Adam Schefter on Zorn's Job Security
Wednesday's episode of the circling vultures trying to listen in to what the other circling vultures are saying has starred, among others, Adam Schefter. Here's the ESPN clip of him being asked whether Zorn's on the hot seat, which was replayed by Mike and Mike, which was then aired on ESPN 980 and podcasted on ESPN980.com.
There's no question about it. The problem is is that he runs the offense, he works closely with Jason Campbell and we're three weeks into the season. So if you fire him now--which I personally think he's on the clock from here through the rest of the season or until he loses his job--then what do you do? It's a tough thing to bring in somebody at this point in time to take over a team. I don't remember it being done at this early of a point in the season. Jim Zorn represents their offensive minds. He basically calls the plays, he works with the quarterback, he runs the offense, so if you get rid of him and you fire him, what do you do?
Which led to Mike and Mike discussing whether Zorn should be canned, and if so, whether he should be replaced by someone outside the organization.
"The one thing I'll say, Mike, is if the entire system ain't working, why wouldn't you change it?" Greenberg said. "You're making a change because everything is so bad....If you're not, then why are you firing the coach? You're just reshuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic."
"Yes, you're absolutely right," Golic said.
"I mean, sometimes it works, right?" Greenberg asked. "I know baseball and football are totally different, but they fired in Colorado a manager and they bring in Jim Tracy, look what they did."
Then the Mikes, continuing to pick small bits of skin off the carcass, began discussing Albert Haynesworth, who was voted the most dominating defensive player in the NFL in Sports Illustrated's latest Player Poll.
"He was a devastating D tackle for Tennessee, and listen, he hasn't been that for Washington right now," Golic said. "And now he's gotten nicked up a little bit, which unfortunately for Washington has been their M.O. Remember starting in like 2000, signing free agents? Up to a couple years ago they had signed x amount of Pro Bowl players from other teams and they never made the Pro Bowl with the Redskins. I mean, they have been bit by that bug for years now, bringing in supposed stars who just haven't been stars when they get to Washington."
If that isn't enough scavaging, see also Peter King talking about why Mike Holmgren might be a viable candidate to replace Zorn.
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