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'Jim Zorn Show': Zorn On the O-Line


The Redskins are reshuffling their offensive line for this Sunday's game against Kansas City, but don't expect Jim Zorn to dramatically scale back the offense.

"It won't be a scale back as far as the amount of plays that we put in, because we have to have enough that we can actually call in the game," Zorn said. "I can't have three plays and just call them all game because eventually a team can shut us down. We'll have all our plays set. You never get to call them all, but it's a good set.

He added: "Even when we had the makeshift offensive line last week, we still played offense...I don't think it's going to keep us from doing many things."

With Chris Samuels sidelined this Sunday due to a neck injury, Stephon Heyer shifts over to left tackle, Mike Williams moves to right tackle and Will Montgomery makes his first Redskins start at right guard.

Chris Cooley may be asked to stay in and help block at times, but Zorn emphasized that Cooley needs to be a part of the passing game. Cooley was held without a catch in last Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

"We tried to get him active in the last game, and he's going to be active every game, that's no secret," Zorn said. "It's just a matter of how we do that."

Zorn discussed the offensive line adjustment during his weekly 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 Den Hellie and Larry Weisman.

Asked about the Redskins' 2-3 record and the intense scrutiny that has followed, Zorn said the toughest challenge has been making sure the players remain focused.

"There are so many outside opportunities to look at what people are saying and not focus on what's really important," Zorn said. "What's really important is that we stay together, we play well in all three phases of the game and that our players line up and play as hard and as passionate as they did last week [against Carolina]. And then we let the chips fall where they may."

This week's edition of "The Jim Zorn Show" also includes a Redskins Legacy segment on Hall of Famers Cliff Battles and Turk Edwards and a chalk talk session on the nickel and dime packages on defense.

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