The following is a statement from Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder on the team's dismissal of Jim Zorn as head coach:
"This has been an extremely difficult season for our organization and for the fans. Bruce Allen spent many hours examining the football operations, and we are both determined to do whatever it takes to build a championship team. That process begins today.
"No one in the organization is satisfied with our record over the last two years, and I am sure that Jim would concur with that statement. It has been painful for him too. I certainly accept responsibility for mistakes that I have made. I am hopeful that our fans will accept my commitment and pledge to deliver a franchise that can compete in the NFC East every season.
"Finally, I am mindful that this is a tough day for Jim and his family, and I do want to wish him success in his next endeavor."