Could Zorn Be Forced to Dump Assistants?

From: DC Examiner

The emerging scapegoat may be several assistants to allow Jim Zorn’s hiring of a few allies. Maybe some of his former Seattle associates come loose following coach Mike Holmgren’s retirement. Zorn inherited a Snyder-picked staff with only three assistants chosen by the head coach. It wouldn’t be as hard on Zorn to make changes given they aren’t his guys while the case could be made Zorn might benefit in his second season being around his own people.

Snyder forced changes among assistants before. Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan wasn’t re-signed by Snyder when his contract expired in 2000 over Turner’s objections. Special teams coach LeCharls McDaniel was fired along with Turner with three games remaining in 2000 after Turner rebuffed the owner’s attempt on his assistant weeks earlier. Somebody will pay for the fall from 6-2 to 7-7 as the team plays two remaining games with near-zero postseason chance.

Team sources say Snyder’s actions remain uncertain amid heavy fan resentment over the freefall. Ironically, firejimzorn.com by “Brett B,” a 25-year-old seminary student in Chicago, includes, “It is not all Jim Zorn’s fault, like I said when I started this site, Zorn has been put in a position to fail. Brett’s “Fire Jim Zorn” video on YouTube.com includes screaming he was born into this mess and can’t stop loving the team.


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