Bob Cohn was on hand for the media’s visit with former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs before tonight’s game, and sent in these highlights:
- Gibbs said he wasn’t consulted by Redskins owner Dan Snyder on the team’s big moves of late: the ouster of Vinny Cerrato nor the hiring of Bruce Allen. “I don’t think I should have been,” Gibbs said. “I’m not here. I’m gone and so I don’t think that was my place. I think Dan and the other people that he’s conferring with to make those decisions, I think that’s the right way to make it. They’re here all the time, spending all their time with it, and that’s the way it should be.”
- Don’t look for Gibbs to return to the team in any capacity in the future, as he’s too involved with his family and his NASCAR team. As for his successor, Jim Zorn, Gibbs said: “I’ve always said [coaching] is probably, if not the best job in the world, one of the most coveted jobs that anybody could ever have. But to go along with that, there’s extreme, intense pressure. I think that’s the reason I liked it so much. It’s trying to climb a mountain of adversity. I’m hoping everything works out for coach Zorn. He’s a heck of a person. I think he knows. He’s in the coaching profession. He knows how tough it is.”
More to come in Monday’s print edition.