WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Fred Smoot says this week’s matchup is a must-win for the 3-6 Redskins, otherwise it’s the end of Mike Shanahan, a.k.a. “The Red Lobster.”
Smoot, who dubbed Shanahan ‘The Red Lobster’ earlier in the season, for the dark, rosacea-esque hue his face often gives off on-camera, also compared the Redskins’ head coach to a grandmother who’s getting too old to cook like she used to.
“If he loses this game, this is the end of the red lobster. I think you put him in the broiler if he loses this game right here,” Smoot said on 106.7 The Fan on Tuesday.
“I cannot hate on him when it comes to finding guys in the lower rounds,” he’d go on to say. “He’s a great drafter. He has an eye for talent. He truly does. Like we said, he just cannot cook. You know, sometimes grandma gets too old. She know what to go in the grocery store and get, but she just cannot whip it up like she used to.”
“And that’s what I think we’re finding out about Shanahan,” Smoot said. “Great coaches get the most out of players, even the players that are not that good, they get the most out of these players. 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.”
Smoot remained consistent with his previous thoughts on the coach. When the Redskins began the season 0-3, Smoot suggested the team replace Shanahan with Bill Cowher or Jon Gruden.
Listen to the audio clip below.