New era for Redskins begins now
I haven’t always been a fan of Danny Snyder and I’m still not really a “fan” per se, but I will say that at long last he appears to grasp the idea of delegation. His hiring of Bruce Allen to replace Vinny Cerrato was something obviously distasteful to him on a personal level, but had to be done from a business standpoint.
Allen has only been in place for a few weeks, but already his tone and demeanor suggest a new mindset working its way into Redskin park. Vinny Cerrato never struck me as a football GM, in part because he couldn’t talk like one. Granted talk is cheap, and it’s results that matter, but Cerrato never made anyone feel like he had a strong handle on what was going on in the clubhouse, and that he was in charge of the organization. The results Cerrato’s team produced reinforced the sentiment that he was in over his head.
In comes Bruce Allen and already we’re seeing signs that he has the leadership qualities to help this team move forward. One of the fundamental aspects of leadership is honesty, particularly as it relates to the public’s perception. Vinny always tried to spin things and did so much of it that no one really trusted things he said. Allen strikes me as an honest guy who “calls ‘em as he sees ‘em.” Much of what he’s said so far indicates he understands what Cerrato did not: the best teams are not made up of the best players, they’re made up of the right ones.