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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Redskins' Zorn talks Brennan, tweeting

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

A lot of you have been asking for a Colt Brennan progress report, and from what I'm told, he's been fairly accurate early in camp. On Tuesday, Redskins head coach Jim Zorn talked about Brennan's progress, among other topics.

"I think Colt has come a long way," said Zorn. "I think the way I get on him, he probably doesn't feel like he's come a long way, but I'm pushing him and he has come a long way. He's done well. He's becoming more disciplined. When he first got here he was a little bit all over the place. Now he's being more disciplined in the pocket. He's starting to read the throws. But he's a work in progress and this preseason is going to be very important for him. I'm not tinkering with his arm yet at all. I'm really trying to get the mental part of his game and really the footwork part of his game. I'm trying to get him to move."

I'm looking forward to watching Brennan in person in a game at Baltimore next week. I think he'll get a ton of action, and it will be interesting to see how responds. I think Zorn is going to give him every opportunity to win the backup job over Todd Collins in the preseason. And if that happens, then we're one bad Jason Campbell performance from fans demanding that Brennan become the starter. But first, he needs to show improvement in the preseason.

Zorn also addressed the impact that Twitter and other social networks are having on players across the league. He said he's talked to his players about how to act responsibly with all the technology at their disposal.

"I don't tweet on the Twitter," Zorn said. "I don't worry about it. We've talked about that. There are so many things that players can do that other people can do. You can Facebook, blog, tweet, text, email, you can do all these things. How many things are there? But I can't worry about that. We talk about it and we try to educate about the perils. They already know about the advantages, but they have to know about the cautions that need to be taken.”

"I don't tweet on the Twitter" has to be one of my favorite Zorn lines this offseason. It's a sentence that just screams, "I'm a 50-something dad."

All my best.