Jim Zorn Discusses His Responsibilities
I'd imagine Jim Zorn will discuss the Sherm Lewis hiring Wednesday afternoon, and I'd imagine he'll say he's in favor it. What's interesting is he was already sort of asked whether he was overworked on Tuesday's episode of Redskins Nation. At the time the show was taped, Vinny Cerrato had already broached the idea of bringing in another set of eyes, another nose and two more ears, and yet still, in Tuesday's episode, Zorn seemed pretty satisfied with the current set-up.
Here was the question, from "Jeff in Catonsville," as read by Larry Michael:
"Coach, I wanted to ask you about your work load: Head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. (Then he goes on to talk about how busy all those positions are.) And he says, 'Do you think you would benefit from having an offensive coordinator and quarterback coach?' which I believe you already have."
And here's Zorn's response. As you can see, he neglected to say that he'd like another set of eyebrows, toes and elbows, plus another tongue and another set of teeth.
"Well, I don't have the title of offensive coordinator," Zorn said. "That is Sherman Smith. I have the title, and my job is to be the head football coach. And I do work with the QBs, because that's part of my expertise. And yet we have guys all day long working on offense. I do have a guy, when I'm not around the QBs, his name is Chris Meidt, he's my quarterback assistant. And he does mass work, and he's a tremendous coach. I trust him. He speaks my language, although he speaks it with a Minnesota accent, so it really sounds weird. But he works hard, and I think we're effective in how we're doing it. [emphasis added]
"If I didn't have Sherman Smith coordinating the offense, I couldn't do what I do as a head coach and a playcaller. Those are my two significant [duties]. It's easy to be the quarterback coach because I'm talking to Jason all the time. I put him through a lot of drill work and I talk to him almost every play, but I couldn't coordinate, I couldn't organize as much of the offense as we're organizing without Sherman."
And then he added, "The one thing that we could really use around here is another set of eyelashes, plus possibly another torso and another set of kneecaps."
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