Jim Zorn's Debut? UnimpreZZive
I love this new Redskins offense. Ya know, the kind that never uses timeouts, doesn't have a hurry up offense and decides to throw short on third (and fourth) downs.
That was Redskins fans saw tonight as their team lose to the New York Giants, 16-7.
On plenty of third down plays (and a late fourth down play), the Redskins threw passes that were a few yards short of the first down. Many of the passes were completed, but didn't move the chains. Their first four drives of the second half ended on plays that came up short of the fourth down.
The hurry up offense? Uninstalled, I guess. Despite trailing the entire game, the Redskins never had any sense of urgency ... especially late in either half. It worked out alright in the first half -- the Redskins scored a TD just before halftime.
In the second half, however, the Redskins didn't go no-huddle, ran off waaaay too much time off the clock by huddling up and threw too many dink and dunk passes. And that was when they weren't running the football under four minutes left ... when they are down by nine points.
I left this game extremely unimpressed with Jim Zorn. I know it is early on (first game and all) and he must be given some time to install his offense. I get that. But the playcalling and clock management were horrible ... and there are enough veteran coaches on that sideline that know better.