Q & A with Ken Zampese
Warpath|September 2020
Q & A with Ken Zampese
Quarterbacks Coach Ken Zampese spoke with reporters over the challenges of teaching a new system and working with different passers.

On what QB Alex Smith has added to the quarterback room:

“The thing that jumps right out at me is urgency to learn. There is nothing about him that says, ‘I already got this, I know this, I did it like this before.’ It is, ‘How are we doing it here in Washington? How do you want me to do it? These are the things and experiences that I have had.’ He adds those afterwards, but he wants to know how we want to do it as a group and that is always first and that is a great example that he sets for the rest of the guys. He could very easily be, ‘Well I know this and have done this and it is like this.’ He is not like that at all. He is fantastic.”

What will be the quarterback’s style?

“I know it is going to be a low turnover type deal and a big play down the field when we can get them and be very consistent in between. Those are the things that we will play out and we will work on the mentality as we go forward. It is an attack mentality, but don't be silly with it.”

What’s the challenge of teaching a new offense?

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September 2020