Well, the Redskins made the firing as merciful as possible canning Zorn hours after the return flight from San Diego in the dark of the night. Here's a recap of how it went down, and I have to say, I like what I am hearing from Bruce Allen so far. This is not a shock as the Redskins franchise is as bad as I've ever seen, so hopefully this past decade of mis-management will not continue in the least bit.
Over the past year I've got to meet all the members of the DC Media which makes this all the more comical. There are some gems in here:
4:24AM @lindsayczarniak Team source: Jim Zorn was fired as head coach upon teams return from San Diego - is clearing out of Skins Park
@csnwashington: Jim Zorn leaves Redskins Park escorted by team security at 4:45 am. Team and Zorn returned from San Diego at 2:30 AM
@ESPNRadio980 BREAKING NEWS: The Redskins reportedly have fired head coach Jim Zorn
@dsportsbog New coach will be third Redskins coach since Bruce Boudreau was hired.
@ESPNRadio980 To clarify the Zorn & Security, Zorn was walking w/staff member to his car this morning, & NOT escorted out of building, so reports r false
@Smoke_Signals ESPN 980, owned by Redskins owner Dan Snyder, is so desperate for ratings that they used it to announce Zorn's firing
@dcsportsbog What kind of franchise has their play-by-play announcer officially announce that their coach has been fired on the radio?
@RickMaese More Allen: "I felt it was necessary to not waste a moment of time to begin building this team into a winner"
@Snide_Remarks Bruce Allen: "The status quo is not acceptable. I felt it was necessary to not waste a moment of time to begin building this team into a winner."
@Snide_Remarks ESPN980 asked Doc Walker when he knew Zorn wouldn't work. My answer would have been at hiring presser when saying maroon and black.
@davidelfin A good man gone. Jim Zorn has been fired. Jim was over his head in some ways but was also a dealt bad hand by management. I wish him well.
@dcsportsbog Joe Theismann on Shanahan getting hired: "Not necessarily."
@JasonLaCanfora with Jim Zorn fired don't expect it will be long til Mike Shanahan lands in DC. he has much staff ready. More on NFLN and NFL.com
@AllisonNazarian:please be last Monday I wake up hating Dan Snyder? Pls?
@ryanohalloran: Source: Redskins staff meeting at 10 am. Have to expect all assts will be released now that Zorn is out.
@allisonnazarian Can we fire Fedex Field next and bring back RFK?
@extralife Redskins had already effectively fired Zorn when they took away play-calling mid-year :)
We might as well keep it going...what are your 140 character thoughts?
Washington Times Sports (RIP): Ryan O'Halloran, David Elfin
Washington Post: Jason Reid (Redskins Insider), Dan Steinberg (DC Sports Bog), Rick Maese
Washington Examiner: Rick Snider, John Keim