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Fred Smoot compares Mike Shanahan to a grandma who can’t cook anymore

Eric Edholm
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Fred Smoot has been on Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan's case most of the season in his regular appearances on 106.7 The Fan in D.C. In fact, Smoot thinks Shanahan's time could be up if the Redskins can't win Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

“If he loses this game, this is the end of the Red Lobster,” Smoot told hosts Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier on Tuesday, via the Washington Post. “I think you can put him in the broiler if he loses this game right here.”

Speaking of broiling, the former Redskins cornerback makes quite the apt cooking analogy to describing what he thinks are Shanahan's lost skills as a coach.

“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 go in the grocery store and get, but she just cannot whip it up like she used to.”

You thought Smoot might stop there? Nah. He once more said that the relationship between Shanahan and Robert Griffin III is "terrible" and that the Redskins need a coach who “understands RGIII's talent."

Anything else? Here was Smoot's finishing move from the top ropes on Shanahan.

“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.”

Have we yet asked Smoot his thoughts on the Redskins' name, concussions in football ... Obamacare? I just want to hear what the guy has to say on all of it.

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