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Fisher to Redskins Rumors

Since people seem to be talking about it, here's the link to the wonderful rumor-mongerers who have been rumor-mongering about Jeff Fisher being courted by Mister Snyder after this season. (You must scroll down.) Here's the important part, which is not about Jeff Fisher:

We've heard rumors over the past several months, primarily coming from some of our contacts in the world of NASCAR, that Gibbs' wife is pushing him to get out of coaching. When Gibbs returned to the Redskins in 2004, there were rumors that Mrs. Gibbs was in favor of the move because it helped get son Coy out from behind the wheel of vehicles that sometimes crash and burn and into the world of football coaching.

Ha! I say Ha! because I indicated before the season that past preseason results indicated that this Redskins team might be in trouble and that, in any case, Gibbs would be a goner after this season for one reason or another. This was an impossibly long and obtuse post, so you might not want to go back and read it, but I'll excerpt the key point. Folks in the office were openly saying I was an idiot when I touted this stat:

[The Skins] averaged a Brendan Haywood-esque 6.75 points per game in the preseason. (Actually, Haywood averaged more points last season). That, needless to say, was the worst preseason points per game (pppg) in the NFofL.

In the 23 seasons since 1983, the Skins have averaged fewer than 16 points in the preseason just three times. In 1992 (15.2 pppg), they went on to a 9-7 record and Our Coach retired. In 2001 (11.5 pppg), they went on to an 8-8 record and Our Former Coach Marty Schottenheimer, how shall we say, "moved on." In 2003 (13.0 pppg), they went on to a 5-11 record and Our Former Punching Bag Steve Spurrier, how shall we say, "unceremoniously fled town as an unmitigated failure."...

Three poor preseason scoring offenses, and three coaching changes. Lock city. I took this as an indication that, one way or another, Gibbs would depart after this season. I see no reason to change that prediction.

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 27, 2006; 11:14 AM ET
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Comments

I think JLC already covered this yesterday in the Redskin Blog......

Posted by: 4th Floor | October 27, 2006 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Maybe so, and yet I'm guessing he didn't use this as an occasion to link to an old and yet increasingly interesting SportsBog post.

Posted by: SportsBog | October 27, 2006 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Coach Fibbs should leave. If he wants to win now, as he says, he has no shot. He knows that 2 and 5 teams never go to the Superbowl that year or the year after. Or the year after that when his contract ends. Let someone else deal with the stress of coaching this once proud franchise into mediocrity, heartbreak and despair.

Posted by: Jack Kent CookE | October 27, 2006 1:45 PM | Report abuse

"He knows that 2 and 5 teams never go to the Superbowl that year or the year after. Or the year after that when his contract ends."

Documented history says you are incredibly wrong.

Posted by: Unsilent Majority | October 27, 2006 2:42 PM | Report abuse

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