ESPN reported seven minutes ago that coach Gibbs is retiring effective pretty much immediately. There will be a press conference at 3PM eastern.
It is too early for me to say anything intelligent, but let me predict that Bill Cowher will be our new head coach and that it will happen quickly. For those who have forgotten, there were rumors that Dan Snyder met with Cowher in the last offseason. My guess is that Coach Gibbs had already told Snyder that this was his last year, and Snyder already made his deal.
Other candidates include Al Saunders and Greg Williams obviously. And probably the usual suspects that are interviewing for other jobs like Jason Garett. I’d also like to forward the name Cam Cameron. I know he went 1-15 just the past season, but I think Vince Lombardi would have only gone 4-12 with that team.
At any rate, all I can say for now is thanks, Joe. This organization is much better off than it was when you arrived, and it was so exciting to see you back on the sideline. Things will never be the same without you. Thanks for two playoff runs this time around, and thanks for those three trophies in Redskins Park.
More on this after the press conference. Hail Skins!