The Washington Times - July 24, 2008, 05:01PM

Some interesting background today from Danny Smith, the Redskins special teams coach.

Then-Seahawks QB coach Jim Zorn was in Mobile, Ala. for the Senior Bowl in January when he first learned that the Redskins were interested in him becoming their offensive coordinator.

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Danny Smith was having lunch with Zorn when his cellphone rang with a call from Redskin Park. It seems that the powers-that-be wanted to know if Smith could locate his former Detroit Lions colleague to talk about coming to Washington.

So Smith passed the phone over to Zorn and in less than a month, his old pal was his new boss.

David Elfin