Posts Tagged ‘Jim Zorn’

Random thoughts and worthless picks

I’m in Cajun country today but I’m not asking “Who Dat?” I’m ready to talk about those Bengal Tigers from well north of Baton Rouge.

Around the league: Zorn on the hot seat

In my Around the League segment on Total Access today with Fran Charles, we discussed the steroid memo sent to NFL players as well as the situation in Washington where Redskins coach Jim Zorn appears to be on the hot seat.

Contract extension for Pro Bowl FB Sellers

Redskins FB Mike Sellers’ contract was set to expire in 2010, now runs through 2014, including a max of $1 million in new bonus money.

Daniel chooses Saints over Redskins

Rookie QB Chase Daniel will not be signing with the Washington Redskins’ practice squad, according to a source. Daniel has decided to go to New Orleans instead.

Will Todd Haley now call plays in KC?

If I am the rookie head coach of the Chiefs, I’m taking over the playcalling. It’s one of Todd Haley’s strengths.

First-half observations from Washington

Redskins starting QB Jason Campbell had a troublesome outing against the Steelers, but the defense has looked great.

Watching Redskins-Steelers tonight

A week ago, I ended up missing 80 percent of the Redskins-Ravens game because of the return of Michael Vick. Tonight, I’m hoping to be able to watch much more of this game from the press box.

Five most unusual offseasons

Now that Brett Favre and Mike Vick are gainfully employed, I thought I’d reflect back on what has been another wild NFL offseason (and I’m including the events of training camp as part of the “offseason,” cause, heck, we’re not in the regular season yet).

Campbell trying to seize opportunity

After several changes in offensive coordinators and schemes, along with the offseason flirtation with Pro Bowl QB Jay Cutler, many are left wondering if Jason Campbell can grow through the adversity to become the playmaking quarterback the Redskins are looking for.

Zorn hopes DE Taylor will return to Redskins

Jim Zorn is unusually forthcoming for an NFL coach. He’ll tell you as much, likely in a very thorough and well-thought-out way. When asked about what he learned during his first season as a head coach, Zorn offered this:

“One thing I’ve learned is that I’ve probably said too much in interviews with you guys,” Zorn quipped. “But that’s the way I am. I need to speak in shorter snippets.”

Zorn, Redskins Are a Work in Progress

Redskins coach Jim Zorn has become a lightning rod of controversy in Washington during his first season, and Marty Schottenheimer and Steve Spurrier are probably wondering what took so long. Leonard Shapiro wrote a column in the Washington Post which is quick to point out that Zorn is just a rookie who needs to learn how to tone down his act.

Portis continues to sit out for Redskins

Redskins coach Jim Zorn isn’t in an enviable position with injured RB Clinton Portis, who is unable to practice due to a sprained knee but vowed on Wednesday to play against the Seahawks.

Zorn Addresses Loss Of Sean Taylor With Team

Jim Zorn wasn’t with the Redskins last year when safety Sean Taylor was murdered, but the team’s new coach is aware how much of an impact Taylor’s loss had on the franchise.

Redskins sign former MVP Alexander

On the trade deadline day, the Washington Redskins made headlines of their own without trading a player.

The Redskins signed former NFL MVP running back Shaun Alexander to a one-year deal and punter Ryan Plackemeier. Both players will be reunited with Redskins head coach Jim Zorn, whom they worked with in Seattle.

Similar paths for Jim Zorn, Andy Reid

Andy Reid and Jim Zorn square off Sunday in Philadelphia. Ray Parrillo of the Philadelphia Inquirer explains how both coaches took an unlikely route to their current positions.

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