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Cerrato says McNabb benching "dumbfounded" him

You know whose opinion on the McNabb benching we still hadn't heard? Vinny Cerrato.

"I can't figure that one out," he told Baltimore's 105.7 The Fan. "I mean, Rex Grossman's never won anything, and Donovan's been to championship games. Many a time I've been on opposite sidelines and he's come back and beat us. And the thing about it is, I think Mike's a great coach, he's a good friend of mine, but I just don't agree with that decision. Because basically, the two-minute drill, you're going out there, you're playing like you're playing in the street.

"The quarterback's making calls, he's calling his own plays. The two-minute drill, usually the quarterback handles it, plus Donovan can run, and he's used to the rush that was coming and the pressure. That one dumbfounded me when I was watching the game. I thought Donovan was hurt, and then when they said he wasn't hurt and they brought in Rex Grossman, I thought c'mon. They had a chance to win the game with 1:40 to go. If they get a touchdown, it's right there."

(The other interesting Vinny comment came when he was asked about the turmoil in Dallas, and whether Wade Phillips will be canned.

"I think he'll survive the season, because it was the same thing we looked at with Zorn, do you fire a guy in the middle of the year? It really doesn't make any sense, because historically, the team really doesn't improve that much or anything, so it doesn't help you to do that.")

(Via @HogsHaven.)

By Dan Steinberg  | November 2, 2010; 4:26 PM ET
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Comments

"I mean, Rex Grossman's never won anything, and Donovan's been to championship games."

They've both been to Super Bowls. Vinny can't get anything right.

Also, "friends" don't insist on the owner firing you before they become head coach.

Posted by: MylesMonroe | November 2, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Ah yes. That fountain of football knowledge and expertise, Vinny Cerrato.

Posted by: bethesdaguy | November 2, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Why would anyone reputable news paper ask Vinny for a football opinion? Which was dumb and which one was dumber? In my opinion, the WP was the dumbest for even asking Vinny the Ninny to comment!

Posted by: simpson161 | November 2, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Vinny was dumbfounded a long time ago...

Posted by: olduffer501 | November 2, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Vinny Cerrato should be sharing jail cell with Matt Millen

Posted by: nativedc | November 2, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm dumbfounded that the Washington Post would even get a quote from Vinny Cerrato....

Posted by: TBONE86 | November 2, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm dumbfounded that the Washington Post would even get a quote from Vinny Cerrato....

Posted by: TBONE86 | November 2, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Many a time I've been on opposite sidelines and he's come back and beat us
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I'm sure McNabb is one of many QBs who've come back against a Vinny Cerrato team. No special praise here. Move along.

And Vinny was born dumbfounded.

Posted by: cstanton1 | November 2, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Vinny Cerrato also reports being dumbfounded by zip-lock bags and swiss cheese.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | November 2, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

ROFL why is this guy anywhere near football conversation?

Posted by: CADMT | November 2, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

i really wasn't sure what to make of this whole situation, but now that i hear vinny cerrato disapproves.....i TOTALLY SIDE WITH SHANAHAN by default

Posted by: leedisantis | November 2, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

i really wasn't sure what to make of this whole situation, but now that i hear vinny cerrato disapproves.....i TOTALLY SIDE WITH SHANAHAN by default

Posted by: leedisantis | November 2, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

i think its more like cerrato was found dumb!

Posted by: clwalker1906 | November 2, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Coming from someone who never won anything either, this is valuable input. Thanks jagoff

Posted by: Son-of-Washington | November 2, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Coming from someone who never won anything either, this is valuable input. Thanks jagoff

Posted by: Son-of-Washington | November 2, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

shut the hell up vinnie and go away forever

Posted by: Mark99 | November 2, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

No one cares what Vinnie thinks...now I hope I don't hear his name mentioned again for many many years....

Posted by: Jim31 | November 2, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Vinny is dumbfounded. This is news?

Posted by: Tyler20 | November 2, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

WTF ! Sir-Rat-O rates a quote? Back under your rock slimeball and stay there !!!_

Posted by: williambaude1comcastnet | November 2, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Vinnie Dumbfounded? No Way!!!!!Who cares what this idiot thinks at all!!!!

Posted by: toyota44 | November 2, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Vinnie Dumbfounded? No Way!!!!!Who cares what this idiot thinks at all!!!!

Posted by: toyota44 | November 2, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Like, +1, A+++ Seller.

Please, stop it with the Cerrato crap. Please mark down one view for this post simply to say that the Vinny posts must end. I mean, honestly, where do you start ripping apart Vinny's ability to determine when something's a shrewd (or not) move? He has experience, sure, but I don't think you can argue that he's got any real skillz.

(Though, okay, to undercut all of this, the Sherm Lewis thing was actually inspired, though horribly handled. If Zorn had just pretended to be on board and kept his hands out of the 2 minute offense, it might have even worked. Still, every dog has its day.)

Posted by: WorstSeat | November 2, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone explain why the media keeps asking Vinny's opinion on ANYTHING? His entire tenure with the Redskins proved is anything but an expert on anything related to football.

Posted by: DC2Dallas | November 2, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Cerrato got half of it right

Cerrato=dumb

Posted by: beaujoh | November 2, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Yo Vinny. The Redskins have no O-Line. You left the cupboard bare. There was no where for Donovan to hide. It's mostly your fault. Just shut up and go away. Try acting again. You're better at it than football - and that's not saying much.

Posted by: jburnetti | November 2, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Oh please Vinny.....you have no right to comment on anything. Just stay in the corner with your dunce cap on

Posted by: Fx10 | November 3, 2010 7:00 AM | Report abuse

And "dumbfounded" that anyone would give a rats-a** what that franchise-wreaker thinks ...

Posted by: RoidRage | November 3, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

And "dumbfounded" that anyone would give a rats-a** what that franchise-wreaker thinks ...

Posted by: RoidRage | November 3, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

he also was dumbfounded with the draft. Dan, I'm not sure your readers care about this dude anymore.

Posted by: Hattrik | November 3, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Vinny left the team with a porous offensive line, a dearth of receivers, and a patchwork running game -- but he's right to be flabbergasted that anyone would expect a QB substitution to overcome those problems.

Posted by: jbspear | November 3, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

Ofcourse Vinny was dumbfounded........it had to do with football.

Posted by: RealConservative | November 3, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

Now we're waiting for Jim Zorn's quote on this McNabb situation.

Posted by: muktech | November 3, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Any time Cerrato doesn't like something a coach does, it makes me feel a lot more comfortable that whatever the coach did was the right idea.

Posted by: bds12 | November 3, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Well now I think that benching McNabb was a great idea...

Posted by: destewar | November 3, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Cerrato, go to Home Depot isle 5 get rope, isle 9 get ladder, get the picture?

Posted by: lylefish | November 3, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Vinny dumbfounded? I don't believe it.

Posted by: jmy999 | November 3, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Vinny should just shut the He!! up. He is the reason we are in this mess now.

Posted by: mwellons | November 3, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

who cares!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: mustang_johnny1 | November 3, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Was that Vinny's opinion or did he ask Mel Kiper prior to his interview.

Posted by: myers681 | November 3, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

I can't think of many things that go together quite as well as dumbfounded and Mr. Cerrato.

Posted by: oldschoolfan | November 3, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Cerrato??? Who cares what he thinks! We're in the process of digging out of the giant hole he dug.

F++K him!!

Posted by: pwflew1 | November 3, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm not surprised by the usual stupid comments on this blog...Cerrato gave us Landry, Sean Taylor,Cooley, Arakpo..
The "football people"(Shanahan father and son, Doofus Allen" gave us a draft where 2 out of 8 choices made the team..our new left tackle might as well not be there for the sacks he has given up..bring Samuels back,please..Shanahan, who never won a game of consequence without Elway at the helm, has made Zorn look like Lombardi(I hope Jim had a good laugh on Sunday). Wake up Danny, send the Shanahans and Allen packing..read it and weep, losers..

Posted by: markappraiser1 | November 3, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

He got the dumb part right.

Posted by: wireman65 | November 3, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

what vinny was dumbfounded?
no freaken way!

Posted by: derek1992 | November 3, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

what vinny was dumbfounded?
no freaken way!

Posted by: derek1992 | November 3, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

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