Sonny and Zorn Joust After Week One's Loss
When I posted the transcript of Jim Zorn's sort of awkward post-game interview with Sonny Jurgensen last weekend, I hadn't realized that the two also had a frosty exchange after the opening-week loss to the Giants. It's really hard to tell how serious the men are in these exchanges, so I'd encourage you to watch them and decide for yourself at Redskins.com. (You need to scroll through the archives to the post-game interview links.) Judging from Zorn's body language (Sonny isn't visible), it seems, again, a bit awkward and uncomfortable, if nothing else.
(Jason Reid wrote more about both incidents on the Insider.)
Here's what was said, starting with Larry Michael's first question:
Larry Michael: Coach what do you think the keys to that game were today? What was the difference today at the Meadowlands?
Jim Zorn: Well, part of our key was in the first quarter, we had the ball four plays. We have to look at all the weird things that happened, but we didn't have the ball much. In the second quarter, we came back, we finally put a score on the board. I thought we were gonna come back and win the game and we just left too much out there. We really, we really left a little bit too much out there. Disappointing.
Sonny Jurgensen: Again, one offensive touchdown.
Zorn: Thank you (looks to Michael).
Jurgensen: I mean, this is something we've been talking about. You know, you've got to get into the end zone.
Zorn: Yes (looks to Michael).
Michael: Jim, you said weird things happened at the front of that game, and it was odd, they had time of possession so much in their favor but your defense held them out of the end zone. In fact, that fourth-down situation, you had to draw some power from that, I think.
Zorn: Yeah, I think that what happened, we had two really good--I wouldn't say goal-line stands--but gosh, we did keep them out of the end zone, we made them kick field goals, and we've got to do our part on offense. We fumbled, we threw a pick, we lacked some of the poise in certain situations...
Etc. I include the first and last responses merely to show that Zorn wasn't necessarily in a terse mood, he was just responding tersely to one particular fellow. Now, later in the interview, Jurgensen asked other, less confrontational questions, and Zorn provided his usual articulate replies, while looking at Jurgensen, and without any hostility. But the first two questions just didn't seem to go to well.
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