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Old 12-05-2007, 12:44 AM   #1
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Gibbs' Health

I understand this is an odd time to inquire about the health status of a Redskin, outside injuries, so I'll give a brief explanation.

Usually I don't look at team pics but over the last week I've viewed a ton of them, both coaches and players. It's the first time I've looked at close-ups of coach and I noticed his age. What I mean is that Gibbs looks much older, and in a way more sickly, than my grandfather did when his heart gave out at the ripe old age of 82. Then I saw someone mention that Gibbs has had various health issues in the past, which evidently played a role in his first, and somewhat early, retirement.

Being way outside the local "loop" for D.C. sports gossip, I wondered if anyone has heard speculation about Gibbs' health?
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:00 AM   #2
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Re: Gibbs' Health

He's diabetic, but otherwise healthy. Coaching in the NFL would "age" anyone though
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:16 AM   #3
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He's diabetic, but otherwise healthy. Coaching in the NFL would "age" anyone though
The diabetes fits - my uncle (by marriage) suffers from diabetes and has aged well beyond his years. Actually, I know that in more serious cases of diabetes memory loss and brain-function become a major concern over time. My relative has a hard time thinking clearly now because the diabetes, according to what he's told me, causes numerous "mini-strokes" that collectively have the effect of a regular stroke on brain function.

Scary stuff!!!
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:49 AM   #4
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Re: Gibbs' Health

other then starting to lose his little kid look, i think coach looks pretty good for his age
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:54 AM   #5
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He seems in great shape physically. Dennis Green lost 100 lbs when he worked on ESPN then put it back on in 2 months when he came back to coach the Cardinals. It is definaltely a stressfull position.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:33 AM   #6
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He seems to be fine to me given the circumstances.

He keeps himself in pretty good shape for his age and diabetic condition.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:37 AM   #7
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Re: Gibbs' Health

I have thought that Gibbs has looked better over the past couple of years. That could be because we really did not see him much after he retired and when he came back looked much older. He did not leave football over his health he wanted to move on in life and try a new challange.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:05 AM   #8
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He should be alright, I mean look at good ol' Bobby Bowden.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:20 AM   #9
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he looks the same to me.hell he looks the same if they are winning 40-0,or losing 52-0!!!
he needs an easier job like president of the usa.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:04 AM   #10
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Honestly, with the stress and hours these guys work. Im surprised they don't age 3:1 compared to regular folks.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:39 PM   #11
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He definitely looks fit to me...when I met him in May this year, I couldn't believe how big he actually was....his chest stuck out like he lifted on a regular basis.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:42 PM   #12
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I really hope he's okay. I may not agree with his play calls and more recent coaching decisions, but the man is a God around the Washington area.
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Gibbs is fine. I hope I look that good at his age.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:04 AM   #14
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Gibbs is fine. I hope I look that good at his age.
I think I heard he is only 67. Am I all wet here or what?
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:39 AM   #15
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What do you mean "only 67"

How old did you think he was?
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