The following is from last Thursday's Washington Post:
According to people within the Redskins organization, owner Daniel Snyder and Vinny Cerrato, the team's executive vice president of football operations, recently attended a University of Texas game to scout quarterback Colt McCoy. Cerrato traveled to conduct an in-person evaluation of Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen, a junior who declared for the draft this week.
It is widely known that Cerrato has been to Notre Dame on more than one occasion this season to check out Clausen. Cerrato, a former Notre Dame recruiting coordinator, even interviewed Clausen on his radio show last week.
That's right Redskins newcomer, the vice president of football operations of the team hosts his own radio show. Unreal. The highlights include the weather in South Bend, Clausen's finals and Cerrato asking Clausen to give him a Golden Tate scouting report.
Then there was this doozy:
"Now, evaluate yourself as a quarterback," he told Clausen. "What do you need to improve upon for the next level?"
Let me reiterate that the rumor is that Cerrato makes real personnel decisions for a real NFL team. Supposedly. Probably not.
Oh, and don't forget about Cerrato and Snyder checking out McCoy. How does McCoy respond with the NFL's dynamic duo in the house? By blowing his Heisman Trophy chances in a three-interception performance that almost cost Texas a national championship appearance.
Sure, most could blame McCoy's poor performance on Ndamukong Suh. But people know the truth here. McCoy became so frightened by the thought of becoming the latest Redskins quarterback to be scrutinized by management, he committed NFL Draft suicide. Smart move.