Q: Who is your toughest opponent?
A: Marvin Harrison. But the only guy I haven't played yet is probably Randy Moss. So out of that group I'd have to say Marvin, for a couple reasons. He's fast, smart and Peyton isn't looking any other way. They make him a hard opponent to check. You know he's going to get 15-20 attempts a game.
Q: What coach was your biggest influence?
A: I think Marty has been an influence on me, welcoming me to the NFL. When you come from college a lot of stuff is blind to you. He gave it to me slow like I needed it and just coached me up and what was expected of me and what this league was about. Marty Schottenheimer had a lot of influence on me. You could also say Darrell Green. He was almost like a coach. No one had more influence on me than he did.
Q: What's playing your car CD?
A: Some Andre 3000 is playing and I don't know what he labels his music now. He's not rap. Maybe contemporary. It's just out of sight.
Q: What's your favorite thing to do off the field?
A: Fishing. I just came from fishing when I got on the plane to come back up here. It's quiet, peaceful. At whatever lake, or put me in the ocean. I just like to unwind.
Q: What's your biggest catch?
A: I caught a 12-pound catfish.
A: Yes it was. I shared it with my family.
Q: What's the biggest change in Fred Smoot from three years ago?
A: I came in as a kid and now I'm a man. I grew up real quick. I came in real playful and now I'm on the serious side. I'm a man. I came in a boy and now I'm a man.
Q: Do you spend time on the internet?
A: I wouldn't say I'm an internet junkie, but I get in there.
Q: Do you ever read up on the Redskins?
A: No, I don't get into that. I barely read the newspaper. Players won't go to message boards -- we try to stay away from stuff like that. Not everyone has something good to say about you.
Q&A With: Fred Smoot
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