Jim Zorn, who was hired as the Ravens' quarterbacks coach Saturday, will be motivated to repair his reputation. He lost 18 of his last 24 games as the Redskins' head coach and got stripped of the play-calling duties midway through last season.
But Zorn doesn't have to repair his reputation as a quarterbacks coach. He is well-respected tutor for young quarterbacks.
As the Detroit Lions' quarterbacks coach in 1998, he was instrumental in helping rookie quarterback Charlie Batch adjust to the NFL. Batch's 88.3 passer rating that season ranks as the fourth-highest rookie mark in NFL history.
Three years later, Zorn was pivotal in the growth of Matt Hasselbeck as the Seattle Seahawks' quarterbacks coach from 2001 to 2007. With Zorn, Hasselbeck went to three Pro Bowls and set 12 franchise records.