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Vinnie Cerrato Needs a Good Answer for Mike Holmgren

SEATTLE - JANUARY 05:  Head coach Joe Gibbs of the Washington Redskins speaks with head coach Mike Holmgren of the Seattle Seahawks after the Seahawks defeated the Redskins 35-14 after the NFC Wild Card game at Qwest Field on January 5, 2008 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Anthony BrownCorrespondent INovember 3, 2009

What will Vinny Cerrato say now?

The Washington Redskins executive vice president lambasted Steve Largent after the Hall Of Fame receiver and former Congressman spoke up in support of his friend Jim Zorn. 

Today, Super Bowl coach Mike Holmgren said the Redskins were "very unfair" to both Jim Zorn and Sherm Lewis.

"You can be upset with me as a play-caller or how the team's going, [then] fire me," Holmgren said. "But don't do that. Don't pull the rug out from under me, tie my hands, make me look foolish...take away what I came there for to do in the first place. Don't do that."

Holmgren made his comments today on the Waddle and Silvy Show on ESPN 1000, serving the Chicago market.

Most of Holmgren's interview covered Brett Favre and Jay Cutler. The portion on Zorn comes at 8:14 of the interview found on Waddle and Silvy podcast of the show.

Jason Reid transcribed Holmgren's comments today on Redskins Insider .

So, Little Danny Snyder's adolescent rage against Zorn could have big time consequences if Homgren interviews for a 2010 Redskin head coach vacancy.

Tell me Daniel, how do you react to adversity during the season? Do you fix problems, or fix blame?

As Ricky said to Lucy, Snyder and Cerrato have a lot of 'splainin' to do.

Forget about any big name coach here next year. Holmgren and Mike Shanahan will have five or six options if they want to return to the sideline in 2010. All of them will be more attractive than the Redskins.

Tony Dungy and Bill Cowher are firmly retired.

Marty Schottenheimer declared that he would never work for Daniel Snyder—a year before he actually worked for him—so anything goes. But after 10 years, everybody knows that Snyder can't change his spots.

Snyder is likely to find a young, hungry, and pliable assistant coach you've never heard of to take the job.

Don't exclude Jim Zorn either. If the Redskins manage seven wins or better, Zorn likely stays. That would be the fitting end to a bizarre season.    

 

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