In addition to learning about all the great things WRAP and SoberRide do for the local community, I had a chance to talk to the former Redskins Linebacker Ken Harvey and ask him his thoughts on various Redskins and NFL topics. Here’s how it went…
Redskins Guy: What’s your reaction to Vinny Cerrato’s resignation?
Ken Harvey: Obviously they had a plan from the get go. This has been in the works for a while now. We’ll see where this takes us.
RG: Do you think Bruce Allen is the right man for the job?
KH: I don’t know. Time will tell. In a lot of ways, I’m just a fan like you guys in all of this.
RG: Do you think John Gruden is next?
KH: The writing is on the wall in some area in some ways. It certainly looks like there may be some changes. I don’t know enough about [John Gruden's] contract with ESPN to know if he can get out of it. We’ll have to see.
RG: The players are clearly playing hard for Jim Zorn. Does he deserve another chance, given how they’ve rallied around him?
KH: Everything that can be stripped from [Jim Zorn] has been stripped. It may be hard for him to come back. It’s a tough position to be in. The players play hard for themselves too. You want to create an environment of success and winning. You want the young players hungry to replace the starters. You want the starters competing with each other to show who’s best. Everyone should be fighting for playing time.
RG: We’ve finally seen some of the young players step up and get a chance to show how hungry they are to start.
KH: And that’s what you need.
RG: Redskins fans obviously hate the Cowboys, Eagles, and Giants with a passion. Do the players feel the same way?
KH: I can only speak about how it was when I was playing. You respected the rivalry even if you didn’t understand it completely. We’ve got to take care of business.
RG: Tell us the truth, how badly did you guys make fun of Gus Frerotte for the head butt incident?
KH: Yeah, we laughed at him. I know Gus. He wanted to be a linebacker deep down inside. Just stick to throwing the ball. If you hit a wall, the wall’s going to hit back. Stick with what you know. You don’t see me trying to throw passes.
RG: There hasn’t been much attention on the possible uncapped season and, more importantly, the year after the uncapped season. This was supposed to be a poison pill to encourage both sides to cooperate. Do you think they’ll be able to come to some sort of agreement?
KH: They will have to get a deal done. There’s too much riding on it for them not to.
RG: So you don’t think the fans will have to worry about having a September without football in the years to come?
KH: I don’t think the fans have anything to worry about. Something will happen.