Why on earth do people constantly throw Vinny Cerrato under the bus as what ‘ails this franchise?’
Before you go off the deep end about that question, let me say that this isn’t AT ALL about defending Cerrato – the guy’s track record here in Washington speaks for itself. What I want to know is why people somehow don’t see what he is.
The guy is a puppet, and the organization is full of them – they are Dan Snyder’s henchmen and nothing else.
You can’t hold Vinny accountable because he is a pawn – nothing more. He does as he is told to by his boss. If anyone thinks that firing Vinny will somehow solve any problems whatsoever, then you have to honestly believe that Cerrato is actually running this team.
Unfortunately, Vinny isn’t anything more than a cheque collector, and that means that getting rid of Vinny won’t likely solve a thing. The only way that firing Vinny will have any positive effect on the Redskins is if Dan Snyder gives the NEXT guy real organizational control.
That means making ALL of the personnel decisions.
That means letting a GM not only make those personnel decisions, but coaching decisions and SYSTEM decisions as well.
If anyone is expected to come in and fix all that ails the Redskins, they have to be given the ability and the stroke to do so.
Like Larry Michael, Cerrato is just part of the propaganda wheel that has grown into a monster in Washington. They serve their purpose and they serve it well – to stand at the forefront and deflect, while Dan Snyder plays fantasy football with the franchise that we love and cherish.
Why am I picking this scab?
Because as long as you see Cerrato as the problem, you are validating his very existence. He is in place to be a scapegoat. He is in place so that when Snyder’s fantasy teams fall flat on their face, Snyder still has someone to point to and ‘hold accountable,’ without accepting an iota of blame himself. Think of Cerrato as a buffer.
Please give pause and think about the possibility that what I am writing here is accurate.
Because if the fan base doesn’t figure it out and find a way to hold the owner of the franchise responsible for the state of things, then we’re just going to dump the current regime, never actually address the problem, and start the cycle all over again.
Stop pointing to Vinny as being the Redskins main problem – nobody in the organization is doing their job as well as Cerrato is.
After all, he’s ONLY there to make you forget that Snyder is the one calling all of the shots.