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Jim Fassel, Jim Zorn, and "Glib"

Either Jim Fassel doesn't know what "glib" means, I don't know what "glib" means, or Fassel is taking some major shots at the Redskins new coach. In speaking with Mike and the Mad Dog this week, he had this to say about the end game (and I'm sorry for the 14th Fassel post, I'll stop soon):

Really, there's not a bad bone in my body about Dan Snyder. I wish he could win, because he's passionate about the Redskins. People don't always agree with his decisions; I like the guy and I could work for the guy, I know that. When it came down to it, I'm sure, like the thought process of a lot of people, it's 'We've got this guy in the building, he's very glib, he's very polished, he's very this, he's very that, he's very everything, and maybe Jim Fassel won't play well.'

And then he had this to say to the NY Daily News:

He was so far along in the process he admitted yesterday that he was organizing his belongings for the cross-country move. "We went through staffing. My fingerprints are all over that staff. We were framing a contract," Fassel said. "I didn't know it at the time, but Vinny knows and likes Zorn and they had been close friends for a long time. Once Zorn got there and they had time on their hands, he is an engaging guy. Very glib, polished."

My understanding of "glib" has always carried an implication of insincerity and thoughtlessness, although looking at these definitions I guess it's possible that I was just wrong and that other, less loaded definitions exist. Anyhow, Fassel also says taking the job with the Ravens was his "biggest mistake," and tells the Daily News that he interviewed Zorn for 90 minutes when he was thinking of adding him to his Redskins staff, which is weird, if nothing else.

Meantime, Seattle columnist Art Thiel calls Mr. Snyder "goofy" and "one of the worst owners in pro sports," San Jose columnist/blogger Tim Kawakami calls Mr. Snyder "wacky" and Zorn one of the worst hires in NFL history (infuriating the Redskins mouth-breathers), Fox Sports's Adam Schein calls Mr. Snyder "meddlesome" and Zorn "the single worst hire we've seen in the NFL in years" and another Seattle columnist, Jerry Brewer, says Zorn is "about to endure a tough situation with a hands-on owner who's known for being reactionary," which I assume puts him in opposition to the noted revolutionaries who own the other NFL franchises.

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 13, 2008; 11:16 AM ET
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Comments

Tom Cruise and Matt Lauer both agree that Fassel posts are pretty entertaining.

Posted by: ScottVanPeltStyle.com | February 13, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

I'm glad we hired one of Vinny's buddies. That guy needs a friend around.

/drinks hemlock

Posted by: Unsilent Majority | February 13, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Vinny is a joke. Snyder is a joke. This Zorn hire is a joke....I'm on this site because I like jokes. Does that mean I'm a Redskins mouth-breather?

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | February 13, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing how these so called analysts want to condemn a guy when he hasn't even coached his first game yet. Say what you want about Snyder and Vinny, but to call Zorn the worst hire in the NFL for years is just down right disrespectful to a guy who has done nothing to warrant this abuse. I am behind Zorn 100% and hope that he can carve his own nitch into the Redskins franchise instead of listening to Snyder or Vinny.

Posted by: Sean | February 13, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

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