Yesterday we noted that Washington Redskins executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato has taken a side job hosting a show on the Washington radio station ESPN 980, which is owned by Redskins owner Daniel Snyder.
This morning Cerrato is on the air (listen here), and for the most part it sounds like your typical sports talk radio show. Cerrato gave his opinions about the Redskins, saying of quarterback Jason Campbell, "I think we saw him come of age" in the Redskins' Week 2 win over the Saints. And then an interesting subject came up: The feud between Redskins running back Clinton Portis and former Redskins running back Brian Mitchell, who had a heated argument on the station earlier this week.
"What frustrates Clinton is that Brian Mitchell is always on Clinton," Cerrato said. "I am totally on Clinton's side on this one."
And then the most interesting comment came from co-host George Michael: "That's living proof that Dan Snyder doesn't control 980," Michael said.
Snyder, of course, does control 980, but he's apparently willing to allow opposing viewpoints to be heard, including critical comments about his players and his team executives. I respect Snyder for that. Even though I still think Cerrato would be wise to spend his time running the team, not talking about the team.