Smith Gets the Redskins Park Tour
Jason Reid has a dispatch from Redskins Park:
This is just a little follow-up to the great work my main man Jason LaCanfora has done on the Redskins' search for an offensive coordinator. As Jason told you guys first (as if J La does it any other way), the Redskins have been pursuing Sherman Smith, the Tennessee Titans' assistant head coach-offense, for the offensive coordinator position that opened when Jim Zorn was promoted to head coach last week.
In Jason's last post, the Redskins were waiting for Smith's plane to arrive at Dulles. Well, I can confirm the plane made it because, as I write this, I'm watching Zorn and Smith tour part of the complex here at picturesque Redskins Park. Zorn and Smith, former teammates and close friends, are behind the reception desk at the moment.
From what I can tell (I'm standing in the lobby looking through glass doors into the main building) several team employees are introducing themselves to Zorn, who apparently is too nice of a guy to tell them they're interrupting an interview. Everyone seems really happy as they stop to shake hands with Zorn and Smith, who is scheduled to return to Tennessee today to discuss the job with his family.
Smith is Zorn's top choice for the position, league sources said, but don't read too much into the scene I described. From what I've been told (remember, I'm still the new guy around here), many Redskins coaching candidates tour the facility; not all of them are hired. What occurred in the lobby could become a small part of another extended process -- or a significant step toward Zorn completing his coaching staff.
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