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  • Wed., Apr. 23, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Thu., Apr. 24, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Fri., Apr. 25, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Mon., Apr. 28, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Tue., Apr. 29, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Wed., Apr. 30, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Thu., May. 01, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Fri., May. 02, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Mon., May. 05, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Tue., May. 06, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

What Doug Williams Learned From Gibbs

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on March 7, 2014 – 4:10 pm

Doug Williams is feeling lucky like it’s 1986.

The personnel executive told Larry Michael he never thought he would be back with the team he led to victory in Super Bowl XXII. So when Williams and Bruce Allen agreed on a position in February, he said he felt just like he did when he got a phone call from Joe Gibbs offering him a job as the back-up quarterback in D.C.

“Things just worked out,” Williams said on “Redskins Nation. “And I’ll tell you what, it’s one of the best things that happened to me. It’s kind of like 1986 over for me, to be able to come back under different circumstances.” Read more »


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What Joe Gibbs Learned From 2013

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 31, 2014 – 3:49 pm

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(AP)

Joe Gibbs was like a lot of Redskins fans.

A 10-6 record, an NFC East championship and a playoff berth in 2012 made the three-time Super Bowl champion expect continued success for Washington.

In an interview with Larry Michael Friday afternoon on Super Bowl XLVIII Radio Row, Gibbs said a 3-13 season in 2013 reinforced a simple message. Read more »


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Joe Gibbs Gives Colbert A Pep Talk

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 30, 2014 – 10:14 am

(Comedy Central)

(Comedy Central)

After appearing on “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central Tuesday night, Hall-of-Fame Redskins coach Joe Gibbs returned Wednesday to light a fire under the cable TV host (or maybe just to get his ring back).

Gibbs delivered a pep talk from a script Stephen Colbert asked him to read. The address had all the makings of a classic speech: a republican president,  a coming of age book for young ladies and SurvivorRead more »


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Stephen Colbert Stole Joe Gibbs’ Super Bowl Ring

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 29, 2014 – 10:19 am

(Comedy Central)

(Comedy Central)

The life of Joe Gibbs in 2014 mostly consists of ministry and race cars. Ministry, race cars and cable television appearances with satirically conservative pundits.

The head coach of Washington’s Super Bowl XVII, XXII and XXVI championship teams appeared on “The Colbert Report” Tuesday night to talk football and assure Colbert  that Chuck Knoll possessed no divine advantage. The two-time coach of the Redskins gave the franchise a nice shout-out on national television.

“I think it’s the greatest town to coach in,” Gibbs told Colbert. “That is the greatest sports franchise I think in the world.”

Colbert, who was born in Washington, said he is a huge Redskins fan, maybe too huge. Figuring Gibbs had a Super Bowl ring to spare, he asked to play with one before pulling the okey doke on Gibbs.

Once the cameras turned off, Colbert probably returned the hardware without a fuss. But I like to imagine Gibbs ripping Colbert and telling him to hit the showers before yanking his ring out of the host’s suit pocket.

Watch how Colbert steals Gibbs’ ring along with the coach’s estimation of Colbert’s muscle mass in the clip from the show.

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A Chaplain Brought Mark Brunell To Washington, And The QB Saved Joe Gibbs’ Life

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 24, 2014 – 10:03 am

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(AP)

The first man to recruit quarterback Mark Brunell to Washington was not Joe Gibbs or a front office executive.

During an interview with “The Sports Fix” on ESPN980, Thom Loverro asked Brunell the full story of how he was traded from the Jaguars to the Redskins before the 2004 season. Brunell told the host he knew was on the outs in Jacksonville when the Jaguars spent a first-round draft pick on Marshall quarterback Byron Leftwich. His first indication the Redskins were interested came from an unlikely source.

“Actually (I) got word through a friend of mine, who was at that time the chaplain of the Washington Redskins, Brett Fuller,” Brunell said. “And he had mentioned that Joe Gibbs was interested. Immediately, I got excited… I couldn’t have been more thrilled. Just the opportunity to play for him was  a dream come true for me.”

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Joe Gibbs: ‘Grind Them Into The Ground’

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on December 22, 2013 – 12:36 pm

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(AP)

The winningest coach in Redskins history will be watching the Cowboys game from the owner’s suite on Sunday.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs directed Washington to three Super Bowl championships and was named NFL Coach of the Year three times. In 16 years as head coach of the Redskins, covering two stints from 1981-1992 and 2004-2007, Gibbs had a 154-94 record and posted a .500 record (16-16) against Dallas.

I caught up with Gibbs at FedExField about 80 minutes before kickoff against the Cowboys.  Read more »


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The Football Exploits Of “Woodchuck” Welmas

Posted by Redskins.com on November 6, 2013 – 9:51 am

(Library of Congress)

(Library of Congress)

November is Native American Heritage month. Throughout the month, we’ll look back at stories of interest.

On such story is the life and football exploits of Philip “Woodchuck” Welmas.

Welmas befriended the great Jim Thorpe through the football program at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Decades later, the Washington Redskins would host training camp at nearby Dickinson College under Hall-of-Fame coaches Vince Lombardi, George Allen and Joe Gibbs.

Welmas went on to play professional football in the early days of the NFL in 1923.

In the picture below, he poses in his squad photo for the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1913.

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Throwback Thursday: Just 18 Plays

Posted by Stephen Czarda on October 24, 2013 – 2:05 pm

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Throwback Thursday is one of my personal favorites of the week partially because I get to listen to 80’s music and not look like a weirdo, but also because it’s the perfect time to pluck a moment in Redskins history and relieve it here on the blog.

From a historical standpoint, when the Redskins and Broncos meet it’s nothing more than a regular season matchup between unfamiliar foes. Games don’t have the same aura around them like Redskins-Cowboys or Redskins-Giants. But, when you murmur the words ‘Redskins’ and ‘Broncos’ in the same sentence, you can’t help but crack a giant smile.

Super Bowl XXII defined one of the greatest runs in NFL history. Down 10-0 at the end of the first quarter to a team led by NFL MVP John Elway, the majority that picked the heavily favored Broncos were rejoicing.

Then during an 18-play span, a blizzard of epic proportions even for January opened up. Touchdown after touchdown, the Redskins offense berated the Broncos defense. Just like that a Lombardi Trophy that was destined for Denver rerouted to our Nation’s Capital.

Here is a YouTube video commemorating the greatest quarter in Super Bowl history:

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In A No-Brainer Gibbs Ranks Near The Top

Posted by James Ho on June 6, 2013 – 11:30 am

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ESPN is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vince Lombardi with their “Greatest Coaches in NFL History” series, counting down the top-20 head coaches in NFL history as voted on by a panel of ESPN analysts and writers.

On May 24th, current Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan was introduced on the list as the 19th greatest coach of all-time.

Shanahan isn’t the only Burgundy and Gold great to find his way onto the rankings though.

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Who Makes Cut For Redskins’ Rushmore?

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 31, 2013 – 2:53 pm

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Redskins fans unite to form the best fanbase not only the NFL but across the entire sports spectrum. That’s obvious.

No matter if it is a Robert Griffin III dazzling 76-yard touchdowna Darrell Green punt return, or John Riggins barreling over the Miami Dolphins determined to bring our Nation’s Capital its first Lombardi Trophy, Redskins Nation basks in the glory of the franchise’s success together.

What isn’t so clear, though, is every fan’s thoughts on the four greatest Redskins. Whether it is at the water cooler at work or at your local bar, debates rage over who are the best in Redskins history.

Put all the banter aside and let your voice be heard as to who deserves the prestigious honor of being on the Redskins’ Mt. Rushmore.

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