SkinsHokieFan Posted March 11, 2006 Share Posted March 11, 2006 As we enter the 3rd year of Gibbs 2, it is clear what the plan is and how it is being executed Shockingly, it is very similar to the plan that was used by Joe Gibbs and Bobby Bethard in the early 1980s Bethard and Gibbs built the 1982 Superbowl team on FA's, and castaways. The team had a record 26 free agents when it won the Superbowl. Guys like Jeff Bostic, and Joe Jacoby were not drafted by the Redskins. But they did become part of the core that would be in Washington for a decade The Redskins then were able to utilize the draft to build long term depth. 12th rounders like Clint Didier, and mid rounders like Gary Clark produced big for the Redskins. I am sure older guys remember better then I do, but in the 80s the Redskins never entered the draft looking to fill "needs" The Redskins entered the draft looking for strong character guys with athletic abilty that could be molded into Redskins and produce down the line Well history is repeating itself. The first offseason the Redskins filled several needs via FA. Shawn Springs, Cornellius Griffin, Marcus Washington are the core of our defense. Clinton Portis was acquired via a trade as was Mark Brunell. All of our "big" needs were filled via the FA route. That draft we were able to add Sean Taylor and Chris Cooley In 2005 it continued as we added Casey Rabach through FA, filling a vital need. The Moss trade, bringing in David Patten, all outside of the organization In the draft we once again worked on long term depth. We had a starting corner in Walt Harris, but drafted another corner in Carlos Rogers. Jason Campbell was drafted for the future, guys like Nemo Broughton and Robert McCune were brought in This plan worked real well in the early 80s, because there was coaching stability, which we will have for the next few years. The same coaching staff, the same veteran core, needs filled via FA, and the draft brought in guys who produced a few years later It is a beautiful thing folks as the Redskins continue to build into a team that contends year in and year out Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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