OT: Former Washington and Dolphins exec Bobby Beathard, who helped build 4 Super Bowl winners, dies at 86

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Three years into his D.C. tenure, Washington fired head coach Jack Pardee. Beathard, tasked with finding his successor, decided to hire Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Gibbs, but needed a 3½ hour interview to convince Washington owner Jack Kent Cooke the relatively obscure assistant was the man for the job.

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“Who in the hell is Joe Gibbs?” Beathard recalled Cooke asking him, during an NBC interview. “‘If we hire a guy named Joe Gibbs, they’ll never forgive us. You’re going to be fired.’ I said, ‘No, just stick with it.’”
 

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I just had an idea. What if we create just 1 ongoing thread, maybe entitled: In Memory of, RIP, Time Immemorial, Tombstone, or Immemoriam, where former NFL players/personnel who pass away are listed and discussed? Maybe even to include members of our forum. Just a thought! Maybe have a poll to choose the best name for the thread? Again, just a thought.
 
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