Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Zorn out; Shanahan in

According to an AP story and their own web site the Washington Redskins are going to introduce Mike Shanahan as their new head coach at 2 p.m. today (Wed.). Shanahan is best known for his years as head coach of the Denver Broncos, which included two Super Bowls victories in the '90s.

Meanwhile, at the Washington Post, Dan Steinberg remembers Jim Zorn's worst six moments in the two-year soap opera that was his tenure as head coach.
3. The Maroon and Black: There was a culture problem throughout Zorn's tenure, and it cropped up immediately. He was talking about his family in that introductory news conference back in February of 2008, and then he said this.

"They all got their gear all ready, and so they're gonna be all colored up in the maroon and black and yellow."

Maroon and black!? In retrospect, Zorn (who looks more like comic strip coach Gil Thorp than any living coach) should have been canned on the spot.

Click here to read Steinberg's piece.

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