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#1 fuji869

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:18 AM

More Redskins Bliss ;)

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#2 GothSkinsFan

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:42 AM

If you were old enough to appreciate all of GIbbs' teams, I think the one that was probably the most enjoyable was 1983. We lost the SB, but it was the only time we entered a season as NFL champs and dominated the next year. There was more talent than credited, the personalities were awesome, and it was just a great time to be a Skins fan. HTTR

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:33 PM

That loss to the Raiders still haunts. In my opinion, that team may have been the best of all the Gibbs teams, but they just couldn't finish it off that year. Unfortunately, they took the Silver 'n Black too lightly and it bit them in the a**. That picture of the Fun Bunch brings back some great memories of the first Super Bowl win.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:41 PM

That loss to the Raiders still haunts. In my opinion, that team may have been the best of all the Gibbs teams, but they just couldn't finish it off that year. Unfortunately, they took the Silver 'n Black too lightly and it bit them in the a**. That picture of the Fun Bunch brings back some great memories of the first Super Bowl win.


Agreed on all counts - that 83 team is still my favourite even though they fell at the last hurdle. They were much more talented than the 87 team for example which beat Denver in the Super Bowl in 87.

I remember the game at RFK against the Raiders in the regular season when we went out to an early lead them fell behind and came back behind Joey T's arm winning on a late TD toss to Joe Washington. That was a great game.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:47 PM

I'm glad we won our first SB at the Rose Bowl. The RB is sacred ground in football lore, much more so than the other three SB venues we played in, esp the Metrodome. The golden sunlight on the unis and that plush green grass was pretty to see on film and tv.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:00 PM

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:03 PM

Agreed on all counts - that 83 team is still my favourite even though they fell at the last hurdle. They were much more talented than the 87 team for example which beat Denver in the Super Bowl in 87.

I remember the game at RFK against the Raiders in the regular season when we went out to an early lead them fell behind and came back behind Joey T's arm winning on a late TD toss to Joe Washington. That was a great game.


One of the all-time great games. Man, those were the days.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:30 PM

that 83 team is still my favourite even though they fell at the last hurdle. They were much more talented than the 87 team


I love the 83 team but IMO the 87Skins had the best defense of all four Gibbs SB teams. It was basically the same personnel but they were all peaking and had been playing together for quite some time. Pettibone, Beathard and Gibbs did an amazing job with that d-unit for an entire decade.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:25 AM

There have been some enormous plays in SuperBowls, but Riggin's 4th down TD run was the most dramatic play ever in a SuperBowl, bar none. It was an uphill battle, and when the 4th down play had come, the Redskins were at the top of the hill, and it was all coasting from that point on. The sheer emotion and drama of the play itself; the magfnitude of the reward for success and penalty of failure had built the play up; then boom.
There was an article in a sports book in 87' called " Little Big Men Ambush the NFL". It described the smaller, more agile receivers and their abilities to get open and score. This was a theme Gibbs highlighted and used to his advantage.
When a quality QB finally lands in D.C., and the winning traditions begin once again, it would be cool to see some of the celebrations of past; so what if they're penalized for UC, because the Redskins crowd would absolutely erupt...

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:48 AM

combined points in two losses. 2.

That's how good the 83 skins were... Before that horrible letdown in the super bowl.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:51 AM

I love the 83 team but IMO the 87Skins had the best defense of all four Gibbs SB teams. It was basically the same personnel but they were all peaking and had been playing together for quite some time. Pettibone, Beathard and Gibbs did an amazing job with that d-unit for an entire decade.


The 91-92 team had like 4 or 5 shutouts. They were better. The scoring margin (points for to points against) is still the best for a SB winner in history. The 91-92 team was our best team ever, and would have beaten the 83-84 team that lost to the Raiders.

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combined points in two losses. 2.

That's how good the 83 skins were... Before that horrible letdown in the super bowl.


+43 turnover margin, 541 points scored. Great offense, ok defense, good to great team that lost the SB.