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Coach Gibbs is the best coach ever (of the week, according to your Motorola phone)

So what if these awards are invented, congratulations are in order for Coach Gibbs, who won the Motorola Coach of the Week (with a hat tipped to Extreme Skins):

Head coach Joe Gibbs of the Washington Redskins is the Week 16 Motorola NFL Coach of the Week, the NFL announced Friday. Gibbs kept the Redskins' playoff hopes alive by leading them to a 32-21 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Under Gibbs' direction, quarterback Todd Collins completed 22 of 29 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns to help the Redskins gain 367 total yards. Running back Clinton Portis also recorded two touchdowns, including one rushing and one passing to Antwaan Randle El in the second quarter. The Redskins defense shut out the Vikings for nearly three full quarters and forced the league's No. 1 rushing team to try to beat them through the air. The Redskins forced three turnovers, including two picks and one forced fumble. Gibbs was selected as Motorola NFL Coach of the Week from among three finalists by voters on The other finalists were head coaches Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants and Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In January, voting will be held on to determine the Motorola NFL Coach of the Year.

BTB just asked me about Coach Joe's alleged extension and I couldn't help but admit that such a thing would never hurt my feelings. I don't know if he's going to be the best coach of the year without a Super Bowl win, but he's certainly turned around a 5 win team in spite of the circumstances. He managed to beat out Mike Tomlin of the  Steelers and Tom Coughlin of the Giants.

Quick rant: I haven't been at work this week because I don't really do that anymore. This has afforded me plenty of time to enjoy either Oprah or else ESPN all day every day while the rest of you jokers are busy being productive adults. ESPN has been totally hijacked by NYG vs. NEPatriots constantly. I cannot turn on the god damn TV without seeing someone demand a hypothetical matchup between this year's Patriots and the 1985 Bears or whomever. The entire thing is exhausting and I really look forward to watching the Patriots destroy the Giants just so we can be done with the entire faux dramatic bullshit. Nothing that happens after this moment will change the fact that this year's Patriots are one of the best teams of all time, even a first round exit from the playoffs (which won't happen).

As impressive as the Miami Dolphins' 14 win undefeated 1972 regular season was, their 3-0 postseason -- that closed with a Super Bowl victory over Your Washington Redskins by a score of 14-7 -- defined the year. Beyond that, as far as I'm concerned:

  1. The 1972 Miami Dolphins weren't as good a regular season team as the 2007 New England Patriots regardless of what happens this Sunday.
  2. The 2007 New England Patriots won't be as good a team in their entirety as the 1972 Dolphins up and until that moment they hoist the Lombardi.
  3. The Redskins are still in a position to defend the good name of the 1972 Miami Dolphins by refusing to lose anymore games this season. Should the Redskins win on Sunday, they march into the playoffs. Should they win out, and should the Patriots play them in the Super Bowl, the good guys will have an opportunity to prevent New England from being as complete a winner as the 1972 'Phins. Is that going to happen? I don't effing know, but it's nice to believe that history still, in no small part, remains in the hands of this great team we claim as our own.