Fred Smoot joined Holden and Danny Monday on 106.7 The Fan in Washington on Monday to discuss the 0-3 start by the Redskins and what should be done. Surprising or unsurprisingly depending on what you think about Smoot, he thinks a coaching change is in order. But that’s not what I’m actually interested in.
What I’m interested in is the nickname Smoot has dubbed head coach Mike Shanahan. That nickname? “The Red Lobster”.
My that’s a strong nickname.
“If you’re going to make a coaching change for the future, it’s time to make it now,” he said. “Robert Griffin III has been a Redskin now for one and a half years. If you’re gonna change his coach and you want a coach to grow with him like the Bradys and Belichicks and all the great pairs of quarterbacks and coaches, you have to do it now. And right now, I think the Red Lobster’s working his way outta here. I think Shanahan is working his way out of here.”
Then, Smoot goes into the strained relationship between The Red Lobster and Robert Griffin III which DC Sports Bog details in full. But the other interesting tidbit from Smoot, which you should’ve already known, is that RGIII can be a bit of a brat sometimes.
“It’s about time somebody be honest,” Smoot said. “Sometimes RGIII can be a brat, alright? Because I’m watching these other quarterbacks and I’m watching how they compose themselves and the things they do. With Luck and Wilson, and it’s a different vibe. Sometimes I’m starting to think that RGIII is really really buying into the attention. But I tell anybody this. The NFL will humble you. And I think he’s going through that humbling process right now as we speak.”
So what have we learned? Mike Shanahan should now be referred to as “The Red Lobster”, RGIII is a brat, and we need to hear from Fred Smoot more often.