I ever tell you guys I love Fred Smoot. He is free with the laugh.
Fred, first of all, welcome back. I hated to see you go to Minnesota. Having said that, can you picture yourself staying with the Redskins for the rest of your career?
jsmith2003Yeah, I think I will stay with the Redskins the rest of my career. Actually, itís up to the Redskins. Point blank, I never wanted to put on another jersey but it is a business and I had to. But, hey, I want to live and die Redskins.
How many picks do you plan/foresee getting this year - I certainly hope we play more nickel packages now that you are back - SMOOOOOT!!!!
Zen-like ToddMost definitely. I have only part of the team one time and I led in interceptions. If they set the bar around six or seven hopefully I can get eight or nine.
What locker room awards are being given out this season, and has anyone gotten one yet?
COOLeyCatchTds(Laughing, like he did on most questions) They talking about the old awards. You know, weíre going to give them out. The Tyrone Hill award has been given out to the ugliest player in the locker room. We got a lot more as the year goes on. You know how it is, we just have a little fun while we work.
Welcome home brother. If you didnt make it in the NFL, what would you be doing, career wise? P.S.- Please help Carlos with his hands.
bobzmuda(Laughing at the Carlos line) Itís a lot of things man. You know, my major was psychology and broadcast communications so maybe I could have been a psychologist. Anything when it comes to communicating with people I think I would have been a natural at it.
I hear you're driving a Bentley now. What happened to the Smoot-Mobile?
borninblood(Big laugh, I love this guy) I still got it. I just got it redone. Still pulling it out, my 85 Chevy. Itís almost a classic now.
If you could be any Super Hero who would it be? Why?
Please don't say Wonder Woman
SkinsinparadiseItíd probably be Talk Man. Iíd talk all my villagers to death.
How are the crowds/fans different in Washington compared to Minnesota?
Walking DeadmanItís like if you go to Yankees Stadium, if youíve ever been to Yankee Stadium before, itís the difference between going to Yankee Stadium or going to a Montreal Expos game. Itís just totally different. Itís two different places. Itís night and day. I wouldnít want to play another game there.
Glad you're back......had a feeling we'd see you in B&G again
Quick question: How cool is it when you make a play at home and you hear 90,000+ fans scream SMOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!
Here's to a great season and again Welcome Back.
MonkartItís very motivational. They make the job easy. Thatís why I think Iíve always had a good relationship with the fans because they make my job easy and I make theirsíeasy.
Welcome back Fred,
Hope you have a great career with the Skins!!!
Do you still keep in contact with Champ?
flexxskinsYeah I talk to Champ all the time. Actually he called me two or three days ago because they had signed Simeon Rice, talking about how he got more pass rushers. We still joke around all the time.
during your years with the Redskins, you played like a player with a chip on his shoulder, a player who had some type of motivating factor in his life and goal for himself to obtain. In short, you played like a man possessed.
With everything that you have gone through in recent years and going into now your seventh season in the league, do you feel that you are still capable of playing at the same level as the "like a man possessed"?
Thanks and good luck.
da#1skinsfanMost definitely. Most definitely. I got everything back going for me. Iím where I want to be. What you realize in the NFL is most players they play good when they are somewhere they want to be and they are happy. Iím happy here so yeah, youíre going to see that same Fred Smoot back here this year.
How do you see this years DB corps stacking up against your previous experience here? Where are we stronger and where do you see room for improvement?
mcarey032Well actually we probably have one of the most complete defensive backfields in the NFL when you go player for player, corners, safeties. I think everybody in the NFL would want one of our safeties to play for them. We just got a blessed situation. It all depends on us now.
Welcome back! You are still one of my favorite new school redskins! Last year you were benched in Minn. for a time and then you came back. Now that you are back in Washington How has that experience changed your perception when viewing your job? Do you feel that you are more humble because of this experience? Good luck during the season.
BlondieThe benching part was not the worst thing that happened to me last year. The benching actually was an agreement between me and Mike Tomlin because my mind was just not on football after my brother died. I could have cared less if the football dropped or who caught it. It was the best move for the Vikings to make.
Hi Fred. This is Blondie. Glad to see you in Burgunday and Gold again. Has to be a natural feel to step onto the field at Redskin Park.....like you were coming home?
REDSKYNYRDYeah most definitely. I donít have to do anything. I donít have to learn my way around a new city, find somewhere to eat, find new friendsÖI got everything waiting for me.
Welcome back Fred. Good luck man!
Has your jaw fully healed after being broken in five places less than a year ago?
bowhunterThatís a question that will be answered as the year goes on (rising voice, laughing). You never know once you break a bone how strong it is until you stick it in there.
Would you like a free Christmas tree from our farm? , We would be honored if you would. I will deliver if needed
RedskinDan0557Yeah Iíd love to have one. Iíd put it up with pride and tell who gave it to me.
I'm glad you are back Fred. Do you feel more at home here in DC, and how do you compare entertainment in DC to the north country?
TarhogIíve said it now and Iíll say it again forever, thereís no comparing D.C. to a lot of places. You look around the places in the NFL where you can play. Besides D.C. and maybe one or two other places I donít think nobody can even compare to us.
I heard Pac Man Jones was going to start a pro wrestling career. If you were ever to join the WWF, what would your wrestling name be?
IonTopSmack man (laughing).
In a no holds barred street fight between every player on the team, who would come out on top?
CLOSING STATEMENTGreat question. Hmmmmm. They want one person. If I had to put it on one person Iíd have to go with Coach Breaux.
I think this is going to be an exciting season. I want everybody to ride with it. I know weíve been kind of low key for the first time in years in the offseason. Weíve got everybody we need here. Iím just looking forward to seeing your face in the place come Sunday.