Apparently Jim Zorn doesn't really think he's the "worst coach in America," although some Redskins fans remain unconvinced. Still, the team's second-half-of-the-season collapse has led to speculation that he could be one-and-done in Washington and owner Dan Snyder will make a run for Bill Cowher.
Cowher insists he's not coaching in 2009, and Snyder has made no mention of relieving Zorn of his duties after one disappointing season. But Vinny Cerrato, the 'Skins' executive vice president for football operations and local radio personality, was vague about the whole thing during his on-air gig. Via the Washington Post's Barry Svrluga:
Cerrato ... said ... that team officials have not discussed the status of first-year coach Jim Zorn, and that any speculation that Zorn could be removed is driven by the media.
"In this building, that question has never even been brought up," said Cerrato, speaking on his "Inside the Red Zone" radio program on WTEM. "It's never even been discussed."
Show host Frank Hanrahan then asked Cerrato whether Zorn would return next season, to which Cerrato responded, "Yeah. There's not even been any discussion, so, end of discussion."
So, there you go: Zorn's future hasn't been discussed by the 'Skins' higher-ups, presumably because Vinny's too busy with his radio career.
In other inane Redskins news, Santana Moss will find his check $10,000 light because he cleaned his shoes after scoring a touchdown against the Bengals last week. Historically, that sounds about right -- the NFL will not stand for any celebratory shows of emotion -- although if the league fined Moss for stupidity, I'd say he got off easy.
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