Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
NEW ORLEANS -- I'm racing to the airport as we speak, but wanted to update you on the developing situation in Ashburn, Va., where coach Jim Zorn will address reporters at 12:25 p.m. ET. A league source has indicated to me that Zorn will announce that 67-year-old Sherman Lewis is taking over play-calling duties.
As we discussed last night, executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato told Zorn after the loss to the Chiefs that he had too much on his plate and needed to let someone else call the plays. According to the Redskins public relations office, Zorn didn't disagree with Cerrato.
Of course, Zorn's been calling this offense since the beginning of '08. Lewis arrived on the scene as a mysterious "offensive consultant" Oct. 6. The last time he called a play was with the Packers in 1999. He was a highly respected offensive coordinator on Mike Holmgren's Green Bay teams, but it's not like he has a wealth of experience calling plays.
As I said last night, Redskins owner Dan Snyder should go ahead and just fire Zorn rather than subject him to further humiliation. I'm not sure what they'll be able to strip him of next. Zorn's handled all this with a lot of grace, but he'd be better off walking away at this point.
OK, I have a plane to catch. We'll talk when I get back to Dallas.