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Jim Zorn: Worst Coach of the Decade?

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 30:  Head coach Jim Zorn of the Washington Redskins walks on the sidelines during their game against the New York Giants at FedEx Field on November 30, 2008 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Sam FogelgarenCorrespondent IJanuary 3, 2010

Presumably, today was the last game Jim Zorn will coach with the Washington Redskins, or at least for the near future. 

Zorn, over two seasons as Redskins coach, has gone 12-20, including an abysmal 4-12 season in 2009. This brings up the question, is Jim Zorn the worst coach of the decade?

Well, let's look at some of the other bad coaches of the decade.

  • Dave Campo went 5-11 in each of his three seasons in Dallas, from 2000-2002. 
  • Rod Marinelli was 10-38 in three seasons with the Detroit Lions from 2006-2008. 
  • Lane Kiffin was just 5-15 in a year and a quarter for the miserable Raiders in 2007 and 2008.
  • Gregg Williams lasted just three years in Buffalo, where he went just 17-31.
  • Dave McGinnis was just 17-40 from 2000-2003 for the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Scott Linehan was 11-25 in parts of three seasons as St. Louis Rams head coach, from 2006 to 2008.
  • Mike Nolan was 18-37 from 2005 to 2008 as head of the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Steve Spurrier, like Zorn, was 12-20 in two seasons, and also like Zorn, coached the Washington Redskins, from 2002-2003.
  • Marty Mornhinweg went just 5-27 in his two seasons as coach of the Lions, from 2001 to 2002.

That's just a little overview of the bad coaches. Zorn's record certainly isn't the worst, but bringing in Albert Haynesworth usually doesn't make you worse, so bad that you go 4-12. 

So its a crazy question, I want to know what you think. Comment and tell me.

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