The Insider: Will Smith


Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Diversity group praises NFL teams for improved consideration to minority candidates

John Wooten of Fritz Pollard Alliance says, ‘We were very disappointed in the way the process went last year. ... This year is totally different.’

By Mark Maske  |  03:50 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Jim Caldwell, Lovie Smith, Perry Fewell

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Bucs to hire Lovie Smith as coach

The former Bears coach and the Bucs have reached an agreement, removing Smith from the Redskins’ list of possible coaches.

By Mark Maske  |  10:03 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Lovie Smith headed to Tampa?

Former Bears coach is thought to be on the Redskins’ list of candidates but some within league circles are convinced he prefers the Buccaneers.

By Mark Maske  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Lovie Smith is a candidate for Redskins’ coaching vacancy

Candidacy of former Bears coach called legitimate but it’s not known where he ranks in relation to other candidates.

By Mark Maske  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Lovie Smith

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Shanahan defends Keith Burns, says special teams leader must emerge

‘Lorenzo Alexander is not gonna show up,’ coach says.

By Mark Maske  |  05:23 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Smith, Keith Burns, Lorenzo Alexander, Mike Shanahan, Niles Paul, Reed Doughty, special teams

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Redskins hire former Chargers GM A.J. Smith as adviser

Ex-Chargers GM A.J. Smith comes to Washington after being fired by San Diego this past season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:36 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.J. Smith, Front office

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Pittsburgh Steelers valued Danny Smith's experience, ties to city

He's a Pittsburgh guy, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said Thursday at the NFL combine.

By Mike Jones  |  12:40 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Smith

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Special teams coach Danny Smith leaving for Pittsburgh Steelers

Other teams have long sought the Redskins' coordinator, who has coached for Washington since 2004.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  05:46 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Smith, Redskins, Redskins special teams, special teams

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Redskins' Danny Smith to interview for Steelers' special teams coaching job

Special teams coordinator granted persmission to talk to Steelers about same job. Smith is a Pittsburgh native.

By Mark Maske  |  12:32 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Smith, Pittsburgh Steelers, special teams, Steelers

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Redskins vs. Bengals: Fans’ takes on Sunday’s matchup

In Friday's free-for-all, the Opening Kick talks with two Bengals fans, and gets a three-point breakdown from a Redskins fan on what needs to happen on Sunday.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:41 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Dalton, Bengals vs. Redskins, Brandon Banks, Cincinnati Bengals, Danny Smith, Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Opening kick, Pacman Jones, Redskins-Bengals, Sav Rocca, Taylor Mays, Week 3

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 09/09/2012

Saints’ Will Smith says he expects to remain eligible to play all season

Smith said after the game that after speaking to NFL Players Association officials, he expects to remain eligible to play all season.

By Mark Maske  |  07:25 PM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Will Smith