The Washington Times - October 18, 2009, 09:13PM

The Redskins may have a new quarterback next week against Philadelphia, but will definitely have a new play caller.

Hours after today’s 14-6 loss to Kansas City, coach Jim Zorn agreed to give up the play-calling responsibilities during a meeting with vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato.


Zorn will coach the Redskins next week against Philadelphia and who calls the plays will be decided Monday morning between he and Cerrato.

The top two options are offensive coordinator Sherman Smith and new offensive consultant Sherman Lewis. A team source said an assumption that Lewis will be the choice because of his experience and because he was hired by Cerrato two weeks ago “would be correct.”

According to a Redskins spokesperson, Cerrato told Zorn in the meeting: “I believe you too much on your plate. We have to take responsibility off of you. I want you to succeed. I want somebody else to call the plays.”

Zorn responded, “I don’t disagree.”

Things came to a head when the Redskins were unable to score a touchdown against a Kansas City team that entered 0-5.

— Ryan O’Halloran