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Redskins Radio Backs the Redskins

No Joe Gibbs Show yesterday? Bogus. Jerry's Wheelhouse got a Bingo after Sunday night's game; I wanted to take a try on the radio show, but I was denied. Instead, I got to listen to my good friend Larry Michael describe his feelings about Joe Gibbs. Here are some of his thoughts:

"Consistency, consistency....Again, if you watch him week after week after week you might look at it and say, 'Well, you know, he's saying the same things.' But there is a method to that, there is a management style that he has that I have witnessed personally here over the last couple of years, which is very impressive."

Honestly, I've never viewed "extremely hard fought" as a consistency type of deal, but yeah, there it is. Lesser coaches might waver and go with "a real battle" and "neck-and-neck" and "ridiculously competitive" and "so daggone scrappy," but the very best coaches remain consistent.

"Now, if you make bad decisions or if your quarterbacks throws interceptions or you make bad play calls, that's going to impact winning and losing. But in the long run I think this team is MUCH better off with this man at the controls."

Better off than? Better off than with, say, the Ball Coach? Or my nephew? Sure, I agree.

"There is not a hint of dissension, everybody is on the same page, everybody IS in this all together and as a result of that management style this team is in the position to do something special this year.*"

* Pending results by the other special teams in New Jersey and New Orleans and Minnesota that are also very specially hovering around .500.

"Is there a team listed here [in the NFC] that the Redskins cannot compete with...to get into the Super Bowl? I don't care if it's gonna be cold in Green Bay and I don't care if the Cowboys have Jessica Simpson and every other starlet up there in the booth watching the game, the Redskins can compete, and it's because of the way this team is managed."

Usually when I make statements like this, I follow them up with an exclamation mark or two, to make it clear that I'm being ironically over-enthusiastic, or enthusiastically over-ironic, or whatever. The radio internet box does not permit such punctuations, so I will help ESPN Triple X Redskins We Love You Redskins Radio out by making one slight amendment to the previous quote.

"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!###############!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

(Although to be honest, all you hope for as a fan or a blogger is that Week 17 means something to your team, so this team is one win away from coming through. And I will repeatedly say that I love Larry Michael to death, because I want him and Sonny and Sam to appear on video with me one day.)

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 19, 2007; 1:56 PM ET
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Comments


Larry needs to just go ahead and dress as Al-Shahoff (sp), Saddam's dis-information director.

Posted by: odessasteps | December 19, 2007 2:53 PM | Report abuse

I honestly couldn't stand Larry after he took over for Frank. It wasn't the same to me but I have gotten the chance to meet him a couple of times and he's a real nice guy. I respect him as a Broadcaster after all of the Sean Taylor coverage Redskins Radio provided everyone. I never watch a game on TV without Larry and the guys playing in the backround. I even bought a Tivo to sync up the signals

Posted by: G20 Fdacowboys | December 19, 2007 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Bada-ba-ba-baaah,

Jerry Jones is lovin' it.

Posted by: ScottVanPeltStyle.com | December 19, 2007 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I believe Larry Michael is a nice guy, but Herzog was light years better. Only Sonny is worth listening to anymore.

Posted by: Yeah right | December 19, 2007 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Larry seems to be great guy from all accounts I've seen, but as a play-by-play guy, puh-lease! Larry has improved, but then again he had only one way to go. Still a big step down from Frank.

And then there's the whole other issue of the team owning the radio station...

Posted by: Rob | December 19, 2007 5:38 PM | Report abuse

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