  It is really easy to get angry.  You get to be like the Incredible Hulk.  Your anger and depression leads to your strength.  Don’t know what I’m talking about?  Check this out:

http://firebelichick.blogspot.com/

The last entry is December right after the Pats lost in the playoffs.  No one wants Bill gone now.  I suspect that even the author of this blog won’t admit he wrote it.  His friends are probably mercilous. I found similar rants about Tony Dungy, Joe Torre, Nick Saban (at LSU!), and any other great coach or manager you can think of.

If Bill Belichick can bring 3 Lombardi’s to Boston in four years and only two years later be called on to be fired, then it shows everybody is vulnerable.

I refuse to tell you who is behind the fire Joe Gibbs movement. You can see it on the website.  Let’s just say that they are shameless, ratings grabbers. They’re trying to push our buttons.  And it worked.  They pushed mine. I was ready to drop the axe for like 15 minutes.  Then I took a breath and got my head back together.

Joe Gibbs will lead us back to the playoffs. Or when he can’t, he’ll step down.  He deserves that dignity.  He’s given us too much as fans to give him anything else.  Please don’t forget it.

-DW

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  • gehenna

    Good for you! It’s nice to see someone stick up for Joe.  He’s a personal hero of mine and I hate to see him picked on constantly by knee-jerk reactionary idiots.  I’m always ashamed when I hear a Redskins fans get down on him. That’s not to say that he’s perfect. Far from it.  As you mentioned there’s some real problems going on with the coaching staff.  I don’t know enough of the situation to know why it’s happening, but it pains me to see such a great man struggling like this.  I only hope he can find a way to right the ship and lead us back to victory. In Gibbs we trust!