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October 20, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
The Washington Redskins said Monday that Sherman Lewis will take over the play calling for an offense that is averaging only 13.2 points per game. The front office stripped Coach Jim Zorn of the play-calling role after Sunday's 14-6 loss to previously winless Kansas City. The Redskins are 2-4, and they have failed to score a touchdown in two of their home games. Lewis previously spent 22 years as an NFL assistant and was originally hired as a consultant for the Redskins' offense.
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November 23, 2009
Key: Given a break by a missed field-goal attempt, Dallas' Tony Romo scrambled for a first down, then completed seven consecutive passes, the last a 10-yarder to Patrick Crayton for a touchdown with 2:41 left. Cowboys said: "I've always felt like, no matter what is really wrong -- as long as it's not a broken bone or something that's going to keep you out -- just on the adrenaline of the game, you can always do it." -- Romo, who suffered a back injury Redskins said: "To lose it like that in the end in a hostile situation, it's just so hard.
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September 4, 2008 | Sam Farmer
Debate in the nation's capital swirls around experience. Who's qualified and who isn't? Who deserves the job and who's a pretender? When it comes to decision-making strength, is the backbone iron or origami? Only this debate doesn't involve the presidential campaign. It's about Jim Zorn, new coach of the Washington Redskins. A year removed from a post as quarterbacks coach of the Seattle Seahawks, Zorn has replaced Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs and is the first in franchise history to install a West Coast offense that's predicated on short, timing passes.
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October 24, 2009 | Associated Press
The Washington Redskins said Friday that Jim Zorn will be the coach for the rest of the season. The unexpectedly strong vote of confidence was delivered in the morning by Vinny Cerrato , the team's executive vice president of football operations, who opened his radio show by saying: "Jim Zorn is the head coach of the Washington Redskins and will be for the rest of this season, and hopefully into the future." The news dampens the speculation that began when Zorn was asked to give up his play-calling duties following the 14-6 loss to the previously winless Kansas City Chiefs.
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October 24, 2009 | Associated Press
The Washington Redskins said Friday that Jim Zorn will be the coach for the rest of the season. The unexpectedly strong vote of confidence was delivered in the morning by Vinny Cerrato , the team's executive vice president of football operations, who opened his radio show by saying: "Jim Zorn is the head coach of the Washington Redskins and will be for the rest of this season, and hopefully into the future." The news dampens the speculation that began when Zorn was asked to give up his play-calling duties following the 14-6 loss to the previously winless Kansas City Chiefs.
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September 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
LANDOVER, Md. -- "Avoid, reset and throw." Jason Campbell did just that, then connected with Santana Moss for a 67-yard touchdown pass play that won the game. Campbell and new Washington Redskins Coach Jim Zorn's West Coast offense succeeded in Week 2 as spectacularly as it failed in Week 1. Campbell went from uncomfortable to prolific, completing 24 of 36 passes for 321 yards in a 29-24 win over New Orleans. The big play came with 3:29 left and the Redskins (1-1) trailing 24-22.
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November 23, 2009
Key: Given a break by a missed field-goal attempt, Dallas' Tony Romo scrambled for a first down, then completed seven consecutive passes, the last a 10-yarder to Patrick Crayton for a touchdown with 2:41 left. Cowboys said: "I've always felt like, no matter what is really wrong -- as long as it's not a broken bone or something that's going to keep you out -- just on the adrenaline of the game, you can always do it." -- Romo, who suffered a back injury Redskins said: "To lose it like that in the end in a hostile situation, it's just so hard.
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October 19, 2009
Key: Ryan Succop, the last player picked in last spring's NFL draft, kicked four field goals to help give the Chiefs their first win -- avoiding their first 0-6 start in team history -- and the Redskins couldn't get a jump-start with backup quarterback Todd Collins. Chiefs said: "We made it pretty difficult, right down to the end. We've pushed through a very difficult period. We needed to get some positive reinforcement with a win." -- Todd Haley, coach, who earned his first career win Redskins said: "This offense is better than six points, 100%.
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October 20, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
The Washington Redskins said Monday that Sherman Lewis will take over the play calling for an offense that is averaging only 13.2 points per game. The front office stripped Coach Jim Zorn of the play-calling role after Sunday's 14-6 loss to previously winless Kansas City. The Redskins are 2-4, and they have failed to score a touchdown in two of their home games. Lewis previously spent 22 years as an NFL assistant and was originally hired as a consultant for the Redskins' offense.
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October 19, 2009
Key: Ryan Succop, the last player picked in last spring's NFL draft, kicked four field goals to help give the Chiefs their first win -- avoiding their first 0-6 start in team history -- and the Redskins couldn't get a jump-start with backup quarterback Todd Collins. Chiefs said: "We made it pretty difficult, right down to the end. We've pushed through a very difficult period. We needed to get some positive reinforcement with a win." -- Todd Haley, coach, who earned his first career win Redskins said: "This offense is better than six points, 100%.
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October 11, 2009 | Sally Jenkins, Jenkins writes for the Washington Post.
Forget all the subtle analysis about what the latest moves by the Washington Redskins signify. What's going on is plain: Management is sabotaging the head coach. The hiring of Sherman Lewis as an "offensive consultant" is a naked insult to Jim Zorn and his staff, as Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and his functionary Vinny Cerrato well know. The only possible effects it can have is to rob Zorn of authority and sow confusion and dissent in the locker room. Their attempt to frame it as a benign offer to bring in "another pair of eyes" is a charade.
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September 29, 2009 | Sam Farmer
A common response to questions after NFL games is, "I have to wait to see the film." Times NFL writer Sam Farmer sorts through the best of Monday's film review: Jim Zorn, Redskins coach, whose team became the first to lose to the Detroit Lions since December 2007: "In the big picture things are progressing. We're getting better." :: Bill Ford Jr., vice chairman of the Lions, on the end of the 19-game losing streak: "I don't have a voice left. I was screaming as hard as I possibly could."
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October 6, 2008 | Houston Mitchell
at Carolina 34, Kansas City 0: There is absolutely no chance that the Chiefs will lose next week. They have an open date. Tennessee 13, at Baltimore 10: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was 10 years old when Titans QB Kerry Collins began his NFL career. The price of gas: $1.18 a gallon. at Miami 17, San Diego 10: If the Dolphins lost the rest of their games, they'd still have twice as many wins as they had last season. at N.Y.
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October 5, 2008 | Michael Wilbon, Washington Post
Only four weeks into the season, the NFL already has that transitional feel. There's a distinct hint of out-with-the-old, meaning the Patriots and Colts, and in-with-the-new, meaning the Titans and Bills, both surprisingly undefeated, and now, quite possibly, the Washington Redskins. Three straight victories won't guarantee a team a spot in the playoffs, but in the NFL's sprint of a season it does produce an extraordinary buzz. Just maybe it's the Redskins who own the most impressive win of the season, last Sunday's victory over a formidable and presumptuous Cowboys team in Dallas.
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October 6, 2008 | Houston Mitchell
at Carolina 34, Kansas City 0: There is absolutely no chance that the Chiefs will lose next week. They have an open date. Tennessee 13, at Baltimore 10: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was 10 years old when Titans QB Kerry Collins began his NFL career. The price of gas: $1.18 a gallon. at Miami 17, San Diego 10: If the Dolphins lost the rest of their games, they'd still have twice as many wins as they had last season. at N.Y.
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September 29, 2009 | Sam Farmer
A common response to questions after NFL games is, "I have to wait to see the film." Times NFL writer Sam Farmer sorts through the best of Monday's film review: Jim Zorn, Redskins coach, whose team became the first to lose to the Detroit Lions since December 2007: "In the big picture things are progressing. We're getting better." :: Bill Ford Jr., vice chairman of the Lions, on the end of the 19-game losing streak: "I don't have a voice left. I was screaming as hard as I possibly could."
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September 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
LANDOVER, Md. -- "Avoid, reset and throw." Jason Campbell did just that, then connected with Santana Moss for a 67-yard touchdown pass play that won the game. Campbell and new Washington Redskins Coach Jim Zorn's West Coast offense succeeded in Week 2 as spectacularly as it failed in Week 1. Campbell went from uncomfortable to prolific, completing 24 of 36 passes for 321 yards in a 29-24 win over New Orleans. The big play came with 3:29 left and the Redskins (1-1) trailing 24-22.
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September 7, 2008 | Sally Jenkins, The Washington Post
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The trouble with the Washington Redskins' new identity is that they don't have a discernible one. After all of the off-season hiring and reshuffling, what showed up on the field in the season opener against the New York Giants was a shapeless and indistinct mess, recognizable only by the logos. The situation the Redskins are in has been years in the making, literally, and it has been engineered by a world-class amateur of an owner. So it can't be laid off on rookie head coach Jim Zorn, who has some personality and dash, in his pleasant, frank-spoken, oh-gosh way. The fact is that Zorn is quite clearly just another underling who is working with what he has been so hastily given.
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