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    Default Zorn and Blache: Stay In Bunker To End

    Ever watch those History Channel programs on the last hours in the bunker in Berlin during WWII?

    Sadly the same bunker mentality has hit the Redskins since the shock of pending changes went from rumored to real.

    Zorn in a nod to insanity continues to have Jason Campbell line up under center on obvious passing downs even though he knows the OL is challenged to hold blocks for even a three step drop.

    But do we see a team come out in the second half in shotgun, pressing the defense?

    No, Zorn had already sent up the white flag by refusing to go for first downs, instead opting to punt back to Dallas repeatedly in the hope the Cowboys would take pity on the Redskins, run the ball and keep the score down - which they did.

    But Zorn was not going to do anything to lift the Redskins at home.

    Resigned to his fate, Zorn assumed the role of casual observer.

    Ditto for Greg Blache.

    Blache could have taken the last several games to put Orakpo at DE with Daniels and Carter suffering biceps tears. He could have moved Landry to strong safety and perhaps avoided some of the long pass plays completed in recent weeks on #30, who has clearly lost confidence at FS.

    But these moves would show that Blache was still engaged.

    Like Zorn he seems mesmerized by the size of the failure and can now only take pride in going down with the ship maintaining it wasn't all his fault.

    To change anything after Allen was hired would be to admit there were other options than those already taken.

    This team is now where the Miami Dolphins were before Parcells arrived.

    A team with no leaders, a coach playing out the string after not being able to captain the ship adequately, and an organization readying itself for massive changes.

    In the end Zorn and Blache are not bad people, just individuals not capable of seeing the world as it is, in shades of gray.

    No plan or schemeb is or should ever be set in stone when talent and circumstances point up deficiencies in one's approach.
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    100 percent epic complete failure on the part of the entire organization

    Sad to say that a season like this was needed. Hopefully it has jolted Dan Snyder and he understands the way that this team has been run since 2000, will not work in the NFL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog's Twin View Post
    Ever watch those History Channel programs on the last hours in the bunker in Berlin during WWII?

    Sadly the same bunker mentality has hit the Redskins since the shock of pending changes went from rumored to real.

    Zorn in a nod to insanity continues to have Jason Campbell line up under center on obvious passing downs even though he knows the OL is challenged to hold blocks for even a three step drop.

    But do we see a team come out in the second half in shotgun, pressing the defense?

    No, Zorn had already sent up the white flag by refusing to go for first downs, instead opting to punt back to Dallas repeatedly in the hope the Cowboys would take pity on the Redskins, run the ball and keep the score down - which they did.

    But Zorn was not going to do anything to lift the Redskins at home.

    Resigned to his fate, Zorn assumed the role of casual observer.

    Ditto for Greg Blache.

    Blache could have taken the last several games to put Orakpo at DE with Daniels and Carter suffering biceps tears. He could have moved Landry to strong safety and perhaps avoided some of the long pass plays completed in recent weeks on #30, who has clearly lost confidence at FS.

    But these moves would show that Blache was still engaged.

    Like Zorn he seems mesmerized by the size of the failure and can now only take pride in going down with the ship maintaining it wasn't all his fault.

    To change anything after Allen was hired would be to admit there were other options than those already taken.

    This team is now where the Miami Dolphins were before Parcells arrived.

    A team with no leaders, a coach playing out the string after not being able to captain the ship adequately, and an organization readying itself for massive changes.

    In the end Zorn and Blache are not bad people, just individuals not capable of seeing the world as it is, in shades of gray.

    No plan or schemeb is or should ever be set in stone when talent and circumstances point up deficiencies in one's approach.
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    Have to agree. The coaches gave up before the players did.

    Last night was the first time I watched a Redskin vs. Cowboys game with very little interest. I watched with same intensity that we showed on the field.
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    Couldn't agree with BT more. The disconnect between the coaches, players and reality is beyond repair. Let us move forward and leave the past where it belongs. Bring on the off-season.
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    Yep. Right when the team started to come around, these guys quit.
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    In a way, I have to wonder if any of this is a result of anticipating the guillotine? This sudden drop-off in performance seemed to coincide with the Allen arrival-perhaps some of the guys-players and coaches alike-have pretty much figured that with a new GM and HC that their tenure was probably coming to an abrupt end and so they've decided to wind it down in anticipation of things to come.
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    I'm giving it a 2-4 year window. Looking for improvement in all areas. Redskins, you're on the clock.

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    But in this "Bunker" there will be no cyanide pills or gunshots. Zorn and Blache will still be standing at the end. By the time they are both "fired" upon, the season will be over and THAT'S a shame. They should have been put out of our misery after the Giants game, at the latest.
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