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Vinny Cerrato: Shanahan Is Trying To Leave Snyder With A Mess

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Vinny Cerrato, former Redskins exec and current radio host at our sister station in Baltimore, joins Mac and Jim to discuss the Panthers and the mess in Washington D.C.

On the Saints loss: You had a New Orleans team coming home to play that went to Seattle and got beat badly, so you knew you were going to get a great effort. It’s a tough place to win. I never expected Carolina to win that game. I don’t think many people, outside of the Panther fans, expected them to win.

On the Panthers: I like the Panthers. I like their defense. With Charles Johnson coming back last week, he gets a game back under his belt, so that helps him. He’ll get back into it this week. The defense plays aggressive, hard and fast. With Cam Newton, the way he’s playing, as long as he doesn’t turn the ball over, they’er a pretty dangerous football team.

On the Redskins: this is all about the money. It’s all about seven million dollars for next season. I think Mike Shanahan is setting it up so Kirk Cousins will play extremely well in these games, then you’re going to have a quarterback controversy. So when Shanahan leaves, owner Daniel Snyder will have another mess on his hands, because half of the fans will say they should play Cousins.

On Who to Blame in Washington: All three parties deserve some of the blame; RG3, Shanahan and Snyder. the people that are suffering the most are the fans. Shanahan was wanting to resign last season, because RG3 was getting preferential treatment from the owner and its hard to build a team when one guy gets that kind of treatment.

Vinny elaborates on what lies ahead for Redskins fans, compares the level of involvment for different NFL owners, and answers whether or not the Panthers are good enough to win it all.

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