Fact or Fiction: Joe Gibbs

Joe Gibbs will have the Redskins back in the playoffs this year.

Updated: September 3, 2004, 11:53 AM ET
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As part of ESPN.com's season preview package, we'll have two of our experts debate an issue every day for Fact or Fiction. Today's Fact or Fiction question: Joe Gibbs will have the Redskins back in the playoffs this year.

Fact or Fiction: Joe Gibbs will have the Redskins back in the playoffs this year.
Sean Salisbury
Sean Salisbury
FICTION

This will be close. They will have a team similar in record to the Dallas Cowboys, but with a much better offense. But with the Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles trying to make Super Bowl runs, the division is too tough for the Redskins to win immediately. But they'll make it close ... very close.
Joe Theismann
Joe Theismann
FACT

I think the Redskins can win 10 games and that's good enough to get them in the playoffs. It will be a combination of coach Gibbs' attention to detail and the players they've added. I expect them to get better later in the season as they get used to the new system. I also expect the defense to play extremely well this season.

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