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The Morning After: Zorn Tribute Edition

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

  • Les Carpenter does a nice job summing up Jim Zorn's first victory as a head coach. It's sort of refreshing to see a guy who had no clue what to do after the game. The way Carpenter tells it, players had to direct Zorn to midfield so he could greet Saints head coach Sean Payton.

  • Dan Daly of the Washington Times takes us inside the game-winning touchdown to Santana Moss. Zorn wanted to go after Saints corner Usama Young on the play, but he had to settle for beating rookie Tracy Porter.

  • Some interesting notes from Ryan O'Halloran in the Washington Times. He's not pleased with the pregame fireworks display and the fact that the Redskins feel the need to prompt fans to remain quiet when the Redskins' offense is at the line of scrimmage.

  • Washington Post columnist Mike Wise has a stirring defense of Jason Campbell this morning. I thought Campbell was brilliant down the stretch, but it's a little early to declare all the critics wrong. For one day, though, Campbell validated everything that Zorn has been preaching.

  • Clinton Portis got off to a rough start, but on Sunday, he didn't blame Zorn or his offensive line (as he did on Wednesday). He backed up a little so he could see things develop, and the results were devastating to the Saints' defense.

  • Thomas Boswell takes a poetic look at Zorn's first victory, saying it felt like it would count for more than one win. Great nugget about Zorn micromanaging the sideline. Apparently he told the guys providing shade to players that they needed to ice their elbows at halftime. And I don't think he was kidding. There will be more bumps in the road, but let's give Zorn an opportunity to savor this one. OK, time to move on.