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'Jim Zorn Show': Zorn's Scouting Report On the Giants


It's take two for head coach Jim Zorn, as he begins his second season as Redskins head coach in the same place where his first began.

Zorn leads the Redskins into the Meadowlands to take on the New York Giants in Week 1.

Same as last year.

"There'll be jitters," he said. "Some will be excited about playing, some will be nervous about playing. Yet this is what we have prepared for all offseason. This is what we have game planned for and as we get to it, after the first couple of plays, it'll be a battle."

Zorn offered his scouting report for the New York Giants during his weekly appearance on "The Jim Zorn Show," airing on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC-WRC 4. The show is hosted by Den Hellie and Larry Weisman.

"The Giants have speed on defense and power on offense," Zorn said. They just maul people. Their running game is very strong. Those are issues we have to come to grips with and we have to be able to block."

Asked about Giants' 6-5, 264-pound running back Brandon Jacobs, Zorn said: "He's a bruiser. We have to get an initial guy to hit him and then has to bring his buddies. They love to get you into that kind of game where they say. 'We're going to run the ball, try to stop it.' And most teams have not done it."

How to stop it?

"We're a very physical team, so we have to match their bruiser offensive line and running backs with our physical play," Zorn said.

With the losses of veteran wide receivers Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer, the Giants have turned to youngsters Dominik Hixon, Sinorice Moss, Mario Manningham and rookies Hakeem Nicks nd Ramses Barden.

"Their key is going to be how to integrate their receivers and whether their rookies are ready to just step out and be absolute knockout receivers," Zorn said.

This week's edition of "The Jim Zorn Show" also includes a Redskins Legacy feature on Sam Huff and a chalk talk session on the play-action pass.

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