ESPN, in a clever way to put out more NFL free agency content, interviewed a former general manager to ask for tips on the best way to handle the early days of free agency. The piece is titled "Inside the Mind of an NFL GM," which is so tempting to click. There's only one problem: they chose former Washington Redskins GM Vinny Cerrato.â†µ
As choices go, this would be like asking Isiah Thomas how to sign NBA free agents. That's why Hogs Haven has been having a bit of fun with it, both in print and on Twitter. We could mock this all day, so let's mock this all day.
As for Cerrato's actual recommendations, they are pretty standard and make sense in theory. Set priorities, negotiate with your free agents, be on the same page as your coach, yada yada yada. It's always funny how people can explain the right way to do business much better than they practice it.â†µ