How Jim Zorn used cornhole to save K.C.'s season

October 13, 2011|By Matt Vensel

The Ravens' love of cornhole has been well-documented since defensive end Cory Redding introduced the popular picnic and tailgate game to the locker room last season. The first-place Ravens have kicked it up a notch this fall by creating an official Ravens cornhole league Twitter account and getting T-shirts made.

According to the Twitter account, punter Sam Koch is the reigning champ after beating Michael Oher last month.

This week it was revealed that the Ravens aren’t the only NFL team tossing bean bags around its locker room. Former Ravens quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn, who now holds that same position for the Chiefs, introduced cornhole to the Chiefs two weeks ago. Kansas City, which started 0-3, has won both its games since.

"We've been trying to figure out ways to create togetherness, and it's been great,” coach Todd Haley told The Kansas City Star. “It's a way to keep guys hanging around and interacting with each other, and winning helps out."

If you’re scoring at home, that’s now three players (Kelly Gregg, Le’Ron McClain and Jared Gaither) and one leisure activity the Chiefs have stolen from the Ravens since Baltimore’s 30-7 win in last season’s playoffs.

By the way, the Ravens are aware the Chiefs have picked up their game: “#GetOnOurLevel” they Tweeted this week, presumably in Kansas City's direction, though I guess it could have been aimed at cornholers everywhere.

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