Lombardi: Zorn isn’t the Problem

Is Jim Zorn being made a scapegoat by Vinny Cerrato and Dan Snyder?  Could a different coach do that much better with the current Redskins’ squad?  Sure, the Redskins have talent on paper.  but, how much talent do they really have?  In other words, do Dan Snyder and Vinny Cerrato think they’ve done a better job of assembling this team than they’ve actually done?  If you read Michael Lombardi’s article on NFL.com, you’ll see that’s exactly what the former Head of Player Personnel thinks.


For my money, I believe the Redskins have the talent to win.  But, you do have to wonder if the Redskins were built to be two-dimensional when they need to be three-dimensional.  The defense is solid.  The special teams are okay.  The offense is either sub-par at both the offensive line and quarterback, or just at the offensive line.  The latter is possible.  After all, look at how Kyle Orton is playing now in Denver.  A different system and, voila, he’s not the same player he was in Chicago.  I’m saying it’s entirely possible Jason Campbell could succeed elsewhere, if not in DC.

In the midst of all of the media hoopla I noticed something yesterday evening.  Steve Mariucci (Mooch) downplayed the Redskins’ situation as if he was avoiding saying something that might knock him out of the running for the head coach job.  Seriously, watch the exchange on the NFL Network between him and Deion Sanders.  Tell me he wasn’t being as PC as possible.  But alas, I digress.

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  • http://crazycantoncuts.blogspot.com CCC

    we all know Vinny is the problem

    he must have incriminating info on Dan to keep his job

  • truthseeker

    CCC – where have you been? Seriously, I remember people in PA saying worse about Bill Cowher for keeping Kordell Stewart around as long as he did.

  • Joe Schae

    ‘Mariucci’ is how you spell his name…

  • truthseeker

    Joe – Yep, I blew that. But, I’ve fixed it thanks to you. Appreciate it.

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    Zorn is the symptom. He’s the wrong choice for head coach and he’s in over his head. However, the true source of the problem is the front office and the lack of an experienced general manager.

    Would a different head coach do better with this team? Probably. But the underlying problems would still be there and this team will never be truly competitive until the front office stops playing amateur hour and hires someone who knows what they’re doing.