Christmas comes early for the Redskins

Whether you were on your morning commute, at your workplace, or just getting out of bed, the news spread like wildfire: “Vinny Cerrato is out”.  Vinny Cerrato resigned this morning as Vice President of the Washington Redskins this morning.  I probably got four texts from fellow Redskins fans announcing an early Christmas present.  Dan Snyder has also  taken a reach back to the past and has connected someone very familiar with a winning Redskins legacy by hiring Bruce Allen (son of former Redskins coach George Allen) as his new man in command.

At first I was skeptical, as most Skins fans are with such a bold move during the regular season.  But this seems to be a serious move by Snyder.  Mr. Allen was in Tampa with Jon Gruden and is credited with putting that Super Bowl winning team together ( led by former Skin  Brad Johnson).  Other than that I was unaware of his personnel prowess but the press release by the Redskins outlines it well:

  • From 1995 to 2004 Allen was the GM with the Oakland Raiders
  • “he was part of three AFC West Championships, two appearances in the AFC Championship game and a berth in Super Bowl XXXVII”
  • From 2004 to 2008 Allen was GM with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 2005 and 2007  the Buccaneers were AFC South Championships

Questions Arise

Here’s the situation though, will Snyder step back and let George Allen do what he’s supposed to do?

Does this mean that Jon Gruden is automatically the leading candidate for hire for the Redskins Head Coach next year?

Will Allen give Jim Zorn a fair evaluation for the improved play of the team during these last few weeks.

Your Thoughts

Do you like this hire?

Same old story different name?


Dan Steinberg remembers Vinny’s “legacy

3 Comments to “Christmas comes early for the Redskins”

  • Matt January 22, 2010 at 3:40 PM

    Thanks for visiting Tyson. We have a passion for DMV sports and you’ll find great podcasts and articles related to this area’s sports teams as well as the NBA and the NFL as a whole.

  • Tyson F. Gautreaux January 17, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    Thanks for the great post. I always try to bookmark sports or fotball related posts like this one.

  • regionalceleb December 17, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    I’m all for the change !
    It’ll be interesting how the off season plays out, Im thinking most moves will be made almost immediately following season end……… Thanks Danny Boy ! No just back off and let Bruce do his job

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