Sunday, October 11, 2009

If This is True, the Washington Redskins Are the Worst Organization in Football

It's probably no secret--Jim Zorn's days as the coach of the Washington Redskins are numbered. He may not last the entire season, given what's happening behind the scenes:
[there has been a] report from John Czarnecki of FOX that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder already has approached Mike Shanahan twice regarding the possibility of taking over the head-coaching job in D.C.

Per Czarnecki, the first run was made at Shanahan came in the offseason. The more recent attempt came during the 2009 season.

A team source strongly denied the report in a Sunday morning communication to PFT.

But we're not sure anyone is going to believe it.

Rumors were rampant in the offseason that Snyder had been talking to Shanahan behind the scenes. The fact that the Redskins pursued quarterback Jay Cutler (whom Shanahan drafted) and reportedly were interested in rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez (in whom the same Denver front office that worked with Shanahan in Denver was interested) served only to legitimize the notion that Shanahan would be the next coach of the Redskins.

Indeed, Jay Glazer of FOX reports that it's universally believed in league circles that Shanahan will be the next head coach of the Redskins, and that many believe it could happen during the season.

Glazer also explains that Shanahan could be hired on an interim basis only. We've been told by the league office, however, that Shanahan could get the full-time job during the season if the Redskins conduct a search process that complies with the Rooney Rule.

Take it with a grain of salt I guess, but people usually don't get these stories wrong. The Redskins have already foisted the retired Sherm Lewis on Zorn, and that was the leading indicator of imminent change.

You couldn't script a franchise meltdown better than this. Washington is a failed, disintegrating organization, run by the worst owner in professional sports.

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