Gibbs Takes Blame; Other Postgame Info

Concerning the final play, you have seen some of this, but here's more detail:
Joe Gibbs: "I made a decision there at the end that very likely cost us the game. That's on me."
The pool reporter checked with officals, who said the rule stipulates it's only a 15-yarder when the kicker is on the field.
Gibbs said he asked the official who was nearest him if could call a timeout and the official asked him when he wanted to take it. Still, Gibbs said he took responsibility.
"There's nobody to blame but myself. It's not their fault. It's my fault. I should have known the rule."
As for having the defense go out with 10 men on the first play, Gibbs said he was not aware it was going to happen but that he was okay with it. He said he expected to talk to Gregg Williams about it. After the game, players took pains to rally round Gibbs for the decision.
On the loss, Jason Campbell said: "It makes your heart drop all the way to your feet. We wanted to come out here and win one for Sean, and try to keep ourselves in the playoff run."
As for the locker room, Sean Taylor's locker is now behind Plexiglas, as is the one at Redskins Park. Everything in the locker is laid out as it is for all players before a game: helmet, shoes, pants, pads, jersey. Only Taylor's jersey is pulled tight on a pair of shoulder pads.


By Cindy Boren  |  December 2, 2007; 4:27 PM ET
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