The 2005 Washington Redskins & Joe Gibbs’ Return

Joe Gibbs had been one of the NFL’s greatest coaches during his 1981-92 run with the Washington Redskins, highlighted by three Super Bowl victories with three different starting quarterbacks. The franchise had fallen on hard times after his retirement, earning only one playoff berth in the ensuing eleven seasons. So when Gibbs came out of retirement prior to the 2004 season, it’s not for nothing that his was a second term that won bipartisan plaudits in the D.C. Beltway.