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Sunday, October 25, 2009
Zorn explains sideline role

By Dan Graziano

Posted by's Matt Mosley

Redskins coach Jim Zorn told reporters Saturday that his sideline role against the Eagles would be "very easy" and that he planned to stay out of new playcaller Sherm Lewis' way.

"It's going to be very easy," Zorn said. "Here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to support the guy calling plays. And then in between the series, we'll be communicating and I'll be communicating to him, and then we'll start working on the plan for the next series.

"I'll be talking to the players. There's a lot to do. I'll be attentive to what I have to do while our offense is on the sideline. Because when you're a playcaller, you're concentrating. ... I'm just going to keep quiet about playcalling."

Zorn's in a no-win situation here. He seems to be handling this as well as someone in his position could.