Feb 3, 2004 4:55PM ET
Redskins: Gibbs unveils impressive staff
After weeks of speculation and unofficial hires, head coach Joe Gibbs finally unfurled his staff on Tuesday, and the list is quite impressive. Former Cardinals and Raiders head coach Joe Bugel is officially listed as the "Assistant Head Coach - Offense." Bugel, who coached the Redskins' offensive line from 1981-89, will run the offense along with new offensive coordinator Don Breaux, who oversaw the Redskins' running backs from 1981-93. On the other side of the ball, former Bills' head coach Gregg Williams is the new "Assistant Head Coach - Defense." He will be joined by former Bears' defensive coordinator Greg Blache, who will serve as defensive coordinator and defensive line coach. Other Redskins' personnel include long-time offensive coordinator Ernie Zampese (offensive consultant), former Vikings' offensive coordinator Jack Burns (quarterbacks), former Chargers' defensive coordinator Dale LIndsey (linebackers), and former Redskins' running back Earnest Byner (running backs).
Earlier this offseason, the Washington Post reported that Gibbs' staff would be the highest paid unit in the NFL, and it's not surprising once one reads the names. The Redskins now have a lot of brainpower on both sides of the ball, and it will be fun to see the schemes and improvements that Gibbs' staff makes in 2004 and beyond.
Impressive staff, now let's see if they can get the talent to perform.