Aug 7, 2009, 8:47 PM EDT
Here is what Jim Zorn said to the media today followed by what I have to say about what he said. On Fan Appreciation Day: “It’s a big deal for us. The tradition here is the fans love the Washington Redskins. They come into our home basically, and we are inviting everyone in. We hope…
Jul 22, 2009, 8:07 AM EDT
This story came out last week when I was knee deep in getting the book out, but I do want to address it. According to Jason LaCanfora, now of the NFL Network, Jim Zorn is going to let veteran players–those with four or more years of NFL service—spend the night at home during training camp.…
Dec 10, 2008, 12:06 PM EDT
Clinton Portis needs to shut up. Jim Zorn needed to speak up. In choosing to blast Zorn on the John Thompson show (boy, Snyder owning that station really has stifled criticism of the team, hasn’t it?), Portis created a distraction at exactly the time that the team did not need it. After sitting out most…
Oct 27, 2008, 3:00 PM EDT
I nearly had the Jim Zorn moment that Ryan O’Halloran of the Times experienced after the Lions game. In case you haven’t seen it, go to about the 2:00 mark in this video. You’ll see Zorn get annoyed at a series of followup questions by O’Halloran, who was trying to find out about Zorn’s thinking…
Aug 6, 2008, 1:00 AM EDT
When I was at the Washington Redskins training camp a couple of weeks ago, I noted that when the practice was over, Jim Zorn brought together the entire team in a massive, 80-man huddle. This has happened at the end of almost every practice I’ve seen. The huddle usually lasted 30 seconds, a minute tops.…
Aug 4, 2008, 10:35 PM EDT
I saw that Stuart Schweigert didn’t look to good last night, but I thought he’d get some time to work out the kinks. I was wrong. Schweigert and Danny Verdun-Wheeler just were released. Pete Schmitt, who could be the fullback to be named later, and safety Patrick Ghee were signed.
Aug 2, 2008, 1:33 AM EDT
Jim Zorn said on Friday that Jason Campbell will start at quarterback against the Colts and go for one series, maybe two. Todd Collins will finish the first half. We knew all of that. What Zorn said after that, though, was interesting. He said that the plan was to have Colt Brennan play the third…
Jul 25, 2008, 3:58 PM EDT
When practice was over, Zorn gathered the team for a good 10 minutes or so. Instead of just giving the lunch and meeting schedule as I've always seen coaches do, he was using it as a teaching moment for the entire team. I'm sure that the players would rather be inside hearing all of that,…
Jul 23, 2008, 1:35 AM EDT
This isn’t about to become all Jason Taylor all the time, but with things settling back to normal at Redskins Park as the grind of training camp sets in, it’s a good time to take one last look back at the trade that brought him to Washington. The more I think about it, the more…
Jul 21, 2008, 12:27 PM EDT
The trade of Jason Taylor to the Washington Redskins is being hailed as a master stroke by many in the national and local media. Peter King on SI.com wrote, “I have to hand it to Snyder and Cerrato. This was a very good trade for them.” King, a noted Skins basher, raved on: The reason…
Jun 27, 2008, 12:18 PM EDT
Rarely has one paragraph contained so much fodder for a blog post. First, here’s the whole thing from the Pro Football Weekly website and then I’ll parse it line by line: Our sources tell us that there has been far less friction in Redskins Park so far this offseason since Jim Zorn has taken over.…
Jun 10, 2008, 10:40 AM EDT
Santana Moss is going home. No, he’s not going back to Miami or even to New York. According to my friend John Keim at the DC Examiner, he’s returning to the X-receiver position, the spot where he has enjoyed his greatest success in the NFL. The two wide receiver spots on the Washington Redskins (and,…
May 22, 2008, 10:01 PM EDT
Bob Molinaro, Washington Redskins reporter for the Virginian-Pilot in Tidewater, did a Q&A with Jim Zorn when the Skins were down in Virginia Beach for their annual Beach Blitz. Certainly, nothing earth-shattering was revealed in the interview. I did, however, find one of Zorn’s answers interesting because it pointed out a challenge that he faces…
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