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Zorn agrees to give up play calling

Posted on: October 18, 2009 9:08 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2009 9:47 am

With another miserable showing by Washington's offense, there will be changes. Coach Jim Zorn has agreed to relinquish the play calling, sources close to the club said Sunday night. Zorn met with the team's vice president of football operations, Vinny Cerrato, shortly after Sunday's loss to Kansas City and agreed to Cerrato's request to give up the play calling.

Cerrato proposed the idea, it was said, to take some of the load off Zorn's shoulders. Cerrato two weeks ago proposed adding offensive consultant Sherman Lewis to help Zorn get the club out of its offensive funk, and Zorn agreed to that idea. But Lewis' addition has changed little. The question, of course, is who will replace Zorn? That will be decided at a Monday morning meeting between Zorn and Cerrato, it was said. Zorn will make the announcement later Monday.  

Category: NFL

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2009 11:12 pm

Zorn agrees to give up play calling

Zorn agreed to give up playcalling probably solely to save his job for 1 more week. Everyone knows he wasn't the first choice as the head coach, hell he was hired as the offensive coordinator before being then moved to head coach. Now Sherman Lewis is coming in to help out but if things don't turn around and wins don't pile up Lewis will be the interim head coach before long. I have no doubt.

Since: Oct 19, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2009 10:57 am

Zorn agrees to give up play calling

I am die hard Skins fan and you have made the most sense of anything I've heard on the Redskins subject... We have put our our hopes in receivers / quarterbacks that aren't up to the spot light, of being big play guys... Zorn isn't to blame, poor offense management by the higher ups is to blame... Time to re-vamp the offense with some talent, all the way around... We need to start shopping or developing a new running back as well... Portis doesn't have much left to give... We need to be using Portis, Betts and Cartright in rotation that keeps their legs fresh... looks like some times Portis goes down without contact just to avoid the contact... Need to keep them hungry back there...

Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2009 10:08 am

Not Zorn's fault

I'm telling you folks it is the players, not the coaching.  I don't care who's calling plays, these players aren't good enough.  That falls on the owner to get a GM that knows how to pick up talent and build a team.  Cerrato doesn't.  Look at the past 15 years.  Same problem.  A .500 team at best every year and we've had some good coaches.  Jim Zorn has all the potential in the world, but this sorry, sad owner just can't seem to put any coach in a position to win.  It isn't play calling, we simply don't have the talent.  Our top reciever is what, 5'9"?  What?  The others can't get open and/or can't catch the ball.  Our QB is average, with a below-average offensive line.  Our defense is always on the field and is faultering because of it.  Danny, you simply have to hire and experienced GM that knows how to discern good talent and chemistry, put it on the field and build a team.  Another ridiculous thing is that they are dragging Zorn through the dirt.  All that, and they won't win many games matter the play-caller or coach.  So, just keep Zorn in there, give him a vote of confidence and make changes at the end of the year if necessary.  This season is toast.  And by the way, Campbell and Collins are both the same:  Slow release, slow feet, and bad vision.  Please, do us all a favor and put in Colt Brennan.  He thrives in a passing offense, has strengthened his arm, has great vision, has passion for the game and will add a spark and push the envelope.  That's what we need.  Anyone who thinks that is a shot in the dark doesn't know sport at all, much less football.  Colt is the guy.  Play him.

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2009 9:56 am

Zorn agrees to give up play calling

Plain and simple, as long as the two headed monster known as SnyderCerrato is running the team, this once proud franchise will be the laughing stock of the NFL. This team will NOT win another game all season.

Since: Jan 30, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2009 8:23 am

Zorn agrees to give up play-calling

i don't think that zorn agreed to give up the offensive play calling. i'm sure it was more of a "you're done calling the offensive plays" from dan snyder.

this may be a blessing for the redskin fans. if the redskins do poorly enough expect to have a high caliber head coach on the sidelines next year, notably mike shanahan, bill cowher or mike holmgren.

either one of these head coaches would love to have an opportunity to coach this team with its rich history and not to mention dan snyders huge money that will be tossed at one of these guys. at one point snyder has to save face and hire a big time coach to appease his great and loyal fan base.

Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2009 7:51 am

Zorn agrees to give up play-calling


Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2009 3:26 am

Zorn agrees to give up play-calling

I think the front office is slowly unplugging Zorn from the team, so that when they fire him week 8 (bye week), there will be a shell of an organization in place for the new coach to begin working with.

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2009 12:44 am

Zorn agrees to give up play-calling

These idiots better not trade one draft pick.  Get your QB in the first round.
Address the line throughout the rest of the draft and free agency.  Im not
talking about signing guys like Mike Williams.  The defense is putting in
good game after good game only to have it wasted on bad games from the
offense as a whole.

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2009 12:31 am

clean house

when is dan snyder going to wake up and make the changes that will get us going in the right direction again????? for one thing, vinny needs to go.  firing jim zorn will not solve the problem.  jim zorn never had a chance to win here.  he's in way over his head, he somehow got lucky last year and started 6-2, which created more expectations from the franchise and fans alike.

as everyone agrees, the offensive line has to be addressed.  i don't see the redskins becoming a contender for another couple of years.  the big concern is who is going to be the head coach next year.  which experienced head coach in their right mind would accept this job?  as for this season, it's pretty much over..... it's so sad.

Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2009 10:56 pm

Zorn agrees to give up play-calling

Remember earlier this summer when Cerrato was asked by the media about the concerns of the offensive line.  His response is histerical, "we are very deep on the offensive line.  We have no concerns there."  Way to evaluate that talent Vinny....

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