This is your Pro Bowl open thread, we'll get into it here in a minute.
In the meantime, lots of other great bloggers went unnoticed in my last blogger roundup which. One of my favorite blogs, My Brain Says Rage, is none too happy with this hire. They open with Jim Fucking Zorn? and don't stop:
No, he is going to give us three mediocure seasons until you fire him and hire Vince Lombardi's dead corpse to replace him.
Deadspin's Daulerio points out that Jim Zorn is perhaps the 2nd fundamentalist coach in a row for the Redskins? Read for yourself:
Finally a positive prediction from Doug Farrar at Football Outsiders. But even he has to wonder:
After watching the video, I don't really know what the big fuss is about being all super duper negative nellies on Jim Zorn. I quote: "I've got to improve on everything. Uh, mentally, uh, throwing the ball..."
Maybe I'm alone on this, but I think the ability to alter the ball's trajectory with merely the power of one's mind would be an incredibly valuable head coaching quality. Shaun Suisham should have a big year.
Quick note before we get into the Pro Bowl. yesterday I said: "No bloggers were awarded points for going with some variation on the popular Bourne trilogy, which is obviously the first place I'd go. Will this be the Zorn Supremacy or Dan Snyder's Zorn Ultimatum? You see what I did there? I suck at this." I open up NFL.com this morning and staring back at me is a video titled: The Zorn Identity. I'm unemployed, NFL.com, and will work on the cheap. I could be writing this shit, just give me a chance. Related news, Adam Schefter's diction is simply phenomenal.
(Some) Players react to Zorn hiring. Red Snapper:
Cooley had the chance to have a long discussion with Zorn by phone when the Redskins hired Zorn as their offensive coordinator Jan. 26.
"It was kind of like a get-to-know-you conversation," Cooley said. "He was hired as the offensive coordinator, so obviously we're going to be spending a lot of time together. We talked a lot about our backgrounds. And I really enjoyed our conversation."
PS: I have no beef, Andy Fenelon, please don't destroy me!