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Fred Smoot's House is For Sale

Remember the house tour Fred Smoot gave me last year? Well, the tour guide might soon be less quotable. According to my colleagues at The Reliable Source, Smoot's 7,000-square foot Great Falls mansion is on the market, with a price tag of $1.695 million. "He's downsizing," he real estate agent said. Wonder what happens to The Fred Room. And also to his official wall monogram, seen above.

In other news, our friends at sent out a release this morning on the job security of NFL coaches. They have Jim Zorn's odds of being fired before Week 1 of the 2010 season at 3-2, and he's listed at 4-1 to be the next NFL head coach fired, after Dick Jauron (3-1) and Jack Del Rio (7-2), and right in front of Wade Phillips (9-2).

(Zorn was asked about job security during his weekly radio hit on ESPN 980 yesterday: "I won't even answer that question. I'm trying to get ready for Detroit. I'm not worried about my job," he said, according to the Wash Times. Tough biz, when The Jim Zorn Show is talking about the future of Jim Zorn.)

(Leading contenders for "first coach hired," on the other hand, include Jon Gruden at 5-4 and Mike Shanahan at 7-4.)

In other news, Rocky McIntosh's latest blog item also touches on the booing question, although that wasn't his main point. "Fans, cut us some slack with the booing," he wrote. "We like constructive criticism but we also need your support to make it through the season."

Also, Clinton Portis is officially on Twitter, though he hasn't posted much of anything yet. Or anything, really. This is his official account, though.

And here's an argument that a total disaster of a Redskins season might be just what's needed. (From East Coast Bias)

And here's an argument, in the Miami Herald of all places, that Daniel Snyder is the NFL's worst owner. It comes from Len Shapiro. Bear in mind that Michael Silver ranked Snyder 8th just a few weeks ago. That's a pretty big difference of opinion.

And here's Shaun Suisham and Lindsay Czarniak hanging out in a hockey rink. Suisham says he hated the awkwardness of competing for his job this summer, that one of his strengths is forgetting about misses, and that he hopes to be here for another five years.

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 23, 2009; 11:11 AM ET
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If Zorn doesn't improve and ends up getting fired please, please, please don't let Gruden be the coach that Danny ends up hiring. I can't stand that guy.

Posted by: JulzDC | September 23, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Here is my ever changing list of coaching candidates:

Lords of the Ring: AKA, any of these men can get any job they want.
Bill Cower
Mike Shanahan
Mike Holmgren
John Gruden

Ex's to respect: AKA Former good coaches who fell from grace
Brian Billick
Jim Fassel
Mike Martz
Jim Haslett

Up and comers: AKA Current coordinators who may become a head coach in the next few years.
Russ Grimm
Jason Garrett
Clancy Pendergast
Rob Ryan
Rob Chudzinski
Leslie Frazier
Brian Schottenheimer
Ron Rivera
Mike Zimmer
Darrell Bevell
Pete Carmichael Jr.
Bobby April
Mike Heimerdinger

Posted by: alex35332 | September 23, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Snyder may well be the worst owner in the NFL, but NONE of the Washington Post crowd has much credibility on the topic. It is absolutely clear that the Post has a "get Snyder" agenda.............

Posted by: poguesmahone | September 23, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Alex your list of candidates is laughable. I'll take any of the top 4 but want nothing to do with the next four. If we can't get a Super Bowl winner Danny should hire Russ Grimm, a Hog and someone who understands Redskin football.

Posted by: jpfterps | September 23, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Didn't that Len Shapiro story run in the WaPo? It looked familiar. Is the Miami Herald that desperate for stories that they will run a one month old piece from another newspaper on a topic that has absolutely nothing to do with Miami?

Posted by: mja712 | September 24, 2009 3:33 AM | Report abuse

From the article ranking Snydee at the bottom of NFL owners, I love the part about Cerrato and agree 110%, "Five head coaches in 10 years, a general manager (Vinny Cerrato) who would have a hard time keeping a head scouting job with some franchises and big bucks for aging superstars who take the money and run are just a few of his countless transgressions."

Until Snydee gets a real GM, the Skins won't hoist the Lombardi Trophy!

Posted by: GoingGoingGone | September 24, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

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