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Zorn Used to Work In Seattle?

Jim Zorn is being peppered with questions about his return to Seattle this week, which is understandable, and he's trying to "stay medium" about the whole thing. He said these kinds of reunions are sometimes "awkward," and he's unsure how the crowd will react - I'll bet they cheer their former star QB pretty heartily when he is introduced.

"It's not really about what I can do," Zorn said, wanting the focus to be on his players and their talents.


He said he knows Seattle Coach Mile Holmgren, his mentor, doesn't fear him, but noted that Holmgren always treats his former coaches with respect and looks forward to seeing familiar faces, including Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck. He knows the Seahawks know him inside out, and figured that the defense "will have something special for us."

For his part, Zorn has spent time in some defensive meetings, particularly with the defensive backs, breaking down what Hasselbeck does, giving them as many tells, tendencies and breakdowns as possible.

He called the Seahawks a "very dangerous team" and likened them to the St. Louis team that was a heavy underdog coming into FedEx Field and pulled off the upset.

By Jason La Canfora  |  November 19, 2008; 4:00 PM ET
 
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Posted by: skin4lfe22 | November 19, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Is that curry green, red or yellow, zilla?

Posted by: _Stumped_1 | November 19, 2008 4:06 PM


Red.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 19, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

We all {heart} Zorn, don't we?

Posted by: _Stumped_1 | November 19, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

If anyone knows Hasselback's issues, its Zorn. Hopefully, that helps us this week. Given how things have gone in recent weeks, we take nothing for granted. Still looking for a double digit winning margin

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't Hasslebeck have a ruptured disk in his back?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 19, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Great mews JLC. Do we really have a black prez ? Kinda hard to believe after 430 years of slavery that this very act can take place.

Posted by: poolman1200000 | November 19, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Still looking for a double digit winning margin

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, who the f cares if we win by double digits?? You have to be a pretty big geek to give a crap about that kind of thing.
Wins and Losses. That's the only thing that matters.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 19, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Hassleback played last week ... said he was pretty worn out by the 4th quarter

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

yeah, i thought seneca wallace was running the show out there???

Posted by: gregskins | November 19, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Putting away weak teams means something about your team. But Barno knows that

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

No one mews better than JLC.

Get a couple of drinks in him and he'll sing the Meow Mix song for an hour.

At first, it's funny. At first.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 19, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

nope hassle is back

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

What's the opposite of medium???

Posted by: TheTruth11 | November 19, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

I get the feeling that Malcolm Kelly has a very good chance to be a big-time player (which will be determined by his injuries), and that Devin Thomas is on his way to becoming a bust. Just the way that players and Zorn talk about the two guys, it seems like Kelly has "it", while Thomas has yet to "get it". I have really high hopes for Kelly. Looking forward to seeing him in action.

Posted by: psps23 | November 19, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Anyone scared by the Legally Blond the musical ad at the top of the web-sight

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

the stock market right now

Posted by: RedBaron2008 | November 19, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Barno is back! And more awesome than ever! Way to rip zcezcest1 a new one for suggesting it might be nice if the skins didn't play down to the level of their woeful opponent.

Posted by: mack1 | November 19, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Truth I googled it and got this from Wiki Answers
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_opposite_of_medium
I'm no expert but since I just randomly asked myself the same question I'll give it a shot. I would think the opposite of medium theoretically is medium. For instance, you take two objects, one black and one white. The opposite of the black object would be white, and vice versa. The medium would ideally be gray. The opposite of gray is still gray, but the two objects on either side of medium being compared have changed again.
Medium never changes, meaning it wouldn't be a balance, but the base on which something is balanced on.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, who the f cares if we win by double digits?? You have to be a pretty big geek to give a crap about that kind of thing.
Wins and Losses. That's the only thing that matters.

Posted by: Barno1

Wrong. All that matters right now is getting to the postseason.

THEN wins and losses is all that matters. There's a subtle difference.

It's more important right now for the Redskins to fix their problems rather than simply try to squeak out a victory against the Seahawks. What the Redskins do to get a 2-point win against Seattle will not work to get wins vs NYG, PHI, or BAL.

Posted by: psps23 | November 19, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

For instance, you take two objects, one black and one white. The opposite of the black object would be white, and vice versa....

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2008 4:28 PM

Looking forward to poolman's take on this...

Posted by: 4-12 | November 19, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Matty can't even figure out how to grow hair. He looks like Childress.

Posted by: Pleepleus | November 19, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

For instance, you take two objects, one black and one white. The opposite of the black object would be white, and vice versa.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2008 4:28 PM


Unless you're poolman, in which case:

the opposite of black = TEH SUCK

the opposite of white = AWESOME!

Posted by: freakzilla | November 19, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Actually, no, poolman, our President is not black. It's all been a nice dream for you, and you can wake up and try to discover just what the hell point you keep trying to make up here...jeez

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Mile Holmgren?

Sure, the dude's fat, but come on already.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 19, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

One could argue that our president is not black or white but medium

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Or using sizes instead of colors - the opposite of Small could be considered Large, and their is no opposite to medium - of course that leads to the question - is Small - Large = Medium?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

"Scientists find penguin that disappeared 500 years ago..."

Ummm...where'd he go?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

One could argue that our president is not black or white but medium

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2008 4:34 PM

He referred to himself, when discussing dog breeds, as a mongrel.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 19, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

JOHN HATES DWARFS AND GIANTS!

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Just big dwarfs and small giants.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

"Scientists find penguin that disappeared 500 years ago..."

Ummm...where'd he go?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 4:40 PM

Redskins waived him and he's been a Pro Bowl Penguin for the New Orleans Saints.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 19, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Still looking for a double digit winning margin

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, who the f cares if we win by double digits??

Posted by: Barno1 | November 19, 2008 4:18 PM

Vegas types who picked the "over" on the Steelers game?

Posted by: dcsween | November 19, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

From the Redskins Blog:

He also managed to get a few good completions to Malcolm Kelly, and Zorn was full of praise for the tall rookie after practice, raving about his “burst off the line” and how he catches “vicinity passes” and makes “something that would be spectacular for somebody else” into a routine play. Which is great, but will be even better if he could do it in a game situation.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 19, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

I hate the football giants. [Or in Tiki-speak, the New York Football Giants.]

Posted by: dcsween | November 19, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Wow stock market took a hit. Two weeks ago on the blog I said 7500 then it rebounds. I'm sticking to it. Hopefully I can still afford internet connection by then to gloat...

Posted by: Gweez | November 19, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Cindy - I call on your editing opinions!!

"WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Researchers studying a rare and endangered species of penguin have uncovered a previously unknown species that disappeared about 500 years ago."

This lede is absolutely inaccurate. If they FOUND the damn penguin, then it didn't disappear. What, he owed child support or something, and went into hiding under an assumed name?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Holmgren is a slob.

Posted by: Pleepleus | November 19, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

maybe Kelly can be our Steve Smith down the stretch....

Posted by: chrislarry | November 19, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

If the opposite of white is black and black/white, and gray is in the middle, then isn't it fair to say our new president is gray? And he called himself a "mutt", not a mongrel. BIIIG difference.

Posted by: outsider6 | November 19, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

OK, SI can go F themselves. Up one side and down the other. F SI.

Just saw their 'list' of the top 10 all time receiving tandems. No Clark and Monk. They oughta be at number 1. Lofton and Reed? Clark had better numbers than Reed in their prime and Lofton was past his prime when they were paired in Buffalo.

Swann and Stallworth? Monk had more catches than Swann + Stallworth. Clark had more catches than both of them. By a lot.

Rice and Taylor? OK, Jerry Rice + Barno would be a consideration. Taylor had a couple big years before getting hurt on a punt return (memo to Zorn). That's it.

Cris Carter and Randy Moss? Exactly how many playoff wins are we talking here? None over a team with 10 wins.

Duper and Clayton. Played roughy the same years as Monk Clark. Guess who had more yards? More TDs? More postseason W's. More rings. The guys without the HOF QB.

Holt and Bruce? Beneficiaries of the rule changes to make it easier to pass.

Joiner and Jefferson? For 3 seasons? Not even close.

Fears and Hirsch. OK, i don't go back that far.

Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell? Is there even a question about Monk and Clark vs these guys?

Wayne and Harrison? 3 years with both guys in top form. Not 7.


For the 7 seasons Monk and Clark were paired, they were BOTH among the top 5 WRs in total yards (and that didn't include Monk's record season with 106 catches in '84). It included 2 Super Bowl wins and a numerous playoff wins, despite playing against Reggie White, Lawrence Taylor and Randy White 2x a year. And who were the QBs?

F SI

Now I need to breathe

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Playing well on offense and putting up points is key on Sunday against Seattle, and yes, it does matter how much we beat a team with a lame duck coach, a QB who is playing hurt, and a lot of other injuries.

A team on the way to the playoffs would blow out a team like Seattle to get ready for a rematch with the best team in the NFC the following week. Another subpar effort on offensive like the last 3 weeks will show that this team isn't going anywhere this year.

It's also a test to see how this team handles adversity and whether Zorn can beat his old boss, who is still one of the league's best coaches.

Posted by: wizfan89 | November 19, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

The opposite of Zorn's version of medium would be emotional.

Posted by: dcsween | November 19, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

F SI

Now I need to breathe

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2008 4:55 PM

Clearly not medium.

Posted by: dcsween | November 19, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Opposite of medium--I would say "extreme".

Posted by: NCICURN | November 19, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Actually, he called himself a Mongol as a warning shot to China.

(Kidding. He hasn't fired a warning shot at anybody but those silly entrepreneurs and free-marketers.)

Posted by: freakzilla | November 19, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

It's also a test to see how this team handles adversity and whether Zorn can beat his old boss, who is still one of the league's best coaches.

Posted by: wizfan89 | November 19, 2008 4:55 PM

Old boss, meet the new boss ... same as the old boss.

Posted by: dcsween | November 19, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Mark my words, sooner than later Kelly will be balling the F out.

Posted by: Pleepleus | November 19, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Kinda get the humor, but the real topic is why did white people inslave a whole race for 430 years. It puzzles me how white men in general wants to wash there hands of the blood stains left by the slaves after being beaten. Can't run from history.

Posted by: poolman1200000 | November 19, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

From the Stein's bog, re: the Pro Bowl voting:

"I don't want to know, I really don't," said Mike Sellers, who's dominating the fullback voting. "I don't care. I don't want to know. I get so excited when that stuff comes out and I've been through it a few times, I don't even want to know.... I just think people are going to go based on popularity, and that's all it is."


Doesn't it just make you want to go and vote for sellers like 10 times? I like that he gets so excited.

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 19, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

... He hasn't fired a warning shot at anybody but those silly entrepreneurs and free-marketers. ...

Posted by: freakzilla | November 19, 2008 5:00 PM

He kind of went out of his way to say that he was NOT going to mess with them* in that 60 Minutes interview.

* Unless the definition of "entrepreneur" includes massive U.S. multinationals exporting jobs offshore.

Posted by: dcsween | November 19, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

He has fired a shot at anybody but those poeple that choose to work instead of waiting in line to collect the cheese someone else worked to earn for them.

Posted by: Pleepleus | November 19, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

An entrepreneur's job is to produce a product/service at a profitable cost to him/her--not to support the US welfare system. If labor is cheaper outside the borders (thanks to the unions who are unionizing themselves right out of work), then I would expect them to use the cheaper labor force.

Posted by: NCICURN | November 19, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Poolman, but this white man hasn't enslaved anyone. Ever. My hands don't need washing. But if we could get some Stick'em on Carlos Rogers' hands, that'd be great.

Posted by: outsider6 | November 19, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

An entrepreneur's job is to produce a product/service at a profitable cost to him/her--not to support the US welfare system. If labor is cheaper outside the borders (thanks to the unions who are unionizing themselves right out of work), then I would expect them to use the cheaper labor force.

Posted by: NCICURN | November 19, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Someone give this poster a round of appluse.

Posted by: Pleepleus | November 19, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't it just make you want to go and vote for sellers like 10 times? I like that he gets so excited.

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 19, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

------------------------------------------

That doens't sound too "medium" to me. Hope he doesn't get in trouble with CoachZ.

Posted by: NCICURN | November 19, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Pleepleus. Sounds simple to me, but . . .

Posted by: NCICURN | November 19, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

I think Sellers is really, really trying to stay medium - which is why he didn't want to know about his pro bowl votes.

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 19, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

The auto workers union of america is about to cost 3.5 million people their jobs. Unions are great until they take it too far and bankrupt the companies their workers work for. I'm sorry but is it really needed for someone to earn 80,000 dollars a year to move a car door from one belt to the next?

Posted by: Pleepleus | November 19, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Green curry is the opposite of Red Curry.
Yellow curry is medium.

The opposite of medium is really more medium, on a scale of 1 to 10 of medium, the opposite of medium is 11. In SEA we need to be like a 12 or 13 on the medium scale. So medium, we're like the opposite of medium. Barno understands.

And one more thing... if that penguin disappeared 500 years ago, you know for darn sure he didn't want to be found.

Poor guy....{sniff}

Posted by: _Stumped_1 | November 19, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Don't know if you all listen to sirius/am radio, but I have to tell you about the Riggo and Shein show today.

First of all, I'll always be a big Riggo (as a player)fan. But as a radio personality/analyst he sucks.

He singled out Portis as having gone to Miami during the bye week and mysteriously returning with a sprained knee, which was not being talked about at all in D.C. He suggested that Portis has no concern for the team and does what he wants to do. He also said Zorn is at fault for allowing Portis to go away and that he's lost control of the team. Also said that Zorn's offense is worse than Gibbs 2.0! Have not heard anything like this before and I'm wondering if it's been discussed. He didn't say anything regarding sources and Shein just agrees with anything he says.
Riggo can go F himself as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: cosomfla | November 19, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

I hate Tony Romo as much as the next Redskins fan...but you gotta admit. Stand up guy:


On Tuesday, Tony Romo walked up to a movie theater and noticed that a homeless man was cashing in change. Romo bought the man a ticket to see "Role Model" and then invited him to sit with he and his buddy.

Romo, who confirmed the story but didn't want to elaborate, waved [the homeless man] Doc over to sit by him and his buddy. Doc sheepishly mentioned that he hadn't showered in a few days.

"Don't worry about that," Romo said. "I'm used to locker rooms."

And so the $67 million quarterback and a man who doesn't have $6.70 to his name sat next to each other and shared laughs for 90 minutes or so.

Posted by: AisforAdam | November 19, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

The actual text of the warning shot to entrepreneurs and free marketers ...

Kroft: How high a priority are you placing on re-regulation of the financial markets?

Mr. Obama: I think it's a top priority. I think that we have to restore a sense of trust, transparency, openness in our financial system. And keep in mind that the deregulation process, it wasn't just one party. I think there's a lot of blame to spread around.

But, hopefully, everybody's learned their lesson. And the answer is not heavy-handed regulations that crush the entrepreneurial spirit and risk taking of American capitalism. That's what's made our economy great. But it is to restore a sense of balance.

Posted by: dcsween | November 19, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

No one mews better than JLC.

Get a couple of drinks in him and he'll sing the Meow Mix song for an hour.

And he's curious, like a cat-it's why they call him Whiskers.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | November 19, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

that coming from Riggo?

wow, just wow.

That's like the pot calling the kettle black.

{Poolman, this is just a figure of speech, or a cliche really, which makes me like it even less. Okay, I only added it for your benefit. Cause the first two lines kind of sum it up nicely. Okay, I recant that third line, it was really kind of stupid for me to go there in the first place. For the sake of full disclosure, I'm a middle aged white guy, who feels bad about slavery, internment of Japanese nations during WWII, genocide of native americans and last but not least, or maybe least, cause these last things are pretty huge, huh? the torture of detainees in Gitmo. But I digress, what was I saying?}

Posted by: _Stumped_1 | November 19, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

After gas prices hit and exceeded $4 a gallon for a few months, companies that had been continuing to rely on 22 mpg cars were what was going to cost 3.5 million people their jobs.

NFLPA is a union.

Posted by: dcsween | November 19, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

First of all, I'll always be a big Riggo (as a player)fan. But as a radio personality/analyst he sucks.

Posted by: cosomfla | November 19, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Everytime I've heard Riggo on the radio, he basically drops hate all over the Redskins. I don't know what this guy's problem is.

I heard him on Doc Walker's show before the first Cowboys matchup earlier this season. Doc asked if he (Riggo) ever "feels" anything leading up to Cowboys week. Riggo said no. He said that playing for the Skins was a "paycheck" and now he is simply focused on his radio career. Of course, he went on to pick the Cowboys to win.

This guy is a first class donkey. Would it kill him to express some empathy toward the franchsie and fans that gave him an opportunity to be a legend?

Posted by: p1funk | November 19, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dcsween | November 19, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

If Seattle didn't play defense, how many plays would it take the Redskins to score?

And would they have to settle for a field goal?

Just wonderin'...

Zorn and Soup have to get back to trusting each other.

Posted by: RedskinWillie | November 19, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Not sure about Riggo and local radio since I'm in California. But Riggo sounds like a guy who got screwed out of a paycheck by Danny.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Willie,
That depends. If there is no defense on the field at all, I'd say three plays for a touchdown (but we'd get first downs on the first two plays).

If the defensive player line up on the field and don't move, we'd have to settle for a field goal or we may have to punt, it depends how the OL does in pass protection.

Posted by: _Stumped_1 | November 19, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

"He said he knows Seattle Coach Mile Holmgren, his mentor, doesn't fear him, but noted that Holmgren always treats his former coaches with respect and looks forward to seeing familiar faces, including Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck." - Jason La Canfora

As the holder of several degrees in English, I note the muddled syntax of your sentence, Mr. La Canfora:

"...Holmgren always treats his former coaches with respect and looks forward to seeing familiar faces..."

Your phrasing suggests that it is Holmgren and not Zorn who "looks forward to seeing familiar faces." Tsk, tsk. And you're a PROFESSIONAL journalist?

Posted by: ColumbiaUSkins | November 19, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

No, he's a sports writer.

Posted by: _Stumped_1 | November 19, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Poolman:

Take a look at WORLD history.

Just about everyone kind of person has enslaved every other at one point or another.

Now, get past it.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | November 19, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

don't you guys get it that you sound ridiculous when you try to counter poolman? Your just taking his troll bait and egging him on.

But please, more of the fragmented recaps of history...

Posted by: chrislarry | November 19, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Mmm, but the troll bait is so darn tasty!

And with eggs? Incredible! I never thought of that! That sounds delish!

Posted by: daggar | November 19, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Everything is better with eggs and hollandaise

Posted by: alex35332 | November 20, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

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