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The Zorn Hire

Five Priorities for Zorn

Jim Zorn's tenure as the Washington Redskins' coach included unexpected highs and crushing lows.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

5 Priorities For Zorn

THE 700-PAGE PLAYBOOK IS HISTORY: Round out the staff to best complete the transition to the West Coast offense. Let Greg Blache do his thing on defense.

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MAKE A NEW BEST FRIEND: There's a new mentor in town for QB Jason Campbell and establishing a trusting relationship will be important if Campbell is to grow and succeed.

QUICKLY EVALUATE PLAYERS: Who can play and who can't? Although he inherits a roster of talented players, there are key decisions to be made, and soon.

SPEAKING OF TIME . . . The scouting combine starts Feb. 21; huddle with the scouts and know what you're looking for. Get with the plan.

ORDER PIZZA: You've got the job, now get moving. Get to know the players and staff ASAP. And, while you're at it, get to know the trash collectors. You're going to be living at Redskins Park.

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THE PRESENTATION: Jim Zorn is introduced as the new coach of the Washington Redskins. A1

THE REACTIONS: Redskins players and coaches comment on the hiring. E9

THE PROCESS: How to get from Gibbs to Zorn in 32 days. E10

THE STAFF: Comparing the coaching cast from the 2007 season with those who will be here in 2008. E11

THE BOG: You can learn some interesting things by prowling the Internet. E12


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