Originally posted on Mr. Irrelevant  |  Last updated 3/7/13
The Redskins’ hire of A.J. Smith, San Diego’s GM from 2003-12, as a senior exec has gone curiously undercovered. I mean, the Chargers were damn good some of those years, perhaps despite of our old friends Norv Turner and Marty Schottenheimer. So I asked sports blogging pioneer and deep-core Chargers fan MJD for his perspective on how we should feel, as Redskins fans, about Mr. Smith: You can feel good. As an adviser (and not someone who’s in charge), he’ll be an asset. I’ve always thought of him as a very good talent evaluator; it’s just that, by most accounts, he is also a spectacular asshole. You don’t want him in charge, because he can be inflexible and mean, and it’s more important to him to prove himself right than it is to actually do the right thing for the team (Bye Marty, Hi Norv). As a pure talent evaluator, though, he’ll hit more than he misses. I like what I hear, especially given Redskins GM Bruce Allen’s questionable past in the art of talent evaluation. Allen and Smit...
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