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Zorn Optimistic about Injuries

Jim Zorn thinks the Redskins will have the services of most of their injured players this week, with few new concerns emerging from the loss to Cincinnati. Zorn is hopeful that safety Chris Horton (shoulder) will return after a one-game absence, while Santana Moss (concussion) and Jason Campbell (elbow) are expected back at practice Wednesday.

Defensive tackle Anthony Montgomery suffered a hip injury in the game, but Zorn said that "hopefully, he'll be able to participate" against the Eagles in the last home game of the regular season Sunday at FedEx Field. Linebacker London Fletcher made it through the game in okay shape, Zorn said, though he will be very limited again in practice this week with his foot injury.

Corner Shawn Springs played for the first time in weeks with his calf injury, but will again rest this week to prepare for the Eagles. Defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin is "questionable" for Sunday with his shoulder injury.

Right tackle Jon Jansen continues to try to get the swelling out of his knee but has not been ruled out of Sunday's game after staying home last weekend. Defensive tackle Kedric Golston played Sunday but is still battling bone spurs and will be limited in practice this week.

Linebacker Marcus Washington has missed the past four games with a high ankle sprain, and Zorn said that "hopefully he'll be game ready" this week.

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 15, 2008; 2:20 PM ET
 
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Comments

First!

Posted by: Snydersucks | December 15, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

try to stay medium, even though the season is done

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 15, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I called the ticket office to cancel my seats for next year. They said they can't do anything until the season is over. I say we all call in the day after the season and cancel our seats.

Posted by: Snydersucks | December 15, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

"And psps, just because Miami fired Cameron and things got better over night, doesn't mean it's the best thing to do."

Posted by: Craig2

I never said it was the right thing to do. All I said is that it wasn't NOT the right thing to do. Every situation is different.

We'll just agree to disagree on whether Zorn has earned his keep for next year. He's toeing a very thin line, but his claims to constructively criticize himself are a big step in the right direction.

Posted by: psps23 | December 15, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

the Cincy game is a bit like the accident happening. You could see it coming, but there is always a chance to avoid it at the last second.

Not this time. The wreckage is all over the place and and simply putting the pieces back in place isn't going to give you something that works.

The loss to Cincy will prove to be a seminal moment in this franchise's history. Because it insures major change.

We're only one day after ... but things will never be the same. Perhaps that will be a good thing. Perhaps

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 15, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Yes, because Todd Collins was the guy that held Adrian Peterson to 28 yards rushing and Marion Barber to negative 6 yards rushing. He also intercepted Tony Romo, Eli Manning, and Travaris Jackson down the stretch. He was also the guy that healed Santana Moss' hamstring so that he could start again.

In short, Todd Collins cures all.

Posted by: psps23


put down the syringe dope boy!

I didn't say or imply any of your drivel. TC definitely created an Offensive spark, that JC didn't. Gibbs2 heroics of last season don't occur unless TC gets in the game

Posted by: lsskinsfan | December 15, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

whatever happened to Mike Espy? Not able to rehab his knee?

Dallas Sartz? Tyler Ecker? Jordan Palmer?these were picks from the previous draft. Guess they were all the best players available at their picks right? BS!

Posted by: lsskinsfan | December 15, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I still think the season ticket issue IS NOT what Danny thinks it is.

The waiting list is supposedly very long. But ... the Skins added seats to the stadium and its got a very large capacity to being with. Second, I've seen the place less than full (on TV) at times when I would have expected it to be full. Third, the economy isn't great. Fourth, its obvious that plenty of people are selling their seats. Fifth, the game day experience isn't that great (from what I've read). Sixth, it seems like there are many games a year where you get tix for close to face value.

Bottom line, I don;t think the season tix waiting list is what Danny says (or believes). I think its a lot more swiss cheese, less granite block.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 15, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

games like yesterday don't help either.

Posted by: _Stumped_1 | December 15, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

"I didn't say or imply any of your drivel.

Posted by: lsskinsfan"

Apparently you don't know the definition of implication is.

When you say Gibbs didn't do squat until TC came in, and leave it at that, you're IMPLYING that he is the SOLE reason for the 4-game win streak. Plain and simple, he was not.

Sorry, but get some better material before you retort next time. Clearly you're an amateur at this.

Posted by: psps23 | December 15, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

"Zorn does not seem inclined to go all out to play more rookies to assess talent for next season, saying he will play these final two games to win and will use the best personnel available."

Great, cause that's something we probably ought not do right?

Posted by: zjfr2 | December 15, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

interesting, went to Network Solutions and

www.firevinnycerrato.com is taken.

www.firevinny.com is not.


A full page B&W ad in Sunday's paper will cost us $142,000. Half page ad is only $71,127. You want to go color? Sure! A full is $154,000 with half going for $83,000.

Weekday rates drop by about $40,000 for each.

Posted by: TiredOfLosers | December 15, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

I wish I could pick up the syringe....I feel like gettin dopey...!

Posted by: chrislarry | December 15, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

THINGS TO DO BEFORE WE THINK ABOUT FIRING OUR HEAD COACH:
1. Draft some DT's with size.
2. Find some DE's that can get a pass rush
3. Sign a pair of Guards. Thomas has been Terrible this season.
4. Sign a Tackle to replace Jansen or teach Heyer how to run block.
5. Find a replacement for Fletcher at MLB.
6. Find an offensive coordinator to support Zorn.
7. Cut Randel El.
8. Make Moss return punts.
9. Draft a young RB and trade Betts for Picks.
10. Fire Vinny.
11. Bring back the white socks with the Burgundy and Gold Stripes.
12. Fire Vinny.
13. Sign a Kicker.
14. Sign a Punter.
15. Re-sign Hall and let Rogers go drop picks for another team.
16. Close FedEx and move back to RFK.

Besides that, we are close.

Posted by: TossedSalad | December 15, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Seems like the common denominator from this years team and last years team is the losing streak of JC. Living in denial about our team is what sets us up to fall so hard. JC is who his record says he is. Not saying the answer is on our roster, but JC is not AI.

Posted by: Skins930 | December 15, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Coaches getting up and saying what Zorn said today do not solve the big problems with this organization. The acknowledgement of problems on the field, in the locker room and in the coaching tree is a good step, but that is just one part of the rot of this organization. There is a lot more decay all around, if one really wanted to dig it out. At this point I do not really care if Zorn stays or not. We are on a descending course for a few years no matter what happens. Zorn may weather this period as well as anyone else, because it is going to take an honest coach to be able to deal with what is coming. If Zorn stays I want him to be able to stand up to Cerrato and say the things that need to be said to him regarding personell and owner's pets. If Zorn already feels like a condemned man than in fact he would be the perfect coach because he won't be having to kiss you know what every day. He would be unfettered and thus more effective. He would be able to communicate honestly with his players and start to meld a more cohesive team. And lastly he would gain the respect of his team because they really start to see him as his own man. If in the end certain players have to go through Zorn's door to get to Danny's office it will only improve this team.

Posted by: driley | December 15, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Tired of Losers.

good work on the research. that is a lot of money. dang.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 15, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Campbell has a few decision making deficiencies to be sure -- he tends to hold onto the ball too long, and fails to run though progressions on occasion -- although more than one season of experience in the West Coast passing scheme is probably required to become proficient.

The biggest problem is the offensive line cannot give the QB than two seconds to throw before a defender applies pressure. Campbell is good at avoiding the pressure and making the outlet pass... However, injuries to the offensive line and ineffective backups are why the team has trouble throwing deep and executing plays.

Posted by: siris | December 15, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

7-7 is very medium.

Posted by: eichels | December 15, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

JC is who his record says he is.

Posted by: Skins930

Right, so was Rex Grossman when his team was 13-3.

QBs are what their record says they are, plan and simple. No argument from me there.

Posted by: psps23 | December 15, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Fire Cerrato, keep Zorn, and spend the entire off-season strengthening the O-line, get a wicked pass rush, and get Campbell to emulate McNabb, particularly in the face of pressure..But a more coherent vision from the front office and leadership is necessary..The offense's transition from Gibbs to Zorn's West Coast has been hard on all...

Posted by: frak | December 15, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

tossed, 1-6, are solid....after that eh....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 15, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

11. Bring back the white socks with the Burgundy and Gold Stripes.

I am all for #11. I loved those socks when I was a kid!

Posted by: Masonman | December 15, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

We are on a descending course for a few years no matter what happens. ....

Posted by: driley

Well stated.

This is an important point and likely to be the case. The OL has been especially vulnerable. Spots currently occupied by older players will open faster than young players can competently fill them. That is why I wanted 2008 to be a 'go for it' year. Try to make a run before the obvious rebuild.

As long as the OL didn't get old, this team had the ability to compete with the best teams in football. Well, the OL got old in game 9 of this year. And since then, we haven't been able to compete.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 15, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Z - Did I just play you in FF? Or did you play Zornskins?

Posted by: DaReal4th | December 15, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Tossed Salad I agree with most of what you said...

Although I think we should tweak it a little:

1) Hire FA DT Hayensworth to replace Griffin.
2) Draft a DE with size and speed
5) Draft or Hire a FA SLB to replace Washington
11) Get rid of those yellow shoes!
12) Fire Danny Smith and the strength coaches
16) Extend the subway to FedEx or build a new stasuim downtown by the Nats.

Posted by: siris | December 15, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

16) Extend the subway to FedEx or build a new stasuim downtown by the Nats.

Talk about wishing for something that will never ever ever happen... There is no room in SW or SE for a stadium.

There are only to spots in DC big enough for an NFL stadium 1 is to build where RFK was. 2nd is to build on that big old abandon water treatment plant around Howard, which I think is close to where the original stadiums were.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 15, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

You mean we'll have just enough players healthy enough to score our usual 13 points while the defense allows 20.

Or we'll have enough players healthy so that Fred Davis and Malcolm Kelly can both be inactive.

Posted by: Predator48 | December 15, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Honestly yesterday did anyone watch CP and feel like he is down to having 2 gears left, as opposed to his old 4 gears from the prime of his season?

Posted by: alex35332 | December 15, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, but get some better material before you retort next time. Clearly you're an amateur at this.

Posted by: psps23

clearly, you my friend, are retarded.
YOUR post stated Collins made all the plays, my post didn't STATE or IMPLY that.
Again, when you put away the syringe and the pipe, come back online.

Posted by: lsskinsfan | December 15, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

ight, so was Rex Grossman when his team was 13-3.

QBs are what their record says they are, plan and simple. No argument from me there.

Posted by: psps23 | December 15, 2008 3:10 PM |

Nice to use one year for Rex. What is his overall record? JC is what his overall record says he is, just like Rex.

Posted by: Skins930 | December 15, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

actually can you just pass the syringe and pipe?

Posted by: chrislarry | December 15, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

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