When Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn told his team to attempt to get a first down on a fourth-down play early in the fourth quarter of a 31-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, all could see the indecision in his eyes. The inevitability of his calling a time out loomed large as the play clock began to run down.
Zorn predictably called the time out, and you could see his team roll their eyes and stare at each other. They were doomed for repeated failure they have been experiencing the entire 2009 season. After the time out, they were stopped by the Falcons on a screen pass that once again showed the Redskins players their coaching staff had zero confidence in their ability to run for the one yard needed.
Zorn, who has pretty much become a lame duck coach, was missing ...
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