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Vinny Cerrato To Jim Zorn: Just Kidding

ASHBURN, VA - JULY 30:  Washington Redskins Head Coach Jim Zorn (C) talks with owner Daniel Snyder (R) as Executive Vice President for Football Operations Vinny Cerrato (L) looks on during the first day of training camp July 30, 2009 in Ashburn, Virginia.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Anthony BrownCorrespondent IAugust 19, 2016

Yo, Jimbo.  All is forgiven.  You are cool.

Oh, that whole episode where we treated you just like Jason Campbell on the pretext we were replacing him?  Just kidding.

After losing to Detroit, we thought the team needed a laugh to break the tension.  Just to lighten things up, you know.  You can be assured of one thing.  We got your back, buddy.

Yeah, right.

Washington Redskins de facto GM Vinny Cerrato announced Friday morning that Jim Zorn is and will be head coach through the end of the season and "hopefully into the future."

Rght...if the Redskins win nine of the next 10 games.

Washington gave Zorn the dreaded vote of confidence about a month late and two weeks after the players asked for clarification about their coach.  Better late than never.

With that, Cerrato hopes to quell the turmoil he helped create.  It will work too, not just because it's the smartest move he's made this month.  We all just want to move on.

I wish Cerrato did not insult our intelligence when he did it.

“Sure, the frustration is high but the relationship within the organization remains the same.”

That doesn't ring true, Vinny.  Your relationship is not the same.  If you did any more to Zorn, it would have been a felony. 

The front office had to say something. The disruption was pushing the team closer to 6-10 than to 10-6.  It made it harder to lure the next big name coach to the Redskins.

Zorn won't be stressed out of the job. (I admire him for that.)

Maybe, just maybe, Daniel Snyder and Cerrato learned what not to do the next time the team faces adversity.

Maybe, but I doubt it.

There is no doubt, however, that neither Cerrato nor Snyder are the equal of the talent on the team. 

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