Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Redskins Are Back

When many stories become one

It's finally here sports fans, the Redskins have opened camp. As ever with any NFL team and Dan Snyder's Redskins teams in particular, there are many story lines:

How will the new system work, how will the new receivers fit in with the veterans, how does the competition look at DB, will the defensive line continue to progress with the young players, how does the offensive line look, etc etc yada yada and so on and so forth.

We all know it really boils down to one question: how will new head coach Jim Zorn fare? Never before a play caller or coordinator much less a head coach, he brings an all new shtick and a mostly all new offensive coaching staff to a team that has spent the past four seasons under the watchful eye of Hall of Famer and Washington DC legend Joe Gibbs.

I advise Redskins fans to go check out Les Carpenter's 5000 word piece on Jim Zorn and what an awsum dood he is in today's Washington Post, complete with photo gallery including some hilar pics of coach Zorn when he was a ragged looking quarterback with the Seattle Seahawks in the 70s.

This is it coach Zorn, your honeymoon is over, welcome to Washington, go win us a Super Bowl.

See? I can get through a post without mentioning how well Brett Favre would fit with this team.

New Redskins coach Jim Zorn: detail of photo by John McDonnell / Washington Post from here.