Originally posted on Bleed Black & Gold  |  Last updated 2/5/12
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NFL Network is reporting that former Redskins Head Coach Jim Zorn is being looked at as a possible offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Zorn is currently the quarterbacks coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.  He has been in that position only this season.  Prior to that he was the quarterbacks coach for the Ravens when Joe Flacco had his best season.

Zorn had a rough time as the Redskins Head Coach but that was a position that was to big for him.  Zorn was originally hired as the offensive coordinator and later named head coach when the Redskins could not pay anyone else to do it.  Zorn went 12-20 as a Head Coach.  Zorn did do the play calling for the Redskins and four players went to the Pro Bowl for the Redskins in his first season as Head Coach.  Clinton Portis was fourth in the NFL in Rushing while the team finished 8th overall in rushing.

Zorn also coached under Mike Holmgren as the quarterbacks coach for the Seattle Seahawks.  During his time their Matt Hasselbeck went to three Pro Bowls and the Seahawks also went to the Super Bowl.  Zorn has been able to work with the run as well as the pass.

Zorn runs the west coast offense.  Something that will be new to the Steelers if he were to get the job.  The team would have to make some adjustments but the Steelers have the receivers and tight end to run this offense very well.  It will also help the pass protection as the west coast system is a get the ball out of your hands system where you run after the catch.  It is made for big runs and short catches with big finishes.  That matches just what the Steelers have on this team in Wallace, Brown and Sanders.

This would not be to bad of a hire for the Steelers.  Zorn is still better then some of the other ideas we have heard about.

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