Starting tomorrow, Redskins Executive VP Vinny Cerrato will be hosting a radio show on ESPN 980 for a total of four hours a week – from 10-12 on Mondays and Fridays. And here’s the thing that strikes you when you ask him about it: he seems legitimately enthusiastic to do it. I was able to get in a very brief conversation with him, to ask about plans for the show and his reaction to some of the skepticism following the announcement.
Let me start with the basics: what can we expect from the show?
Expect a lot of fan participation and a lot of talk about the Redskins. It’ll be predominantly about the Redskins, and giving the fans an opportunity to kind of hear what’s happening inside the team, and we’ll talk a little local college football and high school football too.
What sort of access will the fans be getting?
We’ll do call-in stuff. Opinions on what happened the day before in the game, and what to look for in the upcoming game.
Some of the online reaction feels that you taking time to do the show will take you away from your other responsibilities. Is that a concern to you at all?
No, none whatsoever. There’s plenty of time to have everything done. I just think it’s a silly question, because whoever has that concern doesn’t know my schedule.
What about talking about players on other teams – is that going to present a problem?
I won’t criticize players [on other teams]. Most of the talk is going to be about the Redskins. We’ll have some guests on that’ll talk about other things.
Is this part of an overall approach to make the organization more accessible?
I think it’s an access for the fanbase, definitely.