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'Jim Zorn Show': Eying the Unbeaten Saints


In their toughest challenge to date, the Redskins host the undefeated New Orleans Saints on Sunday at FedExField.

It's the latest in a season the Redskins have played an undefeated team since Super Bowl VII when they lost to the Miami Dolphins 14-7 on Jan. 14, 1973.

Head coach Jim Zorn is impressed with the confidence displayed by Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

"Drew has done a great job," Zorn said. "They take some chances, they take risks, and he is making plays. One thing that has been a signature of that team this year has been big plays. He has made some amazing decisions with his throws and he has got it done. It has been huge."

Zorn discussed the Redskins' preparations for the Saints game during his appearance on "The Jim Zorn Show," which airs on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC-WRC 4. The show is hosted by Dan Hellie and Larry Weisman.

Pressuring Brees and minimizing big plays is the key to upsetting New Orleans.

That's exactly how the Redskins expect the Saints' defense--led by former Redskins defensive coach Gregg Williams--to approach their offense.

"It'll be about what we do against their coverage and how we attack them," Zorn said. "They play a great scheme. They try to cover deep...They really come after the ball on defense and they take their shots. They call their shots, and we'll call ours."

With the Redskins struggling to a 3-8 record, Zorn was asked how he keeps can keep players focused amid distractions knowing that an offseason of change is fast approaching.

"I don't consider our situation having a lot of uncertainty," he said. "We know for certain that we're playing the New Orleans Saints on Sunday and that we have to line up and give our best effort to beat them. So there's no uncertainty in our program.

"We're playing for the present. That's what I'm trying to do, and our coaches are doing the same thing. We can't worry about what's happening in the future."

This week's edition of "The Jim Zorn Show" also includes a Wired Up segment with Redskins secondary-cornerbacks coach Jerry Gray and a chalk talk session on the differences in the 4-3 and 3-4 defenses.

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