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Zorn Star Fades to (Maroon and) Black

zorn-snyder.jpgIt’s official: Jim Zorn was fired in the wee small hours of this morning, leaving Redskins Park in his white Porsche Cayenne at 4:43 a.m.

The move caps off a tumultuous two-year run, which began with his unlikely ascension from new Redskins offensive coordinator to new Redskins head coach and was highlighted by his team’s 6-2 start last year. It was lowlighted by, I don’t know, lots of lowlights; let’s go with being stripped of his playcalling duties after losing to Kansas City at home. His overall record, 12-20, is the same as Steve Spurrier’s.

The move also sparks another tumultuous run, likely to begin with the hiring of Mike Shanahan and the filling out of his staff, as well as the roster overhaul that he and new GM Bruce Allen must embark upon.

We wish them luck. Zorn too. He’s a bad coach, but he sure seems swell.

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



  1. JDP

    January 4, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Zorn never struck me as a Porsche man. Agree with the final line. The guy seems like a genuinely good person, quirky and the whole bit. Just didn’t translate to a good head coach. I wish him well elsewhere

  2. JDP

    January 4, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    Oh and fire the hell out of Blache, Danny Smith, Bugel, and Gray.

  3. DocJ

    January 4, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    Maybe we should start a cut list of players for Zorn to take with him.
    Randle El
    Carlos Rogers

  4. horseydeucey

    January 4, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    “Zorn never struck me as a Porsche man.”
    I don’t happen to be one, but Porsche entusiasts would point out the Cayenne is not a Porsche.

    Just like football enthusiasts wouldn’t ever mistake Zorn for a head coach. Wakka Wakka!

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