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Report: Zorn in lead to coach Ravens QBs

Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports that former Redskins head coach Jim Zorn is “the leader for the QB coach job with the Ravens.”  The position became vacant when Hue Jackson moved on to become Oakland’s offensive coordinator.

Zorn’s main competition is Al Saunders, who was on Baltimore’s staff as a consultant last year.  Saunders was interviewed for the job.  The Ravens likely interviewed Zorn at the Senior Bowl.  He made the rounds in Mobile last week in search of work, as many unemployed coaches do each year.
Zorn is something of an odd fit under Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron because of their backgrounds.  Zorn comes from the Mike Holmgren/West Coast offense tree, while Cameron’s system is more closely associated with the Don Coryell, vertical-based style.
Still, there’s no questioning Zorn’s qualifications for the position.  He has been in coaching since 1988, spending the vast majority of those years as a quarterbacks coach and, most notably, overseeing the development of Charlie Batch in Detroit from 1998 until 2000 and Matt Hasselbeck from 2001 through 2007 in Seattle.
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11 Responses to “Report: Zorn in lead to coach Ravens QBs”
  1. efangule says: Jan 30, 2010 10:36 AM

    From head coach to quaterbacks coach.
    Nice.

  2. filthymcnasty says: Jan 30, 2010 10:39 AM

    solid move. Zorn will do well, especially after the fiasco in DC. Now the Ravens just need to keep Mason from retiring, trade for Boldin, and/or grab WR in the draft/FA.

  3. TimTheEnchanter says: Jan 30, 2010 10:51 AM

    Cam Cameron, Jim Zorn… looks like the Ravens are trying to create the Horrible Head Coaches Hall of Fame. Too bad Mornhinweg, Marinelli and Crennell are already taken. Maybe they can see if Lou Holtz and Rick Venturi want to get back into the NFL.

  4. coz says: Jan 30, 2010 10:56 AM

    double demotion, pretty good

  5. bearsrule says: Jan 30, 2010 11:27 AM

    # TimTheEnchanter says: January 30, 2010 10:51 AM
    “Cam Cameron, Jim Zorn… looks like the Ravens are trying to create the Horrible Head Coaches Hall of Fame. Too bad Mornhinweg, Marinelli and Crennell are already taken. Maybe they can see if Lou Holtz and Rick Venturi want to get back into the NFL.”
    Nice list….may I add Dave Wannstadt ?

  6. habibfromnewdehli says: Jan 30, 2010 11:52 AM

    No matter what your qualifications are… you can’t teach someone how to SEE better. That’s one of Flacco’s main problems. He throws to a guy with 3 defenders in very good position covering him… but he regularly misses a guy who has beat his man.
    Things that Zorn might be able to help him with: Learning when to throw a direct pass vs. lobbing the ball… and when you should throw each one.
    Trading for Brandon Marshall should be this team’s priority though, as that will make life easier for all parties involved.

  7. Ravenmuscle says: Jan 30, 2010 12:01 PM

    Has anybody else noticed how closely Jim Zorn resembles Johnny Unitas. Crew cut..facial features…walks hunched over…its eery

  8. filthymcnasty says: Jan 30, 2010 12:25 PM

    @coz
    VCU?

  9. gwinn1952 says: Jan 30, 2010 12:40 PM

    He was always a better position coach than a head coach.

  10. hailrskins says: Jan 30, 2010 1:16 PM

    QB coach in Baltimore is a promotion from the head coach in DC.
    Boycott Snyder! No Skins tix or merchandise purchases.

  11. boysroll says: Jan 30, 2010 1:23 PM

    wow…there goes flacco’s development as campbell has not done anything under zorn. no playoff appearances and it was because of the QB position. ravens are not going anywhere with a boneheaded move like that.

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