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Gibbs Does Not Foresee Another Stint With Redskins


Former Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs attended Sunday night's game and made a brief appearance in the press box to express his condolences to the family of sportscaster George Michael, who died last week.

Gibbs also answered a few questions about the Redskins, including whether he would foresee any role with the Redskins going forward.

Replied Gibbs: "With all I've got going on with the family and the (NASCAR) racing, I don't--and I think Dan (Snyder, the team owner) knows that."

Discussing his relationship with Snyder, Gibbs said: "When I talk to him, it's kind of as a friend. We talk. So for me, I just know that he has a burning passion for the team and he's going to try to do what's right. I think we all hope that they're going to turn out best for the Redskins."

Gibbs said he had not spoken with Snyder about the resignation of executive vice president Vinny Cerrato and the hiring of Bruce Allen as general manager on Dec. 17.

Asked about working with Cerrato, Gibbs said: "Vinny and I, I felt like, had a great working relationship. When I worked with him, I think we were real comfortable with each other.

"But I also know that things certainly can happen in an organization and it's hard for somebody to stay a real long time. It's just one of those things that I think the decision was made to go in a different direction."

Gibbs added: "We're just hoping the Redskins can get back to the winning tradition."

If any other changes in the organization are pending, Gibbs said, "I'm not aware of them."

Gibbs said any conversations he has with Snyder are as friends. He said he missed certain aspects of coaching, especially "the fun times and the relationships. It's the people you miss the most."

Gibbs coached the Redskins to three Super Bowl titles during his first stint with the team and then two playoff berths from 2004-07.

After retiring from his second stint as head coach, he returned to Joe Gibbs Racing, his NASCAR team headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.

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