Redskins fire Zorn, Bills fire everybody not nailed down
Updated: January 4, 2010

By Zaki,

Why does it seem like indecisiveness among retiring athletes and coaches is suddenly en vogue? Roger Clemens and Brett Favre are the most infamous, but I just wonder where this annoying trend started.

It looks like the Redskins and Bills are pretty serious about taking advantage of a few coaches that aren’t ready to hang it up quite yet. Mike Shanahan, who is rumored to be the front-runner for the now-vacant Redskins job, didn’t exactly retire, but was not offered a coaching job after being fired by the Broncos and spent this past season unemployed.

There has been plenty of discussion of late about former Steelers coach Bill Cowher joining the Bills and now that the team has fired their entire coaching staff, it’s looking like Cowher will be able jump right in with his own crew. ESPN has something about how it’s unlikely he’ll coach next year, but we should all know by now that that’s media speak for ‘Cowher just wants to be left alone until he makes a decision, so we’ll say he’s not going to coach.’

It will be great for the game to see these guys back coaching again, but with both teams struggling the way they are, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that one of the two Super Bowl-winning coaches will fail at developing their team into anything respectable.

Zaki is the Chief Rocka and senior writer for

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