If Jim Zorn had any thought that he could stay out of the spotlight as coach of the Washington Redskins at least during preseason, that idea has certainly been banished from his mind.
Zorn and the Redskins opened the NFL preseason in the Hall of Fame Game against the ever-powerful Indianapolis Colts in front of some enshrinees who remained from the induction the previous day, a delirious crowd of Darrell Green/Art Monk worshippers, a national television audience and the Madden Cruiser.
Last night, Zorn made his home debut before a sometimes-raucous burgundy and gold-clad crowd.
And now Jets coach Eric Mangini has announced that newly-acquired QB immortal Brett Favre will make HIS New York debut next Saturday night at the Meadowlands against Zorn and the Redskins.
Oh, let’s not forget that Redskin Park was mobbed by an estimated 28,000 fans for Zorn’s intrasquad scrimmage on July 26.
So the game against Gang Green will be the fourth weekend in a row in the spotlight. It looks like the Aug, 23 date in Charlotte (Joe Gibbs’ home base) will be the only respite for Zorn this summer since the Aug. 28 preseason finale is against Jacksonville and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, the man who was supposed to have the job he wound up with after Gibbs retired in January.
— David Elfin