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With Gibbs out of the picture who is now the face of the Redskins' franchise?

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View Poll Results: With Gibbs out of the picture who is now the face of the Redskins' franchise?
Dan Snyder 25 19.23%
Jim Zorn 14 10.77%
Clinton Portis 58 44.62%
Jason Campbell 9 6.92%
Chris Cooley 19 14.62%
other 5 3.85%
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:39 AM   #16
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re: With Gibbs out of the picture who is now the face of the Redskins' franchise?

IMO the face of the franchise has got to be Clinton Portis. He's regarded as the best and most popular player on the team.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:40 AM   #17
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re: With Gibbs out of the picture who is now the face of the Redskins' franchise?

I don't think it's one person, but three.

Portis, Cooley, and Campbell.

I think they respectively contribute to the team's public imagine in very different, yet almost equal ways. Each brings a different slice of persona to the Redskins as an organization.

All three are very visible players, and while Campbell isn't as vocal as Cooley or Portis, clearly the franchise falls or rises with Campbell's fortunes this year.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:23 PM   #18
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To us it may be Portis, but by definition the face of the franchise is who any typical American would think of when the current skins are brought up.

That face is Danny.
I agree. If I didn't know the Redskins very well, I'd think of the name I hear in the news that's most often associated with the Skins; and that's more than likely Dan Snyder. (Now that Gibbs is gone)
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:21 PM   #19
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re: With Gibbs out of the picture who is now the face of the Redskins' franchise?

During the offseason its Danny, but during the season its Portis.

I'm going to throw a wrench in there and say that this coming year Cooley will be play more of a part in the face of the franchise. With his blog and other activities this offseason I'm starting to hear about him on national news services. Yahoo posts every new blog that he writes on the front page of their NFL tab.

Cooley seems as if he's going to play a bigger part as Redskins spokesman this year.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:48 PM   #20
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re: With Gibbs out of the picture who is now the face of the Redskins' franchise?

come on the face is Danny Boy hands down...Anyone who knows football knows who Dan Snyder is. Portis is a close second.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:50 PM   #21
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re: With Gibbs out of the picture who is now the face of the Redskins' franchise?

I think we would all like to have it as Portis, but it's Snyder. The face of a franchise goes beyond the field. Portis is great, but he's not a top 3 RB, therefore he is not the face.
I don't like that it's Snyder, but it is.

Someone mentioned that it's still Gibbs, and I can go with that. Gibbs has the best reputation of any redskin, and that should remain for a while.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:54 PM   #22
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I think we would all like to have it as Portis, but it's Snyder. The face of a franchise goes beyond the field. Portis is great, but he's not a top 3 RB, therefore he is not the face.
I don't like that it's Snyder, but it is.
Another reason why it's probably Danny is the amount of turnover that we have in our coaching ranks, players and otherwise. It pretty much makes him the only constant as far as the franchise goes.
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re: With Gibbs out of the picture who is now the face of the Redskins' franchise?

CP is pretty popular...but I think that Cooley has more potential to have the impact that John Riggins would of had if he were more vocal like Cooley is. Cooley will become more and more popular because he is a likable cat. Plus his blog and writing for Yahoo. What more can you want?

...besides his smokin hot wife.
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:02 AM   #24
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It's Clinton Portis. No doubt. Zorn and Co. basically asked him to play that role in the offseason. Team leader very often equals face of the franchise. And the past few days he's been co-hosting on NFL Network, debuting 4 new characters and talking on the phone with Chad Johnson. I think he's primed for a very big year, and the Redskins and media seem to think so as well.

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Old 06-25-2008, 09:43 AM   #25
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I think for anyone living outside DC and not really a Skins fan the face of the team is Snyder. They might have a vague clue who plays QB or some other position but they all know that Snyder owns the team. Like it or not, he's the face of the franchise.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:53 AM   #26
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I think for anyone living outside DC and not really a Skins fan the face of the team is Snyder. They might have a vague clue who plays QB or some other position but they all know that Snyder owns the team. Like it or not, he's the face of the franchise.
I think an argument can be made that the face of the franchise, particularly to the lay fan, is Sean Taylor.
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re: With Gibbs out of the picture who is now the face of the Redskins' franchise?

I voted Dan Snyder. When the media talks about the Redskins, it's obviously Dan Snyder's team. Portis is the most marketable player on the team but when you talk about the Redskins, you can't do so without mentioning Dan Snyder. He is as recognizable as Jerry Jones of the Cowboys and Al Davis of the Raiders.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:41 AM   #28
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I think an argument can be made that the face of the franchise, particularly to the lay fan, is Sean Taylor.
I just dont see the lay fan accepting a dead player as the face of the franchise. I'm not even certain the lay fan remembers ST's name let alone what team he played for. They remember a player was murdered last season but I suspect they have only a hazy recollection of his name.
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Taylor was a pretty well known player, I really doubt that his name has already been forgotten by the common fan.
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I just dont see the lay fan accepting a dead player as the face of the franchise. I'm not even certain the lay fan remembers ST's name let alone what team he played for. They remember a player was murdered last season but I suspect they have only a hazy recollection of his name.
To be clear, when I say "lay fan" I'm talking more so about NFL fans that aren't diehard Redskins fans. I'm sure any NFL fan still remembers Sean Taylor.
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