Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder sat down with Gary Myers’s who has a new book Coaching Confidential, and was open about a lot of things he did as an owner.
The most interesting thing Snyder said was that former general manager Vinny Cerrato is no longer around because he let “the owner” hire Jim Zorn as their head coach.
“The general manager needs to prevent the owner from hiring someone who’s not qualified. And that’s why Vinny is no longer here, to be truthful with you. He’s not here because his job was to prevent the owner from hiring a not-qualified coach. Having said that, we went in and had the worst two-year experience I ever dreamed. I apologized, according to my wife, ten thousand times. I apologize openly. I made a big mistake. It’s a terrible experience when you know you got the wrong guy to lead the franchise.”
It makes me laugh that Snyder fired Cerrato for that move when in fact he should fire himself (which I know he can’t do) for hiring Cerrato in the first place.