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Old 12-15-2011, 01:49 AM   #61
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Bruce Allen is no fool. He knows what Fletcher means to this Redskins team. He's a leader on defense, arguably the best MLB-ILB in the NFL. He knows Fletcher could very well be on his way to his 3rd consecutive pro bowl. If the Redskins can make Donovan McNabb a deal mid season in 2010, they can make London Fletcher a deal before free agency begins after the Super Bowl.

I'm very optimistic that Allen and Fletcher's agent will get a deal done very fast. The Redskins without London Fletcher is like the Baltimore Ravens without Ray Lewis. Not going to happen!!!!
Since you invoke the name of Ray Lewis in your post, how can you also assert that London Fletcher is "arguably the best MLB-ILB in the NFL" ? Fletcher is the best defensive player on the Redskins; he is not the best MLB/ILB in the NFL so long as these guys are on NFL rosters:
Ray Lewis
Brian Urlacher
Patrick Willis
That list came off the top of my head; there could well be two or three others in the NFL who belong there but it is not worth the effort to go team-by-team through the league.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:57 AM   #62
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Since you invoke the name of Ray Lewis in your post, how can you also assert that London Fletcher is "arguably the best MLB-ILB in the NFL" ? Fletcher is the best defensive player on the Redskins; he is not the best MLB/ILB in the NFL so long as these guys are on NFL rosters:
Ray Lewis
Brian Urlacher
Patrick Willis
That list came off the top of my head; there could well be two or three others in the NFL who belong there but it is not worth the effort to go team-by-team through the league.
Navorro Bowman and Patrick Willis are probably the best LB duo in the NFL right now.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:14 PM   #63
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Per Has, Fletch will be here next year.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:40 PM   #64
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Navorro Bowman and Patrick Willis are probably the best LB duo in the NFL right now.
Bowman/Willis
Suggs/Lewis
Briggs/Urlacher

Those three tandems are all Outstanding. Given the age factor, I would take Bownam/Willis if I were starting a new franchise - - but that statement intends ZERO disrespect for the other two tandems...
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:25 PM   #65
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As long as Fletcher is not looking for a big time payday, I'll take him back on the team any day. He's the best FA signing this team has ever made.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:39 PM   #66
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:55 PM   #67
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Fletch will be reasonable and we will resign him........
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He is a great leader, and with a defense as young as ours, we NEED him. I want to see him retire as a Redskin (eventually).
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:00 PM   #69
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I was a person that thought that because of Fletcher's history and respect for GW that he might entertain an offer from NO, that is if a whole bunch of other stuff happens first (i guess i should have tweeted "Fletcher to the Saints VERY LIKELY".....).

Now with GW moving to St. Louis i dont think we have much to worry about. Besides having played in St Louis, i doubt Fletcher would want to start over with another team thats rebuilding. Hopefully this makes it easier for us to sign him sooner rather than later.
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NO already has Vilma at MLB anyway.
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I am going to tell you guys, I love London Fletcher. But if he wants the 7.1 million we payed him this year, we dont need him. Where have we really gone with him. I am sure we can get a young LB for 4 to 5 million and use the overage to help pay for another corner.
You are right... We don't need a guy that was #1 in tackles in the ENTIRE NFL and the emotional leader on our defense. PSHHH, who needs that?
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:01 PM   #72
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You are right... We don't need a guy that was #1 in tackles in the ENTIRE NFL and the emotional leader on our defense. PSHHH, who needs that?
LOL, I just read a post in another thread where the poster was crying about the terrible treatment Carlos received from the Skins FO.
NOW I read that we should should unload a guy that represents...produces.... IS the QB of the D..Hardcore RedSkin.....WTF?
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:23 PM   #73
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Sign him but I also saw that D'qwell Jackson will be a free agent he is a fletcher clone and former maryland alumn. He would be a great second option
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:08 PM   #74
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From what I hear, the Eagles will make Fletcher an offer in free agency. [Aside: If ever there were a team in need of linebackers and leadership from the linebacker position, it would have to be the Eagles.]

What is most interesting about that is that the Eagles have sworn off signing free agents over 30 years old - - and Fletcher can barely see 30 years old in the rear view mirror.

I have NO idea what kind of offer they will make or if it would even be tempting, but stand by for the contacts to be made...
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From what I hear, the Eagles will make Fletcher an offer in free agency. [Aside: If ever there were a team in need of linebackers and leadership from the linebacker position, it would have to be the Eagles.]

What is most interesting about that is that the Eagles have sworn off signing free agents over 30 years old - - and Fletcher can barely see 30 years old in the rear view mirror.

I have NO idea what kind of offer they will make or if it would even be tempting, but stand by for the contacts to be made...
As Deion would say, PAY DA MAN. Don't even let him get to free agency. F that shit. If the Redskins f this up, they deserve whatever comes their way. I don't have a single reason as to why he should not be resigned.
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