Hall of Fame receiver Steve Largent thinks that the Redskins have been trying to get his former teammate, Jim Zorn, to quit his job as head coach of the team.
It now appears that Zorn might be throwing caution to the wind in the hopes of being fired.
On Tuesday, executive V.P. of football operations Vinny Cerrato defended his work while also throwing Zorn a little deeper into the undercarriage of the bus. Specifically, Cerrato says he thinks he gave Zorn a roster with sufficient talent to make it to the playoffs.
Though Zorn hasn’t spilled strawberry sauce on Sammy Baugh’s uniform (yet), the second-year coach tempted a fate he might welcome in responding to Cerrato’s statement.
“If we’ve got a playoff roster, we’ll earn the right to be in the playoffs,” Zorn said during a Wednesday radio appearance, per Ryan O’Halloran of the Washington Times.
Though, in context, Zorn wasn’t being overtly belligerent, his message is clear: The 2-5-and-sinking Redskins are not a playoff caliber roster.
But we don’t blame Cerrato for trying to save his job, even though Cerrato is trying to play it cool. “I feel like my job’s on the
line all the time,” Cerrato said Tuesday. “It’s not something that I really worry about. My job
is to get us going and fill these holes when guys get hurt. Things take
care of themselves after the season.”
After this season, owner Daniel Snyder likely will be “taking care” of everyone — unless Snyder really doesn’t want to win.