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Old 09-29-2008, 05:31 PM   #1
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Fletch Leads

I was against bringing Fletch. Thought he was due for a sudden drop in performance and that his off-field leadership skills was blown out of proportion. Boy, was I wrong.

This is a true leader.

Fletcher: It's Time To Work
Coach Jim Zorn essentially gave the Redskins Monday off after the spirited win over Dallas. Middle linebacker London Fletcher, however, put out the word that he expected his teammates on the defense to be around Redskins Park to review film and sort out some mistakes. Fletcher expressed his expectation that guys come in on their own to watch the game tapes, and they are obliging.

"I just wanted to make sure defensively, we got that film watched," Fletcher said. "In wins you can overlook a lot of mistakes that were made that could cost you down the road and we had our fair share of mistakes as good as we played. We need to end the halfs better and also start the third quarter. Those are areas we're struggling with."

I asked Fletcher about the decision to just rush three men at the end of the half, going with more of a prevent look. Fletcher said it wasn't really prevent, as they were maintaining their normal zone concepts just with an extra defender deep. When Dallas got closer to field goal range he said they clamped down a bit in coverage, Fletcher said.

I was surprised they only rushed three, regardless, and Fletcher did conceded that the extra time that allowed Romo did contribute to some of the passes to Crayton that led to the field goal at the end of the half.

Rookie Chris Horton, who had another big interception but also blew coverage on the touchdown pass to Jason Witten, was among those who heeded Fletcher's call. Horton got yanked from the base package after that TD, with Reed Doughty regaining his spot. Then Horton was called upon with the Skins back in a three safety set, and he got the interception by manning Witten on the inside, then peeling outside into his zone responsibilities to jump an outside route to Miles Austin.

"You want to see those 3-4 plays in which you could have made the play," Horton said.

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Old 09-29-2008, 05:41 PM   #2
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I was against bringing Fletch. Thought he was due for a sudden drop in performance and that his off-field leadership skills was blown out of proportion. Boy, was I wrong.

This is a true leader.

Fletcher: It's Time To Work
Coach Jim Zorn essentially gave the Redskins Monday off after the spirited win over Dallas. Middle linebacker London Fletcher, however, put out the word that he expected his teammates on the defense to be around Redskins Park to review film and sort out some mistakes. Fletcher expressed his expectation that guys come in on their own to watch the game tapes, and they are obliging.

Fletcher: It's Time To Work - Redskins Insider
I remember seeing him a couple of times in pre-season last year and I'd never seen anyone direct the defense as efficiently and effectively as he did.

It was amazing and made me a LF fan right away.

He has been a crucial element in the Defense, and I hope he is around for quite a while.

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Old 09-29-2008, 05:50 PM   #3
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He is truly an all around beast. Why would the Bill's have let him get away? (other than being poor and stingy)
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:06 PM   #4
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He's been a total monster for us. He's a tackling machine, a leader, he doesn't put up with any shit from the D, and does a wonderful job of lining the guys up properly pre-snap. Thirlled to have Fletch. Keep it up!
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:29 PM   #5
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Our defense turned around when Fletch came aboard... he's the QB of that side of the ball. London and Springs are the two most important guys on D.
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:54 PM   #6
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I was happy that we picked up Fletcher. And he's exactly what we needed after Pierce left and Marshall. I'm happy we have H.B. learning the ropes and hopefully we draft another LB and he can learn from Fletch.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:19 PM   #7
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Hard to believe this guy has never been to a Pro Bowl.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:28 PM   #8
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Hard to believe this guy has never been to a Pro Bowl.

This could very well be his year.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:44 PM   #9
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he is a leader,and i'm glad he's a redskin.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:00 PM   #10
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Fletch knows that this is not the time to be happy about winning, but a time to get better. That's what we need to be a contender this year. He knows we haven't won a thing yet. He knows how to win a Super Bowl. Hopefully he can lead us there as well as he lead that Rams D back in 1999.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:44 PM   #11
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Is Fletcher not the real deal? I mean the dude is a .........FOOTBALL PLAYER!!

Damn lucky to have him
I want more guys like him and NO T.O.'s
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:16 PM   #12
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I officially want a Fletcher jersey. It's either him or Campbell for my next choice.
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Hard to believe this guy has never been to a Pro Bowl.
Exactly. I truly hope this is his year.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:29 PM   #14
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I agree that Fletcher has been robbed several times of the Pro Bowl. But if we continue winning, we will have several guys heading to Hawaii.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:10 AM   #15
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LF needs to be resigned for sure.
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