Jim Zorn Discusses His Popularity
So we're running this feature on our site this year where you can rate the Redskins on a scale of 1 to 10 on a whole host of topics. One of them was coaching. A majority of people after week 1 gave the coaching either a 1, 2 or 3. That's not good.
Jim Zorn was actually asked about his approval rating on ESPN 980 yesterday, and he seemed unconcerned.
"I don't know, because I don't try to hear it all," he said. "I mean, I'm not out there trying to see what my power rating is. I'm trying to get ready....Remember when I was hired here, my power rating, or my popular rating, what's it called? My whatever rating I was supposed to have, it was like 41 percent, which I was excited about because it was even higher than our president at that particular time.
"But I would say that that's not something that I should try to worry through or be concerned about. I mean, my job is to make sure I can put our football team in the best position possible to win and to get ready....It's not that we're trying to make everybody happy, but we're trying to get the best out of our players and allow our players to get the bets out of themselves. And what I'm most excited about is not so much the publicity, I'm most excited about our fans that do care about this football team and are positive with our players and our coaches. And then I'm very excited about the idea that our players are positive about our program as well and trying to do the best job they can. They're giving great effort, all the way around, and we're trying to put a championship season together."
(Zorn did admit several regrets about his performance Sunday, including this one: "I didn't get the ball to Santana Moss enough, Malcolm Kelly enough." He said he'd "just keep working on it, trying to put the packages together and the strategies together to get those guys involved in the game.")
If we were running a poll on DeAngelo Hall's performance Sunday, I'm guessing he might fare poorly. But Zorn had pretty nice things to say about the cornerback, all in all.
"Other than just trying to tighten up his man coverage, I felt like he had a good game in the secondary," he told Kevin Sheehan. "He contributed with a great interception and getting great field position for us. That was a really athletic play. I think that he was into the game the whole way. My only disappointment was one severely missed tackle by him on the sideline when they scored their touchdown. But for the most part, I feel like he was totally into the game, totally wanted to win."
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