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Coach Zorn Is On The Quieter Side Of Medium

Posted by Matt Terl on August 14, 2009 – 2:35 pm

Coach Zorn’s press conference today was an unusually subdued affair, even given the final score last night. Zorn actually seemed quiet and low-key enough that ESPN980 Redskins beat reporter Frank Hanrahan asked him point-blank about it.

“I’m good. I’m fine,” Zorn said, smiling, in response. Then he stopped smiling. “Just, not scoring points, not sustaining drives … that’s irritating, and it’s…. I’ve gotta call a better game and I’ve gotta put our guys in a better position to score.”

Like all of us –see me last night as exhibit A, and me this morning as exhibit B — Zorn seems to be of two minds about what he saw last night.

“To be honest with you,” he said, “there were some really good things that happened. But there was enough left out on the field that — let me qualify saying ‘there was enough good things that happened’: we scored zero points. That’s qualifying it enough.”

Those “good things” included:

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Friday, August 14: After An Evening's Reflection

Posted by Matt Terl on August 14, 2009 – 8:51 am

There are a lot of things I don’t like about preseason games. They’re something of a tease, for one. You wait and wait and wait for football to FINALLY come back into your life, and just when you think it’s time, you get preseason instead.

And the whole mindset of preseason games is frustrating too. It’s a game, but it isn’t. You’re supposed to care, but not really. You devote three-plus hours of your time to watching it, but are repeatedly told it doesn’t mean anything.

The things that I like least about preseason, though, is how quickly I forget what it’s actually about when I’m looking at a final score. Last night was an example of this with a negative scoreboard result, and I’ll get to it momentarily, but I’ll start with one where it was all too easy to get sucked in: Osaka. Read more »

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