View Full Version : Brunell to start for redskins

08-30-2004, 08:58 PM
Gibbs names Brunell starter for season-opener

August 30, 2004

ASHBURN, Va. (AP)-- As expected, Joe Gibbs went with the veteran quarterback.

Gibbs named Mark Brunell the opening-day starter Monday for the Washington Redskins, ending the quarterback battle with last season's starter, Patrick Ramsey.

``The thing I want to say about that is how pleased we are with our quarterback situation,'' Gibbs said. ``I just think right now it's time to make a decision. I think we need to spend more time with the quarterback and receivers on timing that we haven't been able to get because we're in-and-out, in-and-out.''

Brunell was already scheduled to start the final preseason game Friday against Atlanta. Washington opens the regular season at home against Tampa Bay on Sept. 12.

Washington traded a third-round draft pick to Jacksonville in the off-season to acquire the 11-year veteran. Gibbs won all three of his Super Bowls in Washington with experienced quarterbacks Joe Theismann, Doug Williams and Mark Rypien. Brunell certainly fits that mold better than Ramsey, who has 16 games in his career compared to 117 by Brunell.

Even still, Gibbs promised Ramsey, who initially demanded to be traded after the team brought in Brunell, a fair competition for the job and seemed to honor his word. Each player was given two starts in the preseason.

``It's nice to be at this point,'' Brunell said. ``Hopefully this is something that can launch this offense into the regular season.

08-30-2004, 09:05 PM
not sure I am pleased
I would went with rasmay and if he screwed up go to the vet

08-30-2004, 09:08 PM
I have a question for you guys...What is gonna be the Redskins record this year?

08-30-2004, 09:27 PM
redskins 2-0 against cowboys:p

08-30-2004, 09:28 PM
What is gonna be the Redskins record this year? Give me the correct answer.

08-30-2004, 10:02 PM

T Park Num 9
08-30-2004, 11:45 PM

The defense is swiss cheese, the offense isnt jack.

Brunell, is OK, Ramsey may become jack.

Portis doesnt have a great O line in front of him.

Well see, but I dont see that big of a deal.

08-30-2004, 11:46 PM
I second T Park's thoughts.

Guru of Nothing
08-31-2004, 12:05 AM
Gibbs names Brunell starter for season-opener

"The title is secure." [/obscure usenet basketball humor]

08-31-2004, 12:45 AM
8-8 same as Dallas.

08-31-2004, 12:59 AM
No no I'm sorry the correct answer is "Who gives a shit."

08-31-2004, 10:52 AM


08-31-2004, 02:39 PM
11-5 at the worst.

08-31-2004, 03:02 PM
The correct answer was "Who gives a shit."

08-31-2004, 03:06 PM
11-5 at the worst.

Jimmy, I got $50 that says they win 10 or fewer. Let me know if your game.:hat

08-31-2004, 03:07 PM
c'mon duffman, maybe one day the skins will have 5 superbowl trophies and you can jump on that bandwagon too....

08-31-2004, 03:16 PM
Bandwagon my ass.

08-31-2004, 04:15 PM
TLC, the over under on them in Vegas is 9, so why would I bet you at 10??? Noway, Jose.

T Park Num 9
08-31-2004, 04:44 PM
Shit Jim,

Ill bet you 50 bucks they dont win more than 8.


Thats like thinking the Red Sox would win 100 games.

08-31-2004, 05:01 PM
why would I bet you at 10???

Because you were confident they will win at least 11.

prove it :)

08-31-2004, 06:48 PM
A fool and his money are soon parted.

09-01-2004, 02:01 PM
A fool and his money are soon parted.

Prove It :)

09-01-2004, 02:44 PM
TLC, unfortunitely, I have done that many times already.:)

09-01-2004, 07:04 PM
9-7, outside shot at 10-6 and the playoffs.