The Washington Times - October 26, 2009, 06:55PM

In an interview with ESPN before the game, Redskins executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato defended the decision to hand Sherm Lewis the playcalling duties.

“He has the experience and it’s like riding a bike, you don’t ride a bike for a couple of years, you get back on, it’s easy to ride the bike,” Cerrato said. “He’s been in this offense 20-some years, calling these plays and knowing this offense. He knows this offense backward and forward.”


Asked about the five-day delay in giving Zorn a tepid vote of confidence, Cerrato said: “Dan [Snyder], myself and the organization want this to be successful. We expected to be 3-3 [after entering the KC game 2-3]. It took a little bit of time to recover from the loss and then figure out what we’re going to do and what’s what we did.”

That’s hilarious. They waited five minutes after the game to make the play-calling decision.

Cerrato continues to disagree with Hall of Fame receiver Steve Largent’s comments about the decision being a “joke.”

“I don’t agree with a lot of things Steve said,” Cerrato said. “He has a right to have a comment but a lot of the things he said, he doesn’t really know any detail of what we talked about.”

— Ryan O’Halloran