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Redskins-Lions Winners & Losers

zorn-prayer.jpgThis’ll be brief. Pour salt on the wounds in the comments.

LOSERS

Jim Zorn — Went for it on 4th-and-goal from the 2 on the opening drive and failed. Accepted a Lions penalty on Detroit’s second drive that enabled them to score a touchdown rather than attempt a long field goal. Orchestrated an offense that struggled to score yet again. May not be long for this job.

The defense
— Couldn’t stop the Lions, and I’m pretty sure every starter got injured.

Brian Billick
— Called Zorn one of the best young coaches in the league, which is wrong on a couple of levels. Also called this game a “barnburner.”

WINNER

Santana Moss — Ten catches for 178 yards and a badly needed TD.

Thanks to reader Jeff Vitkun for the TV photography of Zorn in prayer.

D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.

16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Terps77

    September 27, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Have mercy on Zorn and fire him. Hes like a blind old dog pissing all over the carpet.

  2. DC Landing Strip

    September 27, 2009 at 4:47 PM

    Loser: all of us for not being Bengals fans.

  3. Walking Deadman

    September 27, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    Losers- the fans for having to put up with this shit, year after year after year. And then we have to hear about this crap for the remainder of this year from any Cowboy, Eagle, Giant or Raven fan that wants to taunt us about our mediocrity.

    Losers- scalpers and fan that has season tickets. What Redskins fan wants to see the Redskins at FedEx now?

    Losers- FedEx field staff: with a bad economy a horrible team and other things (like the alerts that came out after the Aziz arrest) there will be few fans going to the game and vendors will be out $$$

    FIRE VINNY and SNYDER (if only we could)
    This team will never get any better until you fix the FO.

  4. rezarad77

    September 27, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    Brian Billick- also for thinking it was Kelly Malcolm for the entirety of the game

  5. Jamie Mottram

    September 27, 2009 at 8:24 PM

    Man, I must’ve missed that for all of the screaming.

  6. The Sportz Assassin

    September 27, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    The saddest thing about this is we could see it coming. Those two decisions by Zorn were horrible. I understand the whole “if we don’t make it, we have a rookie QB backed up to his goal line” thinking, but take the points and get something from that drive.

    I can’t understand why Zorn took that penalty on 4th down. You could see the glaze in his eyes when the Lions picked up that 3rd-and-long.

    Zorn needs to go. The players didn’t look like they cared enough about him to give the extra bit of effort. I know Campbell isn’t that great, but he has no chance with Zorn as his coach. If he’d pull Sonny for checking off a called play, think what Jason feels.

  7. Jake

    September 27, 2009 at 11:49 PM

    Zorn is going to take a deserved pounding this week but Greg Blatche and the defense need to be talked about at some length as well. There is no way, no way, a rookie QB should be that effective against any supposedly top-tier defense. You think Stafford does anything against a Rex Ryan-coached team? No, they’d blitz him and put him under pressure. We don’t do that. And it sucks.

  8. Jeff V

    September 28, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Brian Billick- He had a few snags but I’d say that he is at least an above average color guy. Think about how shallow the talent pool is for color guys.

    Are we officially rooting for the team to implode and force the front office to trade away aging vets for picks? At what point do we start rooting for a failure just to shake up this organization?

  9. DocJ

    September 28, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Loser-Greg Blache. Made Stafford look like Peyton Manning out there.

    Me-For spending the offseason reading Redskins.com and all these other skins blogs and giving a much bigger shit about this team then the players do.

    Me again-for spending 150 bucks to go see this team in Charlotte in a couple weeks. Delhomme will probably look like Tom Brady against us, we will probably save Fox from getting canned.

    Me, 1 more time-For watching the Detroit game sober.

    Winners:
    Me-for not paying DirecTV 300 bucks for the NFL package this year to be able to catch the skins games.

    Think Gibbs will be up for one more go?

  10. Julz

    September 28, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    I’ve decided that I’m going through the 5 stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance) with this team and reached #4 yesterday. Wonder when #5 will come.

  11. efa108

    September 28, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Keeping things consistent just for consistency’s sake is just as pointless as making change for change’s sake. The question is, can Zorn develop into a good coach or is he a lost cause.

  12. Jamie Mottram

    September 28, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Winners: Me-for not paying DirecTV 300 bucks for the NFL package this year to be able to catch the skins games.

    Shit.

  13. horseydeucey

    September 28, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Losers– IAEA for not coming up with a better ID bracelet letting us know that Zorn’s radioactive (in the bad way, not the cool I-shoot-lasers-from-my-eyes way).

  14. dkeat

    September 28, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    E-mail from co-worker (Titans fan):
    I been saying it all along, the redskins aren’t as talented as you guys think! Seriously, Only this are seems to think “We have the most talented team in the NFL, we just aren’t playing well” Delusional!!!! You guys aren’t even close to being the most talented team in the NFL, I’d say the same thing if you guys were winning. Skins aren’t even the most talented team in your division!!! It’s only the local people thinking so high of the skins on paper. You guys have NO #1 WR’s (Moss, Randell El SLOT receivers on just about any other team) Kelly and the other bum, nothing really needs to be said about them (L) Yea, I know, Moss had a big game, big deal, how many bad ones has he had?… Cooley, good respectable TE, I’ll give you that. Campbell (GARBAGE!!!!) Portis, always hurt ALWAYS!!!, and no burst, can’t really break away even when healthy. They have tried making him a power back and give him way too many carries (over the years) when truth be told he came to the broncos as a FAST small/under sized RB, you guys made him gain weight (mostly in his neck) and have warn him out and slowed him down. Your Line speaks for itself. FB can’t catch, and is wayyyy to strong to miss as many blocks as he does.

    Your D, wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Overated!!!! The only reason you guys stay in the top 10 on Defense is because you guys play soft coverage and make teams drive slowly running and throwing underneath which still results in scores, but takes allot longer which shortens the game and gives the opposing teams offense less possessions to score in. No good corners, please don’t talk about Smoots, or even Hall, why you think the Raiders cut him (THE RAIDERS!!!) Landry’s decent, but he’s not a big play maker, he’s the kind of guy that makes the tackle after the catch, sometimes breaking the play up, but not a Ed reed, Polomalu, Griffin kinda guy that goes for the ball. Your LB can’t cover accept Fletcher, he’s always been good, but he’s under sized and getting up there in age. Arackpo, HA, he’s only good for blitzing! Your D line is Garbage, and like I said Haynesworth is out of shape, ALWAYS GETS HURT!!! (NEVER PLAYED A FULL 16 GAMES IN HIS CAREER) WAYYYYYYYYYYY OVER PAID!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Your coach, owner, and GM, just talk to any Skins fan about them, no need for me to indulge. FYI- No one on that team is a Household name besides Portis and maybe Moss, they aren’t nationally known Super stars or labeled as talented in the national media, only in the DC area!

    That Skins loss to the Lions really wasn’t that big of a surprise or an upset outside of DC, only you guys were “shocked”.

    There was more to it but I didn’t want to fill up your entire comment page. This guy is just blown because the Titans are 0-3.

  15. worksucks

    September 28, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Loser: my life and my phone.. one of the many unpleasant text message exchanges from yesterday
    Unsaved #: the skins are bad
    Me: Eat a Di*%! who is this
    Unsaved #: your aunt
    Me: ouch, sorry

  16. Jeff V

    September 28, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    @worksucks

    LOLocopter

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