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Jim Zorn, Still Your Head Coach For the Rest of This Season

cerratozorn.jpgVinny Cerrato just said as much on his radio show:

“Jim Zorn is the head coach for the rest of the season and hopefully into the future.”

Two quick things to note about this one little sentence:

1) As I said over at my other home, even Cerrato isn’t inept enough to publicly waiver on his support of Zorn. Of course he’s gonna say Zorn is the team’s head coach. This team has enough bullshit going on — most of it created by Cerrato himself — without adding the headline “V.P. Uncertain About Head Coach’s Status” to the mix. Let’s revisit Cerrato’s commitment to Zorn after the Skins lose three or four in a row.

2) The second part of that quote is more about Cerrato’s own future than it is about Zorn’s. Cerrato hired Zorn. Sure, he had input, as always, from Snyder. But the growing sentiment seems to be that if Zorn goes, so too does Cerrato. The two are connected. And if that’s the case, it would be the single smartest thing Dan Snyder has done since taking over the team.

Former Managing Editor at UPROXX; former Senior Editor at @SBNation; former ska-zine editor, fan of bad sports teams and good beer.



  1. Jamie Mottram

    October 23, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    “Hopefully into the future.” I love that part. Also, Vinny lies.

  2. omgwtfbbq

    October 23, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    Interpretation: Hey Zorn – you big fat pussy! Quit! Otherwise we will continue to dole your responsibilities out to bingo-callers and give your parking space to the janitor, all while we continue to tout you as our fearless leader (haha, pussy). Oh, also, your wife, mother, and daughters are all whores. In closing, stick around pussy, we dare you.

  3. balskins

    October 23, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Man, if only we had fired Zorn right then and there (as in at the time that that pictures was taken and he said that burgundy and black nonsense) we could have avoided this whole debacle.

  4. chevychasenanticokes

    October 23, 2009 at 3:57 PM

    The best thing for all of us at this point is for them to lose the rest of their games. Sit Cooley, Moss, London, and any other players of value who still have years on their contracts. Run Devin Thomas over the middle every third down. If we go 2-14, then maybe Danny will have to start thinking about firing Vinny.

  5. Chris Mottram

    October 23, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Obviously, I don’t want them to lose every game. But I agree: The only good that can come of this season is getting Snyder to finally fire Cerrato.

  6. Alex P

    October 23, 2009 at 9:03 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this is Vinny continuing his role as Snyder’s mouthpiece/lackey. Although this time he may be signing his own death warrant.

    This could be Snyder’s first attempt at wooing Shanahan into a GM/Coach/both position. They have had a relationship for years and Snyder has already been in contact with him this season, whether he admits it or not. We all know Danny is itching for a big name coach and Shanahan certainly fits that bill.

    Shanahan’s response to questions regarding the Skins job were that he wouldn’t take control of a team during an ongoing season as there is little difference he could make (prove him wrong Sherm!)

    Anyway that combined with Shanahan’s what I would assume be desire for control anywhere he goes may play into this “backing” of Zorn.

    Danny tells Vinny to publicly state Zorn is the coach for the rest of the season to:
    a) Prove to Shanahan he is capable of not acting impulsively like a tyrannical dictator.

    b) Show that he can stay hands off.

    c) Follow what was essentially indirect advice from Shanahan further illustrating he is willing to change.

    We all know Danny LOVES to undermine everyone in his organization. It looks like Vinny may finally have an “extra set of eyes” on him.

    While Shanahan may not be the best GM, I’d certainly take him, or anyone other than Vinny heading into an uncapped year.

  7. my92agsr

    October 24, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Cerrato should get a nobel peace prize

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