Our guys are still in transit or they are already lobbing questions at Jim Zorn, so here are a few things I’ve picked up on already this morning.
- The otherMonday Morning Quarterback, SI’s Peter King, had this note in his quarter-post column:
Coach of the Year: Jim Zorn, Washington. Think back to when he was picked. “Snyder’s a loon!” you thought. Well, you might still think that, but you can’t argue with the results. For the first time in four years, Campbell finally looks like the long-term answer at quarterback, and Zorn’s tutelage is a big reason. For the second time in 11 years, Washington won at Dallas. And for the first time in ages, Washingtonians aren’t looking for Joe Gibbs to ride in on his white horse to save the season.
Zorn also picked up coach of the week honors.
- King also has the Redskins ranked — gulp — fourth in the NFL in his “Fine Fifteen.” Redskins fans probably will scratch their heads at the No. 2 ranking the Cowboys still have (“What genius would carve out a game plan without Felix Jones’ name in it?”, PK writes). Giants come in first, Tennessee third, Buffalo fifth.
- It’s worth noting that it won’t be Al Saunders coaching the Rams here in a couple weeks (though he’ll still be calling the plays), since the Rams promoted Jim Haslett when they canned Scott Linehan this morning.
- Interesting note that didn’t make our paper: Tank Johnson evidently wanted a piece of Rock Cartwright last night, who was celebrating on the star. On the list of NFL players you don’t want angry at you, Tank Johnson should rank very high.
- And finally, speaking of Gibbs, I couldn’t help but notice that Zorn started this morning’s press conference by noting that the win over the Cowboys was “hard fought.”
More from the guys out in Ashburn later.