Joe Gibbs needs your help, Redskins Nation.
Talkoffamenetwork.com is currently running a poll asking fans to pick between five great coaches — Vince Lombardi, Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh, Bill Belichick and Gibbs — from the Super Bowl-era.
While all of the above coaches are certainly well-deserving of the honor of being the coach picked, there is only one Joe Gibbs.
Gibbs roamed the sidelines for the Redskins for 16 seasons, accumulating 154 regular season wins, 17 playoff victories and, of course, three Super Bowl championships.
In 1982 — his second season in Washington — Gibbs’ Redskins would finish the regular season with an 8-1 record and the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
Cruising through the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys on the NFC side of the playoff bracket, the Redskins would beat the Miami Dolphins 27-17 in Super Bowl XVII.
In 1987, the Redskins would finish the regular season with an 11-4 record including two victories over the Cowboys. Getting past the Chicago Bears and Vikings thanks in large part to the play of Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green, the Redskins would beat the Denver Broncos in historic fashion in Super Bowl XXII.
In 1991, Gibbs lead a team that dominated the competition en route to a 14-2 regular season record. The burgundy and gold carried their momentum into the playoffs, as they outscored the Atlanta Falcons, Lions and Buffalo Bills — in Super Bowl XXVI — by a combined score of 102-41.
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