On Redskins Head Coach Joe Gibbs
QB PATRICK RAMSEY (AS TOLD TO ESPN)
"I just couldn't be more excited. That's all I've heard is how well he coaches quarterbacks and how successful you can be under his system. I just couldn't be more excited when I found out."
LB LAVAR ARRINGTON (AS TOLD TO ESPN)
"I definitely know the history and the tradition he built in the city of Washington, D.C. I'm excited to see what happens. I'm 25 years old and those three Super Bowl trophies mean everything to me. If somebody has been to the promised land and they have a track record of being there on numerous occasions, I think that has to carry a lot of weight. I think it was a great move by Dan Snyder and I think it will pay dividends."
LB JESSIE ARMSTEAD
"It's a privilege to play for somebody of that caliber. For someone who won multiple Super Bowls. He is a legend. This is the best of the best and the cream of the crop when it comes to coaching."
CB FRED SMOOT
"I'd follow him down the yellow brick road. He knows how to win and anytime you have a coach who knows how to win and has been in the NFL, that's always a plus to play for him."
QB TIM HASSELBECK
"I was surprised when I heard because I hadn't heard his name mentioned anywhere. But when you sit down and think about it, this is one of the all-time great coaches in the NFL. You just remember the personalities that he coached-John Riggins to Joe Theismann to Art Monk, and all the tough linemen, too. As a quarterback, it's always exciting to play for an offensive-minded coach."
FORMER REDSKINS QB JOE THEISMANN (AS TOLD TO ESPN)
"I've had the benefit of playing for Coach Gibbs and I know his ability as a coach and I know his ability as a man. Patrick can only wonder what that's going to be like. I was the luckiest guy in the world to have the opportunity to play for Coach Gibbs and I think every man you talk to will share that experience. You're going to be prepared. Coach Gibbs will go into such detail that there won't be anything that happens on a football field that Patrick Ramsey won't be ready for-or his receivers or his offensive line won't be ready for."
COWBOYS HEAD COACH BILL PARCELLS
"I said when he retired that Joe was the best coach I'd ever faced. I have great respect for his ability. I don't think the time that he has spent away from the game will have any effect at all. Joe Gibbs and Tom Coughlin coming back to the he league have just made the NFC a lot tougher.
FORMER REDSKINS GM NOW CURRENT HOUSTON GM CHARLEY CASSERLY
"Joe Gibbs is the greatest head coach in the history of the National Football League. I have no doubt that he has what it takes to be a successful head coach.. He will figure out what to do in 2004, get a plan in place and put it to work."
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