Joe Gibbs is getting the old gang back together.
No, the Hall of Fame coach isn’t rejoining the NFL.
But he’s getting the coaches and players together from his first stint as coach of the Washington Redskins. Gibbs is organizing a reunion for the Redskins of 1981 to 1992 next week in Huntersville, N.C., where his NASCAR organization is based, the National Football Post has learned.
The Redskins went to four Super Bowls and won three of them during Gibbs’ first run with the franchise that lasted 12 seasons and included eight playoff appearances. It’s been 30 years since Gibbs took over in Washington and he’s throwing a party Tuesday and Wednesday. Alumni from around the country have confirmed they’ll be attending.
When Gibbs retired the first time, his record was 124-60 and his postseason record was 16-5. His combined winning percentage of .683 trailed only Vince Lombardi and John Madden at the time. He came back to lead the Redskins again from 2004 to 2007, reaching the postseason twice.
Maybe if we're all lucky, when they're shooting the bull they'll be able to talk about labor peace again in the NFL.
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