Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn was stripped of play calling duties. Zorn didn’t sound convincing with the press when questioned about the news. Now we know why.
According to insiders, including Zorn confidante Steve Largent, Zorn resisted the move until he was shown in his contract that he has to abide by owner Dan Snyder’s wishes, or demands as we’ve come to know. Largent speculates Snyder was hoping Zorn would step down with the move.
Now more has come out that’s not going to help the Skins whatsoever. Snyder approached former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan to take over, but Shanahan declined saying he didn’t want the job mid-year because there’s not much he could do to improve the team at this point of the season. But it doesn’t end there for Shanahan.
If there’s a poor showing against the Philadelphia Eagles, which is more than likely, look for a coaching change to happen with the bye-week working in favor of the change.
Some inside the Redskins organization are calling for secondary coach Jerry Gray to take over as Head Coach on an interim basis. If that happens, look for Shanahan to move to the top spot in the off season.
Also today, Jason Campbell was pegged as the Redskins starting QB for now.
Finally, the Skins must do something with the offensive front line. It’s just not getting the job done against any team, anywhere. Time to bring in some help.
Also, kudos to the defense because if it wasn’t for them, we’d really be aweful. Oh wait, we ARE aweful. But hey, the defense is doing a fine job, especially in light of being stuck on the field for so many minutes each game.