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Cerrato Owes Campbell an Apology...And I Have Written It

Was I the only fan that cringed every time Campbell got hit?  There was a ton of cringing being done against the Falcons.  I can't believe the ineptitude of this offensive line.  It is astounding how the Falcons T'd up on us.  I watched, as Mike Williams got beat by the same spin move over and over and over again.  I watched as Heyer got pushed backwards most plays.  I say most plays, because the other plays, he just held the dude so he didn't get pushed back.  If Rabach holds that d-lineman one more time, they will officially be married in the state of Georgia.  It's amazing that every play, something stupid happened.  I wasn't even looking for the indicator in the score line on the screen when I penalty was being called.  I could tell there was a penalty when Campbell was still upright after the play.  That was as good an indication as any. 

This got me thinking (another reason I'm pissed at Cerrato, thinking on Monday).  If I cringe every time Campbell gets hit; if I actually feel bad for Campbell every time he struggles to get up; if I can't stand seeing him spend more time on his back than John Mayer in Ken's bedroom; then how should Cerrato feel?  This is the same guy who looked the media in the eyes and said that he still believes he gave Zorn a playoff caliber team.  Then answered the follow up question about the offensive line and reiterated that this was a playoff caliber team.  Look, its been talked to death.  If Cerrato believes that, then he is obviously not very smart in this role.  Why is that so hard to understand?  Anyway, that's been discussed more than enough.

Cerrato owes Jason Campbell an apology in front of all the media and for the fans to see.  I think it should go something like this:

"Jason, I am sorry for ruining you as a quarterback.  I know that I gave you a good quarterbacks coach.  And I admit that I put a completely inept offensive line in front of you.  I know that I told everybody that we did the best we could, but that was a lie.  In fact, we took bets in the offseason to see what it would take to piss you off.  Quite frankly, nobody had anything past the Sanchez thing.  So we held a whole new meeting where I guessed that getting sacked 5 times in one half would do it.  You are a fighter out there but I did sandbag one idea.  I won't tell you what it is, but you'll appreciate its creativity (rumor has it that Cerrato will actually put an alligator in the backfield of every play).  Anyway, I owe you a great apology since I never humanized the effect this would have on you.  I can't believe how many times you are getting creamed back there!  Even I didn't think it would get this bad.  I promise that as I am packing my desk and belongings on the way out there door, I'll offer a piece of advice to the new guy.  I'll make sure to drop him a hint that he may want to have a second look at the offensive line if he has time.  So I hope that you can find it in your heart to forgive me.  I really do feel pretty bad.  But I feel even worse that Todd has no desire to come into the game and we don't have a #3.  Do you have Jeff George's number?"

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