Redskins made a good choice…maybe

My initial reaction when I heard the Redskins signed former Seattle QB coach Jim Zorn as their head coach was that the hire was a bit of a reach. Zorn has never even been a coordinator, so his experience is minimal. He’s been integral in Seattle, but let’s face it – they’ve got a legend in Mike Holmgren running the show, and running an offense that Holmgren has deep, deep roots in.

I also have some concerns with the team’s personnel in relation to how it fits with the west coast offense, the system Zorn will run. I like Jason Campbell’s arm and demeanor, but I’m not sure he’s exhibited the intuitive element needed to run a timing-based and quick-hitting passing attack. Campbell has shown himself at times to be a quarterback who doesn’t see the field particularly well, or who doesn’t process information particularly fast, which could be a problem in this offense. And, of course, Campbell will have to learn yet another system, something like his 6th in his last 8 seasons.

I also have concerns about their receivers. Wideout Santana Moss is an elite talent, and getting the ball in his hands more on quick-hitters can certainly [...]

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