This Sunday marks the first time that new Washington offensive consultant Sherm Lewis will be paid to use his “extra set of eyes” to watch the Redskins play.
According to FOX’s John Czarnecki, though, Redskins owner Dan Snyder already had another hire in mind during the season.
Czarnecki writes that “word has it” Snyder approached Mike Shanahan in the offseason to be his head coach and has already made another attempt during the season.
He was reportedly rebuffed both times.
Snyder and the Redskins will eventually deny the report, because they don’t have any other choice. But the news will likely reach coach Jim Zorn’s ears, just like the reports from the Washington Post that Zorn would have been fired last season if the Redskins had lost to the Eagles in Week Sixteen.
Zorn has to feel that he is coaching on borrowed time, and it’s fair to wonder how that affects the team he’s leading.