Zorn dropped as Ravens' QB coach

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 10:10 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Ravens officially announced the departure of QB coach Jim Zorn and added that offensive coordinator Cam Cameron's duties will be expanded to include working more closely with the team's quarterbacks.

"We've talked about this since the end of the season, and we believe this will help improve our offense," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said. "Cam is noted for his development of quarterbacks, and that includes Joe Flacco and Pro Bowl players like Drew Brees and Philip Rivers. Cam is excited about this change and is looking forward to it."
 
The Ravens also announced that offensive assistant Craig Ver Steeg, who has been both an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in his 26-year coaching career, will assist with the team's QBs.
 
According to PFW correspondent and Baltimore Sun reporter Jamison Hensley, Harbaugh and Zorn had a long meeting this week and decided to go their separate ways. Flacco had his best season as a pro under Zorn's watch, throwing for 3,622 yards, 25 TDs and 10 interceptions in the regular season.

"We were able to get Jim here for a year after his head-coaching job with the Redskins," Harbaugh said. "He was able to help us get back to the playoffs, and we thank him for his contributions."

Prior to taking the job with the Ravens, Zorn was the head man in Washington. He was fired following the 2009 season after going 12-20 during his two years in charge. He's expected to be in demand by other teams this offseason.