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In Aftermath of Chiefs Game, Zorn Gives Up Play Calling


Jim Zorn is going to relinquish offensive play-calling duties, the team has announced.

Zorn met with Redskins executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato after Sunday's 14-6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

After the meeting, it was decided that Zorn would turn over play calling to another member of the coaching staff.

Cerrato believes that Zorn has too many other responsibilities and that he would be better served by letting another coach serve as play caller.

Zorn agreed with the decision, team officials said.

The new play caller will be identified after a Monday morning meeting.

Among the candidates are offensive coordinator Sherman Smith, offensive consultant Sherman Lewis and assistant head coach-running backs Stump Mitchell.

The Redskins' offense struggled in a 14-6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Playing against the NFL's 32nd-ranked defense, the offense posted 265 yards of total offense, 147 passing yards and seven first downs.

Campbell completed 9-of-16 passes for 89 yards and one interception before he was benched.

In the second half, Collins guided the offense to two field goals but otherwise was stifled as well. He finished the game with 6-of-14 completions for 75 yards.

Third down was a problem for the Redskins. The offense converted just 2-of-14 third downs in the game.

Asked about his struggling offense, Zorn said: "It's my fault. I have to be better. It truly irritates me. I'm not going to rest until I get it taken care of."

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