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Cerrato joins ESPN draft team

We should read the P.R. statements that ESPN sends more closely, because it took Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog to notice a glorious item towards the bottom of Tuesday’s release.

Former Redskins Executive VP and noted actor Vinny Cerrato will provide analysis for ESPN Radio during the NFL Draft alongside John Clayton and host Freddie Coleman. 

“Cerrato is thrilled to be part of a draft in which he didn’t trade away all his good picks for overpaid veterans,” we wish someone said.

Charles Rogers will also provide on-site financial advice
for incoming rookies.

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53 Responses to “Cerrato joins ESPN draft team”
  1. Cleg says: Apr 13, 2010 3:41 PM

    What type of analsys? How to ruin a franchise?

  2. Chapnasty2 says: Apr 13, 2010 3:43 PM

    ESPN does it again, hiring another moron on their staff.

  3. ep0730 says: Apr 13, 2010 3:44 PM

    “Charles Rogers will also provide on-site financial advice for incoming rookies”- I hope this is not the same Charles Rogers who spent most of his money on drugs and alcohol!

  4. mama tried says: Apr 13, 2010 3:44 PM

    Pleeeeeze, let him do anything but suggest draft picks!!!
    Vinny, I think Danny needs his ass wiped, better run!

  5. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Apr 13, 2010 3:44 PM

    Those are some pretty damn solid cheap shots. Well played Rosenthal.

  6. Facts Domino says: Apr 13, 2010 3:45 PM

    great!
    More goofy looking eyes from vinny.

  7. Sang says: Apr 13, 2010 3:47 PM

    HAHAHA why do these networks insist on hiring failed GMs like anyone cares what they have to say. They should give Matt Millen Vinny Cerrato and Michael Lombardi their own pre-draft special and call it ” How to F up a football team for 10 years !!!!

  8. RuggSkins says: Apr 13, 2010 3:47 PM

    Hopefully Cerrato has used his time off in rehab, and won’t be all gacked-up for the ESPN telecast… as it often appeared he was when on Redskins TV.

  9. MagicMan407 says: Apr 13, 2010 3:48 PM

    “Cerrato is thrilled to be part of a draft in which he didn’t trade away all his good picks for overpaid veterans,”
    LOL

  10. tomservo24 says: Apr 13, 2010 3:49 PM

    I’ll bet when the Jets trade half of whatever picks they have left to move up in the first round…again…Vinny will be the first to say what a great move it was.

  11. downwithdansnyder says: Apr 13, 2010 3:52 PM

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? He ruined the 49ers then the Redskins. How does this man have ANY credibility? Why should anyone listen to word he says about football and potential talent.

  12. downwithdansnyder says: Apr 13, 2010 3:53 PM

    Oh yeh, because anyone worth a damn (and many that are not) are actually working the draft for teams and not stuck talking about it on the radio. He’s a joke.

  13. RIP__21 says: Apr 13, 2010 3:53 PM

    Cerrato actually was pretty decent selecting players with the picks he had. I believe it was dumbass Synder makin the push to get the deions, adamn archulettas, brandon lloyds, fat albert haynesworth etc.

  14. ytrain says: Apr 13, 2010 3:54 PM

    His crazy eyes will make the draft coverage very entertaining. His eyes are very scary looking.

  15. MSWRavens says: Apr 13, 2010 3:54 PM

    Are you kidding me? This guy might be the worst talent evaluator the NFL has ever seen…which is the primary reason the Skins are in the crapper…even more so than Danny Boy’s love for big news splashes. What the hell could he add to draft day coverage? of course, with so many know nothing “experts” out there, what harm could another one do???

  16. AllThat says: Apr 13, 2010 3:57 PM

    Cerrato—Kiper—McShay—Mayock—draftnicks huh?
    Who freaking cares….ESPN is just stupid to hire this guy…

  17. vtsquirm says: Apr 13, 2010 3:59 PM

    hahahaa! Cerrato probably knows the least about drafting than anyone else on the planet.

  18. parasonic says: Apr 13, 2010 4:04 PM

    Jamarcus will be offering personal training, Michael Vick will have a dog sitting service…the list of these are endless.

  19. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Apr 13, 2010 4:04 PM

    you can put a silk tie on a pig and it’s still just a pig.

  20. War_Paint says: Apr 13, 2010 4:07 PM

    Yet another reason to never watch ESPN.

  21. Took_a_Cerrato,_Wiping_My_Snyder says: Apr 13, 2010 4:09 PM

    Vinny reminds me of the old SNL bit: “The thing that wouldn’t leave…”
    Get lost and stay there!

  22. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Apr 13, 2010 4:10 PM

    RIP__21 says: April 13, 2010 3:53 PM
    Cerrato actually was pretty decent selecting players with the picks he had.
    Who?Orakpo is one but the others? Malcolm, Devon, and Fred?

  23. gurnblanston says: Apr 13, 2010 4:17 PM

    Actually this move should help all current GMs in the league. Put away your draft boards, cancel the expensive flights to pro days and buy plenty of popcorn because all you need is a TV to monitor Cerrato – when he makes a suggestion for your upcoming pick, just do the opposite. Surefire! Hail!

  24. jimicos says: Apr 13, 2010 4:17 PM

    “Cerrato is thrilled to be part of a draft in which he didn’t trade away all his good picks for overpaid veterans,” we wish someone said.
    Charles Rogers will also provide on-site financial advice for incoming rookies.
    ————————–
    Mike Florio will provide Super Bowl predictions for entertainment.

  25. mollymalone says: Apr 13, 2010 4:18 PM

    Will he explain how he ruined the 49ers with draft picks like Dexter Carter, the human surf board-Jim Drunkenmiller, or the guy from USC who never showed up but got his signing bonus? Or how he turned the Washington Foreskins into a power house?

  26. Lucky5927 says: Apr 13, 2010 4:21 PM

    Well, someone has to retrieve Mel Kiper’s coffee and dry cleaning.

  27. mollymalone says: Apr 13, 2010 4:21 PM

    Will he explain how he ruined the 49ers with picks like Drunkenmiller, Dex Carter, and some guy from USC who never showed up for work? Or how he turned the Washington Foreskins into a powerhouse?
    The only thing he knows is how to collect a paycheck for no work…whoops there he goes again!

  28. JSpicoli says: Apr 13, 2010 4:23 PM

    Just do the opposite of everything he says

  29. Clevelander says: Apr 13, 2010 4:25 PM

    Yet he’s still more qualified to talk about draft picks than anybody on the PFT staff, given what Florio himself has said.

  30. odds75to1 says: Apr 13, 2010 4:27 PM

    @vtsquirm except Millen

  31. jimicos says: Apr 13, 2010 4:28 PM

    “Cerrato is thrilled to be part of a draft in which he didn’t trade away all his good picks for overpaid veterans,” we wish someone said.
    Charles Rogers will also provide on-site financial advice for incoming rookies.
    ————————–
    Mike Florio will provide Super Bowl predictions for entertainment.

  32. realitypolice says: Apr 13, 2010 4:34 PM

    ep0730 says:
    April 13, 2010 3:44 PM
    “Charles Rogers will also provide on-site financial advice for incoming rookies”- I hope this is not the same Charles Rogers who spent most of his money on drugs and alcohol!
    =============================
    Ummm…….yeah. That would be the joke, captain obvious.

  33. Skinsfan23 says: Apr 13, 2010 4:35 PM

    two thumbs down I will mute my tv when his analysis comes up. I’m so glad we got him out of town…but hey good for him he actually found another job.

  34. marcduke says: Apr 13, 2010 4:36 PM

    Oh please, ESPN, please let Vinny and Matt Millen sit up on your main stage pontificating on what it takes to build a winning NFL franchise……I just might change the channel from the NFL Network for the laughs, but probably not.

  35. GaryClark says: Apr 13, 2010 4:39 PM

    ESPN will now lose all ESPY awards and end up with defunct advertising deals. Not good for them. This is why we fired his ass and he is now “fake recruiting” for TV. Imaginary job.

  36. superdons says: Apr 13, 2010 4:53 PM

    Dude knows jack. JACK.

  37. rhage13 says: Apr 13, 2010 4:57 PM

    i cant wait until he says with the only thing wrong with the McNabb trade was they didnt resign him to a 7 year contract wiht $35 guaranteed.

  38. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 13, 2010 5:09 PM

    It is laughable that anyone would actually employ Cerrato for anything football related. ESPECIALLY THE DRAFT!!!! He is the only idiot that would offer Haynesworth the 100 million he got. He is the worst GM or player personnel guy EVER!!! I pray he lands in an alley, broke, digging in trash cans for food.

  39. DCskinsFan says: Apr 13, 2010 5:18 PM

    Everyone.. its ok… don’t worry about it.. He drafted T.O.
    He knows what hes talking about……
    .. atleast he thinks so.

  40. RIP__21 says: Apr 13, 2010 5:20 PM

    ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says:
    April 13, 2010 4:10 PM
    Who?Orakpo is one but the others? Malcolm, Devon, and Fred?
    Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, Sean Taylor, Chris Horton, HB Blades.
    And Landry will thrive as long as he stays at SS instead of FS.
    Malcom Kelley will flame out but Devon Thomas has potential.
    Dont get me wrong, I’m glad hes gone but he wasnt the worst GM in history. Matt Millen wrote the book on that…

  41. irishsamurai says: Apr 13, 2010 5:20 PM

    first piece of evidence i have seen that pretzel boy isnt the “dumbest” employer in the world,at leastt one more place is crazier than he

  42. Dukes says: Apr 13, 2010 5:23 PM

    this is a joke right this guy knows nothing about draft picks he doesn’t believe in the draft…is daniel snyder gonna be next to him acting like the draft matters to them….and please ESPN lets not go to the player on tv while he’s on the phone about 2 minutes b4 his name is called and ruin the pick, show the guy after his name is called

  43. rhage13 says: Apr 13, 2010 5:26 PM

    he is going to make McShay look like Poilian and Belichicks love child

  44. GaryClark says: Apr 13, 2010 5:53 PM

    Cerrato is awful

  45. Wellsee says: Apr 13, 2010 6:09 PM

    I wish had even a tiny bit of desire to watch the draft so I could say this news makes sure I won’t see it.

  46. tombrookshire says: Apr 13, 2010 6:17 PM

    That would be roughly the equivalent of putting Tim Geithner, the guy who oversaw the historic bank failures of 2008, in charge of the U.S. Treasury. Hey, wait a minute…………….

  47. tombrookshire says: Apr 13, 2010 6:21 PM

    Mike Vick will not be appearing on the show. Rather, he’ll be making an appearance on a very special, “Dog Whisperer.”

  48. DanSnyderSux says: Apr 13, 2010 7:24 PM

    Looks like I’ll be watching NFL Network next week. That bug-eyed clown and his BFF, Danny, ruined my football team. What does he have on ESPN?

  49. bison4me2010 says: Apr 13, 2010 7:28 PM

    Vinny Cerrato and Charles Rogers……..I guess all the decent analyst are on vacation the week of the draft. Talk about scraping the barrel.

  50. Buck Stallion says: Apr 13, 2010 7:53 PM

    Big Ben is going to be doing his own show on how to treat women with respect.

  51. shire says: Apr 13, 2010 8:02 PM

    agree with Rip21….
    People can jone on Cerrato all they want but he is a good talent evaluator.
    A terrible GM, yes but when you compare his draft picks to others in the league (start with Bruce Allen) he matches up very favorably.

  52. comment_submission_error says: Apr 13, 2010 9:36 PM

    Is ESPN above the law? That network will hire anybody. I heard they once gave Mike Florio a paycheck, but dumped him when Sean Salisbury became available.

  53. jimicos says: Apr 14, 2010 1:48 AM

    comment_submission_error says:
    April 13, 2010 9:36 PM
    Is ESPN above the law? That network will hire anybody. I heard they once gave Mike Florio a paycheck, but dumped him when Sean Salisbury became available.
    ————————
    Rumor has it Salisbury’s cell phone glamour shot was more enticing.

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