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Gibbs weighs in on Michael Vick

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During his 16 years with the Redskins, Joe Gibbs coached such troubled players as Taylor, Dexter Manley and Barry Wilburn — each of whom was suspended by the NFL.

In between those tenures, Gibbs was a consultant to Atlanta owner Arthur Blank when Michael Vick quarterbacked the Falcons.

A firm believer in redemption, Gibbs is glad Vick is getting a second chance in the NFL, but the coach believes the felon will have to be a starter to succeed.

“The only way you take a chance on Michael is if he solves your quarterback situation,” Gibbs said at a Dupont Circle signing for his new book, “Game Plan for Life.”

“You don’t sign him to be a backup, Wildcat [formation] or not. There’s going to be a huge P.R. nightmare if it goes the wrong way.”

- David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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