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Coach Gibbs is back with the Redskins.

I know it sounds wierd, and "duh" - but it finally has hit me.

Through all the press conferences and free agents and drafts and minicamps and preseason games and even through the first 2 games, I must have been in somekind of maniacal stupor.

Permagrin on my face, Burgundy and Gold glasses well in place, drooling like a dog on Thanksgiving, I was eating it all up.

But I didn't get it.

Maybe it was the nostalgia, or the media, or maybe it was just too good to be true, but it never really hit until that moment.

I was sitting in the rocking chair on Monday night, putting the baby to sleep, and I heard a commercial for MNF on the TV in the other room. "Parcells and the Cowboys. Gibbs and the Redskins. Monday Night" the announcer said.


Like a ton of bricks it hit me. Joe Gibbs is once again coaching my team. Not the legendary bigger than life idol of my youth, but Joe Gibbs the real live person. A modest man, a role model, a leader, and one hell of a real football coach.

No need to fret about one loss to the Giants. We had 7 turnovers and were still in it until the end. Our players have had a very small amount of time to work in this system compared to many other teams in the league.

It's OK.

We're playing hard, we have talent and we're well coached. Coach Gibbs will not leave us in 1 or 2 years. He will persevere and he will win. Maybe not right now, but soon, and often.

Om, is there such a thing as a second Gibbsian Moment?

Amazing how one loss puts things in perspective.

Now, how 'bout them Cowboys!!! :wewantd:

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Wally, I'm reading along and getting a little smile on my face, and also wondering how inappropriate it might be for me to respond with something about The Gibbsian Moment ... then I get to the part where you're thinking the same thing.

Too cool. :)

The Moment is not necessarily a one-shot, one-time-only deal. It's something that stays with you ... always there, just below the surface. Every now and then it just taps you on the shoulder and says, "Phuckin' A right, brutha."

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Great Post! It really didn't hit me - again - until the sack to end the first game against Tampa. Watching Gibbs on the sidelines and after the game the stoic look on his face practically brought tears to my eyes.

I upset with our inconsistent offense against the Giants, but I who better to be at the helm after a disastrous game like that than Joe Gibbs himself.

Thanks for the post. It brought me out of my rut.


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