Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Colt Brennan fans need to learn Zorn-speak

Ferd Lewis of the Honolulu Advertiser hits the nail on the head when he tell Colt Brennan fans that need to learn coach-speak. Or in the case of Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn, they need to learn Zorn-speak. The good people of Hawaii are enjoying themselves seeing Brennan shine in the nation's capital. They just wish Zorn would start to enjoy it. They want Zorn to admit how well Brennan is doing this preseason.

But as Lewis says, Brennan fans need to chill and learn Zorn-speak. In fact, he aids the reader by interpreting what Zorn really means. Here are two of his examples.
    What Zorn says: "From my standpoint, I think he's doing OK."
    What Zorn means: "If I said what I really think I'd have the other QBs either pouting or calling their agents, and who needs that in the preseason?"

    What Zorn says: "He has to become a more disciplined QB. Not risk as much as he risked in the game. This week it turned out to be a great performance, but it could easily have been the other way."
    What Zorn means: "He's a coach's dream: Even when he screws up he has the ability to make us look good."
Maybe it really is time to "splash the water" on Brennan. Anyone want to anoint him now? OK, let's wait a few more games.

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