Not all of them, at least. Mike Wise's column today was read after I'd visited the Fire Joe Gibbs Now website (which is apparently brought to you by Don and Mike) and there couldn't be a bigger contrast to how (some) fans are treating Coach and how (some) of his players are rallying behind him. It's a great piece in aggregate though I'm only quoting players throwing their support behind a Coach they still very much want to help win. Jon Jansen, for instance
"Nobody wants to be the team that doesn't get Joe back to the Super Bowl or back to the playoffs," Jansen said. "I don't know what Joe wants to do personally, but I like playing for him. He's been good for me and my family. And I would feel terrible knowing that I couldn't help him out if this was his last year."
"We got one of the best coaches ever," Smoot said. "Why would you turn on him? That's stupid."
Perhaps this is me donning some burgundy shaded glasses, but I can't help but love me some Joe Gibbs in spite of all the frustrating endgames, the below .500 record, etc. Thus I'll repeat my agreement with Chris Mottram; I think Joe Gibbs has earned his time in Washington and the way (some of) his players have rallied -- though we are still 5-4 -- behind him reinforces my belief that he's a great coach, even if I'm questioning some of the on-field calls, wondering publicly about his compatibility with the rest of the coaching staff, even while considering that the game has passed him by.
He is a Redskins institution. I just cannot ignore that.