Asked about the five-day delay in giving Zorn a tepid vote of confidence, Cerrato said: “Dan [Snyder], myself and the organization want this to be successful. We expected to be 3-3 [after entering the KC game 2-3]. It took a little bit of time to recover from the loss and then figure out what we’re going to do and what’s what we did.” That's hilarious. They waited five minutes after the game to make the play-calling decision.

You can spend your time arguing about whether the coach should be fired this week or in four weeks or in six. The changes that will ultimately change losing to winning need to be big ones initiated and implemented by people who have spent their time doing football things, not marketing or making money or playing bingo in blissful retirement.

"There's really no proven commodities [on the o-line], and now they lose Samuels. You lose Thomas. Now, basically the dam has broken, and there's no way to plug it because there's nobody out there to go get right now. It should have been addressed in the offseason."

Gibbs was a master in these situations. He always blamed himself first, profusely - and thus shamed his players into playing better. Zorn, on the other hand, would rather tell everybody (as he did again Monday): "We have tremendous talent on this football team." To which I would reply: You have tremendously well-paid talent. A tremendously talented team doesn't lose to the Lions and almost lose to the Rams.

Zorn looked in shock during his postgame news conference. He knows time is running out to make any kind of charge this year, and he'll have to do it with a flawed roster he didn't have much of a hand in constructing.