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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:18 AM
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Jim Zorn tugs on Superman's cape - MISTAKE
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Jim, you don't mix it up with Sonny Jurgensen in this town. Someone needs to give Zorn some Redskins history of the time Jurgensen came into a game for ONE play and was told by George Allen, to hand off to Larry Brown to set a field goal. Jurgensen threw a touchdown pass to Charley Taylor and got chewed out on the sidelines for doing so. It was Sonny's greatest moment.

-- JURGENSEN, ZORN FACE OFF: Plenty of fans and analysts have questioned the third-and-five play call midway through the third quarter, when Zorn dialed up a halfback option to Clinton Portis, whose pass fell incomplete in the end zone. The Redskins then settled for their third field goal. Legendary Redskins quarterback and radio analyst Sonny Jurgensen was among those who questioned the call, but he did so while talking with Zorn during the postgame show Sunday.

"Third down, I'm the quarterback, and you call the halfback throwing the ball for me, I'm calling timeout or calling an audible," Jurgensen said. "I'm not letting the halfback throw it. That's what you pay me for."

"Well, then, I would have to take you out of the game," Zorn countered. "As soon as you called timeout, I'd say what's wrong with my play, because . . ."

"It didn't work!" Jurgensen interrupted.

"No, but I called it to work. All right?" Zorn said. "We called it to work. It didn't work. There were a lot of plays out there that didn't work. And I'd take you out of the game. Sorry, Sonny."

There was a long pause.
Tracee Hamilton has a very good column.

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  -Jim Zorn tugs on Superman's cape - MISTAKE Captain Hilts  Sep-22-09 07:18 AM   #0 
  - Zorn is a bad coach  DaveinMD   Sep-22-09 07:34 AM   #1 
  - Bill Belichick was considered a bad coach too.  TZ   Sep-22-09 07:39 AM   #2 
     - I actually agree with this. nt  Captain Hilts   Sep-22-09 08:15 AM   #5 
     - As infuriated as I was with play calling on Sunday  TZ   Sep-22-09 08:18 AM   #6 
        - Yes. Mr. Campbell needs consistency in coaching. Something Sonny never had and Joe Montana did. nt  Captain Hilts   Sep-22-09 08:19 AM   #7 
     - Little Bill  DaveinMD   Sep-22-09 08:57 AM   #11 
        - Look at your coach.  TZ   Sep-22-09 09:39 AM   #16 
           - Coughlin  DaveinMD   Sep-22-09 01:08 PM   #18 
  - I bet assboy Snyder is already trying to fire Sonny  Kingofalldems   Sep-22-09 08:12 AM   #3 
  - Snyder worships Sonny and consults him on most major decisions. nt  Captain Hilts   Sep-22-09 08:15 AM   #4 
     - Wow, I did not know that.  Kingofalldems   Sep-22-09 08:19 AM   #8 
        - That's what I'm thinking. Which isn't really fair to Zorn, but Zorn did not react as he should have  Captain Hilts   Sep-22-09 08:23 AM   #9 
           - They wouldn't have the TD problem with Sonny in there  Kingofalldems   Sep-22-09 08:52 AM   #10 
              - There's a reason folks still chant "We want Sonny!" isn't there? nt  Captain Hilts   Sep-22-09 09:11 AM   #12 
  - Zorn's right on this one.  Iggo   Sep-22-09 09:26 AM   #13 
  - I would agree if Campbell hadn't had to sit through an off-season in which other QBs were courted...  Captain Hilts   Sep-22-09 09:30 AM   #14 
  - Oh no. I just meant the exchange with Sonny.  Iggo   Sep-22-09 09:32 AM   #15 
  - I agree, the head coach is still in charge of the team  NJmaverick   Sep-22-09 09:50 AM   #17 
  - Too Funny!  madinmaryland   Sep-22-09 01:11 PM   #19 
  - I agree with Zorn.  Forkboy   Sep-22-09 01:20 PM   #20 

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