More to come after his news conference at 3:00 this afternoon…
The Redskins will begin the search for a a new coach immediately, with former coaches on Gibb’s staff, Greg Williams and Al Saunders as frontrunners for the job.
**UPDATE – There is no update. The press conference lasted an hour, and no new information was reported. He wants to spend more time with his family. He, nor Dan Snyder, knows who will replace him, or when it will happen. He has no interest in coaching elsewhere. Someone actually asked him how it felt to go through the retirement rigamorale for the second time… and if we could expect a third!
I am sad to see Gibbs retire. Maybe the Carolina Panthers can hire him.
Do we know why he chose to retire?
Well, I think “he wants to spend more time with his family” sums it up pretty nicely. Also, the way this season ended, he is able to retire with class – knowing that he helped the team through THE most difficult season EVER, even if the required wins weren’t there all season. If you ask me, it’s a perfect opportunity, and perfectly taken. Best of luck to you, Joe!