Letter -- Cracks in the Redskins' ‘Foundation'

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Washington Redskins' "foundation is strong." So says Vinny Cerrato, the team's executive vice president of football operations, as quoted in a Jan. 1 Sports article. How so?

I admit I didn't catch every game this year, but what did I miss? Washington certainly doesn't have a strong foundation at wideout, lacking a No. 2, 3 or 4 receiver. The offensive line? It's manned by aging greats who can no longer protect the quarterback, facilitate plays or generally compete in the National Football League. Defensive line? See above. Certainly Mr. Cerrato couldn't have been referring to football operations, an area in which, with the exception of the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys, the Redskins seem to rank dead last.

The Redskins have not put down a strong foundation since day one of the Dan Snyder era. Will someone please wake up and do something? Call former general manager Bobby Beathard. Ask him what he wants. Give it to him.

The "foundation is strong"? Give me a break.

PAUL BERGERON II

Lake Monticello


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