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Old 11-07-2011, 07:00 PM   #16
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Re: Make a Decision on London Fletcher's Future

I would give him at least a 2 year deal. First of all, he's surely playing well enough to start this year, and I assume he will still be a solid contributor, of not a starter next year. Second, there's no better (indeed, no other) leader on this team. We need to reward guys like Fletcher and set an example of what Redskins players should be about. Third, we should also start making noises now about whether he is interested in learning the ropes on the coaching side whenever he's ready to retire (not that we're pushing for that). Every player -- every one -- says he's like having a coach on the field, and I am sure it is true. With Chris Samuels taking steps in the direction of coaching, with Keenan McCardell doing I think a pretty good job on the WRs (given the talent he's provided), it would be great to have a bunch of former Redskins players -- and real character guys who played every down with heart and intensity -- to end up on our staff. It doesn't mean it would translate to success, and it doesn't mean that they'd have the top coaching jobs. But I think it would be great to see whether these guys can coach at the NFL level, and I am willing to bet that Fletcher can.

In my book, Fletcher is truly one of the great Redskins. I would put him up there with the likes of Darrell Green and Art Monk. Guys who come in and work like crazy, day in and day out, and do it because they so obviously love the game. They don't take days off -- heck, they don't take plays off. There are so few players like that these days and we should celebrate the ones like Fletcher who remain.
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Re: Make a Decision on London Fletcher's Future

He's may favorite redskin I hope we sigh him to a 2 year deal
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Can't replace his leadership. Unless he wants a mint, sign him.
Well, I just happen to have a mint in my pocket! Wait, no, it's a cough drop. Darn!
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Re: Make a Decision on London Fletcher's Future

We all love Fletch. A true pro. But it's just time to move on. I just don't understand keeping a 36 year old LB on a bad football team. We need a younger, bigger, faster guy inside. Why can't we just draft a young London Fletcher to take over the leadership role?? I understand the sentimental side to it but this is football. It's a business. And cold business sometimes. As hard as it's going to be we have to say goodbye to Fletcher this off season. Time to move on.
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I would give him at least a 2 year deal. First of all, he's surely playing well enough to start this year, and I assume he will still be a solid contributor, of not a starter next year. Second, there's no better (indeed, no other) leader on this team. We need to reward guys like Fletcher and set an example of what Redskins players should be about. Third, we should also start making noises now about whether he is interested in learning the ropes on the coaching side whenever he's ready to retire (not that we're pushing for that). Every player -- every one -- says he's like having a coach on the field, and I am sure it is true. With Chris Samuels taking steps in the direction of coaching, with Keenan McCardell doing I think a pretty good job on the WRs (given the talent he's provided), it would be great to have a bunch of former Redskins players -- and real character guys who played every down with heart and intensity -- to end up on our staff. It doesn't mean it would translate to success, and it doesn't mean that they'd have the top coaching jobs. But I think it would be great to see whether these guys can coach at the NFL level, and I am willing to bet that Fletcher can.

In my book, Fletcher is truly one of the great Redskins. I would put him up there with the likes of Darrell Green and Art Monk. Guys who come in and work like crazy, day in and day out, and do it because they so obviously love the game. They don't take days off -- heck, they don't take plays off. There are so few players like that these days and we should celebrate the ones like Fletcher who remain.
Not sure I'm going to go that far. Those guys are Hall of Famers, that were drafted here and played on Super Bowl teams. Fletcher is not a Hall of Fame type player. A very good player but not on the level of Green and Monk.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:08 PM   #21
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Re: Make a Decision on London Fletcher's Future

My guess is he leaves , GR Williams woud love to bring him to NO. Great guy great redskin , Im not sure he can take losing muh more .
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I think a 2 year deal with a reasonable amount of guaranteed money is definitely worth it for him. I know he's old, but he's still playing at an extremely high level, and his intangibles are through the roof. He's our captain and the unquestioned leader in the locker room. Absolutely bring back London Fletcher, just for the right price.

That said, the guy who is going to take his place needs to be on the roster next year as well.
This. This is going to be a young team that needs leaders like Fletcher. Lunch pail guys who bring ethic and leadership to the table week in and week out. But as Scud said, you also need his heir apparent learning from him as well. Someone who can bring Fletcher's level going forward.
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I'd keep him on a short deal.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:28 PM   #24
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Sign him up, he can still play and has gas in the tank. They would be crazy to let him walk.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:31 PM   #25
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Re: Make a Decision on London Fletcher's Future

Keep Fletch, 2yr. deal max.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:10 PM   #26
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one year $1.5 million deal for him, to help develop the MLB we draft, being hopefully either Burfict, Te'o, or Hightower.
1.5 mil? This isn't the old days anymore, and he's making what, like 5 mil a year this time around? Keep him at 5 mil per year.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:27 AM   #27
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1.5 mil? This isn't the old days anymore, and he's making what, like 5 mil a year this time around? Keep him at 5 mil per year.
Yeah, the vet min is $820,000 for 11+ year vets. 1.5 million is lowballing a great player like Fletch, even at his age.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:44 AM   #28
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Re: Make a Decision on London Fletcher's Future

I don't think Fletcher sticks around, or maybe I'm just hoping that's the case. There are plenty of good franchises that would benefit plenty from his contribution. On the other hand he's not going to make or break this team anytime soon in terms of money or record. Someone mentioned NE and Fletcher would be fantastic next to Mayo. I'm sure there will be other opportunities, but really he should just sign w/ a legit contender.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:50 AM   #29
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Re: Make a Decision on London Fletcher's Future

I don't see London Fletcher going anywhere. Bruce Allen will offer him the right contract and he will stick around. London Fletcher already has a SB ring as a member of the St. Louis Rams. The Redskins without London Fletcher is like the Baltimore Ravens without Ray Lewis. I don't see it happening.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:31 AM   #30
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Keep him, in fact talk to his agent NOW! Allen will not want to pay him a lot. given the way Allen jettisoned some old guys out of tampa, I wonder if he wants to do that w/Fletch. Hope not.
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