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Old 02-26-2013, 10:44 PM   #31
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good move if it happens. i can't dog it.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:11 PM   #32
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Sounds good to me! Any chance at improvement of talent evaluation is OK with me.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:55 PM   #33
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Not sure why Skins fans (especially on twitter) are flipping out about this.(not you in particular CR, just in general) AJ Smith is a very good talent evaluator. His main problem was his ego and bullheadedness with his players. He let quality talent walk away from the team without getting anything in return. We really don't know if some of this centered around San Diego having a cheap ass owner that didn't want to spend money.

I wouldn't go as far as to put Vinny and Smith in the same category at all. Vinny had a low self esteem issue, Smith has a high self esteem issue.


I don't give a shit what anybody says...this is a hell of a resume.

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I agree, solid resume. His time in San Diego was definitely marred by his bullheadedness at times, but in an advisory role here, Mike and Bruce can get all of his good and veto/shut down any of his bad. Hopefully that's how it plays out.
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The thing I love about this Aj smith hiring is that if there's a player or two whom is available and mike likes one guy and Bruce likes the other AJ is there to say "___ is the better player, get him over ____"
And in the end Mike still does what Mike wants regardless of what Bruce or AJ thinks.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:56 PM   #35
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Washington Redskins announced that they have named A.J. Smith as a Senior Executive.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:27 PM   #36
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That's a little bit more worrisome... does this mean he now has some authority with regard to contract negotiations?
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That's a little bit more worrisome... does this mean he now has some authority with regard to contract negotiations?
Highly doubt it.

Allen handles that mostly, and Shanahan has the final say over everything.

"Executive" sounds better than "advisor" is all.
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Even if he took over some control of players I wouldn't mind.. guy built a machine in SD
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:54 PM   #39
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2 positives with this hire - Another proven talent evaluator and seeker. And someone who can take some responsibilities from Shanahan to free him up.

One negative is his relationships with the people he works with. He may need to be babysat a little- especially in the beginning.
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Between smith and shanahan's mid to late round picks, the redskins should feel pretty confident with any rb picked up in the draft.
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For Immediate Release
March 6, 2013
REDSKINS NAME A.J. SMITH AS SENIOR EXECUTIVE
LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have named A.J. Smith as a Senior Executive.

Smith is entering his 29th NFL season after 14 seasons with the San Diego Chargers in various capacities. After two years as Assistant General Manager/Director of Pro Personnel with the Chargers from 2001-02, Smith served as the team’s Executive Vice President/General Manager from 2003-12. His 95 wins as general manager are a Chargers record.

Smith assumed the Chargers’ head role following three seasons in which the team had finished a collective 13-35 before eventually winning five AFC West titles under his direction. In his time as General Manager, the Chargers won 98 combined regular season and postseason games, fifth-most in the AFC and sixth-most in the NFL.

Smith was named the NFL’s 2004 Executive of the Year by Pro Football Weekly, the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA), FoxSports.com and CBSSportsline.com. In 2006, Forbes named him its top NFL General Manager, and in addition, the magazine ranked Smith fourth overall among his counterparts in the four major professional sports leagues in the U.S. and Canada (NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB). In 2009, USA Today ranked Smith sixth on their list of the Top 20 Personnel Executives in the NFL, and Forbes recognized Smith once again in 2010, ranking him fifth on its list of the Top 10 NFL GMs.

Smith has worked in pro football since 1977, including three years in the United States Football League in the early 1980s. His NFL experience – detailed below – includes stints with the New York Giants, New England Patriots, Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills in addition to his tenure with the Chargers. Smith served in multiple roles with the Bills during a four-year stretch in which the team won four consecutive AFC championships.

Smith is a graduate of Bishop Hendricken H.S. in Warwick, R.I., where he was inducted into the school’s hall of fame in 2003. He earned a degree in health and physical education from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1971. In February 2013, Smith was inducted into Kentucky Wesleyan’s Athletics Hall of Fame as part of its inaugural class.

In Washington, Smith now joins his son, Kyle, who has served as one of the Redskins’ area scouts for the past two seasons.

A.J. SMITH FOOTBALL TIMELINE
1971-76 — Assistant Coach, Cranston West High School
1976 — Head Coach, Rhode Island Kings (EFL)
1977 — Part-Time Scout, New York Giants
1978 — Assistant Coach, University of Rhode Island
1978-80 — Part-Time Scout, New England Patriots
1981 — Part-Time Scout, Houston Oilers
1982-83 — Scout, Chicago Blitz (USFL)
1984 — Scout, Pittsburgh Maulers (USFL)
1985-86 — Pro Personnel Director, San Diego Chargers
1987-88 — Area Scout, Buffalo Bills
1989-92 — Assistant Director of College Scouting, Buffalo Bills
1993-00 — Director of Pro Personnel, Buffalo Bills
2001-02 — Assistant General Manager/Director of Pro Personnel, San Diego Chargers
2003-12 — Executive Vice President/General Manager, San Diego Chargers
2013 — Senior Executive, Washington Redskins
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Now there's the Shanahans, the Smiths, and even the Kyles. Actually we've even had the Allens - not at the same time of course.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:34 PM   #43
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The front office has truly become far more stabilized than what the case was when Cerratto was using crack cocaine and making all of those terrible decisions that held the Redskins back.
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I often wonder how many people posting here are on crack.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:05 AM   #45
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The front office has truly become far more stabilized than what the case was when Cerratto was using crack cocaine and making all of those terrible decisions that held the Redskins back.
And now we gave all that crack to Philly.
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