Joe Theismann
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"Joseph Robert "Joe" Theismann" is an American former quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). He achieved his most enduring fame in his 12 seasons playing for the Washington Redskins, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler and quarterback of the winning team in Super Bowl XVII. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

Following his retirement from football, Theismann began a career as a sportscaster. He worked as an analyst with ESPN, primarily with Mike Patrick, for the network's ESPN Sunday Night Football/Sunday Night Football package and for one season of Monday Night Football with Mike Tirico and Tony Kornheiser. Theismann also worked as a color analyst on NFL Network/NFL Network's Thursday Night Football package with play-by-play voice Bob Papa and Matt Millen. Theismann also co-hosts the network's weekly show Playbook (TV series)/Playbook.

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Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.

It's probably one of the most unbelievable things to ever happen on Monday night, and it's one that most people remember. I've never seen the shot. I've chosen not to look at them, and I haven't changed my mind.

Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein.

It was pow-pow, like two muzzled gunshots. That was my leg breaking.

His accuracy, leadership skills and the way he manages a football game.

The word genius isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.

When you can take a wide receiver and make him a nickel back, ... when you can take rookies and make them starters, when you can take free agents off the streets and win a world championship, that means the philosophy and the scheme is bigger than the players.

Efficient way they mix the pass and run.

When they did Monday Night Football , it was all about three networks. You didn't have 600 choices. Today, the market share is smaller, but we still believe the product will be just as good.

And reads a book.

He wanted those of us who have had some history here to talk about the pride we felt when we put the uniform on.