NFL betting lines have not been very appealing on the Washington Redskins in recent seasons but perhaps that will change now that the team has fired head coach Jim Zorn.
The Redskins were 12-20 in two NFL betting lines seasons with Zorn at the helm. It is widely expected in football odds that Mike Shanahan will become the next head coach of the Redskins.
NFL Betting lines did see Washington cover their last game against San Diego but they still lost outright 23-20 on Sunday. The loss completed a 4-12 season for the Redskins, their worst season in 15 years. "No one in the organization is satisfied with our record over the last two years," Redskins owner Dan Snyder said, "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."
While the Redskins have been a mess in NFL betting lines, it is not always the fault of the head coach. NFL betting lines stats show that since Snyder bought the team in 1999, the Redskins are 80-96. Their best coach during that NFL betting lines time period was Norv Turner who went 17-12. NFL betting lines indicate that all of the other coaches had losing records except Marty Schottenheimer who was 8-8. NFL betting lines had the Redskins hiring Bruce Allen as their new executive vice president and general manager a few weeks ago and changes continue to come. "I just know that last place is not Redskins football," Allen said. "Last place two years in a row is not Redskins football."
While Zorn did not win with Washington in NFL betting lines, he is held in high regard among many in NFL circles. He was put into an impossible situation and handled it with class. Most people who look at football odds believe he will be an offensive coordinator or assistant coach next season with another team.
Washington was pretty bad this season in NFL betting lines but it was not hopeless. The Redskins were 6-8-2 against the football odds this season. Their problems were mainly at home where they went a pathetic 2-6 against the football odds. The defense was 10th in the league in fewest yards allowed so all is not bleak for the Redskins in future NFL betting lines.