By the Numbers
Why are the Redskins fans so excited for the 2004 season to start? Why have those same fans been counting down the days until training camp? Why has the waiting list for Redskins season tickets grown so long? Why are the Redskins all of the sudden being talked about again as a potential playoff team? Here are a few numbers that will make most Redskin fans mouths water and make more than a few fans of the other NFC East teams a bit uneasy.
8 - The number of Redskins playoff appearances under Coach Gibbs (12 seasons)
1 - The number of playoff appearances since Coach Gibbs left (11 seasons)
16 - The number of playoff victories under Coach Gibbs
1 - The number of playoff victories since Coach Gibbs left
4 - The number of Super Bowl appearances under Coach Gibbs
0 - The number of Super Bowl appearances since Coach Gibbs
Not impressed? How about these?
3 - The number of Redskins Super Bowl victories under Coach Gibbs
0 - The number of Redskins Super Bowl victories since Coach Gibbs left
1 - The number of coaches to win three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks (Coach Gibbs)
.683 - The Redskins overall winning percentage under Coach Gibbs
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140 - The number of Redskins victories under Coach Gibbs from '81-92 ( that's 11.6 per season)
75 - The number of Redskins victories since Coach Gibbs left ('93-03: that's 6.8 per season)
5 - The number of "head" coaches that have manned the Redskins sideline from 1993-2003
1 - The number of active Head Coaches in the NFL Hall of Fame (Coach Gibbs)
When you look at these numbers, it isn't hard to see why Redskin fans are so excited about the prospects of the 2004 season. With Coach Gibbs and his posse back in Washington, politics have once again taken a back seat to what really matters in the nation's capital, Redskins Football. So, break out your hog noses and get that dress you have been hiding in the
closet...The Hogs are back in town.
This article was released on 2004-05-26.
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