No, it was tough love [the fans boos after the Rams win]. It was tantamount to saying: "As much as we adore you, you're underachieving horrifically. You're better - way better - than this. And if your performance doesn't improve soon, we're cutting off your allowance and taking away the car keys."

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.

Six years ago, before Joe Gibbs returned to restore adult supervision, the Redskins were the joke of the NFL. Now, just 21 months after his retirement, the team is once again headed down football's greased slope toward mockery.

Is Jon Gruden or Bill Cowher truly deeply enough in denial to believe he can ... make a patchwork, Band-Aid offensive line that Vinny Cerrato, Washington's executive vice president of football operations, forgot to fix in the offseason somehow mow down a team that finished 30th [Carolina] against the run? That line on Sunday featured a right guard who had not started an NFL game since 2005 and another who had not played a regular season down since 2007.

Asked how much he spoke with Lewis before the job was offered, Zorn said, "Zero."