I’m going to borrow a page from the book of ESPN’s Mike and Mike show. Two guys in the Redskins’ organization should just shut up. One is Vinny Cerrato. Check out Dan Steinberg’s recounting of Cerrato’s comments before the today’s Chiefs’ game. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2009/10/cerrato_discusses_the_offensiv.html. Who is Cerrato kidding? He sounds like a complete idiot. I hope Steinberg misquoted him, but I doubt it.
My second Just Shut Up goes to Albert Haynesworth. You don’t run off the field by yourself before the game has officially ended, slip out of the locker room before the doors are opened to the media, and yet pretend to be a leader. Giving an emotional speech about being better and being accountable is great. I’m sure it was well deserved. But, leadership by action means much more than leadership by words, and leaders aren’t as selfish as Haynesworth was a couple times today. Granted, he did lead on the field. But, so many others on the Redskins’ defense played hard, as well.
In Cerrato’s case, he sounded incredibly out of touch with reality. In Haynesworth’s case, he seems out of touch with certain aspects of a pro football player’s reality. To both I say: just shut up!