Jim Zorn: Hired To Be Fired?

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Published: September 29, 2009

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... to the team before they had a head coach.  After looking and failing to find a worthy candidate, Zorn was promoted to the position
With that said, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder doesn't exactly handle things the normal way.  Here is someone who fires a coach in the middle of the year with three games to go (Norv Turner in 2000), a proven veteran coach to embrace a big name college coach with no pro experience (Marty Schottenheimer for Steve Spurrier in 2002), and rumors circulated he would have no problem at all firing Redskins hall of fame coach Joe Gibbs had the team failed to make the playoffs in 2007.
Gibbs was smart, knowing there really was no way to win in Washington even WITH winning and bailed out.  That brought on the search that ended with Zorn.  During the course of it, other coaches applied, including former Giants coach Jim Fassel and now Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo. 
Coaches seemed to get the picture that working for Daniel Snyde...

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