Three months ago most of America hadn't heard of Kurt Warner. Today, at least in the eyes of 25 pro personnel directors and scouts polled by SI, the Rams' quarterback is the MVP of the first half of the '99 season. "He may be a Cinderella story, but he's for real," says St. Louis offensive coordinator Mike Martz. The most interesting selection, though, was the panel's top executive of the half season: former Redskins general manager Charley Casserly, who was removed from his position by new Washington owner Daniel Snyder in July. Casserly put a solid nucleus in place-Washington is 5-2-and positioned the Skins for long-term success, with three first-round picks in 2000.
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