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Sherman Smith Takes The Job With The Skins

Smith just informed the Tennessee Titans he is taking the Redskins' offensive coordinator job, league sources said. Look for an announcement shortly.

Also, league sources say the Titans are very much interested in fired Redskins running backs coach Earnest Byner to work with their running backs, and plan to contact him shortly.

So the Skins' coaching staff is essentially in place.

By Jason La Canfora  |  February 15, 2008; 5:20 PM ET
 
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Posted by: drdavid | February 15, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Good for EB. As he said everything happens for a reason and it will all work out.

Posted by: drdavid | February 15, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I'll wait until it is official. Fisher might call him and get him to change his mind, again.

Posted by: fgtdr | February 15, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

I am thrilled beyond words that the Redskins appear to be a faith focused team. I think that people with strong faith tend to be grounded and are able to make better judgements.

Posted by: Grumplestilskinn | February 15, 2008 05:16 PM

As a godless heathen, I have a slightly different opinion

Can I interest you in a creationist museum?

http://www.creationmuseum.org/

Adam

Posted by: argh | February 15, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

I am thrilled beyond words that the Redskins appear to be a faith focused team. I think that people with strong faith tend to be grounded and are able to make better judgements.

Posted by: Grumplestilskinn | February 15, 2008 05:16 PM


Yeah, how's that working out for the Bush administration and the GOP? And Jimmy Swaggart? And Jim Baker? And Ted Haggard? And Douglas Goodman? (the list goes on and on)

Posted by: jgarrisn | February 15, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

"That is the thing about people with faith, they do not base their decisions on the whim of the world... they stay the course and when the valley rear their heads, and the faithless scatter, the ones with faith will be there to pick up the pieces, have credibility and be able to lead men to battle..,"

Wow...just wow is all I gotta say to that. And to think of all the "praying about football" jokes I choked down...and guess what I am going to continue to b/c this really isn't the forum...

but that above quote and the rest of the post contain some condemnations of people who may believe differently for mr. grumplstilskin....

Posted by: chrislarry | February 15, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

That's two pieces of great news. Zorn has no excuses with his dream team, and Byner deserves a good job with a good coach and a good organization.

Posted by: m0sherman | February 15, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

GO Jason.
I'll look for the article.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | February 15, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

cl

this administration makes a travishamockery of the separation between church and state; it would only be fair if the football team did the same

happy, happy, joy, joy

Adam

Posted by: argh | February 15, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

will sherman smith be the skins new Billy Donovan?

Posted by: stivic | February 15, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Only time will TELL???????????????????//

Posted by: britton427 | February 15, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

I can see why a religious man like Sherman Smith would have doubts about moving from Nashville to Washington.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 15, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Byner deserves a good job with a good coach and a good organization.

Posted by: m0sherman | February 15, 2008 05:40 PM

good organization? Bud Adams? Try selling that in Houston. But, yeah, hope things work out well for EB.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 15, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

just like God told Joe Gibss to leave Dc

Posted by: stivic | February 15, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

This is quite interesting! We have swapped QB coaches with Seattle and may soon swap RB coaches with Tennessee. Throughout next season, we should track the progress of the QBs in Seattle and the RBs in Tennessee.

Maybe this is another sign of the true talent on the Gibbs staffs of the past few years. Everyone who has been displaced has found a home quickly somewhere else in the NFL. I am glad everyone is gainfully employed. I am sure Joe Gibbs feels good as well ... no one is left standing after the the musical chairs song stops!

Don't ask me why, but I am optimistic about our Skins ... I like the staff and players. Let's make some "super smart" decisions this offseason with free agency and the draft. Hail!

Posted by: gilk | February 15, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

I do care about "character" and I also care about my favorite football team "winning"... and I don't believe a person's overt religiosity has any direct correlation to either of those things.

I want the players and coaching staff to be somewhere in between pious, morally upright losers and champions who appear to be utterly soulless and amoral (cough *Bill Belichick* cough).

I want the Redskins to be winners who are easy to root for, who conduct themselves with honor on and off the field. Religion has almost nothing to do with that...

In Seattle I had a great conversation with JLa, J-Reid and Mike Wise about Gibbs' penchant for proselytizing and how that may have been at odds with his role as the face of the franchise...

Ah stupid me, why did I get involved in this conversation...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 15, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

I am thrilled beyond words that the Redskins appear to be a faith focused team. I think that people with strong faith tend to be grounded and are able to make better judgements.

Posted by: Grumplestilskinn | February 15, 2008 05:16 PM

I'm calling two time outs on the above statement.

Posted by: mack1 | February 15, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Say what you want, but I believe having a faith based coach made a huge impact on the way the team handled the Sean Taylor tragedy. More importantly, it had a huge impact on Sean Taylor the man and his spiritual destination.

As far as I'm concerned, Mr Smith using the time to engage a bit of discernment can only be a positive thing. Much better than rushing to judgement to appease a few rabid bloggers looking for instant gratification.

Posted by: drbatchelor | February 15, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Wow....Just Wow...


Snyder must have pushed a whole 'nother stack of $$ to get him to come here.

Just like he did with Zorn and Blache. When will Snyder learn that $$ dosen't cure all!

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 15, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

drbatch- Get it straight. We're a bunch of "coked up hamsters" up here.
THIS guy has the instant gratification issues....

http://www.thelocal.se/9982/20080214/

Posted by: 4-12 | February 15, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Hey, look over there. It's Nate.

What's he doing?

It looks like he's beating that hornet's nest with a stick.

hmmmmm!

Posted by: _Stumped_ | February 15, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

whatever makes you feel good, 4-12

Posted by: drbatchelor | February 15, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

"In Seattle I had a great conversation with JLa, J-Reid and Mike Wise about Gibbs' penchant for proselytizing and how that may have been at odds with his role as the face of the franchise...
Ah stupid me, why did I get involved in this conversation...
Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 15, 2008 05:57 PM
"

Did they tell you that was off the record??

You should have said you were having talking with sources close to the WashPost Redskins reporting staff......

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 15, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

I hope I wasn't telling on anybody there, 4th.

It was one of many interesting topics of discussion that night. One of them was thinking about writing something on the topic... I think they were all interested in it at that time because they had recently been surprised when Gibbs, at Sean's funeral, asked everyone to invite Jesus into their lives or something like that, a very clear proselytizing moment that may have been construed as inappropriate since he was speaking in this massive public forum as the head coach and president of the Redskins... I dunno... sorry again for getting into the conversation on this topic, just making small talk up here...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 15, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

drbatch- Get it straight. We're a bunch of "coked up hamsters" up here.
THIS guy has the instant gratification issues....

http://www.thelocal.se/9982/20080214/

Posted by: 4-12 | February 15, 2008 06:03 PM

Isn't getting it straight what got that guy in trouble in the first place? Maybe you should have said "get a grip" ... actually, scratch that, never mind...

Posted by: dcsween | February 15, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

So is Jason La Canfora on vacation, or what?

I thought he was going to be away, and we would have to get our fix from a substitute dealer via a mule like such as TheCindy or EG-R for a few days... but there he is posting on this topic...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 15, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

I come strolling along having not bloged on here for days and I come on to find some weird preacher is trying to take the blog and talk of masturbation. Damnit, I leave for a few days and the blog goes to retarded.

Dudes, I expect you reg's to take care of things here.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 15, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Nate, you know JLC better then any of use, does he not love his boyz here?

Posted by: alex35332 | February 15, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

By the way there is no God in Football, its not a kosher game, its a pig skin.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 15, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Wait maybe there is a football god, more like Thor or something.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 15, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

God invented the coin flip.

Posted by: tafka | February 15, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

I hear he also invented the devil, which is why God is actually imperfect, but according to christian scholars God can't be imperfect which is why he cannot exist.

Smoke some weed and read again and you will have a fun night thinking about it.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 15, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

JLC, does this mean that I can stop pouring my "40" of OE out for EB? He may be able to pay his light bill afterall...

Posted by: castro123 | February 15, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

I am happy for EB.

Posted by: jm220 | February 15, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Does EB have a Ring?

Posted by: alex35332 | February 15, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

WOW. Nice hire. WAFJ!

A mediocre offensive coordinator behind a mediocre team, now loves to call our mediocre never-called-a-play Head Coach the "Z-man". Our mediocre Frodo and his mediocre friend Gollum are in search of the Precious, but will never find it.

These fools disgust me. But hey, as long as Frodo makes millions and Gollum convinces Frodo that The Precious is in sight, we will never win the big game.

So good luck Z-man and your band of fools.

So much for the Glory of Rome.

Posted by: zap123 | February 15, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Wait LOTR and Rome in one line wtf

Posted by: alex35332 | February 15, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

And so just that I am sure, a mediocre head coach in Fassel was the one who recommended the mediocre quarterbacks coach cum Offensive Coordinator cum Head Coach who has never called a play. He now has a band of mediocre coaches who have never won a big game. I mean, please correct me if I am wrong, BUT...

Our Defensive Line continues to be a weakness, so we go out and hire some douchebag from a place called Tennesee Tech to coach our boys? This same mediocre coach for a sub-mediocre Tennessee Tech has never coached for a team in the National Football League.

I am curious. Is Snyder purposely F'ing with his fan base, or is he starting to finally cut back spending because all of his ventures are quickly turning into one disaster after another?

Posted by: zap123 | February 15, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

I believe EB has a ring, one that Bug-Eyed Gollum Cerrato covets. I just cant figure out the relationship between Frodo and Gollum. It just doesnt make sense.

Other than being the laughing stock of the league, have these men no pride?

Posted by: zap123 | February 15, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

New post

Posted by: jm220 | February 15, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

EB got a ring with the '91 'Skins and I think with the 2000 Ravens (as a coach).

I think Cerrato got a ring with the '94 49ers (not real sure on that).

Snyder wears Vinny's ring on a necklace. He used to wear it on his index finger with some yarn wrapped around it so it would fit.

In fact when he promoted Vinny this year he said words to the effect, "I won't quit you."

Our front office is a joke.

Congrats to Smith.

Posted by: ssh1549 | February 15, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

I believe EB has a ring, one that Bug-Eyed Gollum Cerrato covets. I just cant figure out the relationship between Frodo and Gollum. It just doesnt make sense.

Other than being the laughing stock of the league, have these men no pride?

Posted by: zap123 | February 15, 2008 06:49 PM

now that was funny- made my night, I am still laughing.

Posted by: stivic | February 15, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

I am thrilled beyond words that the Redskins appear to be a faith focused team. I think that people with strong faith tend to be grounded and are able to make better judgements.

Posted by: Grumplestilskinn | February 15, 2008 05:16 PM

If that's true, then Danny and Vinnie must
be devil-worshipping runts as they have not shown much in the way of good judgements.

Posted by: abrockway | February 15, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: F_Barno | February 19, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

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