There has been plenty of talk the past few weeks that the Redskins will be going in another direction with their head coach spot after the season and fire Jim Zorn, who started the year red hot with the Skins but has struggled over the past couple of weeks. Here is the segment from today’s Washington Post that states that Zorn will in fact be back as coach in 09:
A day after the Washington Redskins were eliminated from playoff contention, Vinny Cerrato, the team’s executive vice president of football operations, reiterated yesterday that first-year head coach Jim Zorn will return next season. “Yeah,” Cerrato said when asked if Zorn would lead the Redskins in the 2009 season. During an interview at his office at Redskins Park, Cerrato offered general observations about the state of the team as Washington (8-7) prepares to complete its season Sunday at San Francisco, and provided a more detailed public evaluation of Zorn, quarterback Jason Campbell and the 2008 draft class than he has previously this season.
While the Skins were 6-2 at one point, and lost five of their last seven, the team has been competitive all season, and there is no doubt that they are a team that can play with anyone. Bringing Zorn back is a good move for a team that some thought it would have growing pains in 2008.