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Source: Zorn gives up playcalling
Foxsports ^ | 10.18.09 | by Jay Glazer

Posted on 10/18/2009 6:59:51 PM PDT by Perdogg

The Jim Zorn watch began immediately after the Redskins' loss to the Chiefs. But it appears he has done enough to save his job, for now.

Sources told FOXSports.com that following Sunday's game that Zorn met with Redskins vice president Vinny Cerrato, who basically told him that the head coach had too much on his plate and that he wanted him to succeed as head coach. They agreed that Zorn would relinquich playcalling duties. The two will meet again Monday morning to discuss who that role who be transferred to.

The move comes amidst heavy criticism following the beleaguered Zorn all season long, which had grown each week as the Redskins lost four of their first six games against the NFL's weakest schedule. Zorn's offense has not scored more than 17 points in any game this season. In Sunday's loss, Washington earned only seven first downs and failed to score a touchdown.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: nfl; redskins; zorn

1 posted on 10/18/2009 6:59:52 PM PDT by Perdogg
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2 posted on 10/18/2009 7:02:10 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Perdogg

“relinquich”?


3 posted on 10/18/2009 7:04:30 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Perdogg

ibtzornz


4 posted on 10/18/2009 7:05:45 PM PDT by Lawdoc (My dad married my aunt, so now my cousins are my brothers. Go figure.)
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To: Perdogg

Look at the teams they’ve played for the last five games: St Louis, Detroit, Carolina, Tampa Bay and Kansas City.

The five teams have a total of 4 wins between them. I dare say there has never been an easier five-game stretch for any team in NFL history.


5 posted on 10/18/2009 7:08:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

fire the bum and while you are at it fire vinny too! he’s really the problem along with the owner snyder = can an owner be fired?


6 posted on 10/18/2009 7:08:38 PM PDT by databoss (Keep The Change....)
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To: Perdogg

Fail.


7 posted on 10/18/2009 7:09:13 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: dfwgator

And if you take wins over the Skins out of it, the five teams have one win between them, today’s Carolina win over winless Tampa Bay.


8 posted on 10/18/2009 7:09:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

Looks like Sherman Lewis gave up calling bingo just in time to start calling the offense.


9 posted on 10/18/2009 7:21:57 PM PDT by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: Perdogg

Dead coach walking. Zorn’s a good guy—the type of guy you want to see succeed—but he’s pretty clearly in way over his head.

The real problem with the Redskins is less about coaches and more about the meddling fingers of their dysfunctional Richie Rich owner.


10 posted on 10/18/2009 7:26:26 PM PDT by AHerald ("Behold, your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his home -- John 19:27)
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To: dfwgator
And if you take wins over the Skins out of it, the five teams have one win between them, today’s Carolina win over winless Tampa Bay.

And the 2 wins they did get were by the "skins" of their teeth (2 points and 3 points) at home (over the Lams and Succaneers).

I like Jim Zorn, but I never got why he was named head coach in the first place. They hired him to the OC before they had found a coach, then after awhile decided to make him the HC. It was messed up to begin with.

Daniel Snyder: The man without a plan.
11 posted on 10/18/2009 7:37:14 PM PDT by GLDNGUN (PALIN/GINGRICH 2012 since 7/04/09)
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To: GLDNGUN

If only Dallas could get more bye weeks, they’ll make the playoffs.


12 posted on 10/18/2009 7:41:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg
The Jim Zorn watch began immediately after the Redskins' loss to the Chiefs. But it appears he has done enough to save his job, for now.

We'll what if we were to march on Washington and let them know how fed up we are? Oh, wait a minute, we tried that and they acted like it didn't happen...or at least not in such large numbers...

13 posted on 10/18/2009 7:44:08 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: Perdogg

My interest in the NFL has declined recently.


14 posted on 10/18/2009 8:11:19 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Perdogg

Playcalling? Is that what that’s called?


15 posted on 10/19/2009 6:27:36 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: GLDNGUN
I like Jim Zorn, but I never got why he was named head coach in the first place.

Because no big name coach of the kind that Snyder is so desperate for will lower himself to the level of being a Snyder/Cerrato butt-boy. Therefore, unaccomplished nobodies like Zorn are the only guys left available and willing to coach the team now.

16 posted on 10/19/2009 6:40:28 AM PDT by jpl
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To: dfwgator
The five teams have a total of 4 wins between them. I dare say there has never been an easier five-game stretch for any team in NFL history.

None of the Redskins opponents this year had a single victory when when the Skins played them Doesn't get much easier than that.

17 posted on 10/19/2009 6:47:56 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur

You’re right, they played the Giants the first game of the year, so they were indeed “winless”.


18 posted on 10/19/2009 6:51:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: databoss
fire the bum and while you are at it fire vinny too! he’s really the problem along with the owner snyder = can an owner be fired?

Maybe Rush would be interested.

19 posted on 10/19/2009 7:50:26 AM PDT by dearolddad
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To: Perdogg

Meh. The problems for the ‘skins start at the very top.


20 posted on 10/19/2009 9:57:51 AM PDT by BJClinton (Any "healthcare reform" without tort reform is a fraud.)
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To: Perdogg
Plese correct header to..

Zorn gives up....

21 posted on 10/19/2009 10:18:52 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth!!!!! It's the ONLY planet with chocolate!)
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To: Perdogg

These definitely aren’t the Redskins I grew up watching. Snyder is a disgrace.


22 posted on 10/19/2009 8:44:20 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country)
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