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Redskins OL Coach Joe Bugel Retires

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Hostile, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Updated: January 13, 2010, 2:47 PM ET
    Redskins line coach Bugel retiring

    ESPN.com news services

    ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins offensive line coach Joe Bugel, the leader of the original "Hogs", retired Wednesday after more than three decades in the NFL.


    Bugel says it's "tough to walk away," but he's about to turn 70 and wants to spend time with his family. New Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he tried to talk Bugel into staying.

    Bugel coached the dominant Redskins offensive line that became known as the "Hogs" in the 1980s, during Joe Gibbs' first stint as head coach. Washington won two Super Bowls while Bugel was with the team.

    Bugel later became a head coach with the Cardinals and Raiders. He returned to Washington in 2004 when Gibbs came out of retirement.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
  2. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Guy is an icon and a legend.

    The NFL will miss him.
  3. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Helluva career. Hope he enjoys his retirement.
  4. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Snyder is cleaning house
  5. CowboysFaninBaltimore

    CowboysFaninBaltimore New Member

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    I also still think he is mourning over his daughters death. So I can imagine if he wanted to take the backseat. Good luck Joe!
  6. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    I wish Buges nothing but the best... in his press conference, he talked about enjoying his retirement... IMO, he's earned that...
  7. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    do not remember this
  8. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    He was one heck of an offensive line coach and I respect him.

    I guess DC is becoming the place where folks go to retire from when they're done there.
  9. CowboysFaninBaltimore

    CowboysFaninBaltimore New Member

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    Yeah plus Suburban Maryland, has alot of golf courses, and places to relax in. Especially if you are much older.

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