The front office of the Washington Redskins is attempting to quell rumors of a coach change.
Redskins VP Vinny Cerrato, on his radio show “Inside the Red Zone”, said, “Let me start by making a few things very perfectly clear – Jim Zorn is the head coach of the Washington Redskins and will be for the rest of this season and hopefully into the future”.
He followed that by saying Zorn’s situation is “totally crystal clear.”
When told of Cerrato’s comments at Redskins Park after practice, Zorn said “I don’t necessarily have a reaction to that. … My deal is, I’m the head football coach. I want to be here the next 10 years. That’s my story. I have a contract. It says what it says, but I’m committed to these guys.”
Zorn had a good point, he has a contract. We already know owner Dan Snyder tried to hire Mike Shanahan demonstrating he wants Zorn out, but the timing isn’t right. You know darn well that Snyder would have bought Zorn’s contract out if Shanahan had said ok. That’s probably a sticking point. Snyder showed Zorn his power in the contract when he replaced Zorn as the play caller, but Zorn turned the tables and showed the signed contract with the financials to Snyder.
Here’s how bad things are for the Redskins according to Herm Edwards, former KC Chiefs and NY Jets head coach, he said the Redskins are more dysfunctional than the Raiders!
Edwards followed that glowing endorsement with:
“In reality, when they took the play calling away from [Zorn] and hired [Lewis], what they were saying is he is the head coach in title [only],” Edwards said later in a phone interview. “They had a chance to fire the guy if they wanted to. I just feel, at this point, when you get into the situation where you have to answer questions about what’s going to happen with the head coach, you’re losing focus on what needs to be done. Why now? They were better off not mentioning it.
“Logically, I don’t know if they can bring him back. Everybody knows he’s out.”
Now it’s all aobut timing. When will Zorn be out. Don’t be surprised if he doesn’t last the entire season.