There’s no doubt in my mind — and probably not in yours, either — that Cerrato told Zorn after the game that his balls we’re being ripped from his body and handed to Sherm Lewis in a little glass jar. There was certainly no polite back-and-forth between the two.
(Cerrato: So, listen buddy, I was thinking … maybe we should give the new guy a shot at calling the plays. You know, for giggles. Would that be cool with you? Zorn: Strip me of my most important duty as head coach, and hand it to a guy who’s been here two weeks and knows none of the players, let alone the plays? Gladly, sir!)
During his press conference today, Zorn pretty much confirmed all of this by strongly implying that he didn’t really have a choice in the matter:
Zorn: “It was strongly suggested to me after the game, in a meeting I had with Vinny in my office at the stadium, that I make a play caller change. Very difficult for me to think about it then, thought about, talked again with Vinny later on, and I am going to comply with that. He suggested that Sherm Lewis be the new play caller. This is not an easy thing.”
Alright, it was “strongly suggested.” Which means disagreeing with the suggestion was an option?
Zorn: “Yes, that is my own free volition.”
Alright. Why agree to do it then?
Zorn: “Because I want to stay here and win.”
Yeah, so, make of that what you will.
Also: Zorn hasn’t decided who will start against the Eagles and Chris Samuels definitely won’t play. Monday night is gonna be a doozy.