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The Best Zorn Answer Ever

This bit of pre-holiday magic is brought to you by ESPN 980's Jim Zorn Show.

Steve Czaban: You were outscored by an 0-16 team this year, the Lions. What is priority one for scoring more points next year?

Jim Zorn: Well, being better on offense.

Steve Czaban: How so?

Jim Zorn: By, uh, making our drives get across the goal line.

That bit of pre-holiday magic was brought to you by ESPN 980's Jim Zorn Show.

There was one actual bit of news, or news-like dialog anyhow, a bit later in the program, when Czaban asked Zorn whether he was shocked by the lack of production out of the three second-round pass catchers this season.

"No. I mean, I think that's the reality, so I wasn't shocked," Zorn said. "I think we were all hoping for more, but we couldn't get any more. Malcolm [Kelly] had a hard time rehabbing and getting his injuries in line so he could actually get on the field. By the time he did, I mean, one of the reasons he only had three catches was because I wasn't even letting him be active, so there was no way he could even catch a ball. So that wasn't really his problem, I just didn't let him get active.

"And then secondly, Fred Davis, on the flip side, he didn't come on until mid-season on special teams, so I couldn't activate him until he got much better....They're young guys, they're very enthusiastic, they kind of see the game a little bit differently than when they first got in here, and I see a tremendous amount of improvement. I would suspect that if these guys have the same season next year, THAT'S when I would be shocked."

So, to summarize, hang onto your hair for now, but if the law firm of Thomas, Davis and Kelly doesn't produce next year, feel free to commence balding. Also, this gives me occasion to re-publish one of my favorite photos of the year: the guy who loved Thomas and Kelly so much that he put both names on one jersey, wearing a number 12 on the back and 11 on the front. Good times. Hope he never does a dollar-per-catch analysis of his jersey monies.

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 31, 2008; 11:24 AM ET
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Agent Steinzenbergerman - The Humanitarian Bowl seemed PERFECT for Da Bog. An inane location with weird locals, odd weather, stupid blue field that people talk about constant for no reason as it is a decade old topic, one of the wackier games this year, and a mega fat coach (I can say that, I'm a Terps fan).

Where were you in our hour of need?

Posted by: ckstevenson | December 31, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

bad answer. get a new qb or suffer through another season and zorn will be working in detroit.

Posted by: blue111 | December 31, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Is Czaban okay?

Posted by: StetSportsBlog | December 31, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Can someone tell me why Cooley has watches being sold on his website?

Posted by: alex35332 | December 31, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Really? No mention of Zorn answering, "What color is your tie today?"

Posted by: WorstSeat | December 31, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Can someone tell me why Cooley has watches being sold on his website?

Posted by: alex35332 | December 31, 2008 1:30 PM
Does anybody believe that it's NOT unemployed Tanner Cooley signing those articles?

Posted by: Peaux_Sucent | January 3, 2009 1:27 AM | Report abuse

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