Hey, so, Vinny Cerrato is now that GM kind of guy we've all wanted, right? So what if he was good enough to get fired in 2001? Maybe he was fired in 1999 as well, I dunno? That he was expected to be fired in April of last year or, in the words of someone else, was "expected to get his long-overdue walking papers from owner Dan Snyder after the draft." Oh come on, it can't be all that bad. Rick Schwartz at Hog Heaven reminds us to stay positive:
If you were worried about team cohesion and continuity you can find both of those concerns checked at the door along with sanity and reason.
I sense a long drought coming on.
"The number one thing is to construct a team how the owner wants to construct it," Cerrato said. "We all work for the owner. We all follow his lead. The bottom line is to win football games. Whatever it takes to win, that's what we'll do. We want to win as a group. We want to be on the same page. That's the goal. That's how most successful operations work."
How important is filling the blank? It could mean all the difference in determining how and to what degree Dan Snyder the savvy business person gets another shot at being Dan Snyder the Football Guru. For many of us, we view that development as a step in the wrong direction. Then again, what could possibly go wrong?