Home Sports Redskin The Fun Bunch: Why the Joe Gibbs 1.0 era Redskins were one... SportsRedskin The Fun Bunch: Why the Joe Gibbs 1.0 era Redskins were one of football’s greats May 22, 2020 4 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Lawrence Taylor dominated opponents from the moment he stepped onto an NFL field. In his second game of the 1981 season, the New York Giants rookie linebacker overwhelmed that day’s NFC East foe. Taylor’s wrecking-ball performance did something else far more significant that Sunday at venerable RFK Stadium in the nation’s capital. It caused another newbie to reconsider his entire job approach. Joe Gibbs arrived as the Washington Redskins’ coach after a marvelous stint as offensive coordinator for the Chargers. San Diego’s forward-thinking passing attack, labeled “Air Coryell” for coach Don Coryell, stood out for its production with quarterback Dan Fouts and an array of playmaking receivers. Coming off a 6-10 season, Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke sought a spark. Following a three-and-a-half-hour introductory meeting that January with the bookish coordinator, Cooke knew he found the desired change. “Joe… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR [USA Today: Redskins Wire] – Dwayne Haskins is rifling passes to Steven Sims Jr. in workout sessions Antonio Gandy-Golden and other rookies at unique disadvantage in 2020 season [USA Today: Redskins Wire] – Watch: Roger Goodell releases video message on racism, oppression and players protesting WATCH: Rivera and Washington coaches make return to Redskins Park [NBC Sports Washington] – WATCH: Dwayne Haskins throws a dart to Steven Sims during Friday workout [USA Today: Redskins Wire] – How Ryan Kerrigan benefits from the addition of Chase Young in 2020 [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – Which Redskin is the "face of the franchise" in 2020? [Fansided: Riggo's Rag] – The greatest defensive players in Redskins history Adrian Peterson ‘Without a doubt’ planning to take knee during upcoming NFL season [The Washington Times] – Friday's Sports in Briefs [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – All aTwitter: 6 June 2020 Inside NFL players’ Black Lives Matter video, and how it forced Goodell’s hand LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.