Jim Zorn fired as Ravens QB coach
The Ravens fired Jim Zorn as their quarterbacks coach, a league source said.
The team later confirmed Zorn's departure.
“He was able to help us get back to the playoffs and we thank him for his contributions," coach John Harbaugh said.
Zorn's release came after a seven-hour meeting with Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron in which they questioned Joe Flacco's development this season, the source said. Zorn stayed with Harbaugh and Cameron at Ravens headquarters while the rest of the staff attended the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
The Ravens hired Zorn on Jan. 30, 2010 to replace Hue Jackson, who left to become the Oakland Raiders' offensive coordinator. Zorn had just been fired as the Washington Redskins head coach after the 2009 season.
In his only season as the Ravens quarterbacks coach, Zorn was known for his quirky drills. Compared to 2009, Flacco’s touchdowns (25) and quarterback rating (93.6) increased this year, his interceptions (10) decreased and his passing yards (3,622) remained essentially the same.
Zorn becomes the second offensive coach fired by the Ravens this offseason, joining offensive line coach John Matsko. This comes following a season in which the underachieving Ravens finished No. 22 in offense.
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