Chapter 4, Page 161

Joe Gibbs Talking Strategy
Turnaround artist: With the Redskins trailing in the fourth quarter of a September 11, 1988 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Joe Gibbs discusses strategy on the sideline. The Redskins went on to win by one point, 30-29. (James A. Parcell/The Washington Post)


Lionel Vitale, from Nicholls State, outrushed Tony Dorsett, 136 yards to 81 yards, and the replacement defense made a strong fourth-quarter stand.

"Strangely enough, the most rewarding game in the 1980s was when we played Dallas on Monday night with the replacement players," Petitbon said. "They had many of their regulars. We beat them down there — and it helped us win the Super Bowl."

Indeed, while the Redskins went 3-0 in replacement games, Dallas was 2-1, Arizona 1-2, and New York and Philadelphia 0-3 each.

Once the regulars returned, so did the Redskins quarterback controversy. With time to heal during the strike, Schroeder got his job back, and the Redskins won their first two post-strike games, boosting their record to 6-1.

Schroeder then went into a slump and was replaced by Williams against Detroit.

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