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Jim Zorn Monday Press Conference

On QB Jason Campbell's ability to diversify:

"It's a really good thing. He did some different things this week that he didn't do the week before as far as finding that second receiver. He improved a lot. The thing that is evident as the game goes on is you can see how many guys can catch a ball in this particular offense. I think it showed that the scheme was there, we got protection, we didn't get into those third and extra long [situations]. We didn't convert many third down situations, but we moved the ball on first and second down very, very well, and I thought that was the difference in the game."

On the rookie receivers:

"They're trying hard in practice, but they are not up to speed yet. I think Fred Davis is probably further along than both the young wide receivers [Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas] because of the wide receivers being in and out so much. It's so critical for them of where they align, how deep they go, getting in and out of routes. I will tell you this, I thought Devin Thomas got open deep a couple times, and we were looking for Santana [Moss] and we should, but he is running the deeper routes down the field very, very well."

On QB Jason Campbell's play adjustment:

"Jason made the complete play, he did it. What happened was, I called a different play and he adapted a similar concept to a different formation, got the protection right, got the play run and threw a strike to [TE Chris] Cooley. That was all Jason Campbell. I had nothing to do with that play. I had called something out of a different formation, and I don't know where the confusion was, but he worked it out all by himself and created a huge play. It was a great play."

On the defense's performance:

"It was very good play. We held [Saints RB] Reggie Bush to 28 yards rushing and 63 yards in the passing game. We got pressure on [Saints QB] Drew Brees. Those are two tremendous players. The plan was executed very well. I can't speak for [Redskins Defensive Coordinator] Greg Blache, but I think we accomplished what we set out to do. Making Reggie Bush go sideways was one of the key issues for us, and we did [that]. We swarmed him and held him to every little yardage. [We played] great defense."

On backup safety Chris Horton:

"We had a huge game by Chris Horton, who had to step in for our starter Reed Doughty. We decided before the game all these different scenarios we could do: we could move LaRon Landry, we could put Shawn Springs back, we could do all these things, and we decided to just keep everybody comfortable in their positions, and help Horton along. He certainly helped himself and helped us."

On his own frankness:

"I'm trying to be myself, number one. I'm trying to not expose everything, but I just want to be honest about our play and our players. I don't know if we've got too much to hide from that standpoint. I don't want to talk about schemes and I don't want to talk about how we design things and all that kind of stuff. When players play well, I want to talk about that. When players don't play well, there is no shame in that. We've got who we've got, and we're trying every week to help them play better. So I don't think there's any negative in saying somebody didn't play very well. He knows it. I don't mean to degrade a player. We have had some bad plays. I think we all know that and I don't feel the need to hide that."

On if he received any congratulations for his first win as head coach:

"I have had a few text messages from people who played for me and a couple coaches. I did get a phone call from John Harbaugh. He called and congratulated me. He said, 'Hey, I know how you feel today.' He won last week for his first NFL win. There was a special feeling in getting the win. You kind of wonder, especially how we ended preseason and the first game, 'Gosh, can we really win?' And we did. We can really do it."

On how long he celebrated his first win:

"I celebrated a few hours. The game was exhausting. It is exhausting to put all of that together the whole week, especially after a loss. What I love is that on the sidelines, I never felt like our players took a break and set back to look at the scoreboard and feel like we were out of the game. Their attitude was never a let-down, and it was good. Our men gave it everything they had, I really believe that."

On protecting the QB:

"Up front they did well. Our [running] backs did a nice job of helping in certain situations-- when a guy would escape there would be a guy there to chip. I thought Jason did a wonderful job of avoiding [defenders]."

On the 67-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss:

"It was really an incredible play to watch because Jason actually audibled the protection. He did a really nice job. We actually had a guy slip off and our back came in and hit a guy that slipped off. There was another guy that came by Jason that he avoided. When he threw the ball he kind of threw it off balance 61 yards in the air, and that doesn't happen with many of the QB's in the National Football League."

On the impact that the rookie wide receivers would have on the offense if they continue to improve:

"It would have a tremendous impact. Then you can start plugging those receivers in and it creates problems for a defensive coordinator when he's trying to get a matchup. That defense won't know what's coming, if you can move guys around and you can play more of your group. The problem I have with it is having everybody active. That's the hard part. How many receivers can we have active? How many running backs? How many tight ends? It all has to do with the mix of what we need on defense and what we need on special teams. All of those things have to be considered as we move along in the week, as everything starts to fall down along the narrow path, if you will, deciding who is up and who is down. It's really a difficult task."

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