Redskins strip Zorn of offensive play-calling duties

Jim Zorn met with Redskins executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato following Sunday’s 14-6 loss to the Chiefs, and management decided that the coach would no longer handle offensive play-calling duties, according to a team source.

A final decision on who will handle that role hasn’t been made. However, it’s expected that Sherman Lewis, an offensive consultant hired just two weeks ago, will take over because he’s the only other staff member who has called plays and is well versed in the West Coast offense.

Current offensive coordinator Sherm Smith has never called plays, and his background largely is with the run game. Joe Bugel has head-coaching experience from the 1990s, but he’s similarly more of a running-game guy and isn’t schooled in the West Coast, coming up in the Joe Gibbs/Don Coryell system of vertical passing and power running.

Zorn remains the Redskins’ coach — at least for now — and also had been serving as, in essence, the team’s QBs coach, offensive coordinator and play-caller.

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