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Some final images from Skins-Eagles

A few lasting images from the loss in Philadelphia.

Okay, so I appreciate it was a sunny day. Still, I'm just trying to imagine Lombardi in these. I'm trying to imagine Landry or Gibbs in these. I'm also trying to imagine the Secretary General of the UN addressing the world while wearing a neon green Snuggie over orange Uggs.

Good God, man. So fine, neither coach was actually re-writing the book on sideline dignity.

Now, you'll note that Andy Reid had a red pen and a four-color play-sheet to which he frequently referred, pen in hand, during the game. Even though, you'll also note, he's not the team's primary playcaller.

So maybe we shouldn't make a big deal out of the fact that Jim Zorn had a blue pen of his own, and a play-sheet of his own, to which he frequently referred during the game.

Still, you're tempted to see this image and say "Dude. You're no longer calling the plays. Put the sheet down."

Dude. You're no longer calling the plays. Put the sheet down.

(Although I love his little waistband radio set that reads "Zorn.")

Now, I'm a big fan of wide receiver celebrations. I also am glad to see Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas coming on in recent weeks; both have been great with the media, seem to have engaging personalities, and aren't to blame for any decisions by the team's front office. That said, was it really time for Thomas to break out the post-catch flex, in a loss that dropped his team's record to 3-8?

And likewise, was it really time for Kelly to bust out the "can't hear you now" move to the Philly crowd? Doesn't that particular move have to be saved until you're sure you're getting out of there with a win?

Dude. You're no longer calling the plays. Put the sheet down.

(I should note that Zorn was asked Monday about his play calls. "I think I called every play that was not successful in the football game," he joked. And yes, I'm probably being unfair to him here, and yes, I realize that a great number of NFL coaches don't call their own plays, but the whole thing just feels a little sad.)

You want to know how best to show what's happened to the offensive line this season? Look at this image. Levi Jones, the team's third left tackle of the season, had to leave the game for a play because his shoe fell off.

So the team brought in Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet for one play. Just one play. And not only did his man land on top of Jason Campbell; so, too, did he. This is just a lot of weight riding on the shoulders of one man. And the back, I suppose.

And eventually, it was time for the split-screen ref cam. Never, ever a fun thing for a coach to share a split-screen with the zebras. Might even prompt you to take off your shades, because the future's no longer so bright.

Aw man, again? Really?

Please stop.

"Just so you know, if I had called my play there, and everyone had executed it properly, we would also would have scored a touchdown, because we believe our concepts are sound, and we have faith in them."

Dude. You're no longer calling the plays. Put the sheet down.

Look at the challenge flag! It's all balled up! That's weird, and cool!

Anyhow, my DVR cut off late in the fourth quarter, but we all sort of know how this story ends, right? Just in case you're still curious, Fox put together a nice little graphic for you.

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 30, 2009; 2:40 PM ET
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Always bugs me that they throw Robiskie in when pointing to The Danny firing coaches. He was interim, was never meant to be anything more. Ok, done defending The Danny.

Posted by: dcborn61 | November 30, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I don't think it's fair to include Robiskie either. But whatever.

Re: Zorn's sunglasses

WTF? Poor guy can't even keep the sun out of his eyes without being verbally attacked. LOL

That isn't fair Dan. Gibbs 2.0 always rocked stunna shades

And I don't know if they even invented sunglasses when Lombardi was coaching (but he had the fly ass hats), let alone spaced out Oakleys of which Zorn has one.

Posted by: PropJoe | November 30, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse


I don't understand why you no longer put the quote from David Donovan regarding the lack of change in fan reaction.

Posted by: Leeguru | November 30, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Check out the Malcolm Kelly picture again. Look at the clock. Look at the jersey. That's a lot of twelves, frankly. A Lot Of Twelves.

Posted by: buckwheaton1 | November 30, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

C'mon, what NFL coach actually dresses "well" these days? NBA and NHL coaches (unless your name is Doug Moe or Don Cherry) are way better dressed than any NFL coach, or MLB for that matter.

Posted by: vmrg1974 | November 30, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Check out the Malcolm Kelly picture again. Look at the clock. Look at the jersey. That's a lot of twelves, frankly. A Lot Of Twelves.

Posted by: buckwheaton1 | November 30, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

And Malcolm K. has 12 catches so far this season. (or is that what you were hinting at?)

Posted by: MonkMossMann | November 30, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

C'mon Dan. The Z-Man deserves to know what sorts of plays the Sherms are calling.

Posted by: stevorama1 | November 30, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse

You Redskins fans better get used to seeing Jim Zorn on your sideline for another year. I don't think Snyder will be be able to get anyone like Shanahan or any other big time coach to work for him after the stuff he has pulled this year. My prediction is Jim Zorn will be there for one more year.

Posted by: lefthandedslingshot | November 30, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Dude, hilarious with the pictures of Zorn and the play sheet. Funniest thing in the Post for months.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | November 30, 2009 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Levi Jones + missing shoe = the wheels on the bus have fallen off...literally.

Posted by: spqr2k | November 30, 2009 11:55 PM | Report abuse

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