Perhaps the only good news for the Washington Redskins today is that the damage to defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth’s hip wasn’t serious.
The damage to coach Jim Zorn’s coaching career could be fatal.
The Detroit Lions have notched their first win since December 23, 2007.
And so the calls for Zorn’s head will intensify in D.C., and an interim coach will be installed by the launch of the bye week on October 25, if not sooner.
Then, next year, it’ll be Mike Shanahan or Mike Holmgren calling the shots in D.C.
Though some might think that Bill Cowher also will be in the mix, two issues likely make it unlikely that he’d get the job. First, Cowher would want full control over the football operations, and owner Danier Snyder would be reluctant to agree, especially if it means minimizing (or firing) V.P. of football operations Vinny Cerrato.
Also, Cowher’s mentor (Marty Schottenheimer) might have a thing or two to share with Cowher regarding Schottenheimer’s one-year experience with the team in 2001. Schottenheimer secured full control, fired Cerrato, went 8-8, and then was fired.
In the end, look for a high-stakes auction to break out between the Cowboys and the Redskins for Shanahan, with the loser getting Holmgren.