Joe Gibbs not expected to attend Sean Taylor ceremony

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Joe Gibbs (right) introducing the late Sean Taylor (left) as Washington's first-round pick (5th overall) in 2004. Photo credit The Washington Post / John McDonnell

Joe Gibbs is not expected to attend the Washington Football Team's jersey retirement ceremony for Sean Taylor on Sunday, Grant Paulsen reports.

While Gibbs was responsible for drafting Taylor in 2004 and played a significant role in holding the team together when Taylor was tragically murdered in 2007, there is a simple explanation here.

Joe Gibbs Racing has three of the eight remaining finalists in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs: Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex, Jr. and Kyle Busch, who are currently in second, third and fifth place, respectively.

As great as Gibbs is, it would be difficult to imagine him being in two places at once. The Round of 8 playoff race is scheduled for Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, one hour after the Washington Football Team kicks off against the Chiefs at FedEx Field.

So, when it comes to the most important coach in franchise history being there to honor the legacy of one of the most important players in franchise history, it appears that scheduling just didn't work out.

Perhaps if he'd been given a little more notice...