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Michael Maccoby
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Michael Maccoby

Michael Maccoby is an anthropologist and psychoanalyst globally recognized as an expert on leadership. He is the author of The Leaders We Need, And What Makes Us Follow.

Replace Cerruto and Snyder

Bringing in a play caller is a Hail Mary managerial play, an extreme long shot that could succeed only if the consultant were able to design brilliant plays based on deep knowledge of the Redskins' skills and the vulnerabilities of opponents. That hasn't happened.

The teams' problems are not due to coach Zorn's play calling, but the weakness of the personnel. In the game against the Eagles, the offensive line showed the same failure to protect the quarterback or open holes for ball carriers that has crippled the Redskins' ability to score.

Clearly, the fault lies not with the coach, but with Dan Snyder and Vince Cerruto for their draft and free-agency decisions. They are the managers who need to be replaced.

By Michael Maccoby

 |  October 28, 2009; 10:56 AM ET
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