Joe Gibbs - The Legend

Many are starting to lose the faith and patience with Joe Gibbs. The Redskins have only made the playoffs once during Joe Gibbs Version 2.0. Joe has so many coaches and many of whom were with him during the first tour of duty. But some things have changed since his first stint with the skins.

It's not as much the salary cap that's changed, but the players and culture. During Joe's first tour of duty Joe would take it on the chin, but it was the players that strapped it on their chin and won games for him. The OL looked for DL to pancake and create lanes for the backs and allow the quarterbacks to connect with the wide outs.

Joe and the team worked hard together and would make half time adjustments. How we can all recall hearing Joe was the king of the half-time adjustments. Yet when Joe looked human and called consecutive time outs at the end of the game which allowed the Bills to kick a game winning field goal from closer in, the fans seemed to doubt Joe. Joe showed in one of his weakest and most humble moments just how strong he was as he took yet one more hit on his chin and any ego he had. Did you know this matilda tickets on broadway.

Yet when Joe came out following the game and blamed the loss on himself after such a trying week, where were the very leaders and players coming out and defending Coach Joe Gibbs? Was it Joe Gibbs that didn't block for Portis to run or Joe that turned the ball over or Joe that dropped passes or even Joe that couldn't take the ball away from the Bills or sack a young quarterback down the stretch to get the ball back and deny Buffalo from winning the game?

Coach Joe Gibbs has always put the Redskins, the organization, and the players first. Would any of the past players allowed to let Joe take the fall for the loss? Hopefully now everyone has learned just how much he has their back and bleeds burgundy and gold? This is the difference between yester years and today. Once today's players learn how much Joe cares about them, then maybe the execution on the field will improve and so will the swagger of a winning team.

NFL Math - The DC Sports Page

4 Superbowl Losenoidoomock Championship Rings divided by 2 Head Coaches plus 2 badly-timed timeouts multiplied by 2 AFC East opponents. I'll wait. Don't forget to carry the 1. Oh, there is about ~40 mile difference that throws some weird trig on it like COSECANT.

Yeah, you get 2 big losses.

Ravens first. You are outgunned, playing the Best Team Ever. Your defense was once best in the NFL. You have your "12th man" behind you as you stay in the game and even lead for most of it. How do you call a timeout like that. Hindsight is 20/20, but on 4th and 1, don't you call the timeout earlier? Can you ice an entire offense? I know it was because your defense did not have the right personnel. But still, the worst part? You made me stay up past my bedtime on a school night. I don't watch the end of Monday night football because 90% of the time, it's boring.

Redskins second. You honor Sean Taylor. His father said to make the playoffs. That's how you honor him. You dominate the first half, albeit with FG's. You lead most of the game. Your defense gives up one big play. You call 2 consecutive timeouts. All 3 of my fantasy football teams are named after you, but I still want to bash you so bad. Q, my co-premium season ticket holder, kept asking me, "Does he not know that!??". I was stunned. Couldn't answer. Yet, I can't bash you in. You went through one of the worst weeks a head coach and team could possibly go through. Maybe that was in your head. We don't know. You might not know.

Should Billick be fired? Should Gibbs resign? Would either team be better without their current leaders? I answer the latter no. Billick needs a superstar defensive coordinator to run the D so you can concentrate on the offense, since you are the "Offensive Genius". That way you can pick the next Elvis Grbac, Trent Dilfer, or Kyle Boller to run your team.

Gibbs needs time. We've given him 4 years. OK, maybe. We seemed to be on track. It got off the rails. But really, who could fix this team now? Could Cowher? Would he?

Both answers sound rather simple and contrary to popular belief. But believe me, I'm not fan of the Ravens, except for their stadium. Sometimes, the truth is the best course of action. I truly believe, maybe one of the few left, that Gibbs can right the ship. No Superbowl, but maybe a contender next year. Who knows? Finish 4-0, maybe we could be a contender this year. Even I can't really see that happening. See this www.wayback machine .

The DC Sports Page: NFL Math

4 Superbowl Championship Rings divided by 2 Head Coaches plus 2 badly-timed timeouts multiplied by 2 AFC East opponents. I'll wait. Don't forget to carry the 1. Oh, there is about ~40 mile difference that throws some weird trig on it like COSECANT.

Yeah, you get 2 big losses.

Ravens first. You are outgunned, playing the Best Team Ever. Your defense was once best in the NFL. You have your "12th man" behind you as you stay in the game and even lead for most of it. How do you call a timeout like that. Hindsight is 20/20, but on 4th and 1, don't you call the timeout earlier? Can you ice an entire offense? I know it was because your defense did not have the right personnel. But still, the worst part? You made me stay up past my bedtime on a school night. I don't watch the end of Monday night football because 90% of the time, it's boring.

Redskins second. You honor Sean Taylor. His father said to make the playoffs. That's how you honor him. You dominate the first half, albeit with FG's. You lead most of the game. Your defense gives up one big play. You call 2 consecutive timeouts. All 3 of my fantasy football teams are named after you, but I still want to bash you so bad. Q, my co-premium season ticket holder, kept asking me, "Does he not know that!??". I was stunned. Couldn't answer. Yet, I can't bash you in. You went through one of the worst weeks a head coach and team could possibly go through. Maybe that was in your head. We don't know. You might not know.

Should Billick be fired? Should Gibbs resign? Would either team be better without their current leaders? I answer the latter no. Billick needs a superstar defensive coordinator to run the D so you can concentrate on the offense, since you are the "Offensive Genius". That way you can pick the next Elvis Grbac, Trent Dilfer, or Kyle Boller to run your team. Look at this miami seo companies .

Gibbs needs time. We've given him 4 years. OK, maybe. We seemed to be on track. It got off the rails. But really, who could fix this team now? Could Cowher? Would he?

Both answers sound rather simple and contrary to popular belief. But believe me, I'm not fan of the Ravens, except for their stadium. Sometimes, the truth is the best course of action. I truly believe, maybe one of the few left, that Gibbs can right the ship. No Superbowl, but maybe a contender next year. Who knows? Finish 4-0, maybe we could be a contender this year. Even I can't really see that happening.

The DC SportsPage: Joe Gibbs

Many are starting to lose the faith and patience with Joe Gibbs. Version 2.0. Joe has so many coaches and many of whom were with him during the first tour of duty. But some things have changed since his first stint with the skins.

It's not as much the salary cap that's changed, but the players and culture. During Joe's first tour of duty Joe would take it on the chin, but it was the players that strapped it on their chin and won games for him. The OL looked for DL to pancake and create lanes for the backs and allow the quarterbacks to connect with the wide outs. You can see this book of mormon tickets tampa .

Joe and the team worked hard together and would make half time adjustments. How we can all recall hearing Joe was the king of the half-time adjustments. Yet when Joe looked human and called consecutive time outs at the end of the game which allowed the Bills to kick a game-winning field goal from closer in, the fans seemed to doubt Joe. Joe showed in one of his weakest and most humble moments just how strong he was as he took yet one more hit on his chin and any ego he had.

Yet when Joe came out following the game and blamed the loss on himself after such a trying week, where were the very leaders and players coming out and defending Coach Joe Gibbs? Was it Joe Gibbs that didn't block for Portis to run or Joe that turned the ball over or Joe that dropped passes or even Joe that couldn't take the ball away from the Bills or sack a young quarterback down the stretch to get the ball back and deny Buffalo from winning the game?

Coach Joe Gibbs has always put the Redskins, the organization, and the players first. Would any of the past players allowed to let Joe take the fall for the loss? Hopefully now everyone has learned just how much he has their back and bleeds burgundy and gold? This is the difference between yester years and today. Once today's players learn how much Joe cares about them, then maybe the execution on the field will improve and so will the swagger of a winning team.

The DC SportsPage: Nationals Trade Recap

The Nationals completed two trades that appear to have been in the works for a while. Milledge has some mild baggage from New York and Dukes has some serious baggage from Tampa Bay. Both could potentially be the middle of the line-up bats that the Nationals are looking to add to the team. The question is at what price.

No one knows if these two once prized prospects are the basis for a much larger trade or not, but hopefully the Nationals are not becoming the weigh station for other teams tarnished prospects and undesirable club house players.

Milledge may just need a fresh start and some guidance from an experienced veteran to turn things around, but Burkes past seems entirely different. It's encouraging to hear that Dimitri Young would like to give back to the organization ESPN AP Article.

Frank Robinson was known for telling players that hustling to first base and doing what he says will be rewarded and not doing what's expected of them will have repercussions. This came into focus early in Soriano's one year stint as he learned the OF. He didn't run out an out to first base and was benched. He was upset and Guillen informed him that Frank told everyone to leg out the outs. Soriano was no exception and understood immediately that there are consequences for everyone. The same policy should be implemented for the entire team to show the new players that their not singled out, but that any type of incidents will have a larger impact and course of action for them.

In another winter meeting trade, the Nationals exchanged pitching prospects with the Yankees. Jonathan Albaladejo if he passes a physical will be sent to the New York Yankees for right-hander Tyler Clippard. See this local seo london .

Rumors also are fluttering about that the Nationals could be in the market for a catcher after losing Schneider via trade or free agency. It would seem much more sound logic to acquire a free agent mediocre catcher then trade for a mediocre catcher that won't be here for the long haul AND give up a prospect.

Thoughts - The DC Sports Page

It's interesting the attachment people make to their sports teams and icons. While it would be going too far to say that sports figures are like family, fans all do feel in some way a connection with an athlete. I think in some small way we feel they are an extension of us, represent us, or at least possess qualities we would like ourselves to have - the athleticism, the perseverance, the cunning, the success and the passion.

That's why when our teams and sports heroes win, we're overcome with joy and our day or week becomes a little brighter. When they lose we feel that disappointment even more. And when something as tragic as the passing of a sports hero happens, fans all feel like they've lost a really good friend even when they've never met their hero in person.

I've been a Redskins fan a long time, but it's only recently I've had the financial freedom and willingness to sink money into higher priced fan paraphernalia like jerseys and such. Even then, with today's era of free agency and salary caps it is hard for me to justify buying the jersey of a player who might not be here next year. Interestingly enough though, a Taylor jersey is the first thing I purchased as sign of support for the revitalized Redskins under Coach Gibbs in the 2005 season.

I don't exactly know why I went with Taylor over other players like Portis or Moss. I guess in the end it was because Taylor was a Redskin from the beginning and with the way he played on the field - hard-nosed, scrappy, feared and willing to blow up any and every one on it - I figured he'd be a Redskin for a very long time.

That is why this loss hurts Redskins Nation so much -- beyond the fact that he was a Redskin from the beginning; beyond the fact that we all admired the way he played football; beyond the fact that he was maturing on and off the field. It's always hard to deal with the death of someone who had so much more to give and receive from life. You can look for tickets for phantom of the opera new york here.

Sean's death provokes a multitude of thoughts within me. It makes me reflect on the fragility of life and how we need to take advantage of this precious commodity to love, laugh and share ourselves with others. It makes me think of all the violence out in the streets and communities of America and the world. It makes me question how sometimes perpetrators can justify the logic of such actions.

And it makes me think how we go about our daily lives and usually end up ignoring these reflections, thoughts and questions until it's too late.