Cerrato Agrees With Cerrato Critiques
Well this has been an interesting trip Inside the Red Zone. The fans are concerned about the play of both the offensive and defensive lines, and they've placed the blame at Vinny Cerrato's feet. And while Vinny Cerrato hasn't yet called for his own job, he seems to sympathize with the critique.
Question: "Vinny, hey listen, we have no pass rush Vinny. Vinny, I'm going back and getting the DVR again and watching the whole game again. I was at the game last night and I'll tell you what, they didn't get nowhere NEAR Tony Romo. They didn't even put one HAND on the guy. I mean, what's going on with the pass rush, and I believe that Mr. Taylor, it's starting to look like a bust, you've got to talk to me, what's going on there?
Answer: "I agree, we need to get more pressure on the quarterback....As you saw what they did with Jason, you kind of disrupt the rhythm, and a lot of it is you have to win one-on-one battles, and that's what it's about....We had some blitzes in there and we, I agree, we need to disrupt and get more pressure on the quarterback, especially with Romo, you want pressure up the middle with him to get pressure in his face....No, that's a good observation."
Question: "My Washington Redskins let me down yesterday because the o-line....We don't have an offense Vinny, we have a MossVence....Moss needs to be touching the ball at least 15 times....Vinny, as you being our GM, you should have seen this coming. I love my Skins, but let's get the o-line fixed."
Answer: "I think like we talked about it's o-line, tight ends, running backs....It was glaring and it's something that needs to be corrected, it's something that we'll work on to get corrected for Seattle this week. You watch it on film, you see it on film and we have to get it corrected."
It's nice of Cerrato the radio host not to have blamed Cerrato the personnel exec, but the former can't maintain his patience with the latter indefinitely. Eventually, he will hold his feet to the fire, because his listeners are pressuring him to pressure himself. Reasonable media members--and he is one--are slow to turn on new executives--and he is one--but this situation isn't tenable. It's also bloody confusing.
Question: "You the personnel guru, supposedly....You keep talking about fundamentals, blocking, doing this and that. Leave that to the coaches and you do the personnel part of the team. I mean, you've got three draft picks that aren't even playing. Malcolm Kelly, his knee isn't up to par, but I see him in the club two-stepping....And the only time we mention Jason Taylor's name is the day after the game when he doesn't make any plays. This is sickening, man. You need to have a little bit more anger, Vinny, instead of being passive and not saying anything. I'm done."
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