Peccatiello in the house

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Had a nice chat with Larry Peccatiello, who coached linebackers during Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs’ glorious first era on the Redskins’ sideline.

Peccatiello, 73, has been out of coaching for a while, but he reminded me that he had worked for the expansion Seahawks when Jim Zorn was Seattle’s quarterback.

Peccatiello reported that his last Redskins boss, Richie Petitbon, is doing well and living in Northern Virginia. Peccatiello, whose last NFL-related job was an advisor to the broadcast team of John Madden and Al Michaels, survived quintuple bypass surgery a couple of years go.

Pecc put in a plug for Petitbon and linebacker Monte Coleman, who played 16 seasons for the Redskins, more than anyone except Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green.

Two other pieces if the 1987 Super Bowl champions are in the press box: Buccaneers executive Doug Williams and Redskins scout Don Warren.

— 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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