Jim Zorn Set to Return to Washington in 2009

Jim Zorn many a DC area sportsblogger despite all the Bill Cowher Dan Synder

At least that's what Vinny Cerratotold the press yesterday (after previously remaining silent on the subject).

"Yeah," Cerrato said when asked if Zorn would lead the Redskins in the 2009 season. During an interview at his office at Redskins Park, Cerrato offered general observations about the state of the team as Washington (8-7) prepares to complete its season Sunday at San Francisco ...

[...]He took things a step further yesterday, describing a question about Zorn's standing as "crazy. Why wouldn't he be back?"

It's also important to remember that Zorn was Cerrato's handpicked guy to take the reigns as Redskins coach, so he's got a lot at stake in making sure that the 'Skins coach gets a chance (like, say, his job).

And, much like the case of Wade Phillips, it's kind of difficult at this stage of the game to just start pulling the plug on Zorn's career as a coach in DC. He will, barring a moustacheod upset at the hands of the 49ers, lead the 'Skins to a winning record in his first season, and firing him right now would only serve to embellish the idea that Snyder can't keep his hands out the team's general business.

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