Anyone else get the impression that nobody is gonna coach us next year? We're going to be stuck promoting from within. What big-time coach is going to risk getting emasculated publicly like Zorn? I am pretty positive that Holmgren's opinion is also shared around the league, cause it was a messed up thing they did.
http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/11/02/holmgren-redskins-treatment-of-zorn-was-wrong/The bridge that was connecting Mike Holmgren to the Washington Redskins head coaching job, should it come open, might have been blown up on Monday. And Holmgren was the one holding the gasoline can in one hand and a burned match in the other.
On the “The Waddle and Silvy Show,” Holmgren was asked by the Chicago radio hosts, Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman, what he thought about the Redskins removing the play-calling duties from head coach Jim Zorn, who was Holmgren’s quarterbacks coach in Seattle.
“I thought it was very unfair to put him in the position. The position they put Jim in, it shouldn’t happen,” Holmgren said. “You can be upset with me as a play-caller or how the team’s going, (then) fire me. But don’t do that. Don’t pull the rug out from under me, tie my hands, make me look foolish … take away what I came there for to do in the first place. Don’t do that.”