Former Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs has retired from football and moved on to auto racing, but he still keeps up with the team he coached from 1981 to 1992 and again from 2004 to 2007. And Gibbs says that the Redskins are going to make the Philadelphia Eagles regret trading quarterback Donovan McNabb.
“I didn’t quite understand that one,” Gibbs said when asked about the trade in an interview on ESPN First Take. “Because what you’re doing is you’re taking someone in the division and giving them a quarterback.”
Gibbs said that he has first-hand knowledge of McNabb’s abilities from coaching against him, and that the Eagles just gave the Redskins exactly the kind of quarterback they need.
“My problem with Donovan was when we played against them, he hurt us,” Gibbs said. “He’s a big man, he scrambles out of the pocket, he’s hard to get down, and when he gets out of the pocket, he makes big plays down the field.”
Added Gibbs of McNabb in a Redskins uniform, “I think Philly’s going to be holding their breath on this one.”