NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 22: Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan answers questions from the media during the NFL Annual Meetings at the Roosevelt Hotel on March 22, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Despite a NFL owners imposed lockout in effect since March 12 the league is conducting it's annual owners meeting in New Orleans. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
There are several reasons I thoroughly enjoy ExtremeSkins.com. The people that run that site (Huly, Pez, and Homer McFanboy) are genuinely good people, and throw one of the better tailgates you'll find, but the frequent stories with which fans post run-ins with players or coaches are always entertaining. Take today's post, from a fan who ran into Coach Shanahan at the Cheesecake Factory last night:
At the end of our dinner we were walking out at the same time. (I timed it that way)
He noticed I was wearing a Redskins hat and gave me one of his smirks (chipmunk smile with his front teeth showing.) I shook his hand and the only thing that popped into my head to say was..."Please don't draft Cam Newton or Jake Locker. We dont need a QB with accuracy issues."
He laughed, and I then said "Wait for next year to get Andrew Luck."
Shanahan then said "That's the plan..."
As much as we all hate seeing draft picks go out the door, I can't imagine what it would cost to trade up next year. How great is the chipmunk quote? Don't you just love slow news days?