Redskins legend Joe Gibbs has spoken, and he really seems to want the team’s next stadium built at the site of RFK.
In an interview with Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan Tuesday, Gibbs was asked for his opinion on the ideal place for the Redskins to play.
“Well, I think one good thing we’ve got going for ourselves, I think Dan [Snyder] will make a good choice there,” said Gibbs.
“And I would say this: Hey, everybody that has a feeling on this, make sure you express it,” he said. “Whether it’s writing letters or calling in to the media or whatever, because we all have a strong feeling.”
“Now, for me, I had a chance to enjoy RFK,” he said. “There’s nothing else like that, and that place was special and different.”
Gibbs segued into a story reminiscent of RFK, involving his wife, Pat, and some of their friends.
“Pat had a friend, and so the friend had asked her for some tickets,” said Gibbs. “She gave her the tickets, and so they’re sitting in the stadium and they had took two friends with them. And they turned to the friends and said, ‘You know, we’re looking behind this pole trying to look at the field.’ They said, ‘We thought Pat was gonna give us good tickets.’
“And the people sitting next to them said, ‘Hey. These are good tickets.'”
“So we had that experience, and then we had a chance to go with our new FedEx Field, and obviously there it’s pristine, nice with so many more people and everything get to enjoy the Redskins. So that was a great move in building the stadium there. Wound up great.”
Um… it’s just…
No. No. Of course Joe Gibbs is right. Joe Gibbs is always right. FedEx Field wound up great.
“I do think right now, this is gonna be interesting,” Gibbs went on to say. “I think Dan will make a great decision. He’s got everybody there working with him. They’re super smart in what they want to do. You know, I think it’ll be interesting to see where it winds up. I would hazard a guess. We know where we like. Obviously, where FedEx Field is now. But I will say this: That downtown has something that grabs you.”
“Joe Gibbs: A Football Life” airs on NFL Network Friday at 9 p.m.