Jim Zorn on the Hot Seat : Are the Washington Redskins Eyeing Bill Cowher?
The Washington Examiner is reporting that the Washington Redskins infatuation with Jim Zorn is wearing off. The Redskins have went 1-4 over the last five games and are pretty much done for the season.
Zorn has recently been called out by workhorse running back Clinton Portis on John Thompson's sports radio talk show in DC. Both parties have said the air is clear and there was no harm done.
Yeah, right. I don't think Zorn has enough credibility built up right now to be calling out possibly the best running back in the game.
Cowher would bring instant credibility to a once-relevant franchise. The problem is Daniel Snyder is the owner and operator. The Redskins will never succeed, no matter who the coach is, as long as Snyder owns the team.
Another problem is, barring a miracle run to the Super Bowl, the Dallas Cowboys will be looking for a new head coach in 2009.
Comparing team to team, the Cowboys current talent level and potential is much greater. They are a team on the rise, while the Redskins have been treading water for the last few years.
There is also a prestige that comes with being a part of America's Team. Don't take my word for it, here are Carson Palmer's remarks before they came to play Dallas this past October.
"It's a place I've never been and I've always wanted to play," Palmer said. "I've always wanted to see it. I'm excited to see the old stadium and I'd love to see the new stadium. It looks like it'll be a number of years before we get back there. But it's America's Team, it has a perception of being the classiest organization. A lot of guys won't admit it, but everybody wants to play for the Cowboys."
I am sure everyone wants to coach the Dallas Cowboys too.
It would be hard to imagine Cowher choosing the Redskins over America's Team, except maybe that he can be closer to his family.
As for Zorn, he better win out. If not, Jason Campbell will be learning yet another offense in 2009.
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