The second Joe Gibbs era has come to an end as he surprised people by resigning a year before his contract ends. Whether it was the toll of Sean Taylor's death or the relative lack of success in his second term, it appears that the decision to leave was his own. The articles seem to be pointing to a desire to spend time with family as a strong motivator.
I myself wish he would stay a bit longer. Gibbs didn't bring back the glory days, but he made the team likable, which has been a quality that was absent in the Spurrier and Schottenheimer years. The team's improbable run into the playoffs offered hope that next year the team could truly bring it together; at least he leaves the team on better footing.