Getting Offensive: Jim Zorn Looks For More Out Of Redskins' 'O'

Cyril QuinnContributor IMay 16, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 04: Head coach Jim Zorn talks with his quarterback Jason Campbell #17 of the Washington Redskins on the sidelines during a game agianst the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on September 4, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

I do not foresee any major changes to the Redskins' offense as far as playcalling. Jim Zorn has made it clear players need to execute the offense better; rather than him customizing his offense to fit the personal.

If Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly emerge, you will see the Redskins take more shots down the field—but that is a big if.

Zorn's trust in Jason Campbell may dictate how much of the offense he turns over to Campbell. Last season, you got the sense Zorn had Campbell on training wheels.

In terms of the defense, I expect less blitzing from the Redskins. With the signing of Albert Haynesworth and the drafting of Brian Orakpo, the pass rush should be better.

In 2009, the Redskins' cornerbacks should have more room for error than in past seasons. In past seasons, the Redskins have had to manufacture a pass rush with extensive blitzing, which has left their cornerbacks on an island.

But in the end, it all goes back to the offense, if the Redskins can score more points their defense will be able to take more chances.

Last season there were times Greg Blache was conservative with playcalling. Blache feared the offense could not score enough points to overcome a significant deficit.