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Old 01-09-2008, 03:20 PM   #46
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Re: Joe Gibbs Leaving Is Good for The Warpath

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I think people issue the b.s. disclosure because, in their mind, it gives them the right to post whatever nonsense that has come to mind without being responsible for the content or effects of their post. It's an amateur form of libel where someone says something ridiculous and defamatory without taking credit for their statement, i.e. "I don't know if it's true or not, and you guys will probably blast me for this, but I heard that Gibbs retired because he's senile."
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Gibbs leaving will curb the emotion for now. However, once the season kicks into gear, I don't it changing much. You can change the players and coaches, but you can't change the fans...
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:37 PM   #47
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Re: Joe Gibbs Leaving Is Good for The Warpath

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Because he's joining us as a moderator! j/k

Seriously though, in a strange way I feel that Gibbs' resignation is a positive step for discussions on this board. The bulk of my time here has been during Gibbs II.

And one thing that I think really affected our discussions and evaluation of Joe Gibbs is that we all had different perspectives and memories of him. Someone like Mooby isn't old enough to remember seeing live Darryl Grant highstepping into the end zone after intercepting a batted Dexter Manley pass in an NFC Championship game in front of a rocking RFK, the way Skinsguy can. Skinsguy probably doesn't remember Gibbs making his presence felt in the NFL for the first time in the early 1970s crafting a high powered St. Louis Cardinals offense, the way Backrow does.

I don't know, I guess I'm just rambling here.

But my point is, now with a new head coach we should all have a clean slate with which to evaluate him. Even if it's someone like Williams or Cowher who has experience being an NFL head coach, none of us have any emotional attachment to them as such.

That make sense?
My first thought (in days) was what the heck do I do with my alias? Seriously, I understand your point, but think no coach who comes in here will really be judged on a clean slate. We'll always compare them to Gibbs and Allen (good), or Norvel and Spurrier (bad). We'll also have their own past coaching experiences to affect our perceptions. That certainly will be the case if GW or BC are hired. While I agree we won't have the same emotional attachment to a new coach, that emotional attachment will always color our judgment.

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