Jim Zorn Wears a Joe Gibbs Mask
There were three constant gimmicks that made Joe Gibbs press conferences the most boring 15 minutes of the week: He blamed himself for everything that went wrong, he raved about how hard his players worked, and out of nowhere, he praised Redskins fans, just for the heck of it.
Jim Zorn press conferences didn't use to be like that. They used to be entertaining, freewheeling affairs filled with honesty and unexpected treasures and humor.
But now, he just mimics Joe Gibbs. Here's from this Monday's gathering:
It's All My Fault
"My responsibility--and it really is my responsibility--is to even have [undermanned plays] work," Zorn said. "Because it's a sequence of plays, successes, that sustain a drive, and I was unsuccessful, being able to do that. MY responsibility. Because I AM the playcaller. I AMchoosing the play out there. I'm putting our guys at risk every play. That's my job....
"I have to be similar in my determination as the playcaller, that we're gonna get these things done. Now, I've got to be smart about it. I tried to be smart about it. And I failed. You know, I failed....
"It's MY responsibility. It's NOBODY else's. And I know that. But I have resolve. I have commitment. And I'm gonna get right back in line and we're gonna go do it again."
Players Were Hard Fought
"Here's what I appreciate about our players is we knew it was gonna be a physical game yesterday, and they played hard," Zorn said. "I mean, we got some bumps and bruises now. And I was impressed. I was impressed. And they played hard the whole game."
Fans Were Spectacular
"The other thing I was really impressed with, and this is even a sidenote, but we had the Redskins Nation down there to follow us," Zorn said, apropos of absolutely nothing, which I don't remember him ever doing. "There were a lot, a lot of fans with burgundy and gold on down there, and I thought they sacrificed a bunch to come down there and to be in those stands. And we didn't get it done for them either."
Ok, this was the only thing missing. Needs to have a few mentions of super smart Core Redskins up here, and then we'll be set.
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