There are lots of sad songs that Washington Redskins fans can play on the jukebox while drowning their sorrows over the woes of their team — all sorts of lyrics they could sing to bemoan the pain of Redskins fandom.
Here’s one that comes to mind during the bitter battle royal seemingly taking place among owner Daniel Snyder, coach Mike Shanahan, his son and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterback Robert “SuperBob” Griffin III:
“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.”
Joni Mitchell was talking about paving over paradise and putting up a parking lot, but it applies in this case to a new appreciation of a former Redskins coach who, given what we’ve seen since he left, we should all have a new appreciation for.
This franchise desperately misses Joe Gibbs.