Posted: 07/26/2012

Gibbs selected the Motorola NFL Coach of the Week

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Redskins coach Joe Gibbs was selected as the Motorola NFL Coach of the Week by the voters on NFL.com

Gibbs inspired his team to an emotional 24-16 win over the Bears, just a few days removed from the funeral of former teammate Sean Taylor. The Redskins improved to 6-7 and remained in the hunt for the playoffs. Washington gained 345 yards on offense including 224 passing yards from backup quarterback Todd Collins who also threw a pair of touchdowns. Shawn Springs had two interceptions for the Redskins defense which held the Bears to only one touchdown.

Gibbs was one of three nominees for the award, joined by Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Colts coach Tony Dungy.

In January, voting will be held on NFL.com to determine the Motorola NFL Coach of the Year.

Motorola's brand has become synonymous with NFL coaches through the coaches' headsets worn during every NFL game. The NFL and Motorola recently unveiled newly designed Coaches Headsets that are lighter, thinner and more ergonomically advanced in comparison to their predecessors. Motorola believes NFL coaches are game-changing innovators whose creativity and expertise fuels the exciting brand of football enjoyed by millions of fans around the world.


THE NOMINEES

Bill Belichick, New England Patriots
Bill Belichick   Belichick's Patriots took down the Pittsburgh Steelers 34–13. The Patriots gained 421 total yards as QB Tom Brady threw for 399 yards and four touchdowns to three different receivers. The Steelers did not record a single sack, while the Patriots defense took down QB Ben Roethlisberger three times. The Patriots limited Roethlisberger to only 187 yards and one touchdown and allowed no rushing touchdowns.
Tony Dungy, Indianapolis Colts
Tony Dungy   Dungy's Colts crushed the Baltimore Ravens 44–20. The Colts gained 334 yards including 249 passing yards by QB Peyton Manning. Manning threw four touchdown passes, including two to rookie WR Anthony Gonzalez, who totaled 134 yards. RB Joseph Addai also caught one TD pass and rushed for two more. The Colts defense forced five turnovers, held the Ravens to only 165 passing yards and recorded four sacks.
Joe Gibbs, Washington Redskins
Joe Gibbs   After a short week marked by a Sunday afternoon game and the funeral of former teammate Sean Taylor on Monday, Gibbs' Redskins responded with a 24–16 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday to keep the Redskins in the playoff hunt at 6-7. The Redskins gained 345 yards on offense, including 224 from backup QB Todd Collins. Collins threw for two touchdowns and the Skins also got one on the ground. Defensively, the Redskins defense forced two turnovers and limited the Bears to just one touchdown.

WEEKLY WINNERS

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