ZornWatch '09 is at a frenzy. The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore has been dispatched to the Potomac, waiting for the cruel winds to blow. With one game before a bye week (against the hated Eagles, no less), and with the head coach being emasculated by having his play-calling duties taken away, it's a matter of time. And deservedly so.
But it's not his fault.
Hiring and firing Jim Zorn is like getting upset when your 7-year-old crashes the car when you toss him the keys and tell him to drive the family to Grandma's house. Yeah, the damn kid should've kept you on the road, but the idiot who picked him to be chauffeur is the one who deserves the bulk of the blame.
And who's that idiot with the Skins? Mr. Vinny Cerrato.
Mercifully, if internet rumors are true (and we totally know that they always are), Vinny's reign of error could soon be over. Profootballtalk.com says that "there's a strong belief within the Redskins organization that the fates of coach Jim Zorn and V.P. of football operations Vinny Cerrato are tied together. So if/when Zorn goes, Cerrato could be dumped, too."
Now don't let the fact that that particular analyst picked the Skins to make it to the Super Bowl temper the joy you feel in your hearts upon reading those few sentences.
While ultimately, Danny Snyder's the big problem with the franchise, kvetching about his is pointless; there's nothing that can be done to change the owner. But his incompetent henchmen? Fire at will!
It's clear that Mumbles Cerrato is in so far over his head that he couldn't even touch bottom with a 40-pound weight strapped to his feet. His inability to develop or recognize talent beyond the flashy names he saw the last time he picked up a copy of Madden is at the root of the Skins' "success."
If the Skins toss Zorn overboard, and we find out that Cerrato's tethered to him, then by all means let's give Zorn a shove.
Not having a real GM or a competent player personnel person is the reason the Skins stink, not Zorn.
Well, Zorn's in over his head, too, but you can't blame little Jimmy. Vinny did toss him the keys.