So Jim Zorn had a press conference today (go see for yourself at The Official Site). I'm downloading it right now as I missed it in real time, but both Redskins Insider and The Bog did highlights from it. Per the Bog, er...
Other news, per Redskins Insider:
Here is an alleged link to video from the press conference, though I can't get the damn thing to work properly.
Pro Football Talk weighs in on their crazy theory of why Jim Zorn got hired that is actually lacking in the "crazy" department:
As the theory goes, Zorn was deemed to be the least likely of the candidates to challenge Cerrato's authority as the new Executive V.P. of Football Operations.
"For as long as he has been in D.C., Vinny has been second fiddle to the coach," one league source said. "This time, he gets promoted and hires an inexperienced coach who will not make waves. . . . Mooch and Fassel would have threatened Vinny because of their past success and experience. The fact that Vinny was promoted before the head coach hire was a veiled sign that Vinny would be making the call. In the end, it was own insecurity that made for the hire of Zorn."
Sportz Assassin at AOL Fanhouse weighs in on Zorn's pedigree:
Steve Mariucci was Holmgren's QB coach from 1992-1995. Marty Mornhinweg (who later was the head coach in Detroit) was the QB coach for the Packers' Super season of 1996. Andy Reid was a QB coach for Holmgren in 1997-1998. Zorn has been Holmgren's QB coach in Seattle since 2001.