Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan looks on during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Redskins 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Fred Smoot on Redskins’ Shanahan: ‘sometimes grandma gets too old’


The Washington Redskins are 3-6.  After losing their first three games, Washington has traded wins and losses every week, culminating in a 34-27 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Former Redskins cornerback Fred Smoot has some strong words for Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan if the team loses to the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday.

“If he loses this game, this is the end of the Red Lobster,” Smoot reportedly said to Holden and Danny on 106.7 The Fan, according to the Washington Post.

According to the report, Smoot complimented Shanahan’s ability to recruit free agents and build through the draft, but doesn’t like the way the coach handles that talent once it gets to Washington.

“I didn’t say he shopped for bad groceries. He shopped for good players,” Smoot said.

Like we said, he just cannot cook. You know, sometimes grandma gets too old. She know what to do in the grocery store and get, but she cannot whip it up like she used to.”

Smoot clarified his comments a bit.

“Great coaches get the most out of their players, even the players that are not that good, they get the most out of these players,” Smoot continued. “With Shanahan right now, I think right now the game has just passed him. Like he’s not a bad coach, he’s a Super Bowl winning coach, but I just think right now, today’s athletes, and everything that goes on with today’s football, has just simply passed him.”

Tell us how you really feel Fred…

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