Dump Zorn, Keep Fisher
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It's that time of the year for teams that are tanking it to start talking about coaching changes. Every season it happens as teams start to already start looking forward to the next season and it's the coach who always seem to end up on the hot seat. This season is no different. Teams such as the Titans, Redskins, Raiders, Bucs, Browns and Rams are struggling, and there's some talk about certain coaches cleaning out their desks.
In most cases, it's not a good idea to can a coach. It never seems to work, and even last season when Jim Haslett took over for the Rams, he won his first two games, only to then never win again. This season the hottest coaching talks seem to be around the Titans and Redskins. Jim Zorn is dead man walking in Washington, as he's already gotten his play calling duties taken away, and the team is totally inept on offense. In Tennessee, owner Bud Adams isn't rushing out to give Jeff Fisher a vote of confidence after the team was beaten 31-9 at home two weeks ago by the Colts, then 59-0 Sunday in New England.
So should these two get replaced? Zorn should. He's lost total control of the team (even if the players say otherwise), and now that he is getting things taken off his plate, soon he won't have a plate at all. Daniel Snyder reportedly wants Jon Gruden, and that's not a bad fit for a team that just never seems to play up to their level of talent.
As for Fisher, he's proven that he can rally a team, and for that, he should not be shown the door so easily. His team was just 13-3 a season ago, and they are simply not as good as that record, but again, he's been able to rally teams before, and that should not be forgotten so quickly. If the Titans end up sitting at 1-15 or 2-14, it's another story, but knowing Fisher, he'll get his troops at least 5-6 wins this season still.
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Posted by: ChesapeakeWolf | October 21, 2009 12:31 PM
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