N/S Steve Largent: "Zorn considered quitting on Redskins" (1 Viewer)

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Largent rips Snyder's handling of team
By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

SEATTLE -- Hall of Fame receiver Steve Largent said during a radio interview Tuesday that Redskins coach Jim Zorn considered resigning when owner Daniel Snyder decided Zorn would no longer call Washington's plays.

Largent, who caught passes from his old friend for the Seattle Seahawks between 1976 and 1984, ripped the Redskins and Snyder during an interview on KJR radio of Seattle, saying he believed Snyder's decision was an attempt to force Zorn's resignation.

Zorn did consider resigning, Largent said, but ultimately decided not to quit on the team.

"Yes, he did consider it, and no, he did not want to give up those responsibilities," Largent told KJR, "but they went to the point of pulling out his contract and saying, 'You have got to do whatever the owner tells you to do.' ...

"But in my opinion, and this is just totally my opinion -- Jim has never said this, never implied this -- I think what Daniel Snyder was trying to do was to force Jim to resign so he was not liable for his contract any longer. And Jim is just not going to do that."
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I thought NFL owners screened prospective owners? How in the world did Snyder become an owner? This guy is an embarrassment to the entire league.
 

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pretty scathing comments. i definitely agree with him, though.
 

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I thought NFL owners screened prospective owners? How in the world did Snyder become an owner? This guy is an embarrassment to the entire league.

They do. The thing is, crappy ownership or not, the Washington Redskins are one of the most profitable franchises in the NFL today and they have been for a while. It's kind of a bizzaro-world type thing I know, but the fans are shelling out the bucks to Synder. He seems to be a great business man even if he is pulling ahead of Jerry Jones and Al Davis as the biggest meddling idiot in football. Hell, at least JJ and Davis have rings.
 

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