Zorn In My Side


As the clock ticked away to yet another embarrassing defeat the look on Coach Jim Zorn’s face was priceless. It was a look of disgust, a look of embarrassment, a look of “is this really happening?”  Yes coach it is and the love fest for you is long gone.  Now as the Redskins deal with yet another loss to a pitiful team, rumors are spreading that the once almighty Zorny will be canned.  What the hell happened to this promising season?  The Skins were riding high after a 6-2 start, looking to challenge the mighty Giants for the division title.  Yet here they sit at 7-7 at the bottom of the NFC east with pretty much no chance of a playoff berth.

Can we really blame Zorn for this dreadful season?  Well he should take most of the blame, I understand losing to the Cowboys and the Giants, but the Bengals?  There is just no excuse for that.  How do you not give the ball to Portis on the 1 yard line with two downs to play with?  With only two games left in the season we might be the only team that hasn’t scored 30 points.  The offense is on you Zorn, this was your baby and you blew it.
Zorn finally put his ego aside on Monday and started to take the blame for his teams collapse.  He was quoted as saying he feels like the “worst coach in America.”  It is too little too late as he has already lost the players on this team because of the blame he puts on them and not himself.  I think someone finally got the word to him and he felt he had to say something.  Let’s not forget about the Portis vs. Zorn spat that happened just last week.  I am sorry but I am on Clinton’s side here.  He has carried this team all year and continues to play despite several injuries.  Up until a couple of weeks ago he was a legit MVP candidate and was on pace for his best season ever.  So you can understand his frustration when Zorn decided to use him as his scapegoat.

Is there a future for Zorn in D.C.?  Well the chances don’t look good and you know Danny boy has got Bill Cowher on speed dial and he is just itching to make a move.

As the clock ticked away to yet another embarrassing defeat the look on Coach Jim Zorn’s face was priceless.  It was a look of disgust, a look of embarrassment, a look of “is this really happening?”  Yes coach it is and the love fest for you is long gone.  Now as the Redskins deal with yet another loss to a pitiful team, rumors are spreading that the once almighty Zorny will be canned.  What the hell happened to this promising season?  The Skins were riding high after a 6-2 start, looking to challenge the mighty Giants for the division title.  Yet here they sit at 7-7 at the bottom of the NFC east with pretty much no chance at playoff berth.

Can we really blame Zorn for this dreadful season?  Well he should take most of the blame, I understand losing to the Cowboys and the Giants, but the Bengals?  There is just no excuse for that.  How do you not give the ball to Portis on the 1 yard line with two downs to play with?  With only two games left in the season we might be the only team that hasn’t scored 30 points.  The offense is on you Zorn, this was your baby and you blew it.
Zorn finally put his ego aside on Monday and started to take the blame for his teams collapse.  He was quoted as saying he feels like the “worst coach in America.”  It is too little too late as he has already lost the players on this team because of the blame he puts on them and not himself.  I think someone finally got the word to him and he felt he had to say something.  Let’s not forget about the Portis vs. Zorn spat that happened just last week.  I am sorry but I am on Clinton’s side here.  He has carried this team all year and continues to play despite several injuries.  Up until a couple of weeks ago he was a legit MVP candidate and was on pace for his best season ever.  So you can understand his frustration when Zorn decided to use him as his scapegoat.
Is there a future for Zorn in D.C.?  Well the chances don’t look good and you know Danny boy has got Bill Cowher on speed dial and he is just itching to make a move.

Topics: Jim Zorn, Meltdown

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  • Josh

    I think Zorn shouldered too much of the blame & just that worries me that he’s not cut-out to be a coach for the long-term. But aside from that, I hope he sticks around, at the least for continuity’s sake. The problem in my humble opinion is that he was building off Gibbs’ antiquated smashmouth system, which doesn’t work as well nowadays when you regularly have 300 lbs guys on both sides of the line. Combine that with Snyder’s penchant for bringing in big-name playmakers rather than building the offensive line, you’re just asking for trouble and injuries.

    The question we should be asking is why did we succeed when we did and what changed? I think it goes back to the line & smashmouth football. 30 carries a game is one thing, but when most of them are straight down the gut, & Portis is also blocking, of course it’ll take a toll. For a good power-running game, we really need to 2 RB’s like NY. I guess I’d only blame Zorn in not developing more weapons in utilizing Betts and getting in the rookie recievers more. Really we just need a stable o-line surrounding Rabach & ideally another decent runner.

  • Josh

    If Zorn leaves I’ll be pissed. Snyder just can’t keep changing his mind on head coaches, it’s not right for the fans or more importantly the players. Just stick with what you got, keep your head screwed on straight, and improve areas that need improvement.

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