What they're saying on the blogs (updated)
There's no shortage of commentary from the blogging media, the tweeting media, the blogging fans and the tweeting fans in the wake of the Redskins' big Cerrato/Allen switch. This post will highlight some of the best blog posts; a group of interesting and/or funny tweets is available below.
Matt Mosely on ESPN's NFC East blog:
But because of the way they carried themselves, Cerrato and Snyder always came off as two snobbish frat guys. Cerrato's much more outgoing than Snyder, and he embraced the opportunity to host his own weekly radio show for the Snyder-owned ESPN 980. But he never connected with the team's fan base. On his watch, the Redskins did not draft enough quality offensive and defensive linemen. Instead, they were always going after the big splash.
Michael Lombardi of the National Football Post asks "what does it mean?"
It means that many of us, including me, were wrong in thinking that Cerrato would remain in spite of the likely change in coaches. Now, the decks have been fully cleared for the next head coach/general manager. And my sources tell me that it will still be Mike Shanahan; pay no attention to timing of the move, which some would imply has something to do with Mike Holmgren. This move allows the next head coach (Shanny) to walk into the building with all the authority and allows him to rebuild and repair the organization -- with each new hire coming with his blessing.
Here's Homer McFanboy's take:
Our stance on Cerrato has been slightly different than other 'Skins fans. We look at young guys like Devin Thomas, Fred Davis, Malcolm Kelly, Brian Orakpo, Chris Horton, Justin Tryon and see talented players who become solid contributors once they're given the opportunity. Cerrato might not be focusing on every need the team has, but the players he does ultimately select do have value.
We thought that if Snyder refused to get rid of Cerrato, who is a personal friend of the owner, then maybe the next best thing would be to bring in someone to work over Vinny. Let him continue to evaluate talent, but let someone else have final say on which names to write on the draft card.
Hogs Haven set the tone early:
All I can say is rejoice Redskins Nation. The Revolution has come full circle. The tailgating parties on Monday night are going to be at Super Bowl levels.
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