Former Redskins Quarterback, Doug Williams says there’s nothing like playing for the Burgundy and Gold.
“I talked to Coach Gibbs during the Super Bowl. The only thing I hate about being a Redskin, was the fact that I wasn’t a Redskin all my life,” said Williams.
The Super Bowl XXII MVP, hosted the Fifth Annual Washington Football Legends Event on Saturday, March 23rd in Washington DC. The event each year provides scholarships and minority higher education assistance. Williams said, “It’s special for me to come back to DC and present awards. It makes me feel like I still have a part in DC.”
The night was also about reuniting with former Redskins. For example, in attendance was former General Manager Bobby Beathard, who said he’ll never forget the first time he considered Doug Williams coming to Washington and he credited Head Coach then Joe Gibbs.
“I had seen him at Grambling, but Joe had coached him at Tampa Bay. Joe said, I’ll tell you who we need, we need to get Doug Williams.”
Coach Gibbs couldn’t have been more right. After the USFL folded, Williams returned to the NFL in 1986 to play for the Redskins. Two years later, the Redskins won the Super Bowl, Beathard says it was because of Williams’ leadership.
“He brought the whole team together, the players the staff, his work ethic, and everything he made…he made happen.”
Now 25 years later Robert Griffin III is under center, and Beathard sees the same qualities he saw in Williams. “I told this to Doug…I said I never saw you run like RG. I think the Redskins got a great guy.”
Williams has a similar opinion when it comes to the Redskins current Quarterback: “I admire him and the way he plays the game. He’s all about the team and he’s all about winning. The way he played this year shows the Redskins are on their way putting the pieces together.”
To see Williams interview with Redskins correspondent Alex Corddry in its entirety, watch the video below.
Hail to the Redskins!
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