Jurgensen would let next coach choose his QB
More transcribed Redskins quotes! But only good ones!
Sure, the offense seemed better Sunday, but Joe Theismann still assassinated the playcalling system on his ESPN 980 show Monday morning.
"You know what we ought to do?" he said at one point. "Really, the Redskins ought to do this: they ought to send a mass e-mail out and just take suggestions from the fans. You know, 'What do you want to call on the first fourth-and-1. What do you want to call on 3rd-and-short?' Could it really be worse?"
Either that, or put Steve Czaban in charge. (And yes, it could be worse. They scored 24 points on Sunday. Would the fans have called their way to that?)
Picking the next QB
Much was made of the fact that the Redskins were off scouting Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen last week. When Sonny Jurgensen appeared on ESPN 980's Monday Morning Quarterback show, he was asked which collegiate quarterbacks he likes.
"If they are going to change coaches here and have different leadership in the front office, I would let them make that decision," Jurgensen said. "I wouldn't be trying to make that for them now. You understand what I'm saying? I think that is their job. If I'm the coach coming in here, excuse me, I want to pick my own quarterback."
"How about picking your own everything?" Kevin Sheehan suggested with just a drop of sarcasm. "How about not coming in and having the D coordinator already here or the offensive coordinator already here?
"I want to work with the people that I feel can help me be successful and make us all successful, and I want people smarter than I am, so that we can win," Sonny agreed. "I mean, that's what you have to do. If you don't do that, you're an idiot."
NFC East overrated?
"I look at the entire division, and I'll just say it's the most overrated division in the league," Rodney Harrison said on NBC's Football Night in America. "Everyone looks at the NFC East and says, 'Well, it's such a physical, it's such a hard-nosed division. I don't see that right now when I look at this division."
Onside kick dumb?
I'm not sure exactly what to say about that game-opening onside kick call. But Moose Johnston was sure what it meant.
"I'll tell you, that shows you a lot about what Andy Reid thinks of this Washington team," Moose said on the Fox telecast. "This defense for the Redskins is good. They're going to have their struggles offensively today, but Andy Reid respects this team enough as a divisional opponent, regardless of their record right now, to come out and start the game with an onside kick."
See, "Andy Reid thinks the Redskins have a great defense" wasn't actually the first thing that popped into my mind, but maybe that's just me.
"I was laughing at the announcers telling everyone how much Andy Reid must respect the Redskins that he called an onside kick," Chris Cooley said on DC101's Elliot in the Morning on Monday. "I thought that was a complete lack of respect, and I feel like we handled it well....Here's why that happens. Because you scout a team, and you look at the five guys you have out front on their kickoff return team, and you see guys that start to back off a little bit further. You see guys that start to run early, before the kicker kicks it. And so there had to have been some kind of a key in our front line that they thought they could get a ball from us. It's not like you just say, 'All right, onside kick, let's go get it on the first play of the game.' You've scouted that out. I'm sure the Eagles scouted that and saw something that they liked, but we handled it well."
I've never thought this before, but maybe Cooley has a future in broadcasting. He handled that a lot better than Moose did.
Jim Zorn's honesty after the game continued to make you want to cry.
"I think our players are doing what we ask them all to do," Zorn said. "And then to come out on the short end of it, it's a very difficult emotion to have to come and speak right after a game like this, and make sense of it. I do better when I watch it and I can really see what happened. It's just so quick after the game, it's hard to have any words, really."
He also said this: "I hope we talk sense and sanity into what we find ourselves in, and that's difficult."
Not sure what that means, but it sounds really bad.
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