Just returned from the Redskins locker room, which provided some interesting insights from various players.
First, who wasn’t in the locker room. Four of the six captains — London Fletcher gave his State of the Redskins and Rock Cartwright was also present. Nowhere to be found were Jason Campbell, Clinton Portis, Cornelius Griffin and Mike Sellers.
Some notes …
*Several veterans contended that Jim Zorn’s job security isn’t a topic in the locker room.
“We’re not even talking about the coach’s job security, you guys are,” veteran DE Phillip Daniels said. “I didn’t hear anything about Coach Zorn’s job after the game. I never thought he was in jeopardy. I just thought we had some situations where we could have made more plays and didn’t do it.”
CB Carlos Rogers said the Redskins are a team without an identity right now but said firing Zorn isn’t the right move.
“What’s that going to do? Make the team better? Who’s going to be the head coach?” Rogers said. “He has a lot of stuff on his plate to worry about and control this team. A lot of us are still here for him, I think.
“We don’t have an identity. I don’t know what we’re going to be on offense, I don’t know what we’re going to be on defense. Until we establish ourselves as a whole group, that’s when things will work out better for everybody.”
*Cartwright, a Redskin since 2002, said this week will carry the biggest sense of urgency he can remember.
Zorn is Cartwright’s third head coach and he’s been around The Danny long enough to know that speculation is going to happen.
Asked if Zorn has a lot of guys in his corner, Rock said: “I think he does. It’s about guys pulling together. He’s not the only one in this. It’s everybody – we lose and win together. We’ll stick behind him.”
*DE/OLB Brian Orakpo said he had to leave the game for a few plays because he got in the eye area — but it wasn’t a poke in the eye.
— Ryan O’Halloran