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Joe Gibbs: Dan Snyder ‘Interested Only in Winning’

by Chris Lingebach
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Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder looks on before a game between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 3. (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder looks on before a game between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 3. (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Redskins legend Joe Gibbs joined 106.7 The Fan’s Grant and Danny on Friday, days removed from being politely and respectfully, disrespectfully mocked on “The Colbert Report.”

One particular Gibbs response stood out, in reply to being asked why the Redskins organization hasn’t reverted back to its winning formula in the 1980s, of having a general manager to pick the players, and a head coach to coach them, especially as the team currently struggles to find sustained winning.

“I think you’ve got a strong general manager,” Gibbs said. “I think [Bruce Allen] was given the role of ‘Hey, find us a head coach.’”

However, Gibbs would slightly dodge the question from there, shifting his response to highlight the positive qualities of team owner Dan Snyder, unprovoked.

“To be quite truthful, I think Dan [Snyder], for me, was the perfect owner,” Gibbs said. “He was interested only in winning, he would do whatever he could do, he was there at 12:01 working with me on Free Agency; he’d stay there all night, never meddled in things, supported me 100 percent.

“So I think we’ve got the right owner, and this formula, I think they’re kind of going – it kind of reminds me a little bit, when I came in, I was an offensive coordinator, young, calling the plays – and so, let’s hope that we hit the right formula here.”

Okay, so Snyder never meddled, but he would stay with Gibbs all night targeting free agents.

Also, D.C. Sports Bog has a nice collection of comments that would seem to fit this, only slightly, contradictory picture.

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